Dáil debates

Wednesday, 13 October 2021

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions

Research and Development

11:10 am

Photo of Denis NaughtenDenis Naughten (Roscommon-Galway, Independent) | Oireachtas source

While there are plenty of doctors in our Department of Health, there are few technical postgraduates throughout our public service. I hope the one thing we have learned from the Covid-19 pandemic is a greater appreciation of the need for independent scientific advice within our public service and in the Houses of the Oireachtas. The most immediate and urgent need is for advice to allow Dáil Éireann to properly consider the proposed carbon budget and ensure that it is appropriately scrutinised.


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