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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: Direct Provision System (19 Dec 2018)

“I am aware of the report in October of a sick child in an accommodation centre for whom food was not available following a request. I am informed that this was an isolated incident, but nevertheless, it is highly regrettable. The Reception and Integration Agency (RIA) addressed this incident with the contractor at the time. The manager of the centre concerned met with and apologised to the...”

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Direct Provision Data (19 Dec 2018)

“I propose to take Questions Nos. 261 to 263, inclusive, together. Some 12% of the people currently residing in the accommodation centres provided by RIA, over 700 people, have permission to remain in Ireland. The fact that people are staying in the centres for some time after they receive permission to remain is a situation that is putting increased pressure on the system as new arrivals...”

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Direct Provision Data (19 Dec 2018)

“Following on from recommendations 4.75 and 4.87 contained in the McMahon Report, the Reception and Integration Agency (RIA) of my Department has worked with contractors to introduce cooking facilities into accommodation centres within their portfolio. To date, the following centres have introduced independent living where residents are provided with food ingredients and have access to...”

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  • Has spoken in 51 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 513 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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