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  • Fine Gael TD for Dublin Mid West
  • Former Fine Gael Senator (Labour Panel)
  • Entered the Dáil on 26 February 2011 — General election
  • Entered the Seanad on 13 September 2007 — General election
  • Left the Seanad on 26 February 2011 — Resigned
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Committees and topics of interest

Asks most questions about

  • Subjects (based on headings added by the Dáil record): Children in Care

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Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2016: Second Stage [Private Members] (26 Oct 2016)

“I thank Deputy Jim O'Callaghan for preparing and tabling the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2016 and for providing an opportunity for the House to debate this topic today. Reform of the judicial appointments process is a priority for me and for the Government and is an area which is the subject of intensive work at present. The current programme for Government contains commitments to...”

Topical Issues: Garda Industrial Relations (25 Oct 2016)

“I thank the Deputy for the approach he has taken. The Government understands the very real anger that is out there which, as I said, is shared by many in the public sector and the public at large because of the very tough decisions that had to be taken in recent years and the impact that has been felt so deeply by many people, including gardaí, who feel it very deeply. However, it is...”

Topical Issues: Garda Industrial Relations (25 Oct 2016)

“I thank the Deputy for raising this important matter. As he stated, the negotiations are at a sensitive stage. For the moment, we must concentrate on securing a satisfactory resolution to the ongoing talks. I assure the House that every effort is being made to resolve the dispute in the only way that it can be resolved, namely, through negotiation. Intensive discussions are taking place....”

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  • Has spoken in 91 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — well above average among TDs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • People have made 11 comments on this TD's speeches — well above average among TDs.
  • This TD's speeches, in the printed record, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 111 people are tracking whenever this TD speaks — email me whenever Frances Fitzgerald speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 858 times in debates — well above average among TDs.
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Collegefort, Castleknock, Dublin 15: family use.
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