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  • Fine Gael TD for Dublin West
  • Taoiseach, Department of An Taoiseach (since 14 Jun 2017)
  • Entered the Dáil on 24 May 2007 — General election
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Committees and topics of interest

Asks most questions about

  • Subjects (based on headings added by the Dáil record): Departmental Bodies, Departmental Expenditure, Departmental Staff, Departmental Agencies, Tax Code

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RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Covid-19 (Taoiseach): Statements (21 May 2020)

“Rent supplement is means-tested. I think everyone in the House appreciates that. Rent supplement is not provided to people who can afford to pay their own rent or mortgage or buy their own home. If we were to extend rent supplement to any group that does not need it for financial reasons that would be a big policy change and an expensive one and I am not sure it would be the right course...”

Covid-19 (Taoiseach): Statements (21 May 2020)

“I acknowledge that financial abuse can be part of the abuse that people who suffer domestic violence face, both men and women but mostly women. The solution is probably the urgent needs payment, which is available under the social welfare code.”

Covid-19 (Taoiseach): Statements (21 May 2020)

“I thank the Deputy. I read the letter that she alerted me to and I have replied. Actually, I have received many letters from parents of children with autism, with intellectual disabilities, with behavioural problems. I know they are really distressed. I am concerned about their welfare and I know they are, too. They may not have a powerful lobby, but they do have a voice at Cabinet....”

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  • Has spoken in 127 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — well above average among TDs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • People have made 7 comments on this TD's speeches — well above 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.
  • 144 people are tracking whenever this TD speaks — email me whenever Leo Varadkar speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 2994 times in debates — well above average among TDs.
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