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Committees and topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Subjects (based on headings added by the Dáil record): Residency Permits, Social Welfare Benefits, Asylum Applications, Citizenship Applications, Schools Building Projects
(based on written questions asked by Bernard Durkan and answered by departments)
- Order of Business (16 May 2013)
“On promised legislation, what is the progress with the health (amendment) Bill intended to update a number of regulations arising from the 2013 budget in respect of the nursing homes support schemes? I refer also to another important piece of legislation, the criminal records information system Bill, which is to provide for the exchange of criminal records information with EU member states...”
- Leaders' Questions (16 May 2013)
“We know why.”
- Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Middle East Peace Process (16 May 2013)
“86. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the extent to which the Middle East peace process continues to remain in focus at EU and or UN level; the extent, if any, to which progress can be reported in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23618/13]”
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- Has spoken in 244 debates in the last year — well above average among TDs.
- Has received answers to 3020 written questions in the last year — well above average among TDs.
- People have made 1 comment on this TD's speeches — average among TDs.
- This TD's speeches, in the printed record, are readable by an average 14–15 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 24 people are tracking whenever this TD speaks — email me whenever Bernard Durkan speaks.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 1086 times in debates — well above average among TDs.
(Yes, this is a silly statistic. We include it to draw your attention to why you should read more than just these numbers when forming opinions.)
Register of Members' Interests
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