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  • Subjects (based on headings added by the Dáil record): Decentralisation Programme, Tax Code, Departmental Agencies, Pension Provisions, Departmental Expenditure

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Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Metropolitan Area Networks Programme (15 Nov 2018)

“An external report on extending or re-tendering the Management Services Entity for the Metropolitan Area Networks was completed by Norcontel in June 2016. This report proposed that the preferred option, based on the analysis, was to extend the current concession agreements. A redacted version of this report was released following a recent Freedom of Information request. The redacted report...”

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Public Procurement Contracts Data (15 Nov 2018)

“My Department has engaged with the Office of Government Procurement (OGP) for procurement support and advice on an as needed basis since that Office commenced operations in 2014. My Department has recourse to OGP’s Schedule of Supplier Frameworks and Contracts when procuring goods and services. 60 contracts have been awarded by my Department under these centralised arrangements since...”

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Public Procurement Contracts Data (15 Nov 2018)

“I propose to take Questions Nos. 160 and 161 together. Since 2003, twelve Concession Agreements with private companies have been in place in my Department. Independent legal and procurement advice was sought in five of these cases and in no instance did the advice received recommend not to proceed with the procurement process. Four of these twelve Concession Agreements related to...”

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  • Has spoken in 99 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — above average among TDs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • People have made 9 comments on this TD's speeches — well above average among TDs.
  • This TD's speeches, in the printed record, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 1654 times in debates — well above average among TDs.
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Register of Members' Interests

1. Occupational Income
Farming and setting farmland and house: (1) Newtown, Dunboyne, Co. Meath (175 acres); (2) Setting, farmland: Woodtown, Drumree, Co. Meath (50 acres). Other Information Provided: (1) & (2) Part-owner.
2. Shares
(1) Bank of Ireland: Lower Baggot St., D2: banking; (2) Irish Life & Permanent: Lower Abbey St., D1: finance; (3) Aryzta AG: Talacker 41, 8001 Zurich: food; (4) CRH: Belgard Rd, D22: building products; (5) Smurfit Kappa Group: Clonskeagh, D4: packaging; (6) FBD Holdings: Bluebell, D12: insurance; (7) AIB Investment Fund: c/o Ark Life Assurance, Hatch St., D2: unit fund; (8) Kingspan: Castleblayney, Monaghan: building products.
3. Directorships
Nil
4. Land
(1) Newtown, Dunboyne, Co. Meath: farming and setting farmland and house; (2) Woodtown, Drumree, Co. Meath: setting farmland.
5. Gifts
Watch: Minister of the Saudi Arabian Government. Other Information Provided: Gift surrendered in accordance with Section 15 of the Ethics in Public Office Act 1995.
6. Property and Service
Nil
7. Travel Facilities
Nil
8. Remunerated Positions
Nil
9. Contracts
Nil

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