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  • Former Fianna Fail TD for Louth
  • Changed party from Ceann Comhairle on 25 Feb 2011; from Fianna Fail on 13 Oct 2009
  • Left the Dáil on 26 February 2016 — General election

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Social Housing: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (27 Jan 2016)

“I welcome the opportunity to contribute briefly to this most important debate. The issue of housing has been at the top of the agenda for some time. The number of people on the housing and homeless lists is growing daily. The organisations directly tasked with addressing the issue of social housing and homelessness are concerned, as is every member of the public, that not enough is...”

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Emergency Works Scheme Applications (26 Jan 2016)

“444. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to reconsider an application from a school (details supplied) in County Louth; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3066/16]”

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: Statements (21 Jan 2016)

“I am pleased to have an opportunity to contribute briefly to this most important debate. The Fianna Fáil Party supports the principles of the TTIP. However, there are certain caveats. The successful conclusion of the EU-US free trade agreement, TTIP, depends on maintaining proper food standards and ensuring the jurisdiction of our courts will not be undermined. An agreement on the...”

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  • Has spoken in 16 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — well below average among TDs.
  • Has received answers to 123 written questions in the last year — average among TDs.
  • People have made 2 comments on this TD's speeches — above average among TDs.
  • This TD's speeches, in the printed record, are readable by an average 13–14 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 8 people are tracking whenever this TD speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 456 times in debates — above average among TDs.
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Register of Members' Interests

1. Occupational Income
Farming: Rathiddy, Knockbridge, Dundalk, Co. Louth.
Shares: (1) Diageo Plc., Edinburgh Park, 5 Lockside Way, Edinburgh: drinks; (2) First Derivatives, 3 Canal Quay, Newry, Co. Down: technology.
3. Directorships
Chairman: Maria Goretti Foundation, Lordship Respite Ltd. Dundalk: philantropic.
4. Land
(1) Rathiddy, Knockbridge, Dundalk, Co. Louth, (12.95 ha - owned): farming; (2) Tates & Carrans Park, Knockbridge (6.07 ha - owned): farming; (3) Milltowngrange, Castlebellingham, Co. Louth, (19.82 ha - rented): farming; (4) Tates & Carrans Park, Knockbridge, Dundalk, (8.9 ha - rented): farming.
5. Gifts
6. Property and Service
7. Travel Facilities
8. Remunerated Positions
9. Contracts

Register last updated: 11 Mar 2015. More about the Register

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