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RSS feed Colm Burke TD, former Senator

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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): Medicinal Products, Health Services, Covid-19 Pandemic, Forestry Sector, Healthcare Policy

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

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Ceisteanna Eile (Atógáil) - Other Questions (Resumed): Health Strategies (29 Feb 2024)

“I very much appreciate that work is being done in this area but I am just wondering about the timeframe for roll-out. In a discussion on an earlier question, I mentioned the growth of the older population and the need to fast-track new ways of managing both homecare and long-term care in nursing homes. I am not sure whether there has been any co-ordination between the HSE and public and...”

Ceisteanna Eile (Atógáil) - Other Questions (Resumed): Health Strategies (29 Feb 2024)

“With regard to this subject, we need to fast-track. The private sector can deliver computerisation far faster. We seem to have a great difficulty in the HSE. Even in maternity care, a totally different area, while four or five maternity hospitals were computerised four or five years ago, the other 14 still have not been. I do not understand why, if we have a system in place in some units,...”

Ceisteanna Eile (Atógáil) - Other Questions (Resumed): Health Strategies (29 Feb 2024)

“Will the Minister outline whether the Department has mapped out a pathway for the role technology can play in keeping patients healthy and in the planned statutory homecare scheme and the status of the roll-out of the planned actions?”

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  • Has spoken in 134 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — well above average among TDs.
  • Has spoken in 61 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — average among Senators.
  • Has received answers to 929 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") 150 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.
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