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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
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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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Written Answers — Department of Finance: Tax Credits (11 Oct 2018)

“I am advised by Revenue that the person in question is still in receipt of the Single Person Child Carer Credit (SPCCC). The credit, which can only be claimed by one parent for any individual year, has been with the individual since it was relinquished by the child’s mother in February 2014 and Revenue is not aware of any change to this arrangement.”

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Film Industry Tax Reliefs (11 Oct 2018)

“I am advised by Revenue that they cannot comment on individual cases.  However, they have provided the following general information in relation to the administration and review of claims for the film tax credit under Section 481, Taxes Consolidation Act 1997. Under section 481, in general terms a company which produces a film can claim a payable tax credit of 32% of the lower of: ...”

Written Answers — Department of Finance: VAT Rate Application (11 Oct 2018)

“I propose to take Questions Nos. 47 and 51 together. Issues of clarity and consistency relating to the VAT rating of health food supplements arise from the fact that a small selection of food supplements have historically been applied at the zero rate of VAT by concession of the Revenue Commissioners since the introduction of VAT in 1972.  The majority of food...”

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  • Has spoken in 73 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — below 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 — 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.
  • 45 people are tracking whenever this TD speaks — email me whenever Paschal Donohoe speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 804 times in debates — well above average among TDs.
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Register of Members' Interests

1. Occupational Income
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
4. Land
5. Gifts
6. Property and Service
7. Travel Facilities
8. Remunerated Positions
9. Contracts

Register last updated: 11 Mar 2015. More about the Register

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