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  • Former Fianna Fail TD for Roscommon-South Leitrim
  • Left the Dáil on 25 February 2011 — did not stand for re-election

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Written Answers — Social Housing: Social Housing (1 Feb 2011)

“The latest guidance to local authorities in respect of access to social housing supports for non-Irish nationals, including non-EEA nationals, is set out in my Department's Circular SHIP 2010/19 of 24 September 2010. A copy of the Circular is available in the Oireachtas library.”

Seanad: Finance Bill 2011 (Certified Money Bill): Committee Stage (Resumed). (29 Jan 2011)

“It may be the case that there are other areas of private debt but this is tax due to the State. It is appropriate in these times, and indeed at any time, that people who are due to pay their taxes and have adequate income to pay them should do so. There is existing legislation for attachment. The provision is inserted into the overall legislation. The counterbalance to the Revenue...”

Seanad: Finance Bill 2011 (Certified Money Bill): Committee Stage (Resumed). (29 Jan 2011)

“First, I want to clear up one matter for the benefit of Senator Coffey. This does not apply to the self-employed. This applies to company directors and their employees who in many cases wind up with substantial salaries and have a debt left from another time which they refuse to meet. It is important that Senators understand about whom and what we speak. There is no question of this being...”

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  • Has spoken in 40 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — below average among TDs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • People have made 2 comments on this TD's speeches — well above average among TDs.
  • This TD's speeches, in the printed record, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 16 people are tracking whenever this TD speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 143 times in debates — average among TDs.
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