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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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Home Help: Motion [Private Members] (25 Jun 2019)

“I move amendment No. 1:To delete all words after “Dáil Éireann” and substitute the following: “recognises: - the invaluable work carried out by homecare support assistants; - that the Home Support Service is a core service for older people and is highly valued by service users, their families and by the Health Service Executive (HSE), providing supports which...”

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Respite Care Services Provision (25 Jun 2019)

“I thank Deputies Healy and Mattie McGrath for raising this important issue and for giving the opportunity to clarify and outline the position on St. Rita's respite service in Clonmel. One of the issues that I put on the Estimates debate last year was an extra €10 million for respite services and I opened the 12th respite house in recent weeks. There is investment going on in respite...”

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Respite Care Services Provision (25 Jun 2019)

“I thank the Deputies for their responses. When I leave this Chamber, I will be asking who put the parents through that particular situation. I am very much aware of the importance of access to planned respite, which ensures that people with disabilities receive opportunities to socialise and facilitates families to receive a break from caring, to preserve the family unit and to provide...”

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  • Has spoken in 78 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 1073 times in debates — well above average among TDs.
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Register of Members' Interests

1. Occupational Income
3. Directorships
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.
4. Land
5. Gifts
6. Property and Service
7. Travel Facilities
8. Remunerated Positions
9. Contracts

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