Enda Kenny has missed 96% of Dáil votes since stepping down as Taoiseach 1 year ago

Enda Kenny has missed 96% of Dáil votes since stepping down as Taoiseach

An astounding figure.

Since stepping down as Taoiseach, Enda Kenny has failed to participate in 96% of Dáil votes that have been taken, according to a recent investigation.

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Out of the 400 votes that were held between June of 2017 and July of 2019, the Mayo TD voted in just 15 of those.

An investigation conducted by RTÉ also found that Kenny claimed more than €47,000 in expenses under the Travel and Accommodation Allowance (TAA) for his attendance at Leinster House between 2017 and 2018.

It also found that he has tabled no written parliamentary questions and spoken only twice in Dáil debates. Kenny also holds no Dáil committee positions.

One of his three votes this year was when he voted against a motion of no confidence in Minister for Health Simon Harris in February.

The other two took place on the same day earlier this month and related to carbon tax and stamp duty.

Kenny receives a salary of €96,189 as a TD.

This investigation comes just days after Ceann Comhairle Sean Ó Fearghaíl recommending changes to the Dáil voting system.

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The discussion was brought to the forefront when it transpired that Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins had voted on behalf of his party colleague Timmy Dooley while the latter was outside of the chamber.