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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
  • Email me whenever John Paul Phelan speaks (no more than once per day)

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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

(based on written questions asked by John Paul Phelan and answered by departments)

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Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Commercial Rates (16 Jun 2020)

“I propose to take Questions Nos. 1045 and 1047 together. The levying and collection of rates are legally matters for each individual local authority. Local authorities are under a statutory obligation to levy rates on any property used for commercial purposes, in accordance with the provisions of the Valuation Acts. In certain circumstance, vacant properties may receive a partial waiver...”

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Covid-19 Pandemic Supports (16 Jun 2020)

“The levying and collection of rates are legally matters for each individual local authority. Local authorities are under a statutory obligation to levy rates on any property used for commercial purposes.  Similarly, the control, regulation, supervision and administration of casual trading are  reserved functions for the elected members of each local authority.  I have...”

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Commercial Rates (16 Jun 2020)

“The levying and collection of rates are legally matters for each individual local authority. Local authorities are under a statutory obligation to levy rates on any property used for commercial purposes.  The amount of rates paid by a property is based on its rateable valuation, as determined by the Valuation Office, multiplied the Annual Rate on Valuation set annually by the elected...”

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  • Has spoken in 14 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — well below 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") 272 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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