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  • 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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Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Housing Issues (18 Oct 2018)

“The one thing the Deputy and I agree on is that we need to get more homes built. They need to be social homes, affordable homes and private homes. Student accommodation also needs to be built because Galway is a big university city. Much of the accommodation that is currently rented by students could and should be available to individuals and families. All of those things are...”

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Housing Issues (18 Oct 2018)

“That is changing. The Government does not have an ideological attachment to a reliance on the private sector to solve social housing need. Quite the opposite is the case. It has committed tens of millions of euro to roll out one of the most ambitious social housing building programmes the State has ever seen. That is happening. It takes time to build houses and, in the meantime, we must...”

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Housing Issues (18 Oct 2018)

“I am glad to have the opportunity to respond to the Deputies. This week we learned of the tragic death of a man on the grounds of Galway City Hall on Monday, 15 October. I join the Taoiseach and others in this House in extending my sympathies and condolences to the family of the man who died. Clearly, this is a very difficult time for those involved, and I ask that we respect the privacy...”

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  • Has spoken in 130 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — well 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") 1820 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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