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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): Tax Reliefs, Marine Casualty Investigations Board, Covid-19 Pandemic Supports, Vehicle Registration Tax, School Funding

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Special Committee on Covid-19 Response: Impact of Covid-19: Education – Return to School and School Transport (Resumed) (10 Jul 2020)

“I thank the Department and its staff for the work they have done over the last three or four months, which has been a very difficult time for everyone, as well as the teachers and boards of management around the country. There are a number of schools in my area where there is a difficulty with space. Some are on the programme for new classrooms and in one case a totally new school is due to...”

Special Committee on Covid-19 Response: Impact of Covid-19: Education – Return to School and School Transport (Resumed) (10 Jul 2020)

“Some schools may not be on the building programme at the moment but are at capacity and it is now quite clear that we will need additional space for students because of the changes and regulations that will be in place. Will additional space be acquired between now and 1 September to accommodate those schools? I am talking in particular about schools in rural areas where it may not be that...”

Special Committee on Covid-19 Response: Impact of Covid-19: Education – Return to School and School Transport (Resumed) (10 Jul 2020)

“If additional space cannot be identified, will we have some pupils in between 8.30 a.m. and 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. and another group of students from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. or 5 p.m.? Will this have to be done in some areas where additional space cannot be identified?”

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  • Has spoken in 13 committee discussions and Dáil debates since entering the Oireachtas. No comparison to other members is shown here because this member has been in office for less than a year.
  • Has spoken in 61 committee discussions and Dáil debates since entering the Oireachtas. No comparison to other members is shown here because this member has been in office for less than a year.
  • Has received answers to 18 written questions since entering the Oireachtas. No comparison to other members is shown here because this member has been in office for less than a year.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 0 times in debates.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 834 times in debates.
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