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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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Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government: Planning and Development (Amendment) Regulations 2018: Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government (23 Jan 2018)

“I thank the committee for affording me the opportunity to present these three sets of proposed regulations. I also thank the committee for allowing me to bring along colleagues from my Department and from the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment. We are all here to answer questions, if at all possible, later. In the context of exempted development, each of the...”

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government: Planning and Development (Amendment) Regulations 2018: Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government (23 Jan 2018)

“We have been through the vacant housing Bill here and in the Department and also discussed it in the Dáil. It is a worthwhile Bill which is aiding our work, but our approach to it and tackling this issue and an issue raised as Action No. 5.9 of Rebuilding Ireland is two-pronged. First, it deals with the exemptions in respect of what we are putting forward today. We all agreed that...”

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government: Planning and Development (Amendment) Regulations 2018: Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government (23 Jan 2018)

“Section 57 as well. We are mainly dealing with section 5 today. Section 57 relates to protected structures. Under both, there is an appeal mechanism to An Bord Pleanála. Either side can bring that appeal or review and the board will give a decision. That mechanism is available. I can get the Senator a note on that if he wants the position clarified. This is an issue with which,...”

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  • Has spoken in 66 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.
  • People have made 0 comments on this TD's speeches — average among TDs.
  • 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") 622 times in debates — above average among TDs.
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Register of Members' Interests

1. Occupational Income
Nil
2. Shares
Nil
3. Directorships
Nil
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
Nil
6. Property and Service
Nil
7. Travel Facilities
Nil
8. Remunerated Positions
Nil
9. Contracts
Nil

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