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RSS feed Senator Shane Cassells, former TD

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  • Fianna Fail Senator (Labour Panel)
  • Former Fianna Fail TD for Meath West
  • Left the Dáil on 8 February 2020 — General election
  • Entered the Dáil on 27 February 2016 — General election
  • Entered the Seanad on 30 March 2020 — General election
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Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (22 Oct 2020)

“I welcome the news that last week the Cabinet agreed to draft an election reform Bill that would provide for the establishment of a statutory independent electoral commission and, critically, the modernisation of the register of electors, which we can all agree needs to happen. An area I feel needs to be looked at, and I raised it in the previous Dáil with the then Minister with...”

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (22 Oct 2020)

“People will immediately raise concerns about security as a knee-jerk reaction as to why it cannot happen, but our entire Revenue system now operates on a secure portal. If we can collect the taxes of the people of this country online through a secure portal, then voting online safely should also be possible. Last year, I met the Gov2U group, which promotes democracy throughout Europe. Up...”

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (16 Oct 2020)

“I will touch on the debate that has been raging in the country over the past 48 hours in respect of the playing of GAA matches this weekend and, in particular, Members of these Houses weighing in and putting pressure on the GAA to concede that the competitions should be abandoned and drawing the false comparison between what has happened at club level in this country and these elite games....”

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  • Has spoken in 53 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — below average among TDs.
  • Has spoken in 16 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — below average among Senators.
  • Has received answers to 264 written questions in the last year — above average among TDs.
  • People have made 0 comments on this TD's speeches — average among TDs.
  • People have made 0 comments on this Senator's speeches — average among Senators.
  • 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 102 times in debates — well below 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.)
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 13 times in debates — below average among Senators.
    (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.)