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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
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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

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RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Financial Resolutions 2019 - Financial Resolution No. 4: General (Resumed) (11 Oct 2018)

“As an independent progressive, I welcome the budget. It is one which favours public services, which through childcare, welfare and income tax reforms favour low-income households. Childcare was once again a key part of the budget. The €89 million additional funding means Government investment will have increased by 117% since 2015. The benefit for those on lower incomes is...”

Written Answers — Department of Children and Youth Affairs: Early Years Sector (11 Oct 2018)

“The early years capital budget in the Department of Children and Youth Affairs has over the past number of years contributed to the creation of early years and school age childcare places, essential maintenance, quality improvements and other smaller scale grants with the objective of improving the overall infrastructure of the childcare sector in Ireland. Between 2015 and 2018, the...”

Written Answers — Department of Children and Youth Affairs: Early Years Sector (11 Oct 2018)

“My Department operated a number of Capital Programmes in 2018 offering assistance under a number of categories covering increased capacity, essential maintenance and natural outdoor play areas.  The Programme was launched earlier in the year and unfortunately the process has now concluded with the budget allocated in full. No further funding is anticipated to be made available this year....”

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Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 43 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — 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.
  • 58 people are tracking whenever this TD speaks — email me whenever Katherine Zappone speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 323 times in debates — average among TDs.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 241 times in debates — below average among Senators.
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