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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: Childcare: Impact of Covid-19 (23 Jun 2020)

“I wish to jump in on the latter point regarding leave. How many members of the witnesses' organisations have used up all of their leave entitlement? How many have no annual leave left? What are they doing to manage that? Let me know if I am wrong, but it strikes me that once healthcare workers and other staff have used up their annual leave and are taking parental leave or looking at...”

Special Committee on Covid-19 Response: Childcare: Impact of Covid-19 (23 Jun 2020)

“If 62% of the workers use up the majority of their leave and are faced with a choice of taking unpaid leave or leaving their children in a precarious situation and dealing with the stress that goes with doing so, many of those people may consider remaining in their current employment to be unfeasible unless something changes. We need to address this issue or we will be left with a health...”

Special Committee on Covid-19 Response: Childcare: Impact of Covid-19 (Resumed) (23 Jun 2020)

“I want to pick up on a point raised by Ms Heeney at the beginning, when she talked about how far behind other countries we are in terms of our investment in childcare. One of the clear examples is that while we are sitting here debating a failed attempt to set up a childcare scheme for essential workers long after the peak of the crisis, many other countries had it from the very beginning....”

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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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