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Committees and topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Subjects (based on headings added by the Dáil record): An Garda Síochána, Departmental Data, Occupational Therapy, Capital Expenditure Programme, Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
(based on written questions asked by Martin Kenny and answered by departments)
- Summer Economic Statement: Statements (Resumed) (14 Jul 2022)
“As the Leas-Cheann Comhairle was reading the list of various Topical Issue matters, it brought into focus what we are talking about here. While the summer economic statement may paint a rosy picture, when you listen to those matters raised, you hear of all the various issues throughout the country that are affecting people. These are the issues of services mainly that are so devoid in so...”
- Rent Reduction Bill 2022: Second Stage [Private Members] (13 Jul 2022)
“We support the Bill. We see spiralling rents in every part of the country. I raised Knocknashee and Tobercurry with the Taoiseach a couple of months ago. People there were paying €800 a month in rent, then the landlord increased it to €1,500 a month overnight. That happened to ten people in a housing estate, because the landlord owned many houses there. The Government made...”
- Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality: Sanctions for the Possession of Certain Amounts of Drugs for Personal Use: Discussion (12 Jul 2022)
“I thank all the witnesses. I have a couple of small points to make because some of my questions have already been asked. It seems to me that the old adage about the war on drugs not working is very true. That war has generally been on the supply side. We have always been trying to stop supply, find the people who are supplying it, find the dealers and cut them out. We need to look more...”
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- Has spoken in 142 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — above average among TDs.
- Has received answers to 97 written questions in the last year — below average among TDs.
- People have made 1 comment on this TD's speeches — average among TDs.
- This TD's speeches, in the printed record, are readable by an average 15–16 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") 506 times in debates — above average among TDs.
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