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RSS feed Katherine Zappone TD, former Senator

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  • Independent TD for Dublin South West
  • Former Independent Senator (Nominated by the Taoiseach)
  • Entered the Dáil on 27 February 2016 — General election
  • Entered the Seanad on 20 May 2011 — appointed
  • Left the Seanad on 26 February 2016 — Resigned
  • Email me whenever Katherine Zappone 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): One-Parent Family Payment, Education and Training Provision

(based on written questions asked by Katherine Zappone and answered by departments)

RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Written Answers — Department of Children and Youth Affairs: Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries (25 Jun 2019)

“Following the receipt of the Collaborative Forum's first report, I signalled the opportunity to take some time to reflect upon the learning from the process to date. In this way the mandate of the Forum can be refined to further enhance the State's engagement with former residents. Ahead of holding a meeting with the Forum, I intend to examine how best to conduct a focused interim...”

Written Answers — Department of Children and Youth Affairs: Early Childhood Care and Education Funding (25 Jun 2019)

“The organisation in question operates a number of Early Learning and Care (ELC) and School Age Childcare (SAC) services in County Wexford. These services offer a range of ELC/SAC programmes, including the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) programme, the Community Childcare Subvention (CCS) programme, Community Childcare Subvention Plus (CCSP) programme, Training and Education...”

Written Answers — Department of Children and Youth Affairs: Childcare Services Provision (25 Jun 2019)

“Through the National Childcare Scheme and a range of other measures, I am committed to changing Ireland’s childcare system from one of the most expensive in the world to one of the very best. In designing the National Childcare Scheme, extensive research and consultations have been carried out to ensure that this goal is achieved and that the Scheme can help as many families as...”

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Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 36 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — well below average among TDs.
  • Has spoken in 35 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — below average among Senators.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • People have made 1 comment on this TD's speeches — average among TDs.
  • People have made 0 comments on this Senator's speeches — average among Senators.
  • This TD's speeches, in the printed record, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 73 people are tracking whenever this TD speaks — email me whenever Katherine Zappone speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 447 times in debates — average among TDs.
    (Yes, this is a silly statistic. We include it to draw your attention to why you should read more than just these numbers when forming opinions.)
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 241 times in debates — below average among Senators.
    (Yes, this is a silly statistic. We include it to draw your attention to why you should read more than just these numbers when forming opinions.)