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Committees and topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Subjects (based on headings added by the Dáil record): Local Authority Housing, Taxi Regulations, Social and Affordable Housing Provision, Local Authority Housing Data, Public Transport
(based on written questions asked by Dessie Ellis and answered by departments)
- Taoiseach a Ainmniú - Nomination of Taoiseach (20 Feb 2020)
“I dtús báire, gabhaim buíochas le gach duine a thug tacaíocht dom agus do mo pháirtí. Freisin, gabhaim buíochas le m’fhoireann a d'obair go crua mar gheall orm féin agus Sinn Féin. Congratulations, a Cheann Comhairle, on your election. It is wonderful for you and your family. I am honoured to be returned to the Dáil for the...”
- Section 39 Organisations: Motion [Private Members] (17 Dec 2019)
“Ba mhaith liom fáilte a chur roimh na daoine sa Ghailearaí atá ag féachaint ar na rudaí atá ar siúl anseo. Tá mé an-bhuíoch go bhfuil deis agam mo thacaíocht a thabhairt don Bhille seo, atá curtha chun cinn ag mo chomrádaí, an Teachta Ó Caoláin. I welcome the people in the Visitors Gallery and those watching...”
- Leaders' Questions (17 Dec 2019)
“The Taoiseach is going to hear more diatribe.”
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- Has spoken in 56 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — average among TDs.
- Has received answers to 30 written questions in the last year — average among TDs.
- 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 15–16 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 39 people are tracking whenever this TD speaks — email me whenever Dessie Ellis speaks.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 505 times in debates — above average among TDs.
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Register of Members' Interests
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