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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

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

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Written Answers — Department of Children and Youth Affairs: Early Years Sector (23 May 2017)

“I propose to take Questions Nos. 643 and 677 together. In 2017, I made €4m in funding available under the Early Years Capital Programme and a separate €3 million in capital funding for services providing school age childcare. The application process for both funds has now closed. Pobal is responsible for administering capital programmes on behalf of my Department. In...”

Written Answers — Department of Children and Youth Affairs: Child and Family Agency (23 May 2017)

“As previously outlined, the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) initiated a Governance Review of Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, in early 2016. The findings of this review will inform the results of the statutory investigation into the management of allegations of child sexual abuse against adults of concern by Tusla. HIQA has indicated that it anticipates that the statutory...”

Written Answers — Department of Children and Youth Affairs: Child Care Services Regulation (23 May 2017)

“There are currently 3 special care units in the country. One in Dublin, which has a capacity to cater for 10 children, one in Limerick with a capacity for 4 children and one in Cork, which can cater for 3 children”

More of Katherine Zappone's recent appearances

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 42 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 0 comments 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 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 44 people are tracking whenever this TD speaks — email me whenever Katherine Zappone speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 159 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.)