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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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Topical Issue Debate: Education Welfare Service Provision (16 Feb 2017)

“I would be very much helped if the Deputy forwarded me the email he received from the principal in question. The Deputy spoke eloquently about recognising the role of principals. It is very important that that perspective be part of the mix. I would like to assure the Deputy that the grant will be reinstated given my background, approach and conversations in my constituency. The Deputy...”

Topical Issue Debate: Education Welfare Service Provision (16 Feb 2017)

“I thank the Deputy for his question and for the opportunity to clarify my position. I am concerned about the impact of the decision to close the school counselling grants scheme. Like the Deputy, I have met school principals in my constituency on this matter. They have communicated very clearly the importance of these grants for the welfare of the children in their schools, using language...”

Written Answers — Department of Children and Youth Affairs: School Starting Age (16 Feb 2017)

“As the Deputy is aware, the initial Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) programme had one entry point (September) from when children could begin pre-school, and children had to be aged between 3 years and 2 months and 4 years and 7 months by the September to avail of the free pre-school year (i.e. 38 weeks). The programme was then expanded by reducing the age of eligibility to 3 years...”

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  • Has spoken in 40 committee discussions and Dáil debates since entering the Oireachtas. No comparison to other members is shown here because this member has been in office for less than a year.
  • Has spoken in 35 committee discussions and Dáil debates since entering the Oireachtas. No comparison to other members is shown here because this member has been in office for less than a year.
  • Has received answers to 2 written questions since entering the Oireachtas. No comparison to other members is shown here because this member has been in office for less than a year.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 119 times in debates.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 241 times in debates.
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