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RSS feed John Paul Phelan TD, former Senator

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  • Fine Gael TD for Carlow-Kilkenny
  • Former Fine Gael Senator (Agricultural Panel)
  • Entered the Dáil on 26 February 2011 — General election
  • Left the Seanad on 25 February 2011 — Resigned
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Committees and topics of interest

Asks most questions about

  • Subjects (based on headings added by the Dáil record): Banking Sector Regulation, Grant Payments, Schools Building Projects, Schools Building Projects Status, Ambulance Service Staff

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RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Commercial Rates Impact (5 Mar 2020)

“I understand the vital role local businesses play in supporting local authorities to deliver services to their communities. Commercial rates, at approximately €1.5bn per annum, make up roughly a third of local government current (revenue) income.  Local authorities are required by law to levy rates on any property used for commercial purposes, in accordance with the details,...”

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Postal Voting (5 Mar 2020)

“Postal voting is provided for in electoral law in respect of a number of categories of electors, including electors whose occupation, service or employment makes it likely that they will be unable to vote in person at their local polling station on polling day.  Other categories of electors who may avail of postal voting are whole-time members of the Defence Forces, members of An Garda...”

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Mayoral Election (5 Mar 2020)

“The people of Limerick voted in favour of a directly elected Mayor with executive functions for their local authority area in a plebiscite on 24 May 2019. The Local Government Act 2019 requires the Minister to submit to the Oireachtas a report with legislative proposals for a directly elected mayor for Limerick, within two years of the plebiscite vote, i.e. by...”

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  • Has spoken in 31 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 0 comments on this TD's speeches — average among TDs.
  • This TD's speeches, in the printed record, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 29 people are tracking whenever this TD speaks — email me whenever John Paul Phelan speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 259 times in debates — average among TDs.
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Register of Members' Interests

1. Occupational Income
Landlord, 50% share of property & rent: 2 Highfield Mews, Upper Rathmines Road, Dublin 6.
2. Shares
Shares in Glanbia Plc.: Glanbia, Glanbia House, Ring Road, Kilkenny City: agri-business. Other Information Provided: These were an inheritance from my late father's estate in 2014.
3. Directorships
Nil
4. Land
50% share in a house at 2 Highfield Mews, Upper Rathmines Road, Dublin 6: letting.
5. Gifts
Nil
6. Property and Service
Nil
7. Travel Facilities
Nil
8. Remunerated Positions
Nil
9. Contracts
Nil

Register last updated: 11 Mar 2015. More about the Register

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