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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)
- Order of Business (14 Nov 2017)
“It is almost five years since the motorised transport grant was closed to new entrants. On occasions too numerous to recollect, the Taoiseach's predecessor, Deputy Enda Kenny, informed me the matter was being dealt with. He said it was very complex, although I do not know why that would be so. However, he said it was being dealt with. Five years after the grant was closed to new entrants,...”
- Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Naturalisation Applications (14 Nov 2017)
“191. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality to outline his plans to introduce a reduction for those on low income, social welfare or senior citizens regarding the fixed fee when applying for naturalisation; his further plans to abolish the penalty that applies at present to those that are not in a position to pay the fixed rate within a set period; and if he will make...”
- Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Domiciliary Care Allowance Appeals (14 Nov 2017)
“459. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a decision on a domiciliary care allowance review for a person (details supplied) will issue; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47754/17]”
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- Has spoken in 71 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — average among TDs.
- Has received answers to 302 written questions in the last year — above 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 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 48 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") 824 times in debates — well above average among TDs.
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Register of Members' Interests
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