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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: National Indemnity Scheme for Landowners (17 Jan 2019)

“My Department has been working to develop a scheme to indemnify private land owners with regard to the use of their lands for recreational purposes. In this context, my officials have been in contact with the State Claims Agency and the Attorney General's Office with a view to progressing the matter. My Department has been advised that the proposed indemnity scheme should be underpinned...”

Written Answers — Department of Rural and Community Development: Departmental Funding (17 Jan 2019)

“As the Deputy will be aware, the preparation of the 2018 Appropriation Account for my Department has just commenced. A provisional appropriation account will be submitted to the Comptroller and Auditor General by the 31stMarch 2018. The prepayments made by the Department in 2018 are compiled as part of this work and the information will therefore be available, on a provisional basis, at the...”

Written Answers — Department of Rural and Community Development: Departmental Funding (17 Jan 2019)

“As the Deputy will be aware, my Department was not established until July 2017. That said, there were some pre-existing programmes, including a number of Rural Schemes, which my Department now has responsibility for, some of which are listed in the following table. In 2016, pre-funding of approximately €28 million was released to the Local Authorities in respect of four Rural Schemes,...”

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  • Has spoken in 20 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") 621 times in debates — above average among TDs.
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