Advanced search
Show most relevant results first | Most recent results are first | Show use by person

Search only Billy TimminsSearch all speeches

Results 1-20 of 839,149 for "section:" . (isset($hansardmajors[$1]["title"]) ? $hansardmajors[$z[1]]["title"] : "$z[1]") OR "section:" . (isset($hansardmajors[$1]["title"]) ? $hansardmajors[$z[1]]["title"] : "$z[1]") speaker:Billy Timmins

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (7 Jul 2020)

Richard Boyd Barrett: I welcome, as I am sure the Debenhams workers will welcome, the Taoiseach's words of sympathy and his condemnation of how Debenhams has treated them, but the test is what the Government will do about it. We need to act urgently to do everything we can to make sure that Debenhams does not get away with manipulating the law as it stands to siphon off these assets. Its failure to consult...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (7 Jul 2020)

Micheál Martin: Again, I am not going to raise expectations that one cannot deliver on in terms of interfering in the liquidation process or making interventions that could not be legally sustained. For the existing workforce, the liquidation process and how we can leverage the remaining assets to secure the rights of workers is a challenging and complex issue, as the Deputy knows deep down. I accept his...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (7 Jul 2020)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: That concludes Leaders' Questions. We have run a bit over time but it is our first day. Perhaps from now on we might stick to the allocated time. I understand that the Taoiseach has an announcement to make for the information of the House in respect of the appointment of Ministers and Ministers of State.

Appointment of Ministers and Ministers of State (7 Jul 2020)

Appointment of Ministers and Ministers of State (7 Jul 2020)

Micheál Martin: I beg leave to announce, for the information of the House that after I had informed the President that Dáil Éireann had approved my nomination of Deputies to be members of the Government, the President on 27 June 2020 appointed them accordingly; that, on the same date, I nominated Deputy Leo Varadkar to be the Tánaiste and assigned the Department of Business, Enterprise and...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (7 Jul 2020)

Richard Boyd Barrett: The last time the Taoiseach and his party were in government and faced with a major crisis, at that time caused by the greed of bankers and developers, working people got it in the neck, hundreds of thousands of people lost their jobs or had cuts to their pay and a decade of austerity followed. For most people the test as to whether Fianna Fáil has changed and will lead the Government...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (7 Jul 2020)

Micheál Martin: Debenhams has treated the workers very poorly and in a very shabby way and it is wrong to do so. The Deputy is correct that the company has availed of the legal framework within the Companies Act in regard to insolvencies, winding-up and so on, to leave the workers extremely short. The State will have to do its bit to provide, within the legal framework, what it can in terms of statutory...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (7 Jul 2020)

Catherine Murphy: I take it then that the Taoiseach will be talking to HIQA to ensure that that report is done and will be produced for that tragic case. The Taoiseach did not address the issue of the reduction of funding. Will he address that in his response, and if there is a report or evaluation, that that will be provided to the Dáil? Is the Taoiseach surprised about the kind of warnings that...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (7 Jul 2020)

Micheál Martin: On the specific response to the issue of the temporary assistance payment and the funding issue, we have to accept that when a global pandemic of this scale emerges, which is once in a hundred years, lessons have to be learned from it. There should be comprehensive reviews of everything that took place, but with a view to learning lessons and not trying to damn people or apportion particular...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (7 Jul 2020)

Micheál Martin: I empathise with much of the Deputy's comments about the challenges that faced the nursing home sector at the outset of Covid-19. I do not believe it was adequately prepared at that time to cope with the pandemic. Much has been learned since. The expert panel has been set up by the previous Minister and I understand it should report within the next fortnight. It will be an important basis...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (7 Jul 2020)

Alan Kelly: I am delighted that the Taoiseach referenced so often in his reply that not one hour has been wasted. He has been very focused. He has gone into an awful lot of detail, he said it numerous times, and specifics. In that context, I want to ask him one question. There are hundreds of thousands of people worried about their livelihoods. The Government has its July stimulus coming forward....

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (7 Jul 2020)

Micheál Martin: Again, the Covid figure is the one I take as my yardstick in terms of the unemployment rate and the reality of the situation for many people. Of course, in the context of those supports, the jobs stimulus programme will focus on that area and on the wage subsidy scheme, which has protected thousands of jobs. We can get into all sorts of statistics, but it remains unclear how many companies...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (7 Jul 2020)

Catherine Murphy: We note from the number of clusters and deaths from Covid-19 in the nursing home sector just how exposed that sector was and the tragic consequences that followed from that exposure. At the height of the crisis, the sector's lack of preparedness was raised in the House on numerous occasions. We heard concerns raised by Nursing Home Ireland as early as the beginning of March, including...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (7 Jul 2020)

Micheál Martin: I do not accept the Deputy's analysis of the first week of the Government. He can talk about internal party issues pertaining to certain individuals but my focus has been unwavering since I was elected Taoiseach. That focus has been on policy and substance from the beginning. We have an extensive legislative programme for this month, as the Business Committee is well aware. I would say...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (7 Jul 2020)

Mary Lou McDonald: In that case, we are of one mind. We all recognise that those women and couples who have had children in this period have faced very considerable difficulties and stress without all of the normal supports that new parents generally enjoy when they bring home their newborn. This is a very straightforward request. The Taoiseach should not hide behind a veil of complexity. The simple...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (7 Jul 2020)

Micheál Martin: It is our intention to do the right thing but to do it in a considered way. It is not as simple as the Deputy has outlined and there are both legal and policy complexities with it. The estimated cost is €78 million and it would affect about 24,500 women. That is being considered by the relevant Departments. I do not intend to come in here and say what might be popular or just give...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (7 Jul 2020)

Alan Kelly: The Taoiseach has probably had the shortest honeymoon period of any incoming Taoiseach in the history of the State. It lasted about two hours before some of his colleagues started turning on him. That has continued for the last week and a half, even up to today. I appreciate that he is only a week and a half in the job but he is not a newcomer to politics. He is one of the most...

Prelude (7 Jul 2020)

Prelude (7 Jul 2020)

Chuaigh an Ceann Comhairle i gceannas ar 2 p.m.

Prelude (7 Jul 2020)

Prayer and Reflection.

   Advanced search
Show most relevant results first | Most recent results are first | Show use by person

Search only Billy TimminsSearch all speeches