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  • Fine Gael TD for Dublin Central
  • Former Fine Gael Senator (Administrative Panel)
  • Entered the Dáil on 26 February 2011 — General election
  • Entered the Seanad on 13 September 2007 — General election
  • Left the Seanad on 26 February 2011 — Resigned
  • Email me whenever Paschal Donohoe speaks (no more than once per day)

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Committees and topics of interest

Asks most questions about

  • Subjects (based on headings added by the Dáil record): Social Welfare Benefits, Citizenship Applications, Carer's Allowance Applications, Tax Code, Community Employment Schemes

(based on written questions asked by Paschal Donohoe and answered by departments)

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Social Protection (Covid-19): Statements (2 Apr 2020)

“Over the past number of weeks, the Government has introduced unprecedented measures. It introduced public health measures which are designed to flatten the curve and slow the spread of the disease to the greatest extent possible. Those measures, although necessary, have undoubtedly had a very significant and negative effect on our economy. Therefore, we have sought to lessen the economic...”

Seanad: An Bille um Bearta Éigeandála ar mhaithe le Leas an Phobail (Covid-19) 2020: Céim an Choiste agus na Céimeanna a bheidh Fágtha - Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Bill 2020: Committee and Remaining Stages (27 Mar 2020)

“The proposed amendment relates to section 1(2)(a) of the Bill, which is the commencement provision for Part 3 of the Bill and relates to planning and building control matters. The amendment seeks to control the Bill so that rather than the emergency provision being commenced by order of the Minister at an appropriate and effective time when it is needed, the emergency planning provision...”

Seanad: An Bille um Bearta Éigeandála ar mhaithe le Leas an Phobail (Covid-19) 2020: Céim an Choiste agus na Céimeanna a bheidh Fágtha - Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Bill 2020: Committee and Remaining Stages (27 Mar 2020)

“I can tell the Senator that during normal times this is exactly the kind of provision that should be contained in legislation. I will draw an analogy to the rainy day fund, which is meant for use at times of great risk. The operation of the rainy day fund has the kind of steps and checks built in that Senator Clifford-Lee is proposing. What makes the times we are in so different is that it...”

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Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 62 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — above average among TDs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • People have made 1 comment on this TD's speeches — above 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.
  • 51 people are tracking whenever this TD speaks — email me whenever Paschal Donohoe speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 1137 times in debates — well above average among TDs.
    (Yes, this is a silly statistic. We include it to draw your attention to why you should read more than just these numbers when forming opinions.)

Register of Members' Interests

1. Occupational Income
Nil
2. Shares
Shares: (1) Proctor & Gamble, Brooklands, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 OXP, UK: consumer goods company; (2) Diageo, St. James's Gate, Thomas Street, Dublin 8: drinks company.
3. Directorships
Nil
4. Land
Nil
5. Gifts
Nil
6. Property and Service
Nil
7. Travel Facilities
Nil
8. Remunerated Positions
Nil
9. Contracts
Nil

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