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  • Independent TD for Dublin Rathdown
  • Former Independent Senator (University of Dublin)
  • Entered the Dáil on 26 February 2011 — General election
  • Left the Seanad on 26 February 2011 — Resigned
  • Email me whenever Shane Ross speaks (no more than once per day)

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Committees and topics of interest

Asks most questions about

  • Subjects (based on headings added by the Dáil record): Departmental Expenditure, Ministerial Appointments, Consultancy Contracts, Departmental Bodies Data, Departmental Contracts

(based on written questions asked by Shane Ross and answered by departments)

RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Seanad: Business of Seanad: Greenways Development (20 Jul 2017)

“It is nice to be here even if it is to take four Commencement matters in a row, which is probably a record for the Seanad. I hope my record will never be beaten. I thank Senator Craughwell for bringing this matter to the House and giving me an opportunity to address same. I know that he is, as I am, a great believer in both the railways and greenways. He has been a champion of both but...”

Seanad: Business of Seanad: Greenways Development (20 Jul 2017)

“I thank Senator Craughwell. I will do that shortly. I would be delighted to be taken around by Deputy Canney, who is a colleague of mine, and also if Senator Craughwell wants to come himself or if any of the local councillors want to come to meet me there when I will see for myself what the problem is.”

Seanad: Business of Seanad: Shannon Airport Facilities (20 Jul 2017)

“I thank Senator Gavan for bringing this important matter to the attention of the House. I will answer it as comprehensively as I can.A large number of people have derived an enormous amount of amusement from quoting things I have said in the Dáil when in opposition, which they think I will find difficult to reconcile with what I am doing in government. I understand that. I will do my...”

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Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 66 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — average among TDs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • People have made 4 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.
  • 65 people are tracking whenever this TD speaks — email me whenever Shane Ross speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 540 times in debates — above average among TDs.
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Register of Members' Interests

1. Occupational Income
(1) Author: Penguin Ireland, Stephen's Green, Dublin 2; (2) Journalist: Independent News & Media, Talbot St., Dublin; (3) Broadcasting: various media.
2. Shares
(1) Shares: Henderson value Trust (formally SVM Global), Leven House, 10 Lochside Place, Edinburgh Park, Edinburgh EH12 9RG: investment trust; (2) Shares: Bank of Ireland, Lwr Baggot St., Dublin 2: banking; (3) Shares: Independent News & Media, Talbot St, Dublin 1: media; (4) Shares (preference): Bank of Ireland, Lwr Baggot St., Dublin 2: banking; (5) Shares: NTR: toll roads; (6) German Government Bond, 0% 26 March 2014: Germany (Federal Republic of): Government Bond; (7) Germany Federal Republic ZCT Bill 25/03/2015: Germany (Federal Republic of): Government Bond; (8) KFW 0.625% NT Redeem 24/04/15 USD 1000: KFW Zeppelinalee 8, 60325 Frankfurt AM Main, Germany: Government owned German Bank; (9) Treasury Bill: US Treasury Bill USD 1,000, 6 March 2014: USA: Government Bond.
3. Directorships
(1) Chair (non-exec): Henderson Value Trust, (formally SVM Global), Leven House, 10 Lochside Place, Edinburgh Park, Edinburgh EH12 9RG: investment trust; (2) Director (non-exec): Baring Russia Fund, 2 rue Albert Borschette, L-1246 Luxembourg: investment; (3) Director (non-exec): Baring Hedge Select Fund, Huntlaw Building, PO Box 1350, Gt George Town, Cayman Islands: investment.
4. Land
Nil
5. Gifts
One ticket to Wimbledon: Henderson Global Investors.
6. Property and Service
Nil
7. Travel Facilities
Nil
8. Remunerated Positions
Nil
9. Contracts
Nil

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