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Scouting Ireland: Statements (Resumed) (11 Dec 2019)

Ciarán Cannon: On behalf of the Minister, Deputy Zappone, I thank the Deputies for their contributions. The Minister regrets she is not available to be here in person. I take the opportunity to respond to a number of issues that have been raised, both last week by Deputy Rabbitte and again today by her and many others. With regard to Ian Elliott's review of historical abuse, Mr. Elliott is a very...

Estimates for Public Services 2019: Message from Select Committee (11 Dec 2019)

Estimates for Public Services 2019: Message from Select Committee (11 Dec 2019)

Pat Gallagher: The Select Committee on Business, Enterprise and Innovation has completed its consideration of the following Supplementary Estimates for public services for the service of the year ending 31 December 2019 - Vote 23.

Estimates for Public Services 2019: Message from Select Committee (11 Dec 2019)

The Dáil adjourned at at 10.10 p.m. until 10.30 a.m. on Thursday, 12 December 2019.

Scouting Ireland: Statements (Resumed) (11 Dec 2019)

Anne Rabbitte: While I acknowledge that failures in previous decades were undoubtedly highlighted in RTÉ's "Scouts Dishonour" programme, the programme also outlined details of a case that involved an alleged abuser who was reported to the Catholic Boy Scouts of Ireland in the 1980s and 1990s but was only removed from Scouting Ireland in 2018. That is not a historical failure but a current one....

Scouting Ireland: Statements (Resumed) (11 Dec 2019)

John Lahart: I echo the words of the contributors this evening, not least those of my colleague, Deputy Rabbitte, who has been vigilant on this matter. In particular, I echo her concluding comments. There is not a Deputy in the country who does not have multiple numbers of scout troops in their constituency. In my 20 years' experience as a public representative, it is an organisation that seeks the...

Scouting Ireland: Statements (Resumed) (11 Dec 2019)

Scouting Ireland: Statements (Resumed) (11 Dec 2019)

Pat Gallagher: Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin was in possession but is not present. As Chairman of the Committee on Children and Youth Affairs, Deputy Farrell has ten minutes.

Scouting Ireland: Statements (Resumed) (11 Dec 2019)

Alan Farrell: I thank the Business Committee for agreeing to schedule the resumption of this debate. The issues arising from the scouting movement are emblematic of Irish society's failure of our children in the distant and not so distant past. Similar issues in many sectors of society have too often come to light. The victims in each case have real experiences and have had to suffer in silence for...

Domestic Violence: Statements (11 Dec 2019)

David Stanton: This is an important and timely debate that will help to raise awareness of what Deputy Connolly described as the crime of domestic abuse and violence and the steps being taken to counter it. Unfortunately, it will be an ongoing task for all of us in this House and for society as a whole to address. While acknowledging Deputy Connolly's observation regarding the reliability of figures, I am...

Domestic Violence: Statements (11 Dec 2019)

Robert Troy: This is an important issue but, as a previous speaker has said, it is unfortunate that statements such as this tend to be used almost as fillers at the end of the day or on occasions in the Dáil that are not conducive to maximum attendance for various reasons. When commencing the debate, the Minister was very self-congratulatory about the work the Government has done, citing the...

Domestic Violence: Statements (11 Dec 2019)

Brendan Smith: Once again I raise the non-provision of a refuge in Cavan-Monaghan for victims of domestic violence. I have raised this issue through parliamentary questions and in other Dáil debates over recent years and, unfortunately, little or no progress has been made in that respect. Women who are victims of domestic violence from the wide geographical area of Cavan-Monaghan have to source...

Domestic Violence: Statements (11 Dec 2019)

Catherine Connolly: I do not welcome this opportunity because taking part in statements on domestic violence is disturbing and upsetting. Let me start in a positive manner. I welcome the progress. I welcome the Domestic Violence Act 2018 that introduced a new offence and extended the range for barring orders; the Garda divisional protective services units and note they are being rolled out; and the Minister's...

Domestic Violence: Statements (11 Dec 2019)

James Browne: I am sharing time with Deputy Troy. One in four women in Ireland experiences physical and sexual violence by an intimate partner. Over the past 32 years, 126 women have been killed by a current or former partner. The Garda states that domestic homicides have outpaced gangland murders by almost two to one in the past three years. The Garda responds to between 500 and 600 domestic abuse...

Domestic Violence: Statements (11 Dec 2019)

Bríd Smith: If anybody has looked at the Women's Aid website on the 16 facts for the 16 days, they are, indeed, stark. One-in-two women murdered in Ireland is killed by her partner or ex-partner. One-in-three women experiences emotional abuse from a partner or ex-partner. One-in-eight women is abused while pregnant. Ireland has only one third of the refuge space required for this outrageous problem....

Domestic Violence: Statements (11 Dec 2019)

Thomas Pringle: I am sharing time with Deputy Connolly. First, I acknowledge the time of year, Christmas time, which for many is a happy and joyful time of year, but for some women experiencing domestic violence and their children, can be the most violent time. Alarmingly, the Stop Domestic Violence In Ireland organisation has stated it is already on course to record its busiest ever December after...

Domestic Violence: Statements (11 Dec 2019)

Martin Kenny: We all have long experience of speaking on this issue. I was a member of Leitrim County Council for many years. Many people came to me privately to talk about the situations they were in. I have great respect for the domestic violence advocacy service in Sligo. I have had to direct many people there many times. The level of funding received and the way in which the service considers it...

Domestic Violence: Statements (11 Dec 2019)

Ruth Coppinger: I am sharing time with Deputy Bríd Smith. It seems to be the time of year again when the Dáil has its annual set piece on domestic violence. It is usually late into an evening. Usually, it is in the run-up to Christmas and usually it follows International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. This is also the time of year when women in violent relationships live in...

Domestic Violence: Statements (11 Dec 2019)

I call Deputy Ward. Is the Deputy sharing time?

Domestic Violence: Statements (11 Dec 2019)

Mark Ward: Yes. Ireland's ratification of the Istanbul Convention was a landmark for victims of domestic and gender-based violence and abuse. Ratification is a commitment by this State to protect and support victims in the first instance, and to work towards the eradication of this horrific and insidious crime. Domestic abuse remains rife in Irish society. Worse still, it continues to be shrouded in...

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