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  • Subjects (based on headings added by the Dáil record): Departmental Expenditure, Departmental Staff, Health Services, Consultancy Contracts, Departmental Properties

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Written Answers — Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment: Energy Prices (14 Jul 2022)

“I propose to take Questions Nos. 173, 174 and 190 together. I wish to assure the deputy that the Government is very conscious of what the rise in global energy costs means for Irish businesses, particularly small enterprises and those with tight margins, including those in the hospitality sector. While electricity policy nationally is broadly the remit of the Minister for the Environment,...”

Written Answers — Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment: Enterprise Policy (14 Jul 2022)

“I propose to take Questions Nos. 175 and 193 together. The Government is very aware of the impact of rising prices on Irish businesses. As Chair of the Retail Forum, I have heard first-hand about the challenges which retail businesses, including food retailers, are facing. Energy costs are one of the prime factors in the increase in business costs. Given that Ireland is a price taker on...”

Written Answers — Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment: Workplace Relations Commission (14 Jul 2022)

“Ireland’s system of industrial relations is essentially voluntary in nature. The role of the State has been to underpin a voluntarist system through the provision of a framework and institutions through which good industrial relations can prosper. This system has served us well over the decades. Adjudications carried out in the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) under the...”

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  • Has spoken in 45 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 1078 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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