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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

Seanad: Europe Day 2022: Statements (11 May 2022)

“It is very fitting that today's statements in the Seanad and yesterday's statements in the Dáil coincide with the 50th anniversary of the week in which we held a referendum in Ireland to join the European Economic Community, EEC, as it was known at that time. We voted by 83% in favour and why would we not do so? It was a huge opportunity for us. There was also the reality that our...”

Seanad: Europe Day 2022: Statements (11 May 2022)

“I am delighted to be here in the Seanad, listening to the debate. As usual with these debates, there have been many facts aired but also some fake news. Senator Flynn was giving us stark facts about the European Union and how ethnic minorities and the Traveller community have been protected by the Union. They continue to be and I pay tribute to the chief executive of the European...”

Europe Day: Statements (10 May 2022)

“We have had some interesting contributions, but to be honest, at some points this debate has been a fact-free zone. I refer to Deputy Michael Collins and funding for piers in Cork this year from the European Brexit adjustment fund. He came in and made a point that a pier was not funded, when only a few weeks ago the most money ever was given to piers in Ireland, including Cork and his...”

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Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 21 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 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • 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") 441 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.
    (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.)