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Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport: Governance Review Group Report for the FAI Board and Sport Ireland: Sport Ireland (17 Jul 2019)

John O'Mahony: I thank our guests for their presentations and for their ongoing work on the issue. I return to a point made by Mr. Treacy about Sport Ireland's meeting with the FAI last Friday, at which Sport Ireland outlined its concerns about a completely new board. Did I read that correctly?

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport: Governance Review Group Report for the FAI Board and Sport Ireland: Sport Ireland (17 Jul 2019)

John O'Mahony: What response did the FAI give Sport Ireland at the meeting?

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport: Governance Review Group Report for the FAI Board and Sport Ireland: Sport Ireland (17 Jul 2019)

John O'Mahony: I agree and I am glad those points of clarification were made. I prepared questions based on our guests' opening statements, which suggested they all were happy with the progress, but then the Minister's letter was published yesterday evening. I was surprised that the clarifications were much stronger than what they was contained in their opening statements.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport: Governance Review Group Report for the FAI Board and Sport Ireland: Sport Ireland (17 Jul 2019)

John O'Mahony: I am glad to hear that. When Sport Ireland previously appeared before the committee, I made a comparison with the Olympic Council of Ireland and our guests very much agreed on the way that process was started. In that case, although the president who was appointed, Sarah Keane, had been on the board for a couple of years, she had been an open critic of what had been going on. She has done...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport: Governance Review Group Report for the FAI Board and Sport Ireland: Sport Ireland (17 Jul 2019)

John O'Mahony: I find this difficult. With all the issues, it beggars belief that there is an unopposed election.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport: Governance Review Group Report for the FAI Board and Sport Ireland: Sport Ireland (17 Jul 2019)

John O'Mahony: To return to a point made by Senator Feighan, the presentation made to us by the athletes made it sound as if there is a loophole. I agree with what Mr. Treacy stated. Perhaps it is a technicality. One can argue that it is not a sporting issue, but it is a big issue for those involved. In the Olympics, there is no issue with people opting for the UK or Ireland. In the case of the IAAF,...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport: Governance Review Group Report for the FAI Board and Sport Ireland: Sport Ireland (17 Jul 2019)

John O'Mahony: It is an issue of minutiae but not for the very genuine people it affects. The report states that there has been no correspondence on this. Would it be possible for Sport Ireland to meet the athletes at some stage?

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport: Governance Review Group Report for the FAI Board and Sport Ireland: Sport Ireland (17 Jul 2019)

John O'Mahony: This was one of the requests they made to the committee. Sport Ireland could meet them and tease out the issue and perhaps find a solution.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport: Governance Review Group Report for the FAI Board and Sport Ireland: Sport Ireland (17 Jul 2019)

John O'Mahony: Will Mr. Treacy meet them?

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Bord na Móna (11 Jul 2019)

Denis Naughten: The stories from the ESB, Bord na Móna and the EPA do not add up. My understanding is that the contracted tonnage has already been achieved. I ask the Minister to get answers to the questions I have raised and I would like a copy of those replies as well. Some 400 families are directly dependent on Lough Ree power station. Hundreds more are indirectly reliant on those jobs. We need...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Bord na Móna (11 Jul 2019)

Michael Fitzmaurice: The Minister should acknowledge that there are more than 150 jobs affected. Do people who are subcontractors not matter? It is always the case that no one thinks about the people in the lorries, the people who supply the lorries, the mechanics and the people in the shops who will be affected by this in the surrounding areas. Bord na Móna was left in an awkward position. I agree with...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Bord na Móna (11 Jul 2019)

Eugene Murphy: The Minister can be in no doubt now after hearing the words of Deputies Naughten, Fitzmaurice, Troy and myself. This really is not good enough. The Minister spoke in his reply about the station being closed for up to three months. This issue must be acted on now. I call on the Minister, and his colleague, the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Deputy Humphreys, to intervene...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Bord na Móna (11 Jul 2019)

Robert Troy: As has been said, contradicting stories have come from the three different agencies. That is why they need to be brought into one room so that they cannot contradict the stories. The Minister is the person to do that. Since this issue was made known in 2013, why has it taken five years for the ESB to make an application? Where does that application stand now? When will we have a decision...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Bord na Móna (11 Jul 2019)

Richard Bruton: I assure Deputy Troy that the EPA has independent powers and, in the context of a full licence review of this nature, it is required to conduct a full environmental impact assessment, EIA. That is required. It is also required to have public consultation. The EPA, therefore, is meeting the obligations of its governing legislation. It is not for me to interfere in how it conducts that...

Message from Select Committee (11 Jul 2019)

Message from Select Committee (11 Jul 2019)

Bernard Durkan: The Select Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and the Taoiseach has completed its consideration of the Consumer Insurance Contracts Bill 2017 and has made amendments thereto.

Message from Select Committee (11 Jul 2019)

The Dáil adjourned at at 6.40 p.m. until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, 17 September 2019.

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Bord na Móna (11 Jul 2019)

Eugene Murphy: A total of 150 jobs are gone and it is a total shock. None of the Oireachtas Members or councillors knew anything about this until the news started to filter out this morning. It is deplorable and unacceptable. We might be talking about the hot water coming from the power station in Lanesborough, but by God, the Government is in hot water over this decision. As Deputies Fitzmaurice and...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Bord na Móna (11 Jul 2019)

Robert Troy: The decision this morning to lay off 148 people will have a devastating impact on those to be laid off, their families, the community of Lanesborough and much further afield. To my mind, the State bodies, comprising the ESB, the EPA and Bord na Móna, have been negligent in their attitude in dealing with these employees. They have failed them. They have failed loyal employees who have...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Bord na Móna (11 Jul 2019)

Richard Bruton: I thank the Deputies for raising this issue. I understand the concern expressed locally. It is an appalling shock for workers to receive notice that they have been put on protective notice as a result of decisions made. As the Deputies know, last month the ESB shut down the Lough Ree power generating station to carry out planned maintenance. The generating station was due to return to...

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