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Asks most questions about
- Subjects (based on headings added by the Dáil record): Visa Applications, Citizenship Applications, Social Welfare Benefits, Residency Permits, Garda Stations
(based on written questions asked by Brendan Howlin and answered by departments)
- Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Flood Relief Schemes Funding (17 Jul 2014)
“Cork County Council submitted an application in 2013 under the Office of Public Works (OPW) Minor Flood Mitigation Works and Coastal Protection Scheme for funding to carry out a flood risk assessment and to produce an outline design of flood relief proposals for Ballinhassig. The OPW wrote to the Council in August of last year indicating that it was not in a position to approve funding as...”
- Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Haddington Road Agreement Savings (17 Jul 2014)
“I propose to take Questions Nos. 273 to 279, inclusive, and 281 and 282 together. The key objective of the Haddington Road Agreement is to facilitate an underlying cost reduction of €1 billion in the Public Service Pay and Pensions Bill by 2016. The clear measure on which the delivery of the Haddington Road Agreement must be judged, therefore, is the impact that the various measures...”
- Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Public Sector Pensions Levy (17 Jul 2014)
“The Public Service Pension Reduction (PSPR) was introduced on 1 January 2011 under the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Act 2010. PSPR is an actual reduction of pension, rather than a levy or deduction from pension. This means there is no actual flow of funds to the Exchequer or to the public finances generally from PSPR, and therefore there is no annual time series of PSPR...”
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- Has spoken in 91 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — above average among TDs.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
- People have made 2 comments on this TD's speeches — above average among TDs.
- This TD's speeches, in the printed record, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 39 people are tracking whenever this TD speaks — email me whenever Brendan Howlin speaks.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 1200 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.)
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