Dáil debates

Thursday, 11 March 2021

1:10 pm

Photo of Bríd SmithBríd Smith (Dublin South Central, People Before Profit Alliance) | Oireachtas source

We would like to wish the Minister for Justice all the best as well. It is a great moment in life for her. It illustrates the fact that women's participation in politics is made difficult by the structures in the system and they absolutely have to be changed. We have several councillors who have been impacted by this. That also has to be taken into consideration.

Will the Taoiseach clarify who will be filling in? Will the Minister for Social Protection be doing two jobs, involving the Departments of Social Protection and Justice? It strikes me that this would make neither job especially well looked after in the context of two major portfolios. Is that the intention? It was not clear from what the Taoiseach said whether the Minister for Social Protection will be moving to the Department of Justice and leaving her current Department. Will she cover both? Will the Taoiseach clarify the position, please?


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