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  • Subjects (based on headings added by the Dáil record): Services for People with Disabilities, Social Welfare Benefits, Health Services, Special Educational Needs, Social Welfare Code

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Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Parental Leave (22 May 2019)

“As the Deputy will be aware, Section 6 of the Parental Leave Act 1998 provides for unpaid parental leave for a child up to the age of eight, or 16 years of age in the case of a child with a serious illness or disability.  Once enacted and commenced, the Parental Leave (Amendment) Bill 2017, will increase the qualifying age to 12 years. I understand that generally, public servants...”

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Parental Leave (22 May 2019)

“I propose to take Questions Nos. 112 and 114 together. As the Deputy will be aware, the Parental Leave Act 1998, generally, does not provide for the transfer of parental leave between parents. Section 6(6) of the Act provides that where two or parents are entitled to parental leave, neither of the parents shall be entitled to (a) the parental leave of any other parent, or (b) to transfer any...”

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Parental Leave (22 May 2019)

“The Parental Leave (Amendment) Bill 2017,  as passed by both House of the Oireachtas, provides that parents may take any unused leave from their entitlement to parental leave under the 1998 Act, as long as their child is under the qualifying age of 12 years. I can confirm that parents will be entitled to apply to their employers to take any unused parental leave, from their original...”

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  • Has spoken in 61 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — below average among TDs.
  • 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.
  • 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") 532 times in debates — above average among TDs.
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Register of Members' Interests

1. Occupational Income
3. Directorships
Non-executive: Midleton My Place Ltd., 43 Main St., Midleton, Co. Cork: to build, maintain and manage the operations of a youth and community centre, provide recreation, support and development, training and education and anything ancillary to the above.
4. Land
29 St Mary’s Rd., Midleton, Co. Cork: constituency office.
5. Gifts
6. Property and Service
7. Travel Facilities
8. Remunerated Positions
9. Contracts

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