Wednesday, 7 December 2016
Ceisteanna - Questions (Resumed) - Priority Questions
Brendan Ryan (Dublin Fingal, Labour) | Oireachtas source
The economic recovery will be wasted if it is retained as the only measure of the nation's health. With sewage spilling into our rivers and seas and carbon dioxide emissions increasing year-on-year, our beautiful green island will be green no more. We need to look at our economy through a climate change lens. As the Minister is aware, transport is a vital aspect of climate change. The Minister can be a leader on this matter. I ask him to prioritise the smarter travel policy as a matter of urgency.