#KnowABackBencher: Jack Wall TD for Kildare South, Labour

Jack Wall: Recent Dáil question: “To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Kildare will receive an appointment with an eye specialist; and if he will make a statement on the matter.” Has spoken in 15 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — well below average among … Read more #KnowABackBencher: Jack Wall TD for Kildare South, Labour

#KnowABackBencher: Richard Boyd Barrett TD for Dún Laoghaire, People Before Profit Alliance

Richard Boyd Barrett: Recent Dáil quote: “My question concerns double standards when it comes to the way Europe deals with the situation faced by Palestinians, and the people of Gaza in particular, in the wake of the recent assault by Israel on Gaza.” Has spoken in 227 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last … Read more #KnowABackBencher: Richard Boyd Barrett TD for Dún Laoghaire, People Before Profit Alliance

Know a Backbencher: Joe McHugh TD for Donegal North East, Fine Gael

(Back after a brief hiatus, I’ve been busy!) Joe McHugh: Member, Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement (since 9 Jun 2011) Recent Dáil quote: “The programme for Government commits to tackling white collar crime.” Has spoken in 38 debates in the last year — below average among TDs. Has received answers to … Read more Know a Backbencher: Joe McHugh TD for Donegal North East, Fine Gael

Know a Backbencher: Áine Collins TD for Cork North West, Fine Gael

Áine Collins: Member, Committee on Jobs, Social Protection and Education (since 9 Jun 2011) Member, Joint Administration Committee (since 9 Jun 2011) Member, Committee on Jobs, Social Protection and Education (since 9 Jun 2011) Recent Dáil quote: “[T]here has been corruption throughout our political system from the top to the bottom, which affected every level … Read more Know a Backbencher: Áine Collins TD for Cork North West, Fine Gael