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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

International Protection, Asylum and Migration: Motion (Resumed) (19 Jun 2024)

“If the Minister, Deputy Foley, comes in - she is in a committee at the moment - I will share time with her. I welcome the opportunity to speak on this important motion. The EU migration pact forms a central part of our national response to the migration crisis. It is collective action working together to address a common challenge in a humanitarian way. That is part of the best...”

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Planning Issues (19 Jun 2024)

“Under the Planning and Development Act 2000, as amended, all development, unless specifically exempted under the Act or associated Regulations, requires planning permission. Exemptions from the requirement to obtain planning permission in respect of specific forms of development are provided for when they are considered to be consistent with proper planning and sustainable development. The...”

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Planning Issues (19 Jun 2024)

“The Planning and Development Bill 2023 is the culmination of a comprehensive legal review of the Planning and Development Bill 2000 (as amended) by the Office of the Attorney General. There was consultation with stakeholders as part of the Review followed by extensive pre-legislative scrutiny of the Bill. The Bill is currently before the Oireachtas and recently completed all stages in the...”

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Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 64 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — 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.
  • 50 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") 818 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.)