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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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Residential Institutions Statutory Fund: Motion [Private Members] (24 May 2017)

“I move amendment No. 1:To delete all words after “Dáil Éireann” and substitute the following: “recognises that:— many individuals suffered horrific abuse when, as children, they were placed in industrial schools and other residential settings; — successive Governments have put strategies in place to support former residents, through the provision...”

Priority Questions: Schools Mental Health Strategies (24 May 2017)

“The well-being programme is to become a whole-school activity and it is to go beyond those individual curricular areas of PE, social, personal and health education, SPHE, and civic, social and political education, CSPE, to integrate those into a whole-school package. There will be a plan developed in each school. Supports are being provided to principals to design this plan in an integrated...”

Priority Questions: Schools Mental Health Strategies (24 May 2017)

“I do not agree. This was developed after much thought. Extensive consultation went into developing the well-being programme. It was identified by the stakeholders as an important element. Extensive planning has gone into this. Not only are we restoring guidance counselling and guidance teachers, who will be very important to this, we are also expanding the National Educational...”

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  • Has spoken in 111 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.
  • 61 people are tracking whenever this TD speaks — email me whenever Richard Bruton speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 1351 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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