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Asks most questions about
- Subjects (based on headings added by the Dáil record): Covid-19 Pandemic, National Broadband Plan, Health Services Staff, Schools Building Projects, Defence Forces
(based on written questions asked by Duncan Smith and answered by departments)
- Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) (Amendment) Bill 2022: Report and Final Stages (29 Jun 2022)
“I move amendment No. 3: In page 6, after line 34, to insert the following: “(2) A court shall construe this Act in a manner that gives effect to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities done at New York on 13 December 2006, and for this purpose the court shall have regard to the provisions of the Convention, including its preamble.”. Now that Ireland has...”
- Autism Bill 2022: Second Stage [Private Members] (29 Jun 2022)
“I am very disappointed in the Minister's script. While he did not read these words out, his script states: "It is for these reasons that the Government will not oppose, but can neither support at this time, the Autism Bill 2022." We did not pitch this Bill to be two or three steps away from the Government position so that it could not support it. We spent an awful lot of time working with...”
- Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Test (28 Jun 2022)
“190. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the pass rate for driving tests across the country broken down by county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34005/22]”
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- Has spoken in 109 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — average among TDs.
- Has received answers to 512 written questions in the last year — above 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 15–16 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 177 times in debates — below average among TDs.
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