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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

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RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Seanad: National Surplus (Reserve Fund for Exceptional Contingencies) Bill 2018: Second Stage (12 Jun 2019)

“I am pleased to appear before the House to take Second Stage of the Bill. The Bill is an important plank of the medium and long-term policies of the Government, putting our national finances on a sound and sustainable footing and building our resilience to external shocks. The national surplus reserve fund for exceptional contingencies, or rainy day fund, will be an economic buffer...”

Seanad: National Surplus (Reserve Fund for Exceptional Contingencies) Bill 2018: Second Stage (12 Jun 2019)

“I thank Senators Horkan, Boyhan, Kieran O'Donnell, Conway-Walsh and Lawlor for raising these issues. I will deal with the questions raised. Senator O'Donnell asked about the liquidity of the fund. I am proposing a highly liquid fund which will be held as a near cash fund so that it can be accessed very quickly if required. Senator Lawlor asked the same question. This would distinguish it...”

Seanad: National Surplus (Reserve Fund for Exceptional Contingencies) Bill 2018: Second Stage (12 Jun 2019)

“Perhaps I mistook what she said. I understood she said we are not spending enough on health or on housing but we are. We will spend €18 billion on health in 2019. We have never spent more on health. In terms of housing, we are spending €2.4 billion. Again, we have never spent more on housing. The issue is whether we keep spending more money on those sectors but perhaps not...”

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Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 75 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 — 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.
  • 20 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") 217 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.)