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  • Former Fine Gael TD for Galway East
  • Left the Dáil on 26 February 2016 — General election
  • Entered the Dáil on 26 February 2011 — General election

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Public Accounts Committee: HSE Report on Foster Home in Waterford Community Care Area: Discussion (2 Feb 2016)

“Much of this has been covered already but I will go over one area that was raised by Deputy Deasy. When Mr. O'Brien came into the job, was there any point in him making a telephone call to some of the people that he knew were there just to have a chat and see what was going on? I do not mean from the HSE or corporate side of things but just for himself. Was there not a part of him who...”

Public Accounts Committee: HSE Report on Foster Home in Waterford Community Care Area: Discussion (2 Feb 2016)

“Mr. O'Brien will meet the whistleblowers who were badly treated, involve himself and try to address their concerns. There is no issue with that meeting going on.”

Public Accounts Committee: HSE Report on Foster Home in Waterford Community Care Area: Discussion (2 Feb 2016)

“Mr. O'Brien understands why there is such a high degree of scepticism surrounding all of this. At the heart of this, there is a real lack of accountability. At the end of the day, we are discussing the lives of two people whom I have not met and do not know. I am sure this is a very distressing time for their families, as I am sure it has been for many years and not just now. Some of my...”

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Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 47 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — below average among TDs.
  • Has received answers to 174 written questions in the last year — above average among TDs.
  • People have made 0 comments on this TD's speeches — below average among TDs.
  • This TD's speeches, in the printed record, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 23 people are tracking whenever this TD speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 160 times in debates — below average among TDs.
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Register of Members' Interests

1. Occupational Income
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2. Shares
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3. Directorships
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4. Land
Ballinlass, Mountbellew, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway: farmland, 18 acres.
5. Gifts
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6. Property and Service
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7. Travel Facilities
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8. Remunerated Positions
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9. Contracts
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