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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: Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters: Middle East (22 Oct 2020)

“Tá áthas orm a bheith anseo chun an t-ábhar tábhachtach seo a phlé sa Seanad. Senator Ward raises extremely serious concerns that are being raised by many other colleagues, and I am delighted he has taken the opportunity this morning to raise them again. The demolition of Palestinian homes and the demolition or seizure of structures, including schools, is cruel and...”

Seanad: Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters: Middle East (22 Oct 2020)

“It is worth noting that this year marks the 40th anniversary of the former Minister, Brian Lenihan Snr., being the first foreign minister of a western state to recognise the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination. Ireland has a really strong record on this, including among Members of the Oireachtas, who constantly raise the issues faced by the Palestinian people.We express our...”

Seanad: Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters: School Curriculum (22 Oct 2020)

“Gabhaim buíochas don Seanadóir Ó Broin os rud é gur ardaigh sé an ábhar tábhachtach seo ag tús an tSeanaid. Is ábhar an-thábhactach é agus ceann a bhfuil i bhfad níos tábhtachtaí anois i gcomhthéacs an Bhreatimeacht. This debate gives me an opportunity to outline some of the measures that the Government has taken and...”

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  • Has spoken in 48 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — average among TDs.
  • Has spoken in 61 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — average among Senators.
  • Has received answers to 247 written questions in the last year — above average among TDs.
  • People have made 0 comments on this TD's speeches — average among TDs.
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  • 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") 393 times in debates — above average among TDs.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 569 times in debates — above average among Senators.
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