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Committees and topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Subjects (based on headings added by the Dáil record): Child Care Services, Affordable Childcare Scheme Expenditure, Preschool Services, Child Care Services Funding, School Completion Programme
(based on written questions asked by Kathleen Funchion and answered by departments)
- Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills: Teacher Recruitment: Discussion (20 Feb 2018)
“I thank everyone for their presentations. It is obvious to me that pay is the big issue for new teachers coming through. Why would someone opt to stay here? Even if they did opt to stay, I can see why they would go abroad after a year or two because not only are they on lower pay, they probably also have a much larger class size, have to battle for everything, for example, resource hours...”
- Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: School Enrolments Data (20 Feb 2018)
“188. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the rationale behind the decision to place a restriction on five schools (details supplied) for enrolments for junior infant classes to up to half a stream for 2018-2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8327/18]”
- Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: DEIS Eligibility (20 Feb 2018)
“199. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason a school (details supplied) has not been awarded extra resources under the DEIS scheme; when it will be awarded the extra resources; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8558/18]”
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- Has spoken in 50 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — below average among TDs.
- Has received answers to 153 written questions in the last year — average among TDs.
- People have made 0 comments on this TD's speeches — average among TDs.
- This TD's speeches, in the printed record, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 47 times in debates — well below average among TDs.
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