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Climate Change: Statements (19 Sep 2019)

Seán Sherlock: I do not doubt for a minute that the Minister is sincere in what he seeks to do in terms of leading this agenda. However, as a member of the Joint Committee on Action and one of the people who contributed to producing the 42 recommendations that were broadly agreed by its members on a cross-party basis, I am fearful that a tension is emerging between the radical nature of some of the...

Climate Change: Statements (19 Sep 2019)

David Cullinane: I welcome that there will be a climate strike tomorrow across this land and in many parts of the world over the next number of days. This week, thankfully, a spotlight will be again shone on the issue of climate action and change. The protest is being led by schoolchildren. Millions of people around the world will, in my view, come out to support the logic of uniting behind the science....

Climate Change: Statements (19 Sep 2019)

James Lawless: I very much welcome that the climate emergency has been immediately put back on the agenda of this House in the first week of resumption of the Dáil. It is only right that we have the opportunity to address the need for urgent actions, given the range of important climate events that are taking place in the coming weeks and disturbing news announcements that occurred over the recess....

Child Care (Amendment) Bill 2019: Second Stage (Resumed) (19 Sep 2019)

Question, "That the Bill be now read a Second Time", put and declared carried.

Child Care (Amendment) Bill 2019: Referral to Select Committee (19 Sep 2019)

Child Care (Amendment) Bill 2019: Referral to Select Committee (19 Sep 2019)

Katherine Zappone: I move:That the Bill be referred to the Select Committee on Children and Youth Affairs pursuant to Standing Orders 84A(3)(a) and 149(1).

Child Care (Amendment) Bill 2019: Referral to Select Committee (19 Sep 2019)

Question put and agreed to.

Climate Change: Statements (19 Sep 2019)

Climate Change: Statements (19 Sep 2019)

Richard Bruton: I welcome this debate on climate change, which is coming at an appropriate time as thousands of young people in Ireland will mobilise tomorrow in order to raise awareness and demand climate action. The influence young people are having on this debate, in building momentum among older generations to take seriously the scale of the challenge, cannot be underestimated. They are a constant...

Child Care (Amendment) Bill 2019: Second Stage (Resumed) (19 Sep 2019)

Katherine Zappone: I thank all the Deputies for their contributions to the debate yesterday and today. Everyone spoke in favour of the Bill in principle and there was a broad welcome for it, which I appreciate. I also appreciate the good, solid and robust work of the committee, under the chairmanship of Deputy Farrell, on the pre-legislative scrutiny. As I indicated in my opening remarks, we took on two of...

Child Care (Amendment) Bill 2019: Second Stage (Resumed) (19 Sep 2019)

Alan Farrell: As the Chairman of the Joint Committee on Children and Youth Affairs, I am pleased to contribute to the debate on this legislation. I thank the Minister for bringing forward this Bill for discussion. This legislation, at its core, aims to reform the guardian ad litemsystem in a manner which benefits insofar as possible children and young people as possible and ensures the best interests of...

Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons Bill 2019: Second Stage (19 Sep 2019)

Question put and agreed to.

Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons Bill 2019: Referral to Select Committee (19 Sep 2019)

Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons Bill 2019: Referral to Select Committee (19 Sep 2019)

Ciarán Cannon: I move:That the Bill be referred to the Select Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade pursuant to Standing Orders 84A(3)(a) and 149(1) of the Standing Orders relative to Public Business.

Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons Bill 2019: Referral to Select Committee (19 Sep 2019)

Question put and agreed to.

Child Care (Amendment) Bill 2019: Second Stage (Resumed) (19 Sep 2019)

Child Care (Amendment) Bill 2019: Second Stage (Resumed) (19 Sep 2019)

Question again proposed: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time."

Child Care (Amendment) Bill 2019: Second Stage (Resumed) (19 Sep 2019)

Frank O'Rourke: Deputy Funchion can make her contribution, with the agreement of the House, while we await the arrival of Deputy Sherlock.

Child Care (Amendment) Bill 2019: Second Stage (Resumed) (19 Sep 2019)

Kathleen Funchion: The Child Care Act 1991 is currently the primary legislation governing the welfare of children who are in need of care and protection. That Act recognises the principle that it is generally in the best interests of a child to be brought up in his or her own family. We welcome the progress made with the Child Care (Amendment) Bill 2019 and the Minister's acknowledgement that the current...

Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons Bill 2019: Second Stage (19 Sep 2019)

Ciarán Cannon: The Government has today introduced the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons Bill 2019 to make provision in domestic law for the obligations the State will assume under the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, TPNW. I thank all Members who contributed to this afternoon's Second Stage debate. I am pleased that a world free from nuclear weapons is a shared objective by all Members of this...

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