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RSS feed David Cullinane TD, former Senator

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  • Sinn Fein TD for Waterford
  • Former Sinn Fein Senator (Labour Panel)
  • Entered the Dáil on 27 February 2016 — General election
  • Entered the Seanad on 27 April 2011 — General election
  • Left the Seanad on 26 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): Health Services, Health Services Staff, Hospital Services, Hospital Staff, Covid-19 Pandemic

(based on written questions asked by David Cullinane and answered by departments)

RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh (Atógáil) - Priority Questions (Resumed): Health Services Staff (29 Feb 2024)

“2. To ask the Minister for Health to report on the status of the Health Service Executive recruitment freeze; the cap on net additional approved posts for 2024; his plans if the Health Service Executive cannot remain within this cap; if he will seek additional posts for 2024; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9679/24]”

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh (Atógáil) - Priority Questions (Resumed): Health Services Staff (29 Feb 2024)

“Earlier this week, I raised with the Taoiseach and, I think, the Minister the issue of some healthcare professionals and allied professionals who are receiving letters about their annual leave prospects informing them these will be constrained because of the recruitment embargo. As the Minister knows, I am not a supporter of this embargo. How long will it last, what are the current ceilings...”

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh (Atógáil) - Priority Questions (Resumed): Health Services Staff (29 Feb 2024)

“This is the first time the Minister, or anyone in Government, has accepted that this pause, or what many would call an embargo, is, as he puts it, causing real pressures in hospitals. Every time we have raised this until now, we have received a completely different response, which is to say there is nothing to see here and it is not having an impact. I raised these precise issues in recent...”

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Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 101 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — above average among TDs.
  • Has spoken in 108 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — above average among Senators.
  • Has received answers to 542 written questions in the last year — well above average among TDs.
  • People have made 6 comments on this TD's speeches — well above average among TDs.
  • People have made 0 comments on this Senator's speeches — average among Senators.
  • This TD's speeches, in the printed record, are readable by an average 15–16 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") 583 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") 1048 times in debates — well 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.)