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  • Fine Gael TD for Cork North Central
  • Former Fine Gael Senator (Industrial and Commercial Panel)
  • Entered the Dáil on 9 February 2020 — General election
  • Entered the Seanad on 27 April 2011 — General election
  • Left the Seanad on 8 February 2018 — General election
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Committees and topics of interest

Asks most questions about

  • Subjects (based on headings added by the Dáil record): Covid-19 Pandemic, Health Services, Medicinal Products, Healthcare Policy, Disease Management

(based on written questions asked by Colm Burke and answered by departments)

RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Healthcare Policy (23 Jun 2022)

“I raise this matter because concerns have been expressed to me that there may be a need for legislation in the context of this scheme. In that regard, I am concerned about the timeframe we have to pass any such required legislation, with this House only sitting for another three weeks, and likewise with Seanad, which any Bill would also have to go through. The issue here is whether we need...”

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Healthcare Policy (23 Jun 2022)

“I thank the Minister of State, Deputy Noonan, for taking this matter. I ask him to outline the plans by the Department of Health for the introduction of the free contraception scheme for 17- to 25-year-olds, which is due to happen in August. I am seeking clarification as to whether it needs to be done by way of legislation or by means of regulation. If the former, when will we see the...”

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (23 Jun 2022)

“Deputy Emer Higgins and I published a Private Members’ Bill in regard to the regulation of home care providers. In fairness to the Department of Health, it is progressing with the drafting of legislation and new regulation in this whole area. One of the issues it needs to put in place is an IT system for the HSE in regard to the management of home care because it is currently all...”

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Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 125 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — above average among TDs.
  • Has spoken in 61 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — average among Senators.
  • Has received answers to 744 written questions in the last year — well above average among TDs.
  • People have made 0 comments on this TD's speeches — average among TDs.
  • People have made 0 comments on this Senator's speeches — average among Senators.
  • This TD's speeches, in the printed record, are readable by an average 15–16 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") 73 times in debates — well below average among TDs.
    (Yes, this is a silly statistic. We include it to draw your attention to why you should read more than just these numbers when forming opinions.)
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 834 times in debates — well above average among Senators.
    (Yes, this is a silly statistic. We include it to draw your attention to why you should read more than just these numbers when forming opinions.)