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Committees and topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Subjects (based on headings added by the Dáil record): Hospital Appointments Status, Departmental Expenditure, Medical Card Applications, Departmental Budgets, Social Welfare Appeals
(based on written questions asked by Barry Cowen and answered by departments)
- Personal Explanation by Minister (7 Jul 2020)
“I thank the Ceann Comhairle for giving me the opportunity to make a personal statement to the House and to officially put on the record the facts relating to an incident that took place four years ago, in September 2016, and which has been the subject of media controversy over recent days. While I have co-operated with print and broadcast media inquiries since the issue emerged last Friday,...”
- Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Agriculture Schemes (7 Jul 2020)
“Officials from my Department have been in direct contact with the person named, and have advised him of the required information he must now submit in order to progress this matter. Once the required information has been received, it will be examined accordingly.”
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- Has spoken in 36 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — average among TDs.
- Has received answers to 409 written questions in the last year — well above average among TDs.
- People have made 0 comments on this TD's speeches — 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.
- 38 people are tracking whenever this TD speaks — email me whenever Barry Cowen speaks.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 609 times in debates — 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
Register last updated: 11 Mar 2015. More about the Register