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Committees and topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Subjects (based on headings added by the Dáil record): Social Welfare Benefits, Social Welfare Benefits Data, Social Welfare Benefits Numbers, Departmental Bodies, Social Welfare Benefits Applications
(based on written questions asked by Willie O'Dea and answered by departments)
- Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Social Welfare Payments (22 Sep 2021)
“119. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a decision will be made on a working family payment application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45465/21]”
- Companies (Corporate Enforcement Authority) Bill 2021: Second Stage (Resumed) (21 Sep 2021)
“I have only a few minutes, so I will be brief. I welcome the Bill. When an organisation that has been operating on an ad hocbasis is put on a statutory basis, the power, authority and status of that organisation are much improved. However, even the most unbiased observer would have to admit that the record of the ODCE has been a mixed one. People have referenced the FitzPatrick case. I...”
- An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (21 Sep 2021)
“The Tánaiste will be aware of the extent to which inflation is eroding people's purchasing power. I am sure he will agree that this bears down hardest on those at the very bottom, namely, people who have to rely on social welfare. Does the Government intend to take steps in the forthcoming budget to restore the purchasing power of those people? Not to do so would deepen and perpetuate...”
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- Has spoken in 19 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — well below average among TDs.
- Has received answers to 156 written questions in the last year — below average among TDs.
- People have made 2 comments on this TD's speeches — above average among TDs.
- This TD's speeches, in the printed record, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 58 people are tracking whenever this TD speaks — email me whenever Willie O'Dea speaks.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 945 times in debates — well above average among TDs.
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Register of Members' Interests
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