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  • Former Labour TD for Waterford
  • Left the Dáil on 25 February 2011 — did not stand for re-election

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Written Answers — FÁS Training Programmes: FÁS Training Programmes (27 Jan 2011)

“Question 5: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills the position of students who undertook FÁS courses and are awaiting FETAC certification in regard to their CAO applications; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [4315/11]”

Finance Bill 2011: Report and Final Stages (27 Jan 2011)

“The amendment was tabled because if there was an advantage to the Exchequer, primarily in terms of job creation, this type of measure would be merited. From the Minister's comments, I understand the Department keeps this matter under regular review and it has the capacity to carry out the type of analysis we are discussing. The analysis would continue irrespective of who was Minister. The...”

Finance Bill 2011: Report and Final Stages (27 Jan 2011)

“I thank the Acting Chairman for his indulgence. I have been a Member for 21 years, having been elected to the Dáil five times. Few of us have the great honour and privilege of attending the Chamber and I thank the people of County Waterford for bestowing that honour upon me. There have been outstanding Deputies during my time in the Dáil. The majority of Members are motivated by...”

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  • Has spoken in 100 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — above average among TDs.
  • Has received answers to 338 written questions in the last year — 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.
  • 7 people are tracking whenever this TD speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 217 times in debates — average among TDs.
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