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Written Answers — Department of Health: Health Services (14 Jul 2021)

Charles Flanagan: 438. To ask the Minister for Health the circumstances surrounding the relocation of the adult audiology service from St. Fintan’s, Portlaoise, County Laois to Tullamore, County Offaly; when the service will resume in County Laois; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31589/21]

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence: Pre-Budget Submission: Dóchas (14 Jul 2021)

Charles Flanagan: Everybody is welcome. I am pleased to welcome Ms Suzanne Keatinge, CEO of Dóchas, and Ms Caoimhe de Barra, CEO of Trócaire. A special welcome to Ms Gloria Soma, director of the Titi Foundation in South Sudan, who is joining us from Sudan. I also welcome Mr. Dominic MacSorley, CEO of Concern Worldwide, who is no stranger to development matters. They are very welcome to our...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence: Pre-Budget Submission: Dóchas (14 Jul 2021)

Charles Flanagan: I thank Ms Soma. Mr. MacSorley may begin.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence: Pre-Budget Submission: Dóchas (14 Jul 2021)

Charles Flanagan: I thank Mr. MacSorley and his colleagues for a comprehensive overview. I now turn to members of the committee. I have received apologies for an inability to attend from Deputy Brady and Senator Ó Donnghaile. This 9.30 a.m. slot on Wednesday is not one to which we are accustomed but, as I said earlier, we were very keen to accommodate Ms Keatinge and the team during our last week's...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence: Pre-Budget Submission: Dóchas (14 Jul 2021)

Charles Flanagan: Thank you, Senator. I call Deputy Leddin, who brings some practical experience of these issues to the committee.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence: Pre-Budget Submission: Dóchas (14 Jul 2021)

Charles Flanagan: Thank you for your attendance, Senator. I will refer to Ms Keatinge now. There were a number of questions from members which I ask Ms Keatinge to distribute among our guests as appropriate. I will briefly add to the questions that were asked by members. Reference was made to Ireland's leadership role on the sustainable development goals. Earlier this year, shortly after Christmas, we...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence: Pre-Budget Submission: Dóchas (14 Jul 2021)

Charles Flanagan: I thank Ms Keatinge and her colleagues. We now move towards next steps. I thank members for their proposals. I acknowledge the proposal from Deputy Stanton that we would write to the Government. I take it that it is agreed. Ms Keatinge mentioned that we could write to the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Deputy Michael McGrath, who is not our line Minister, but I acknowledge...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence: Pre-Budget Submission: Dóchas (14 Jul 2021)

Charles Flanagan: Yes. That point has been made and we will take it on board. If we are agreed on that I will move to Ms Keatinge's proposals that the Government might engage in prior to the budget. I ask for an endorsement of these proposals from committee members. The first is an increase in Ireland's official development aid assistance to ensure we keep pace with global needs now and in the post-Covid...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence: Pre-Budget Submission: Dóchas (14 Jul 2021)

Charles Flanagan: I thank Ms Keatinge and her colleagues. Unless members have any final commentary, I will bring matters to a close by thanking the guests for the presentation. I will be forgiven for singling out Ms Soma for joining us from the front line in South Sudan, which is, as she mentions, the world's youngest country. It faces enormous challenges and yet we know that Ms Soma had the sense to finish...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence: Pre-Budget Submission: Dóchas (14 Jul 2021)

Charles Flanagan: Ms de Barra has the floor.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence: Emigrant Support Services: Discussion (13 Jul 2021)

Charles Flanagan: I wish our members a good afternoon and an early good morning to our guests. We are pleased to host this meeting, given that this is the final week of our parliamentary term and members and I were keen to have an opportunity to engage with our guests, however briefly, in order to allow them to update us on current matters within the Irish immigrant community. We are pleased to meet this...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence: Emigrant Support Services: Discussion (13 Jul 2021)

Charles Flanagan: I thank Ms Leonard Dibra and her colleagues for that very informative presentation.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence: Emigrant Support Services: Discussion (13 Jul 2021)

Charles Flanagan: I propose to seek questions and observations from a number of committee members before going back to the witnesses. I ask that Ms Leonard Dibra would distribute the questions amongst the panellists as she deems fit and appropriate. I am conscious of time.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence: Emigrant Support Services: Discussion (13 Jul 2021)

Charles Flanagan: I propose to go back to Ms Leonard Dibra now. A number of questions have been raised by Senator Craughwell and Deputies Stanton and Brady. I allow the witnesses to respond and then I will call on Senator O'Reilly and Deputy Clarke.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence: Emigrant Support Services: Discussion (13 Jul 2021)

Charles Flanagan: I do not see any other members offering. I will revert to Ms Leonard Dibra. As I do, I will put a couple of issues to the witnesses, acknowledging the great work the coalition of centres does and all the centres do daily, servicing a most important need. Mr. Stahl in one of his replies touched on the fact that the centres are dealing now with perhaps more issues than just Irish issues,...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence: Emigrant Support Services: Discussion (13 Jul 2021)

Charles Flanagan: I thank Ms Leonard Dibra for the manner in which you assembled a team of experts from across the United States. As I said at the outset, I did not mean to inconvenience anyone with an early morning meeting but we were very keen here, as we approached the end of our term in parliamentary session, to have an opportunity to engage, acknowledging the fact that we have not done so over the past...

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Housing Policy (8 Jul 2021)

Charles Flanagan: 192. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if he will consider putting a mechanism in place to allow local authorities to exercise discretion in approving housing adaptation grants for persons with a disability particularly for those with severe medical conditions which would allow for expenses to be factored into circumstances in which the income threshold is...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Mental Health Services (29 Jun 2021)

Charles Flanagan: 479. To ask the Minister for Health when a dietician will be appointed to the Laois CAMHS team; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26740/21]

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence: Recruitment and Retention in the Defence Forces: RACO (29 Jun 2021)

Charles Flanagan: I have received apologies from Deputy Stanton. Today we are meeting with the Representative Association of Commissioned Officers, more commonly known as RACO. I am very pleased that this meeting is taking place and in particular that we will have this engagement before the summer recess. I am also very pleased to welcome Commandant Conor King, general secretary, Lieutenant Colonel Derek...

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