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  • Former Socialist Party TD for Dublin West
  • Left the Dáil on 26 February 2016 — General election

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Order of Business (2 Feb 2016)

“I wish everybody the best and I wish nobody ill but I cannot wish anybody here good luck in the next four weeks for obvious reasons, politically speaking. In terms of the last five years and what dominated this Dáil, would the Taoiseach like to say "Sorry" to the people for making them pay the bankers' debts with the savage austerity that accompanied it over that period of time?”

Order of Business (2 Feb 2016)

“Go raibh míle maith agat, a Cheann Comhairle. As it happens, I have two or three brief issues which I wish to raise. With your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, I will raise them one by one.”

Order of Business (2 Feb 2016)

“First, specifically under Standing Order No. 26(3) relating to the business of the Dáil, we are enabled to ask the Taoiseach questions about business, the Order Paper and about arrangements for sittings. What is the arrangement for the sitting of the Dáil tomorrow? It is intended that it will sit at 9:30 a.m.? For how long does he intend it to sit tomorrow? Does he intend to...”

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  • Has spoken in 91 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — above average among TDs.
  • Has received answers to 13 written questions in the last year — below average among TDs.
  • 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 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 37 people are tracking whenever this TD speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 735 times in debates — well above average among TDs.
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Register of Members' Interests

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

Register last updated: 11 Mar 2015. More about the Register

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