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Asks most questions about

  • Subjects (based on headings added by the Dáil record): Departmental Expenditure, Alternative Energy Projects, Schools Building Projects, Telecommunications Services, Energy Resources

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Questions on Proposed Legislation (27 Oct 2016)

“To be helpful on that, there are a number of Bills coming forward on planning, one of which is already before the House on Second Stage and concerns the establishment of a planning regulator. Another Bill will be brought to Cabinet next week with the purpose of streamlining planning decisions and putting statutory timelines around those decisions for larger planning applications. There will...”

Questions on Proposed Legislation (27 Oct 2016)

“A great deal is happening in regard to families staying in commercial hotels on a temporary basis as emergency accommodation to improve the conditions under which those families are surviving. One of those is to improve the ease of transportation between schools and that temporary accommodation. I do not have an exact date, but the plan is to get this done within weeks. I will come back to...”

Questions on Proposed Legislation (27 Oct 2016)

“The Deputy is still a social democrat.”

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  • Has spoken in 76 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 7 comments on this TD's speeches — well above average among TDs.
  • This TD's speeches, in the printed record, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 1262 times in debates — well above average among TDs.
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Register of Members' Interests

1. Occupational Income
Landlord: 17 The Moorings, Harty's Quay, Rochestown, Co. Cork.
Shares: (1) Private Wealth Managers, 72 Merrion Square, Dublin 2: wealth management investment group; (2) Coveney Family Investment Club, Davy, 49 Dawson Street, Dublin 2: family investment fund.
3. Directorships
4. Land
17 The Moorings, Harty’s Quay, Rochestown, Co Cork: letting.
5. Gifts
6. Property and Service
7. Travel Facilities
8. Remunerated Positions
9. Contracts

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