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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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Topical Issue Debate (Resumed): Special Educational Needs (8 Mar 2018)

“The NCSE is an independent body that has been given the power to make decisions in this area. It is not my Department that makes these calls. The NCSE has the power to allocate resource teachers and SNA. We have massively expanded the number of SNAs by 1,000 per year and have provided 1,800 additional resource teachers by means of the past three budgets. We are greatly expanding provision...”

Topical Issue Debate (Resumed): Special Educational Needs (8 Mar 2018)

“I thank Deputy Funchion for raising this matter. As I did not get notice of the details on the individual child, I can only respond to the Deputy in a general way. However, I will undertake to get the Department to make contact with the National Council for Special Education, NCSE, to advise on the case. It is not the case that people like me can make decisions about the best placement for...”

Topical Issue Debate: Medical Products (8 Mar 2018)

“I thank Deputy Sherlock for raising this issue. I extend my sympathies to Adam and his family for the difficulties he is experiencing. I understand that his case was considered at today's fortnightly meeting, but I do not have information on the outcome of it. As I understand it and as the Deputy described, new priorities can disrupt a ranking on a waiting list and I can understand how...”

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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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 1513 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.
(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
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
7. Travel Facilities
8. Remunerated Positions
9. Contracts

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