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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: Preschool Services (19 Nov 2019)

“Registration of Early Learning and Care settings is granted where Tusla is satisfied that the premises, operation and location of the setting poses no unmanaged risk to children. All registration applications are subject to services being compliant with fire and planning requirements. Fire safety legislation and its compliance comes under the remit of the Department of Housing, Planning...”

Written Answers — Department of Children and Youth Affairs: UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (19 Nov 2019)

“I am strongly committed to the ratification of the Second Optional Protocol. Preparations to ratify the protocol are at an advanced stage and my Department, in partnership with the Department of Justice and Equality, has made a submission to the Office of the Attorney General, proposing the ratification of the Second Optional Protocol. To date, ratification has been pending to ensure...”

Written Answers — Department of Children and Youth Affairs: Early Years Sector (19 Nov 2019)

“I propose to take Questions Nos. 571 and 572 together. I am not familiar with the specific €1.5m increase that the Deputy has referred to. On Budget day I announced that €2.6m of additional funding had been secured to promote quality and support the delivery of the Early Years Learning and School Aged Childcare programmes. This additional €2.6m was allocated to the...”

More of Katherine Zappone's recent appearances

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 41 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.
  • 74 people are tracking whenever this TD speaks — email me whenever Katherine Zappone speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 486 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.)