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  • Subjects (based on headings added by the Dáil record): Schools Site Acquisitions, Schools Building Projects, Foreign Birth Registration, Hospital Services, Hospital Acquired Infections

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Select Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government: Planning and Development Bill 2023: Committee Stage (Resumed) (26 Mar 2024)

“Effectively, this is a new section. It brings in the concept of a collection of objectives for a settlement. Settlements are defined in Central Statistics Office reports as being collections of more than 1,500 people. It is a collection of objectives. We are used to SLOs in development plans, so that gives the Deputy an idea. It is a collection of objectives that fit together. Part of...”

Select Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government: Planning and Development Bill 2023: Committee Stage (Resumed) (26 Mar 2024)

“The consequence is that zoning will only happen at the development plan. Zoning will not happen in local area plan and there is no zoning in the settlement objectives either.”

Select Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government: Planning and Development Bill 2023: Committee Stage (Resumed) (26 Mar 2024)

“It is related. The idea is that the overall settlement strategy and the development plan align with each of the settlement strategies for each individual settlement.”

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  • Has spoken in 45 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 0 comments on this TD's speeches — average among TDs.
  • This TD's speeches, in the printed record, are readable by an average 18–19 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") 369 times in debates — average among TDs.
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