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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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Parent's Leave and Benefit Bill 2019 [Seanad]: Committee and Remaining Stages (15 Oct 2019)

“The proposed section 21 put forward by this amendment is taken from the Parental Leave Act 1998. An equivalent provision is not included in the Adoptive Leave Act or the Paternity Leave and Benefit Act. Instead, these Acts rely on provisions similar to section 20 of this Bill. Section 20 gives the employee the right to return to the same job he or she held before going on leave. Where...”

Parent's Leave and Benefit Bill 2019 [Seanad]: Committee and Remaining Stages (15 Oct 2019)

“As I said earlier, what is in place at the moment is working well. This is a follow-on from the paid leave already provided for. We want to ensure that when someone takes the leave, he or she can go back to the same job. Otherwise there may be a disincentive to take the leave in the first place. What is in place is working well. I contend there is also a typographical error in the...”

Parent's Leave and Benefit Bill 2019 [Seanad]: Second Stage (15 Oct 2019)

“I thank Deputies for their consideration and I acknowledge again the lacuna in the adoptive leave legislation. There is no discrimination in this Bill but it is in other legislation and we want to correct it. I am committing to it. I am sorry we are not in a position to do it now but we want to ensure we get this right. Deputies would be the first to take me to task if we brought...”

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  • Has spoken in 70 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — average among TDs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 549 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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