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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, Medical Card Applications, Departmental Expenditure, Social Welfare Appeals, Departmental Budgets
(based on written questions asked by Barry Cowen and answered by departments)
- Defence Forces: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (13 Jun 2019)
“The Leas-Cheann Comhairle is getting thick over nothing now.”
- Written Answers — Department of Health: Nursing Homes Support Scheme Review (13 Jun 2019)
“164. To ask the Minister for Health the proposed revisions of the fair deal scheme; the estimated first and full year cost of those revisions; when he expects the relevant legislation to be published; when he expects the legislation to have completed all Stages in the Houses of the Oireachtas; the estimated cost of making these revisions retrospective; and if he will make a statement on the...”
- Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (12 Jun 2019)
“This situation is a little bit worse than the Garda's.”
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- Has spoken in 75 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — average among TDs.
- Has received answers to 678 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.
- 35 people are tracking whenever this TD speaks — email me whenever Barry Cowen speaks.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 581 times in debates — above average among TDs.
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Register of Members' Interests
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