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RSS feed Declan Breathnach, former TD

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  • Former Fianna Fail TD for Louth
  • Left the Dáil on 8 February 2020 — General election
  • Entered the Dáil on 27 February 2016 — General election

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Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) (Cross Border Crime Agency) Bill 2019: First Stage (18 Dec 2019)

“I support the Bill. "Flash the Lights at Me", an old song from around the Border, was about giving warnings and was related to folk smuggling, so to speak. However, the type of criminality that exists and the agility and ability of criminals to circumvent the State are self-evident in more recent people trafficking. This Bill is all about establishing the dedicated, formal and statutory...”

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (18 Dec 2019)

“The Taoiseach must be cosying up to Deputy Fitzpatrick.”

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Cross-Border Projects (17 Dec 2019)

“I appreciate the Minister's candid response. I reassure the Minister that Louth County Council has reconfirmed that planning permission is in situon both sides, and more importantly that both planning permissions have not expired. They are in situ. To date Louth County Council has expended €2.2 million on this project. We need to follow that investment for what I consider an iconic...”

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  • Has spoken in 116 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — well above average among TDs.
  • Has received answers to 99 written questions in the last year — below average among TDs.
  • People have made 0 comments on this TD's speeches — 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.
  • 16 people are tracking whenever this TD speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 177 times in debates — below average among TDs.
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