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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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Housing Solutions: Statements (5 Dec 2019)

“A total of 4,500 which is less than 5%. That is my point. If we had built social housing every year for the past 20 years we would not be in the situation we have today. Thankfully that has changed. We had a five-year plan which leads into our 20 year plan, Project Ireland 2040, to put social housing back where it should be. I ask everybody else commit to that. Some have but everybody...”

Housing Solutions: Statements (5 Dec 2019)

“It was not Fine Gael policy that brought them in.”

Housing Solutions: Statements (5 Dec 2019)

“The Opposition should not try to rewrite history just because we are getting close to an election. Deputy Thomas Byrne raised the issue of commuter belt areas. We are trying to prevent the sprawl which has come back to the density issue. Under Project 2040 we will have to accept higher density in our cities, towns and boundaries. That means changing the way we think about the type of...”

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  • Has spoken in 63 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — 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") 873 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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