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Asks most questions about

  • 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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Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (14 Nov 2019)

“The local improvement scheme should really be within the remit of another Department. However, I reintroduced it because I knew that there was a need for it. To date, I have put €48 million into it. Everybody has to play a part in ensuring the success of the programme, as I have been telling local authorities and their elected representatives as they draw up their budgets. Instead...”

Written Answers — Department of Rural and Community Development: Rural Transport Services Provision (14 Nov 2019)

“My Department does not currently have a funding programme open for applications towards the cost of procuring a community bus. However, as the Deputy will be aware, my Department administers the CLÁR programme which aims to support the sustainable development of designated areas which have suffered significant levels of depopulation in the past.  The CLÁR programme is...”

Written Answers — Department of Rural and Community Development: Departmental Funding (13 Nov 2019)

“I have provided the information requested by the Deputy in the following table. It details the supports, funding schemes and grants which are available from my Department to non-governmental environmental and conservation organisations and the updates to same made in Budget 2020. DRCD Supports, funding schemes grants available to non-governmental...”

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  • Has spoken in 26 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") 681 times in debates — above average among TDs.
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