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Monday, 21 July 2014

Senators Oireachtas Attendance 2014 January to May

Data
Data
google docs folder with attendance data and stats

Source of data
Senators Attendance Publication for 24th Seanad – 1st January 2014 - 31st May 2014

I use Scraperwiki Table Extract to turn pdf into csv file but there is still alot rearranging to do.



Attendance record can be imperfect as sometimes TDs forget to fob in, or are on parliamentary business elsewhere, or are ill, needs to be reconciled with house record and committee attendance at end of year.

Also added in parliamentary travel data to mySeanad attendance record charts, details of travel days at Oireachtas Foreign Parliamentary Travel 2014 Exhibit

Parliamentary Standard Allowance Rules TD Attendance 2013 Dail Sitting and Non-sitting recorded only up to only 120 days in total.

The number of attendances may be altered for attendance reconciliation adjustments before the end of year period. The regulations provide for reconciliation for (1) ill health reasons, (2) attendance by a member abroad in the performance of his/her duties as a member or office holder, or elsewhere in the state on behalf of a committee or (3) extraordinary circumstances which the appropriate authority determines are good and sufficient and could not have been foreseen. Administrative reconciliations are recorded based on specified evidence of attendance in Leinster House.
*includes non-sitting days on which committees may have sat.

So it counts up sitting and non-sitting attendance days (which include committee days) till both reaches 120 and then stops counting (even sitting days). Also they could be marked in even when they haven't gone to Oireachtas.

Flextime.ie Oireachtas/Irish Parliament - Case Study
Parliamentary Standard Allowance useful as it groups Senators by distance to Oireachtas.
example of data being wrong
Parliamentary Standard Allowance Rules
TD Attendance 2013 Senate Sitting and Non-sitting recorded only up to only 120 days in total, does not record ministers attendance.

Parliamentary Standard Allowance useful as it groups Senators by distance to Oireachtas.

Percentage of Senators, recorded attendance at the Seanad Jan - May 2014 click to embiggen


Red:Non-Sitting Days(includes committees)/Blue:Sitting days.

Seanad Dates Data

This tell me that average attendance on sitting days.

Sitting 84%
All weekdays not including recess 58% (includes committees dayss)
All weekdays including recess 48%

http://www.kildarestreet.com
Gooole Heatmap Calendar

Improved viz by adding Oireachtas Foreign Travel January 2014 to 30 April 2014 FOI data.

Sitting days attendance by distance from Oireachtas

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