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National Maternity Hospital: Motion [Private Members] (20 Jan 2022)

Marian Harkin: Tonight the House is saying for the third time that the new national maternity hospital must be fully owned and controlled by the State and that it rejects any agreement with St. Vincent's Healthcare Group, St. Vincent's Holdings or the Religious Sisters of Charity, RSC, which does not achieve such State ownership and control of the facility. Deputy Joan Collins has said the Government will...

Birth Information and Tracing Bill 2022: Second Stage (Resumed) (20 Jan 2022)

Marian Harkin: How often, in recent times, have we heard the phrase "Do not let the perfect become the enemy of the good"? In many ways, I believe that this applies to the legislation we are discussing today. Much of what is in this legislation is good, and in that context I commend the Minister on bringing forward the legislation. I listened carefully to the Minister's contribution yesterday. One of...

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (20 Jan 2022)

Marian Harkin: A pre-qualification tender for the provision of the Irish Coast Guard aviation service was published before Christmas. It specifies at least three bases nationally. Currently, there are four - Sligo, Shannon, Waterford and Dublin. It is absolutely essential the R118 emergency service continues to operate from Sligo Airport. For the past two years, on the basis of call-outs, Sligo has been...

Written Answers — Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Tourism Policy (20 Jan 2022)

Marian Harkin: 94. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the potential funding streams or supports that are available to Sligo County Council and a group (details supplied) in view of the findings of a top level feasibility study which envisages Sligo Gaol as a flagship tourism and heritage attraction bringing in 55,000 visitors annually, in realising the potential of this valuable...

Gender-based Violence: Motion [Private Members] (19 Jan 2022)

Marian Harkin: I am more than pleased to have the opportunity to support fully and speak on this Sinn Féin motion on gender-based violence. Like Deputy Connolly, I want to continue on from my earlier intervention today. In one of my first speeches in the House when Covid hit, I lobbied the then Minister for Social Protection, former Deputy Regina Doherty, and the then Taoiseach, Deputy Varadkar, to...

Violence Against Women: Statements (19 Jan 2022)

Marian Harkin: Thousands of words have been written and millions have been spoken, as we all try to grapple with the cruel and shocking murder of Ashling Murphy. I want to extend my most sincere sympathy to her family, partner, friends and the wider community in Tullamore. Over the last few days, many women have huddled and spoken quietly to family and friends. Many have walked silently, carrying...

Written Answers — Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Broadcasting Sector (19 Jan 2022)

Marian Harkin: 431. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the plans she has in place to ensure equality of access for all domestic Irish artists who are artists of colour, female-identifying and gender non-conforming artists to Irish radio broadcasting; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [1577/22]

Written Answers — Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Covid-19 Pandemic Supports (19 Jan 2022)

Marian Harkin: 432. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if a group (details supplied) can receive assistance under the compensation scheme for artists and shows affected by the omicron variant of Covid-19 in December 2021; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [1581/22]

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Defective Building Materials (19 Jan 2022)

Marian Harkin: 563. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if he will consider increasing the housing assistance payment limits in circumstances (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1984/22]

Covid-19: Statements (Resumed) (16 Dec 2021)

Marian Harkin: I wish the Ceann Comhairle, all the staff and all my colleagues here in Leinster House a good Christmas. I hope 2022 will bring better times for all of us. Today we are speaking of Covid-19 and its impact. Every person I speak to is concerned about the impact on our hospitals and our ICUs. People are concerned that our health services will become overwhelmed with Covid patients. While...

Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) (Foetal Pain Relief) Bill 2021: Second Stage [Private Members] (15 Dec 2021)

Marian Harkin: The Minister said earlier the issue of foetal pain relief in the termination of pregnancy can be dealt with in the upcoming review. I would like some clarity on this. Will the terms of reference allow it? Will it be part of the review? That is an important question. The Minister determines the terms of reference, so he has the answer. We need a policy response on this issue. To be...

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Tax Reliefs (15 Dec 2021)

Marian Harkin: 57. To ask the Minister for Finance if consideration will be given to extending the trans-Border worker’s relief post-January 2022; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [62071/21]

Residential Tenancies (Amendment) (Extension of Notice Periods) Bill 2021: Second Stage [Private Members] (14 Dec 2021)

Marian Harkin: I listened to the Minister, Deputy Darragh O'Brien's response to the Bill and his acceptance that it can contribute to early intervention, thus supporting families or individuals who are at risk of homelessness and, by extension, helping to prevent people from becoming homeless. The Minister also said that no single action or law, including this Bill, will deal with the crisis of...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Covid-19 Tests (14 Dec 2021)

Marian Harkin: 553. To ask the Minister for Health if he will clarify an issue in regard to Covid-19 tests for travel into Ireland (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [61173/21]

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Agriculture Schemes (14 Dec 2021)

Marian Harkin: 777. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason for the non-payment of farm payments in September 2021 to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [61446/21]

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (9 Dec 2021)

Marian Harkin: The Government has placed the passage tombs in Sligo on a list of properties that are considered suitable for nomination as UNESCO world heritage sites. Earlier this year, a folio of land at Cairns Hill in Sligo was put on the market. I raised the issue locally and was told that the OPW was going to bid for the site and asked not to go public on the matter. Had the latter not happened, I...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Departmental Funding (9 Dec 2021)

Marian Harkin: 29. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will commit to providing a sustainable budget of €389 million for the Leader Programme 2023-2027 to drive bottom-up, community-led investment to create and sustain employment in rural Ireland and provide funding in the rural environment and support climate change mitigation initiatives in rural communities in addition...

Written Answers — Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment: Covid-19 Pandemic Supports (9 Dec 2021)

Marian Harkin: 120. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the extra supports being put in place to deal with the crisis being faced by the hospitality industry. [60749/21]

Offshore Renewable Energy: Motion [Private Members] (8 Dec 2021)

Marian Harkin: I thank the Regional Group for making such a comprehensive and forward-looking proposal on the real possibility of developing our offshore renewable energy resources. The proposal is visionary, but down to earth at the same time. It is visionary in that any proposal to develop more than 70,000 MW of offshore renewable energy, which would not only eliminate our dependence on fossil fuels as...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Bus Services (8 Dec 2021)

Marian Harkin: 43. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will report on the provision of funding for the new S3 Sligo town bus route designed by the National Transport Authority; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [60657/21]

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