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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

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RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Seanad: Education (Student and Parent Charter) Bill 2019: Report and Final Stages (18 Dec 2019)

“It is nice to be back in the Seanad. This amendment relates to a new provision inserted in the Bill on Committee Stage. The new provision would require all schools to provide to both parents and the Department information relating to voluntary contributions inclusive of the total moneys collected annually and a detailed expenditure of those moneys by the school and would require my...”

Seanad: Education (Student and Parent Charter) Bill 2019: Report and Final Stages (18 Dec 2019)

“I am trying to be consistent regarding the motivation behind the student and parent charter. In the early stages of our extensive consultation with education partners and schools on the charter, we were clear that it would not put an extra administrative burdens on schools. Senator Gavan suggested that it would only involve one email but it is not that simple. There is an administrative...”

Seanad: Education (Student and Parent Charter) Bill 2019: Report and Final Stages (18 Dec 2019)

“I do not wish to place an extra administrative burden on schools or principals. The Senator stated that transparency is the motivation behind his amendment. There is already provision in the Bill to ensure that each school is obliged to give a full account of money raised and how it is spent.”

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  • Has spoken in 60 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — above 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.
  • 50 people are tracking whenever this TD speaks — email me whenever Joe McHugh speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 655 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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