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  • Former Fianna Fail TD for Kerry North
  • Left the Dáil on 25 February 2011 — General election (stood again)

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Banking Sector Regulation (1 Dec 2010)

“With thousands of citizens currently in arrears on their mortgages and thousands more on reduced payments, is it not time to investigate better mortgage systems and devise a system for this country that will ensure a more stable and secure long-term financial environment for our citizens? We all know the difficulties in the banks and the great lengths to which the Government is going to fix...”

Sports Funding (16 Nov 2010)

“I thank the Ceann Comhairle for allowing me to raise this important issue. The International Children's Games and Cultural Festival, ICG, is an annual sports event that has evolved since its inception in 1968 in Celje, Slovenia into the largest multi-sport youth event in the world. More than 30,000 children have taken part in the games since 1968 with, on average, between 1,500 and 2,000...”

School Curriculum (2 Nov 2010)

“I thank the Ceann Comhairle for allowing me to raise this important issue. As business is the engine that keeps the country running and drives the local and national economy, perhaps it is time that we considered the enhanced fostering of entrepreneurship in schools and its gradual development as a formal subject. I recently received correspondence from a young and enthusiastic secondary...”

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  • Has spoken in 4 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 — well below average among TDs.
  • People have made 0 comments on this TD's speeches — average among TDs.
  • This TD's speeches, in the printed record, are readable by an average 19–20 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 15 people are tracking whenever this TD speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 13 times in debates — well below average among TDs.
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