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RSS feed Michael D'Arcy TD, former Senator

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  • Fine Gael TD for Wexford
  • Former Fine Gael Senator (Administrative Panel)
  • Entered the Dáil on 24 May 2007 — General election
  • Entered the Seanad on 27 April 2011 — General election
  • Left the Seanad on 24 April 2016 — General election
  • Email me whenever Michael D'Arcy speaks (no more than once per day)

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Committees and topics of interest

Asks most questions about

  • Subjects (based on headings added by the Dáil record): Schools Building Projects, Departmental Contracts, Departmental Staff, Social Welfare Benefits, Health Services

(based on written questions asked by Michael D'Arcy and answered by departments)

RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Financial Resolutions 2019 - Financial Resolution No. 4: General (Resumed) (10 Oct 2018)

“Yesterday's budget was ten years and ten days from the bank guarantee. For those of us who were here on that occasion, it is something we should never forget. Those were difficult times. It has been a difficult decade. I have called that period, "The lost decade," and it has been much more difficult for some than for others. It has taken a decade to balance the budget. That is how long...”

Seanad: Markets in Financial Instruments Bill 2018: Second Stage (10 Oct 2018)

“The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II, known as MiFID II, is the cornerstone of European Union financial markets legislation, covering the regulation of investment services providers. It is changing how markets operate for the better, ensuring safer and more transparent markets across the EU. MiFID II represents a major piece of financial markets reform and is ambitious in its...”

Seanad: Markets in Financial Instruments Bill 2018: Second Stage (10 Oct 2018)

“I thank Senators for progressing the Bill in the manner in which they are doing so. I will stay with today's Bill. Senator Conway-Walsh asked several questions about other legislation. As I do not have the relevant information available to me, I do not propose to comment on the matters raised. The Bill makes it an offence to intentionally mislead the Central Bank. It is, therefore, very...”

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Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 77 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — average among TDs.
  • Has spoken in 10 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — well below average among Senators.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — well below average among TDs.
  • People have made 0 comments 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 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 19 people are tracking whenever this TD speaks — email me whenever Michael D'Arcy speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 171 times in debates — below 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") 134 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.)