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Committees and topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Subjects (based on headings added by the Dáil record): Primary Care Centres Provision, Schools Building Projects Status, Citizenship Applications, Housing Policy, Residency Permits
(based on written questions asked by John Curran and answered by departments)
- Social Welfare (No. 2) Bill 2019: Second Stage (12 Nov 2019)
“I welcome the opportunity to contribute to the debate on the Bill, which gives legislative effect to the budget changes. As the Minister rightly said, some of the changes that were made and announced in budget 2020 do not require legislation. I would like to acknowledge a change the Minister has made that I have been asking to be made for a long time, namely, bringing the date of social...”
- Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh (Atógáil) - Questions on Promised Legislation (Resumed) (7 Nov 2019)
“In June of this year, the HSE agreed to make the drug Spinraza available for children with spinal muscular atrophy, SMA. Three weeks ago a number of colleagues raised the matter on the floor of the House because there was concern that none of the 25 children had received the drug. We had anticipated that we might get a note subsequently. The question remains the same. How many of those 25...”
- Joint Oireachtas Committee on Social Protection: Business of Joint Committee (7 Nov 2019)
“I welcome everyone to the meeting of the Joint Committee on Employment Affairs and Social Protection. If members have mobile phones, they might turn them to silent or turn them off. I propose that we go into private session to deal with some housekeeping matters before returning to public session. Is that agreed? Agreed.”
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- Has spoken in 110 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — above average among TDs.
- Has received answers to 675 written questions in the last year — well above average among TDs.
- People have made 0 comments on this TD's speeches — 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 452 times in debates — average among TDs.
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