Kerry TDs asked over 2,300 Dáil questions in first eleven months of 2014

Dail Chamber Cropped Kerry TDs asked over 2,300 parliamentary questions in the Dáil in the first eleven months of 2014. According to figures obtained by Radio Kerry News, the deputy who tabled most questions in the period was Fine Gael’s Brendan Griffin. According to figures from the Houses of the Oireachtas, Kerry South TD, Brendan Griffin, put down a total of 871 questions to ministers between January and the end of November. He was followed by Independent deputy, Michael Healy-Rae with a total of 833. The third highest number of parliamentary questions came from Independent, Tom Fleming who tabled 340 questions to various ministers. Labour’s Arthur Spring accounted for 143 of the questions from Kerry TDs while 119 questions were asked by Sinn Féin’s Martin Ferris. Fine Gael’s Jimmy Deenihan didn’t ask any Dáil questions over the past year which is nothing unusual given that ministers don’t ask parliamentary questions of their colleagues. Meanwhile, the six Kerry TDs submitted 321 topical issues for debate in the Dáil chamber in the first eleven months of the year. The highest number of submissions came from Brendan Griffin on 108 followed by Martin Ferris with 88.