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Barrett, Seán

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Death of Former Members: Expressions of Sympathy (Continued)

I would like to pay tribute to Paddy Harte, with whom I had the pleasure of serving here. The main purpose of my few words, however, is to speak about my ex-colleague from Dún Laoghaire, Monica Ba...More Button

We had to split the vote, yes.More Button

She got the female vote and I got the male vote. In any event, I called over to her, even though she had retired at that stage, and asked her if she would be interested in standing again. She sai...More Button

It was a unique experience to serve with somebody like that, especially in this day and age of cutthroat politics. People are always asking each other if they were at this public meeting or if t...More Button

Monica made a huge contribution to Irish public life.More Button

We need people like that, people who can change opinion by truly believing in a way of life. She is a great loss even though she had retired. The time I went over to her and asked her if she woul...More Button