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  • Fianna Fail TD for Wicklow
  • Changed party from Independent on 2 Feb 2017; from Social Democrats on 5 Nov 2016; from Independent on 14 Jul 2015
  • Entered the Dáil on 26 February 2011 — General election
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Committees and topics of interest

Asks most questions about

  • Subjects (based on headings added by the Dáil record): Hospital Waiting Lists Data, Brexit Issues, Hospitals Data, HSE Waiting Lists, Hospital Beds Data

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Seanad: Health (Assisted Human Reproduction) Bill 2022: Committee Stage (20 Jun 2024)

“I thank the Senators for submitting this group of amendments. On amendment No. 1, I do not agree with the premise that an adoption application involving a child not genetically related is exactly the same as a surrogacy application involving a potential child who will be genetically related to at least one of the intending parents or possibly both of them. I am satisfied that we have the...”

Seanad: Health (Assisted Human Reproduction) Bill 2022: Committee Stage (20 Jun 2024)

“I thank both Senators. As I said in my initial remarks, the concerns Senator Keogan very reasonably raised are already covered. It is not the case that there are no safeguards in place and that this would be inserting a safeguard at the last minute. There are, as I am sure she would support, numerous safeguards that would pick up not just on the offence she listed but much more broadly....”

Seanad: Health (Assisted Human Reproduction) Bill 2022: Committee Stage (20 Jun 2024)

“As previously stated, the Bill makes it clear that the surrogate mother has the same rights as any other woman has during her pregnancy.”

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  • Has spoken in 62 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — 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 15–16 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") 1188 times in debates — well above average among TDs.
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Register of Members' Interests

1. Occupational Income
(1) Landlord: 413 The Edges, Beacon South Quarter, Dublin; (2) Landlord: 11 Kilbride Close, Clara, Co. Offaly; (3) Writer: Sunday Independent.
3. Directorships
4. Land
(1) 413 Edges, Beacon South Quarter, Dublin: rented; (2) 11 Kilbride Close, Clara, Co. Offaly: rented.
5. Gifts
6. Property and Service
7. Travel Facilities
8. Remunerated Positions
9. Contracts

Register last updated: 11 Mar 2015. More about the Register

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