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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: Medical Products Supply (11 Oct 2018)

“I do not doubt Deputy Ó Caoláin's sincerity on the issue, particularly on Spinraza as a proven drug. The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Deputy Ring and I are on the same page in that regard. The HSE is the decision-making body on the reimbursement of medicines under the Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Act 2013. It is the HSE that will make the final...”

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Medical Products Supply (11 Oct 2018)

“I apologise for the absence of the Minister, Deputy Harris, who is unavailable this evening. I will represent him in this debate. I wish to thank Deputy Ó Caoláin for raising this very important issue. Spinraza is indicated for the treatment of 5q spinal muscular atrophy, SMA, a disorder characterised by progressive muscle atrophy and weakness. I appreciate that this...”

Resignation of Minister: Statements (11 Oct 2018)

“What did Deputy Paul Murphy mean when he referred to "so-called Independents?"”

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  • Has spoken in 74 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 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 1005 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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