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

Know a Backbencher: James Bannon TD for Longford/Westmeath, Fine Gael

James Bannon: Former Fine Gael Senator (Industrial & Commercial Panel) Member, Committee on Environment, Transport, Culture and the Gaeltacht (since 9 Jun 2011) Recent Dáil quote: “Deputy Boyd Barrett wants to take up arms in Galway again.” Has spoken in 64 debates in the last year — average among TDs. Has received answers to 240 … Read more Know a Backbencher: James Bannon TD for Longford/Westmeath, Fine Gael

Know a Backbencher: John Lyons TD for Dublin North West, Labour

John Lyons: Member, Committee on Jobs, Social Protection and Education (since 9 Jun 2011) Member, Committee on Procedure and Privileges (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: “our strategy of patient engagement with our EU … Read more Know a Backbencher: John Lyons TD for Dublin North West, Labour