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Asks most questions about

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

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Questions on Promised Legislation (17 May 2018)

“It is in both the programme for Government and the confidence and supply agreement that we will address capitation over the lifetime of the Government. In the first two budgets we gave priority to areas such as special education, the provision of SNAs, the reduction of the pupil-teacher ratio and support for disadvantaged schools and we have to make decisions within the available resources...”

Questions on Promised Legislation (17 May 2018)

“The system caters for 3,200 schools and it is based on a schedule of allocation. There is an appeal process which is independently run. With such a scheme there is no ministerial discretion to deviate from it. It is provided and administered equitably across every school that applies. There is an appeal mechanism. I will check the position of the school the Deputy referred to but that is...”

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Counselling Services Provision (17 May 2018)

“My Department promotes a comprehensive and whole of school approach to the promotion of wellbeing and positive mental health. This approach considers the entire school community, as well as focussing on groups and individual young people with identified need. This approach spans the curriculum in schools, whole-school ethos, quality of teaching, learning and assessment, student support,...”

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  • Has spoken in 98 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 8 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.
  • 66 people are tracking whenever this TD speaks — email me whenever Richard Bruton speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 1550 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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