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RSS feed Ciarán Cannon TD, former Senator

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  • Fine Gael TD for Galway East
  • Former Fine Gael Senator (Nominated by the Taoiseach)
  • Changed party from Progressive Democrats on 24 Mar 2009
  • Entered the Dáil on 26 February 2011 — General election
  • Entered the Seanad on 13 September 2007 — appointed
  • Left the Seanad on 25 April 2011 — General election
  • Email me whenever Ciarán Cannon speaks (no more than once per day)

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Committees and topics of interest

Asks most questions about

  • Subjects (based on headings added by the Dáil record): Flood Relief Schemes, Health Services Provision, CLÁR Programme, Tellus Border Project, Schools Building Projects Status

(based on written questions asked by Ciarán Cannon and answered by departments)

RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Overseas Development Aid Provision (18 Dec 2019)

“As I said, we have seen the sixth annual increase in our ODA budget, with the largest ever increase last year. I would argue that is a strong indication of the Government's intent in this area. As I said, we have absolute consensus that this is the direction we need to go in. Let us assume and hope that, in the context of a post-Brexit scenario, where a little bit of certainty is restored...”

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Overseas Development Aid Provision (18 Dec 2019)

“The Government allocated almost €838 million for ODA in budget 2020. This represents an increase of almost €21 million on the 2019 allocation and the sixth consecutive year in which allocations to ODA have increased. Based on the Department of Finance budget day forecast for GNI in 2020, we expect the ODA-GNI percentage to be in the region of 0.31%. The Government is...”

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Overseas Development Aid Provision (18 Dec 2019)

“Both the Tánaiste and I are anxious to see a roadmap put in place. There is no question about that. We have made several references to it in the past. Thankfully, when one speaks about this subject at the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, there is absolute consensus among all members that this is the direction in which we need to go. Last year's increase to the ODA budget...”

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  • Has spoken in 23 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 6 comments on this TD's speeches — well above average among TDs.
  • This TD's speeches, in the printed record, are readable by an average 19–20 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 64 people are tracking whenever this TD speaks — email me whenever Ciarán Cannon speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 282 times in debates — average among TDs.
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Register of Members' Interests

1. Occupational Income
3. Directorships
(1) Chair: Gate Lodge Properties Ltd., Carrabane, Athenry: pub; (2) Executive: Carrabane Community Development Co. Ltd., Carrabane, Athenry: community development.
4. Land
(1) Carrabane, Athenry, Co. Galway: public house and residence; (2) Banyuls Dels Aspres, 66300, France: holiday home.
5. Gifts
6. Property and Service
7. Travel Facilities
8. Remunerated Positions
9. Contracts

Register last updated: 11 Mar 2015. More about the Register

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