Know a Backbencher: Michael McNamara TD for Clare, Labour

Allan 10:50 am

(Beginning a hopefully weekly series profiling the vast number of bums on seats you might never hear of in Dáil Eireann.)
Michael McNamara:
Member, Committee on Communications, Natural Resources and Agriculture (since 9 Jun 2011)
Member, Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade (since 9 Jun 2011)
Recent Dáil quote: ““Your party is underwhelming.”
Has spoken in 32 debates in the last year — below average among TDs.
Has received answers to 49 written questions in the last year — below average among TDs.
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  1. John gilroy

    April 20, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Are u confining it to tds or will u include senators to completely deaden the senses of your readers?

  2. Allan

    April 20, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Well John, it’s a weekly feature, and while I’m pretty confident this government will see out its term I might stick with the Dáil for now, unless there’s a senator that drops a particular clanger!

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