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Asks most questions about

  • 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: Direct Provision Data (5 Mar 2020)

“I propose to take Questions Nos. 316 and 416 together. I can confirm that my Department does not have any plans to utilise the location mentioned by the Deputies for accommodation for international protection applicants.”

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Carer's Leave Entitlements (5 Mar 2020)

“Section 6 of the Carers Leave Act 2001 provides that employees with at least one year's continuous service are entitled to take up to 104 weeks of carers leave. Currently, there is no provision to transfer the entitlement to carer’s leave.   While there are no plans to amend the Carer's Leave Act, the Government is very cognisant of the needs of families and in...”

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Employment Rights (5 Mar 2020)

“As the Deputy may be aware, under Section 9 of the Maternity Protection (Amendment) Act 2004, mothers in employment who have given birth within the previous 6 months (26 weeks) and who are breastfeeding are entitled to take one hour paid time off work each day in order to breastfeed. At the choice of the employer, a breastfeeding mother may breastfeed in the workplace or express breast milk,...”

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  • Has spoken in 56 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — above 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") 575 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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