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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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Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Social and Affordable Housing (16 Jun 2020)

“The Sustainable Urban Housing: Design Standards for New Apartments; Guidelines for Planning Authorities (2018) set the minimum design standards for both private and social apartmentsdevelopments. The Guidelines also make provision for ‘Build-To-Rent’ (BTR) development to provide greater choice and flexibility in the overall housing mix. The Guidelines define...”

Climate Action and Low Carbon Development: Statements (Resumed) (10 Jun 2020)

“A number of questions were asked and I will answer them in reverse order. That would be the handiest way to do respond as I can cover both Deputies' questions. The better energy warmer homes scheme is not operated by my Department and I cannot give the Deputy details on it. I will ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Deputy Bruton, to contact Deputy...”

Climate Action and Low Carbon Development: Statements (Resumed) (10 Jun 2020)

“I do not know. I will check for the Deputy. She asked me a question about one county. I am not responsible for every person county councils employ; the councillors are. However, I will check the position. The Deputy and I disagree on the accusation that I constantly spin things. I do not spin. That is why I will always fight back. I deal with facts and they are always facts. We...”

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  • Has spoken in 32 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — average among TDs.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 896 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.
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9. Contracts

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