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Committees and topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Subjects (based on headings added by the Dáil record): Residency Permits, Social Welfare Benefits, Asylum Applications, Citizenship Applications, Schools Building Projects
(based on written questions asked by Bernard Durkan and answered by departments)
- Other Questions: Human Rights (21 Sep 2017)
“41. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the extent to which he directly or together with the EU and-or the UN has sought to influence positively the situation in Myanmar, with particular reference to the immediate cessation of violence and-or ethnic cleansing; if the UN has been requested to intervene; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39851/17]”
- Social Welfare, Pensions and Civil Registration Bill 2017: Second Stage (Resumed) (21 Sep 2017)
“As I was saying last night when the debate on this subject adjourned, there are anomalies that should to be addressed and they arise as a result of the methodology used in the determination of entitlement in respect of the contributions, mainly for women but also for men, where there is a shortfall that determines that they are not entitled to the full rate of pension. There still should be...”
- Questions on Promised Legislation (21 Sep 2017)
“The Personal Injuries Assessment Board (amendment) Bill has been promised for some time. Pre-legislative scrutiny took place on 27 June last. When is it likely to come before the House given its importance?”
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- Has spoken in 230 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — well above average among TDs.
- Has received answers to 2640 written questions in the last year — well above average among TDs.
- 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 14–15 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 49 people are tracking whenever this TD speaks — email me whenever Bernard Durkan speaks.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 1521 times in debates — well above average among TDs.
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Register of Members' Interests
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