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RSS feed Paschal Donohoe TD, former Senator

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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)

RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Covid-19 Pandemic Supports (23 Jun 2021)

“I propose to take Questions Nos. 89 to 92, inclusive, together. The Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS) was in place for 22 weeks between 26 March and 31 August 2020. It was introduced as an emergency income support for eligible employees where the employer’s business activities were negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 66,600 employers received a subsidy under the TWSS...”

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Approved Housing Bodies (23 Jun 2021)

“Since 2018, Approved Housing Bodies (AHBs) have been classified in the General Government sector by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. Consequently, all AHBs revenue and expenditure is classified as general government revenue and general government expenditure while borrowing by the AHBs, from outside the General Government sector i.e. the private sector, will add to the...”

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Covid-19 Pandemic Supports (23 Jun 2021)

“The rate of Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) payable to individuals is a matter for the Department of Social Protection (DSP). I am advised by Revenue that, regarding taxation, PUP payments are classed as income and as such are liable to tax but not PRSI or Universal Social Charge (USC). In 2020, PUP was taxed at year end rather than in the normal real-time manner due to the urgent...”

More of Paschal Donohoe's recent appearances


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  • Has spoken in 43 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.
  • 55 people are tracking whenever this TD speaks — email me whenever Paschal Donohoe speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 1297 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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