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  • Subjects (based on headings added by the Dáil record): Health Services, Services for People with Disabilities, Special Educational Needs, Social Welfare Benefits, Hospital Services

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Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Disability Support Services (22 May 2019)

“I accept the Deputy's point that there is an urgent need and that this must be a top priority. I am aware of the details and will deal with this issue directly. We all share a common desire for the best possible policies and services for people with disabilities, including autism, and particularly in the case of children with special needs. In my capacity as Minister of State, I want...”

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Disability Services Provision (22 May 2019)

“I absolutely take the Deputy's point about the two families she mentioned, their expectations and the urgent need for services. We all share a common desire to have the best possible policies and services for people with disabilities, children in this case. Both personally and as Minister of State with responsibility for disability issues, I want every child with additional needs to have...”

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Disability Support Services (22 May 2019)

“I thank the Deputy for raising this important issue and particularly for the manner in which he raised it. I am grateful for the opportunity to respond to the issue. I am aware of the urgent case of this child which has been the subject of media attention this morning. While it would not be appropriate for me to go into the specifics of any individual case here in the House, I can say...”

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  • Has spoken in 75 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — average among TDs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • People have made 3 comments on this TD's speeches — above 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 1063 times in debates — well above average among TDs.
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Director of N.C.U: Northside Centre for the Unemployed, Glin Rd., Coolock, Dublin 17: assisting the unemployed and those on social welfare. Other Information Provided: Voluntary director.
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