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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

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RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Select Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach: Finance Bill 2018: Committee Stage (Resumed) (8 Nov 2018)

“In fairness, I should acknowledge that this is a matter that Deputy McGrath has raised with me and I note that he has just joined us now. I am sure he will be raising this on Report Stage as well as he has related amendments. I will say a word about the section and my approach to it. On the section itself, a partial repayment of VRT has been available since 1993 on certain vehicles...”

Select Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach: Finance Bill 2018: Committee Stage (Resumed) (8 Nov 2018)

“I thank the Deputies for their contributions. It is fair to acknowledge that this change was not subject to consultation. However, we have so many examples of reliefs like this across the tax code that we have to recognise the right of the Government of the day to make changes. If we are to be guided by consultation in every difficult change we make, the bias will always be towards not...”

Select Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach: Finance Bill 2018: Committee Stage (Resumed) (8 Nov 2018)

“Deputy Burton asked if we had done an economic appraisal of this beyond knowing what would be the potential revenue gain. We have not done such an appraisal because I decided we would be better off doing economic appraisals of the much larger decisions we had to make, for example, on the VAT rate applied to the tourism sector. I do not ask my Department to do detailed economic appraisals of...”

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  • Has spoken in 69 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.
  • 46 people are tracking whenever this TD speaks — email me whenever Paschal Donohoe speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 841 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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