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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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Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Health and Safety Authority (15 Oct 2020)

“The HSA has an ongoing skills development programme. Its inspectors are very highly skilled across a range of functions and it has invested in that ongoing programme and not just for this year. The extra resources it is allocated builds on extra money, and extra places, that would have been allocated in terms of staff sanctioned during 2020. It strengthens our team to be able to deal with...”

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Health and Safety Authority (15 Oct 2020)

“I am glad the Deputy recognised the skills of the staff involved. He might also recognise their judgment, their work and their reporting to us. In most cases, they are coming across very high compliance rates with the Covid-19 protocol and other issues of their work also. In most cases, 92% are in line with Covid-19 measures. The Deputy might accept that that is the feedback we are...”

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Health and Safety Authority (15 Oct 2020)

“I will deal with the issue in the question and bring a focus to the resources from the budget. The HSA has a broad remit with responsibility for the enforcement of workplace health and safety legislation as well as chemicals safety, market surveillance of certain products and the national accreditation body. It is vital to prioritise the safety and health of all workers in a way that...”

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  • Has spoken in 39 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — 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") 934 times in debates — well above average among TDs.
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(1) 20 Watergate St., Navan, Co. Meath: constituency office; (2) Cookstown, Kells, Co. Meath: family use. Other Information Provided: (1) & (2) mortage.
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