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  • Fine Gael TD for Donegal
  • Former Fine Gael Senator (Administrative Panel)
  • Entered the Dáil on 24 May 2007 — General election
  • Left the Seanad on 24 May 2007 — Resigned
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Committees and topics of interest

Asks most questions about

  • Subjects (based on headings added by the Dáil record): Hospital Services, Tax Code, Health Services, Departmental Expenditure, Telecommunications Services

(based on written questions asked by Joe McHugh and answered by departments)

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Covid-19 (Education and Skills): Statements (20 May 2020)

“I wish to say to Caoimhe and Rachel, through the Deputy, that fifth years are not being ignored. It is the subject of focus within the Department because many fifth years have lost out on curriculum time. No fifth year student had completed the curriculum for any subject in year one of what is a two-year programme. We are very conscious of that. I agree with the Deputy that it has been a...”

Covid-19 (Education and Skills): Statements (20 May 2020)

“I thank the Deputy for raising this topic. He should not be hard on himself about it being 30 years since he did his leaving certificate. I am much older than he is; my leaving certificate was 31 years ago. This is an important issue. I know the school completion programme is something many young people would have availed of during the summer. When I say, therefore, that we are going...”

Covid-19 (Education and Skills): Statements (20 May 2020)

“I thank all the Deputies who have raised the situation of fifth years. We have had individual contact from some of those students. We need to ensure we give whatever support we can to the class of 2021 because of their lost class time and their return in September with all the challenges ahead of us. We will prioritise them and put support systems in place to ensure that whatever time or...”

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  • Has spoken in 46 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 1 comment 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.
  • 51 people are tracking whenever this TD speaks — email me whenever Joe McHugh speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 690 times in debates — well above average among TDs.
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Register of Members' Interests

1. Occupational Income
Landlord: (1) Ard O'Donnell, Letterkenny; (2) The Clayton, Dublin 4 (½ share - apartment). Other Information Provided: N/A.
3. Directorships
Shadow: Letterkenny Youth & Family Services, Unit 1, Glencar Business Centre, Letterkenny: community work. Other Information Provided: Registered charity.
4. Land
(1) Ard O'Donnell, Letterkenny: house; (2) Barrow Street, Dublin (The Clayton): apartment. Other Information Provided: (1) & (2) rental
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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