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  • Subjects (based on headings added by the Dáil record): National Drugs Strategy, Health Services, Drugs Task Forces, Social Welfare Benefits, Schools Building Projects

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Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Medicinal Products Availability (15 Nov 2018)

“I thank the Deputy for raising this Topical Issue matter and I apologise again that the Minister is not here. I cannot give a definite response to the Deputy. I can see his compassion for, and passion in speaking about, people who are fighting the scourge of cancer daily. There is no family in this country, including mine, that is not affected by somebody who has either passed away from...”

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Medicinal Products Availability (15 Nov 2018)

“I assure Deputy Kelly that I will speak to the Minister, as I always do when I leave the Chamber. I always make sure that if I cannot get the Minister who has asked me to stand in, I give an outline of the question to a member of his or her staff and request that the Minister respond more comprehensively to the Deputy in question. Unfortunately, I am not able to say we will be able to...”

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Infectious Diseases (15 Nov 2018)

“I apologise to the Deputy if she feels that the answer I read was not adequate. However, I cannot answer the specific questions she asked. All I can do is read the material I have been given. It does not set out the specific pattern of what exactly happened in this case. I have taken note of a number of the concerns raised by the Deputy and I will bring them back to the Minister. I will...”

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  • Has spoken in 39 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — well below average among TDs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • People have made 3 comments on this TD's speeches — above 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 308 times in debates — average among TDs.
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