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  • Former Fianna Fail TD for Dublin Mid West
  • Left the Dáil on 8 February 2020 — General election

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Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Mental Health Services Provision (18 Dec 2019)

“Jigsaw has operated youth mental health services in Moorfield, Clondalkin, for several years. The services are well regarded in the community and those who have availed of them speak highly of them. This year, unfortunately, we learned that Jigsaw in Clondalkin is to relocate with Jigsaw in Tallaght, based in a new premises there. In discussions with my colleagues, Deputies Ó Broin...”

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Mental Health Services Provision (18 Dec 2019)

“Let us get straight to the point. We are not creating any uncertainty. The director of services at Jigsaw stated there is likely to be an interim period during which all appointments will take place in Tallaght. While the Minister of State said the service will be available to young people from Clondalkin, Lucan, Palmerstown and so on, it will not be based in Clondalkin, which is the...”

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (17 Dec 2019)

“I regret having to raise this issue again. It concerns the plight of 25 children who are suffering with SMA. The Taoiseach will be aware that in June last year, a decision was made that the drug, Spinraza, would be made available for those children. We are almost at the end of the year, six months on, and the vast majority of those children have not started their initial treatment nor have...”

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  • Has spoken in 89 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — above average among TDs.
  • Has received answers to 610 written questions in the last year — well above average among TDs.
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  • 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.
  • 19 people are tracking whenever this TD speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 463 times in debates — average among TDs.
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