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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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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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Ceisteanna - Questions: Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements (18 Sep 2018)

“It depends on how one defines "membership".”

Ceisteanna - Questions: Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements (18 Sep 2018)

“Obviously when the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, Northern Ireland will leave with it. That is a statement of fact, as everyone knows. The draft backstop, as published in March, means that, to all intents and purposes, Northern Ireland will stay in the customs union and the Single Market. Even at that, it is not as straightforward as that. It is the full regulatory alignment...”

Ceisteanna - Questions: Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements (18 Sep 2018)

“First, there is no backsliding on the backstop from us. In terms of the transition period, we want it to run until the end of 2020, which means that no changes would take effect until January 2021. There will be changes, however, under our central case scenario which is based on a successful negotiation of a withdrawal agreement with a transition period and a backstop. It will still be the...”

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  • Has spoken in 217 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 6 comments on this TD's speeches — well above average among TDs.
  • 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 1956 times in debates — well above average among TDs.
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