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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: Commencement Matters: Social and Affordable Housing (16 Feb 2017)

“I thank the Senator for raising this important issue. I will highlight the statutory basis for the provision of social housing support. Under the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009 and the associated regulations made thereunder, the assessment of households for social housing support - and the allocation of that support - is a matter for individual housing authorities in accordance...”

Seanad: Commencement Matters: Social and Affordable Housing (16 Feb 2017)

“I have tried to answer the question as best I can, and I think I have answered it. The Senator asked were there other examples. I said very clearly one local authority has been referred to in correspondence with us. That is being dealt with. I cannot be any clearer than that. One has been referred to us and we are investigating it. The Senator raised a few different issues. They are...”

Seanad: Establishment of a Tribunal of Inquiry: Motion (16 Feb 2017)

“I am pleased to discuss the resolution with the House on behalf of the Tánaiste. People will understand that she is stuck at a question-and-answer session in the Dáil. In any event, it is good to be here again. The Tánaiste hopes to get here as quickly as possible. The Government has this morning approved draft resolutions to establish a tribunal of inquiry. The...”

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  • Has spoken in 59 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") 497 times in debates — above 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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