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Committees and topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Subjects (based on headings added by the Dáil record): Departmental Staff, Departmental Bodies, Special Educational Needs, Health Services, Social Welfare Benefits
(based on written questions asked by Simon Harris and answered by departments)
- Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Third Level Fees (25 Jan 2023)
“The Government approved a once off reduction of €1,000 in the student contribution payable by students eligible for free tuition fees under my Departments free fees schemes in academic year 22/23. This once-off support relates specifically to the student contribution payable by students eligible for free tuition fees under the Department's free fees schemes in academic year 22/23....”
- Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Visa Applications (25 Jan 2023)
“The visa application referred to by the Deputy was refused on 5 October 2022. The reasons for this decision were set out in the refusal letter sent to the applicants at that time. An appeal was received in the Dublin Visa Office on 3 November 2022. To be fair to all applicants appeals are processed in the order in which they are received. While every effort is made to process these...”
- Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Citizenship Applications (25 Jan 2023)
“The naturalisation application from the person referred to by the Deputy continues to be processed by my Department, with a view to establishing whether the applicant meets the statutory conditions for the granting of naturalisation. It will be submitted to me for decision in due course. The granting of Irish citizenship through naturalisation is a privilege and an honour which confers...”
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- Has spoken in 39 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — well below average among TDs.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
- People have made 1 comment on this TD's speeches — 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.
- 70 people are tracking whenever this TD speaks — email me whenever Simon Harris speaks.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 1367 times in debates — well above average among TDs.
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Register of Members' Interests
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