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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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State Pension Age: Motion [Private Members] (22 Jun 2021)

“I did not interrupt anybody. In any discussion on pensions, we need to look at one simple, inescapable fact, namely, people are living longer. We have to accept that, plan for that and budget for that, and make sure the resources are in place for the lifetime of the pension. In 1971, the average life expectancy was 71 and, thankfully, by 2016, that had risen to 81. A person who reached...”

State Pension Age: Motion [Private Members] (22 Jun 2021)

“I thank the Deputies for raising this important topic here tonight. It featured heavily in last year's election, but even before that because it was something that was debated quite a lot in the Houses, probably since 2007 or 2008. At that stage we needed to have a national conversation about it, which probably did not happen. It was not led by anybody at that stage but it is important...”

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Employment Support Services (17 Jun 2021)

“I thank Deputy McAuliffe for raising this issue and having this debate. The Minister, Deputy Humphreys, sends her apologies. She would like to have engaged with the Deputy directly but could not. She engaged with the committee on the subject yesterday. If Deputy McAuliffe has not received the message yet, the Minister has agreed to meet with him and a delegation to tease through the...”

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  • Has spoken in 37 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.
  • 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") 972 times in debates — well 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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