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RSS feed Darragh O'Brien TD, former Senator

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  • Fianna Fail TD for Dublin Fingal
  • Former Fianna Fail Senator (Labour Panel)
  • Entered the Dáil on 24 May 2007 — General election
  • Entered the Seanad on 8 March 2011 — appointed
  • Left the Seanad on 27 February 2016 — Resigned
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Committees and topics of interest

Asks most questions about

  • Subjects (based on headings added by the Dáil record): Schools Building Projects Status, Garda Deployment, Schools Building Projects, Brexit Issues, Schools Site Acquisitions

(based on written questions asked by Darragh O'Brien and answered by departments)

RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Water Quality (19 May 2022)

“The EU Water Framework Directive (Directive 2000/60/EC of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy), which establishes a common framework for the protection of inland surface waters, transitional waters, coastal waters and groundwater, has been transposed into Irish law primarily through the following Regulations: - European Union (Water...”

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Defective Building Materials (19 May 2022)

“I brought a Memorandum to Government on an enhanced Defective Concrete Blocks Grant Scheme on the 30 November 2021. It included an unprecedented suite of improvements to the current scheme. Government approved the enhanced scheme which it was estimated would cost approximately €2.2Bn. I aim to bring the required primary legislation to give effect to the enhanced scheme before the...”

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Rental Sector (19 May 2022)

“Section 24A of the Residential Tenancies Act 2004, as amended, provides that the Housing Agency, in consultation with housing authorities, may make a proposal to the Minister that an area should be considered as a Rent Pressure Zone. Following receipt of such a proposal, the Minister requests the Director of the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) to conduct an assessment of the area to...”

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Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 62 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — below average among TDs.
  • Has spoken in 95 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — above average among Senators.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • People have made 2 comments on this TD's speeches — above average among TDs.
  • People have made 1 comment on this Senator's speeches — average among Senators.
  • This TD's speeches, in the printed record, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 44 people are tracking whenever this TD speaks — email me whenever Darragh O'Brien speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 501 times in debates — above average among TDs.
    (Yes, this is a silly statistic. We include it to draw your attention to why you should read more than just these numbers when forming opinions.)
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 728 times in debates — above average among Senators.
    (Yes, this is a silly statistic. We include it to draw your attention to why you should read more than just these numbers when forming opinions.)