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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: Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters: Childcare Services (19 May 2022)

“I thank Senator O'Loughlin for raising this Commencement matter on this very important area. She has outlined very clearly the importance of the Government focusing its work on this space, in conjunction with the private sector. I am pleased she indicated that in the most recent budget, and preceding ones, funding was increased to the sector, which was very important. The focus was on...”

Seanad: Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters: Childcare Services (19 May 2022)

“The Senator raised a couple of issues. I will address the funding. Public funding has increased significantly in the past seven or eight years, and rightly so. There is also significant private funding in this area as well as funding from families. It is not all Government funding, but it is certainly Government assisted. As I said, I think it is possible for the process to be completed...”

Seanad: Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters: Pharmacy Services (19 May 2022)

“I thank Senator Byrne for raising this issue and giving me the chance to address the Seanad on the matter. It is timely with regard to the process. Ireland operates a managed employment permits system, maximising the benefits of economic migration and minimising the risk of disrupting Ireland's labour market. The regime is designed to facilitate the entry of appropriately skilled non-EEA...”

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  • Has spoken in 46 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") 1062 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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