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RSS feed Thomas Byrne TD, former Senator

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  • Fianna Fail TD for Meath East
  • Former Fianna Fail Senator (Cultural and Educational Panel)
  • Entered the Dáil on 24 May 2007 — General election
  • Entered the Seanad on 26 April 2011 — General election
  • Left the Seanad on 26 February 2016 — Resigned
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Committees and topics of interest

Asks most questions about

  • Subjects (based on headings added by the Dáil record): Schools Building Projects Status, Schools Building Projects, Special Educational Needs Service Provision, Broadband Service Provision, School Curriculum

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RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Post-European Council Meeting: Statements (31 Mar 2021)

“I am very happy to echo the comments of Deputy McNamara. We were in a state of some disagreement last week but I completely agree with his comments in that the fundamental right of free movement is not only a human right but a legal right. It is one of the benefits of European Union citizenship and the treaties. The Deputy also mentioned free movement of goods, which is another critical...”

Post-European Council Meeting: Statements (31 Mar 2021)

“If the Greek Government wants to accept something like this, that will be its concern. Currently, the position here is it is an offence to travel abroad unnecessarily. It is complicated. The vaccine roll-out is getting under way fast and we hope we can put this behind us. We must be very careful.”

Post-European Council Meeting: Statements (31 Mar 2021)

“Global solidarity is really important and fair and equitable access to a vaccine is vital, regardless of income, around the world. EU engagement will accelerate global efforts to bring the pandemic under control and scale up the distribution of successful vaccines when available. We strongly believe in a co-ordinated and multilateral response to Covid-19 as an unprecedented global health...”

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Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 27 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — well below average among TDs.
  • Has spoken in 61 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — average among Senators.
  • Has received answers to 105 written questions in the last year — below average among TDs.
  • People have made 0 comments on this TD's speeches — average among TDs.
  • People have made 0 comments on this Senator's speeches — average among Senators.
  • 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.
  • 44 people are tracking whenever this TD speaks — email me whenever Thomas Byrne speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 416 times in debates — above average among TDs.
    (Yes, this is a silly statistic. We include it to draw your attention to why you should read more than just these numbers when forming opinions.)
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 569 times in debates — above average among Senators.
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