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  • Subjects (based on headings added by the Dáil record): Special Educational Needs Staff, Covid-19 Pandemic, Asylum Applications, Broadcasting Sector, Dublin Bus Fleet

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Special Committee on Covid-19 Response: Impact of Covid-19: Education – Return to School and School Transport (Resumed) (10 Jul 2020)

“Picking up on the previous point in relation to school space, Mr. Loftus spoke earlier about ensuring there is enough space in the school in the classroom and having a solution in place if there is not. My thoughts turned to schools, of which I am sure there are plenty, that will not have sufficient space to meet the public health guidelines. What does the Department see as the solutions?...”

Special Committee on Covid-19 Response: Impact of Covid-19: Education – Return to School and School Transport (Resumed) (10 Jul 2020)

“I also wish to touch on the role of special needs assistants, SNAs. We all know SNAs are a valuable part of our education system, but they also work closely with vulnerable students. What specific supports are being given to SNAs? We had some conversation already concerning PPE, but I am referring to aspects such as other guidance etc.. In addition, if school attendance is going to be...”

Special Committee on Covid-19 Response: Impact of Covid-19: Education – Return to School and School Transport (Resumed) (10 Jul 2020)

“I have another question on staffing. Much of the staffing levels are determined by the returns of the number of children to the Department on 30 September. If, however, some children will be enrolling late, perhaps because parents will not be enrolling them in junior infants because of health concerns, or parents of children have underlying health concerns themselves, what is being done to...”

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  • Has spoken in 10 committee discussions and Dáil debates since entering the Oireachtas. No comparison to other members is shown here because this member has been in office for less than a year.
  • Has received answers to 16 written questions since entering the Oireachtas. No comparison to other members is shown here because this member has been in office for less than a year.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 4 times in debates.
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