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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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Reopening of Schools and Summer Provision 2020: Statements (24 Jun 2020)

“The matter of external candidates has been raised by several Deputies. External candidates will be asked to opt in. That will be in about two weeks. I advise those candidates that as part of the process of opting in they will have to register an account of how they were being taught, who was teaching them and as much detail as possible as part of opting in. That will feed into the...”

Reopening of Schools and Summer Provision 2020: Statements (24 Jun 2020)

“Yes, but if it is a registered teacher or a retired teacher, for example, whose registration may have lapsed, they will be in the position. The person will also have to provide data on when the tuition was provided and over what period. Hopefully that is of some help. Many Deputies have raised the retention of teachers. This was a year for the schools to hold onto the teachers but when...”

Reopening of Schools and Summer Provision 2020: Statements (24 Jun 2020)

“I thank the Acting Chairman for his indulgence. I covered much of it in subsequent interventions. I did attend a virtual meeting of European Ministers for education yesterday where we shared the latest updates and plans for reopening across Europe and the things learned and experienced in other jurisdictions continue to shape the development of our own detailed guidance. We are now...”

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  • Has spoken in 46 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 2 comments 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.
  • 53 people are tracking whenever this TD speaks — email me whenever Joe McHugh speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 725 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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