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: Regina Doherty TD for Meath East, Fine Gael

Regina Doherty: Member, Committee on Health and Children (since 9 Jun 2011) Member, Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement (since 9 Jun 2011) Recent Dáil quote: “The new stability treaty constitutes a solid fiscal framework that would effectively discourage fiscal deviations and, eventually, lead to sound public finances.” Has spoken in 20 … Read more