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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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RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (7 May 2021)

“Yesterday, we saw a disgraceful act by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth. The Department withdrew from a 20-year salary scale agreement with county childcare committees across the country - not because it wanted to give childcare autonomy but because it decided it was not going to meet the terms of a Workplace Relations Commission from September that had...”

Joint Committee on Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht: General Scheme of the Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill 2020: Discussion (Resumed) (5 May 2021)

“I thank the witnesses for their work and presentations. Mr. O'Keeffe spoke extensively in his opening statement about tackling disinformation and fake news. This is very apt given the day that is in it. The Facebook oversight board is set to rule today on whether Mr. Donald Trump's ban for using the Facebook platform to incite an insurrection should stand. My point applies to all social...”

Seanad: Business and Covid-19: Statements (30 Apr 2021)

“It is great to have this debate this morning, when so much hope and positivity abounds and people are generally in better form because certainty has been brought to their lives.I am not sure whether the positive feelings go as far as to help me deal with the picture on the front of theIrish Daily Mirrorthis morning that greeted me in Centra on Westland Row when I went in to get my newspaper,...”

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  • Has spoken in 53 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — below average among TDs.
  • Has spoken in 51 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.
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  • 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") 36 times in debates — well 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.)