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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: School Completion Programme (11 Sep 2017)

“I have been advised by Tusla that the full year funding allocated in the current year (2017) to the School Completion Programme is €24.7 million.”

Written Answers — Department of Children and Youth Affairs: Departmental Funding (11 Sep 2017)

“In 2017, funding of €57.4 million has been provided to my Department for various youth schemes, an increase of €5.5 million over 2016. The additional funding is being used for programmes that target disadvantaged young people and to assist national youth organisations in their work to support local voluntary youth services. My Department administers a range of funding schemes...”

Written Answers — Department of Children and Youth Affairs: Departmental Staff Data (11 Sep 2017)

“I take the part of the Deputy's question on seconded staff to refer to seconded staff specifically working in the Minister's office or constituency office. There were no civil or public service staff seconded by my Department to work in the Minister's office or constituency office in each of the years 2015 to 2016 and to date in 2017. In respect of political staff employed in this Department,...”

More of Katherine Zappone's recent appearances

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 35 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.
  • 47 people are tracking whenever this TD speaks — email me whenever Katherine Zappone speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 183 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.)