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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: Drug and Alcohol Task Forces (25 Jun 2019)

“I acknowledge, as both Deputies said, that there has been a shortfall in funding for the task forces over the years. We are all very clear as to what happened in recent years with funding. We have €1 million. We have started to meet those involved in the services. We have met the co-ordinators and the chairpersons. We are developing a three-strand model for the recently-announced...”

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Drug and Alcohol Task Forces (25 Jun 2019)

“I thank the two Deputies for their contributions. I will come back to some of the issues that were raised in my second contribution. The national drugs strategy, Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery, is our whole-of-Government response to drug and alcohol use in Ireland for the period from 2017 to 2025. Drug and alcohol task forces at local and regional level play a key role in assessing the...”

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Medicinal Products Availability (20 Jun 2019)

“We would all hope into the future that those who suffer from SMA will be able to treated, as everyone who is sick should be. I am not in a position to give Deputy Ó Caoláin an answer on this today. However, I will commit to speaking to the Minister, Deputy Harris, and to trying to influence those who need to be influenced to the effect that all people who have SMA should be...”

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  • Has spoken in 40 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 355 times in debates — average among TDs.
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