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  • Former Fianna Fail TD for Louth
  • Left the Dáil on 25 February 2011 — did not stand for re-election

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Written Answers — Citizenship Applications: Citizenship Applications (19 Jan 2011)

“The average processing time from application to decision for the generality of valid applications for a certificate of naturalisation is currently 26 months. The fee payable, where an application for a certificate of naturalisation is successful, is a certification fee that is prescribed in legislation and it is the date of issue of the certificate rather than the date of application that...”

Written Answers — Citizenship Applications: Citizenship Applications (19 Jan 2011)

“The person concerned has to date made a number of visa applications for various purposes, none of which has been successful. The Deputy will already be aware of the particular circumstances and refusal reasons concerning all of the applications to date for the person concerned, as these were outlined in some detail in my letter to the Deputy dated 21 August 2009. The Deputy will be aware...”

Written Answers — Judicial Reviews: Judicial Reviews (19 Jan 2011)

“In 2010 there were 347 Judicial Review cases brought before the High Court challenging decisions relating to immigration matters as outlined by the Deputy. This figure does not include challenges to decisions of the Refugee Applications Commissioner or the Refugee Appeals Tribunal in relation to asylum matters.”

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  • Has spoken in 174 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — well above average among TDs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • People have made 6 comments on this TD's speeches — well above average among TDs.
  • This TD's speeches, in the printed record, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 51 people are tracking whenever this TD speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 731 times in debates — well above average among TDs.
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