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  • Subjects (based on headings added by the Dáil record): Social Welfare Benefits, Grant Payments, Health Services, Social Welfare Appeals, Hospital Services

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Written Answers — Department of Rural and Community Development: Social Enterprise Sector (18 Dec 2019)

“Social enterprises are businesses whose core objective is to achieve a social, societal or environmental impact.  Like other businesses, they trade in goods or services on an ongoing basis. However, any surpluses generated by social enterprises are re-invested into achieving a social impact, rather than maximising profit for their owners.   In October, I launched a call for...”

Written Answers — Department of Rural and Community Development: Recreational Facilities Provision (18 Dec 2019)

“As the Deputy will be aware, I reopened the CLÁR programme in 2016, following a number of years when the scheme was closed for new applications.  Since then, almost €33 million has been approved for funding over 1,400 projects under the programme. The type of projects which have been supported include: - safety measures around schools and community...”

Written Answers — Department of Rural and Community Development: Departmental Staff Recruitment (18 Dec 2019)

“The number of staff recruited to the Department of Rural and Community Development from January 2019 to date is outlined in tabular form below: Position Title Number of Staff Hired Principal Officer 2 Assistant Principal Officer 4 Higher Executive Officer 1 Administrative Officer 2...”

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  • Has spoken in 27 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — well below average among TDs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • People have made 3 comments on this TD's speeches — above average among TDs.
  • This TD's speeches, in the printed record, are readable by an average 14–15 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") 696 times in debates — above average among TDs.
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