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  • Subjects (based on headings added by the Dáil record): Covid-19 Pandemic, Climate Action Plan, Arts Funding, Hospital Funding, Primary Medical Certificates

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Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government: General Scheme of the Water Environment (Abstractions) Bill 2020: Discussion (20 Oct 2020)

“I thank the witnesses for their presentation. One of the first things stated today was the importance of Dublin. Dublin may be important as the capital, but Limerick is equally important, especially when one is talking about the Shannon and abstractions from it. My questions relate to the 25 cu. m threshold previously mentioned and the issue raised by Senator Cummins. There are many...”

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government: General Scheme of the Water Environment (Abstractions) Bill 2020: Discussion (20 Oct 2020)

“The response covered the issues I raised, but I have another question. In the context of a farming community that has a number of its own wells, how can it be recorded whether it is above or below the threshold?”

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government: General Scheme of the Water Environment (Abstractions) Bill 2020: Discussion (20 Oct 2020)

“On that point, in order to get an accurate picture, it should be noted that many farmers have a well and are part of a scheme. Most of them have dual water sources - they have a well and are on a local authority scheme.”

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  • Has spoken in 78 committee discussions and Dáil debates since entering the Oireachtas. No comparison to other members is shown here because this member has been in office for less than a year.
  • Has received answers to 20 written questions since entering the Oireachtas. No comparison to other members is shown here because this member has been in office for less than a year.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 53 times in debates.
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