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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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Seanad: Planning and Development (Amendment) Bill 2016: Committee Stage (Resumed) (17 Apr 2018)

“I think we had a lengthy discussion on this amendment previously but I will do a little bit of recapping. I accept what Senator Boyhan has said. Some genuinely had an expectation that there would be a vote on this. We were very clear, certainly in the discussion in the Dáil when this was referred to committee. What the committee was doing on behalf of both Houses of the Oireachtas...”

Seanad: Planning and Development (Amendment) Bill 2016: Committee Stage (Resumed) (17 Apr 2018)

“If the Senator wants me to elaborate on that, I can sit down with him and go through it. We have gone to considerable lengths to ensure that it is. The Bill was introduced on foot of the recommendations of from Mahon tribunal. I would be happy to engage further with the Senator on that matter.”

Seanad: Planning and Development (Amendment) Bill 2016: Committee Stage (Resumed) (17 Apr 2018)

“A planning regulator's office is to be set up. As I have said in both Houses, at the moment the process would be that any directives or changes would come through officials in the Department and through me, as Minister of State. The regulator will assume that responsibility and will make recommendations to the Minister. There will be a formal process, which is removed from politics, to do...”

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  • Has spoken in 81 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — 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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