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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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Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Middle East Peace Process (18 Dec 2019)

“I am strongly of the view that the EU needs to take a more proactive approach to make progress with the achievement of a peaceful and sustainable solution to a conflict that has been going on for far too long. The EU needs to defend the two-state solution as an outcome of that process and to stand up for international law and its interpretation. As a result of my efforts and those of the...”

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Human Rights (18 Dec 2019)

“These are two really serious matters and in some ways separate questions would probably be justified. Ireland is trying to use the influence we can bring to bear in the international fora in which we operate. Within the United Nations we have been both vocal and, I would like to think, quite courageous when many other countries were not signing a joint statement at the UN General Assembly...”

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Human Rights (18 Dec 2019)

“It is not true to say that trade dictates our response. It is true to say we have an increasing trade relationship with China but we have trade relations with many countries which, at times, have had questions to answer in respect of human rights. We have raised those questions. Ireland needs to continue to be courageous in raising these matters, shining a spotlight on parts of the world...”

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  • Has spoken in 118 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 9 comments on this TD's speeches — well above average among TDs.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 2291 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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