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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)

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Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Septic Tanks (11 Jul 2024)

“The Rural Water Programme provides financial assistance to households in specific circumstances where capital works are required to rectify defective Domestic Waste Water Treatment Systems (DWWTS), including septic tanks. The policy of providing grant funding to households for work on DWWTS arises from the need to address damage being done to water quality in sensitive areas in...”

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Housing Schemes (11 Jul 2024)

“I refer to my answer to Question No. 430 on 9 July 2024 which sets out the position in this matter.”

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Public Procurement Contracts (11 Jul 2024)

“My Department does not have direct involvement in executive functions such as procurement, carried out by a local authority. Under Section 149 of the Local Government Act 2001, the Chief Executive of a local authority is responsible for the executive functions of the local authority, and for that purpose to manage and control generally, the administration and business of the authority,...”

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Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 61 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 819 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.)