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  • Subjects (based on headings added by the Dáil record): Departmental Expenditure, Departmental Staff, Health Services, Departmental Properties, Consultancy Contracts

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Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Foreign Policy (15 Jul 2021)

“I again thank Deputy Ó Murchú for his contribution and I welcome the opportunity to speak again on the issue. I acknowledge the severe impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had on Cuba, not least in leading to a collapse, essentially, of the international tourism industry on which the Cuban economy is hugely dependent. I note the Cuban authorities managed to contain the initial...”

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Foreign Policy (15 Jul 2021)

“On behalf of the Minister, Deputy Coveney, I thank Deputy Ó Murchú for raising this issue. As the House will be aware, the United States has maintained a comprehensive economic embargo on Cuba since 1962, which prevents US businesses or businesses with commercial activities in the US from trading with Cuban interests. Ireland's position on this embargo is long-standing and clear....”

Seanad: Workplace Relations (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2021: Committee and Remaining Stages (15 Jul 2021)

“I thank the Senators for their contributions and for tabling amendments, which are proposed in good faith. I accept we had a discussion in this House and in the Dáil earlier in the week on the issue of public versus private proceedings. I understand the concerns about that but we have a duty to respect the Supreme Court decision, and to implement legislation as best we can to reflect...”

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  • Has spoken in 31 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 980 times in debates — well above average among TDs.
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Register of Members' Interests

1. Occupational Income
3. Directorships
4. Land
(1) 20 Watergate St., Navan, Co. Meath: constituency office; (2) Cookstown, Kells, Co. Meath: family use. Other Information Provided: (1) & (2) mortage.
5. Gifts
6. Property and Service
7. Travel Facilities
8. Remunerated Positions
9. Contracts

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