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Committees and topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Subjects (based on headings added by the Dáil record): Industrial Disputes, Fishing Industry, Employment Rights, Fishing Vessel Safety, Bus Services
(based on written questions asked by Mick Barry and answered by departments)
- Dublin Mid-West By-election: Issue of Writ (7 Nov 2019)
“These four by-elections represent an opportunity for people to strike a blow against the policies of Fine Gael, which leads the Government, and Fianna Fáil, which props it up. In Cork North-Central, Solidarity will stand Councillor Fiona Ryan. Do not estimate the righteous anger of those who see more than 600 people on hospital trolleys today, at a time when there are more than 10,000...”
- Illegal Drugs: Motion [Private Members] (5 Nov 2019)
“I intend to share time with Deputy Gino Kenny. I will speak briefly and Deputy Kenny will make the main points. In 2016, there were more than 700 drug-related deaths in the State. In fact, the figure was 736. The number of people who died on our roads that year - the number of road fatalities - was fewer than 200. The figure was 186. Thus there were almost four drug-related deaths...”
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- Has spoken in 109 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — above average among TDs.
- Has received answers to 60 written questions in the last year — below 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 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 13 people are tracking whenever this TD speaks — email me whenever Mick Barry speaks.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 317 times in debates — average among TDs.
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