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  • Former Independent TD for Clare
  • Left the Dáil on 11 July 2024 — Resigned
  • Entered the Dáil on 26 February 2011 — General election

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Deputies Elected as MEPs: Statements (11 Jul 2024)

“It is a bit like being invited to speak at your own funeral here today. Usually, we talk about political careers after people have passed away. I am conscious I did manage to be late for this, which is possibly something I had never thought I could achieve, alive or dead. I thank the people of Clare for electing me to this House. I think everybody in this Chamber would say it is a unique...”

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (11 Jul 2024)

“I wish to return to an issue which we have previously discussed. I refer to the oversight of the international protection accommodation services, IPAS, spending on direct-provision accommodation. Last week, I asked the Minister responsible how many inspections had been carried out by the compliance team or by independent inspection companies in the first half of 2024. Within three days I...”

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (11 Jul 2024)

“So would I, or politicians either. I might even be counting the days.”

More of Michael McNamara's recent appearances


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  • Has spoken in 91 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — average among TDs.
  • Has received answers to 257 written questions in the last year — above 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.
  • 33 people are tracking whenever this TD speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 557 times in debates — average among TDs.
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Register of Members' Interests

1. Occupational Income
(1) Farmer: Teeroneer, Tuamgraney, Co. Clare; (2) Barrister-at-law: Tubbernagath, Scariff, Co. Clare.
3. Directorships
4. Land
(1) Teeroneer, Co. Clare: farmland; (2) Toonagh, Co. Clare.
5. Gifts
6. Property and Service
7. Travel Facilities
8. Remunerated Positions
9. Contracts

Register last updated: 11 Mar 2015. More about the Register

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