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Estimates for Public Services 2020 (Resumed) (28 May 2020)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: I assume the Minister will keep those things in mind.

Estimates for Public Services 2020 (Resumed) (28 May 2020)

Regina Doherty: I wish to reassure the Deputy that when anybody's health and well-being is in danger or their safety is at risk, the departmental officials have discretionary powers to allow them to work outside the normal rules we would have. I know we said we have relaxed rules with regard to rent supplement. I reassure the Deputy that any departmental official dealing with a lady who finds herself in...

Estimates for Public Services 2020 (Resumed) (28 May 2020)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: B’shin deireadh anois lenár ndíospóireacht ar na Meastacháin thábhachtacha seo. Is é an cheist anois go n-aontófar na Meastacháin Athbhreithnithe seo i gcomhair na Seirbhísí Poiblí do Vóta 37 don bhliain dar críoch 31 Nollaig 2020, that the Revised Estimate for the Public Service, Vote 37 for the year ending 31 December...

Estimates for Public Services 2020 (Resumed) (28 May 2020)

Question put and agreed to.

Estimates for Public Services 2020 (Resumed) (28 May 2020)

The Dáil adjourned at 5.40 p.m. until 12 noon on Wednesday, 3 June 2020.

Estimates for Public Services 2020 (Resumed) (28 May 2020)

Regina Doherty: The Deputy knows that we have had two meetings with Safe Ireland and other representative bodies in recent weeks. Matters are progressing well and I will continue to make sure that we do that. Streamlining the process is the key to making sure we are responsive to people. In the first instance, we are absolutely putting people in emergency accommodation and paying for that emergency...

Estimates for Public Services 2020 (Resumed) (28 May 2020)

Marian Harkin: I thank the Minister. This is all about flexibility. I am not sure what stage the Minister's negotiations are at, but if she tells me she is willing to show that flexibility and find solutions for people who are in different but awful situations, I am happy to take her at her word. My last point is more of a comment, since I still have two minutes left, about some issues that were...

Estimates for Public Services 2020 (Resumed) (28 May 2020)

Regina Doherty: Again, I would say, and the Deputy is probably well aware, that was the subject of many conversations during the general election campaign. It would be a matter for the programme for Government and I hope those negotiations will come to a successful conclusion and outcome in the next number of days.

Estimates for Public Services 2020 (Resumed) (28 May 2020)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: I call Deputy Harkin.

Estimates for Public Services 2020 (Resumed) (28 May 2020)

Marian Harkin: I thank the Ceann Comhairle; I am finally getting up to speak. I thank the Minister. I was pleased to hear the responses of the Minister for Finance, Deputy Donohoe, earlier today when he talked about adjusting the temporary wage subsidy for women who returned from maternity leave in March or April. That is a very important step and I am glad that while we still do not know the detail, the...

Estimates for Public Services 2020 (Resumed) (28 May 2020)

Regina Doherty: The first point the Deputy raised was on maternity leave. One would be daft not to see the merits. Of course I see the merits, and I will certainly make representations, as has been asked of me, so that is not a problem. I thought we had filled the gap with regard to those sole traders over the age of 66. The reason we could not include them in the Covid-19 payment is that the working...

Estimates for Public Services 2020 (Resumed) (28 May 2020)

Marian Harkin: I thank the Minister. I also want to bring to the Minister's attention the issue of victims of domestic violence about which we have spoken previously in the Chamber. I thank her for her good and ongoing work with Safe Ireland on streamlining the referral process. That is very important. It has been very useful, and I know the Minister's Department is liaising with Safe Ireland on an...

Estimates for Public Services 2020 (Resumed) (28 May 2020)

Regina Doherty: I thank the Deputy but, unfortunately, neither of the issues he raised relates directly to my Department. However, he made very valid points. He is not the first to raise the Safe Pass today, or perhaps he might have raised it with the Minister for Finance earlier when I was listening. I will raise it tomorrow with the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation and ensure we can find...

Estimates for Public Services 2020 (Resumed) (28 May 2020)

Richard O'Donoghue: Many people who are 65 years old have jobs whose job description requires them to retire at that age. The new contracts people sign now refer to 66 years. If one is 65 years of age and has worked all one's life, one has reached retirement age. However, some people do not receive their pension until they are 66 years old. They have to sign for jobseeker's payment at 65 years of age. I do...

Estimates for Public Services 2020 (Resumed) (28 May 2020)

Regina Doherty: I will go backwards to point out that the social protection code we have had in this country for many years is absolutely effective in protecting people from poverty. The Deputy does not have to take my word for it. The ESRI and Social Justice Ireland will tell him that. It will continue to offer that protection and any changes we have made, and will make in the future, will be put through...

Estimates for Public Services 2020 (Resumed) (28 May 2020)

Richard O'Donoghue: I am from a construction and farming background. Some people who want to return to work in the construction industry cannot do so because of issues with the Safe Pass scheme. For anybody who does not know, construction workers must have a Safe Pass card, which requires doing a one-day course where they sit down in front of an instructor who teaches them about different safety measures. At...

Estimates for Public Services 2020 (Resumed) (28 May 2020)

Regina Doherty: Estimates are estimates of what we are going to spend. These are no different from the Supplementary Estimate presented this time last year or the qualified substantive Estimate at the beginning of that year. This is exactly the same. It is just unfortunate that it was not done in December. Had it been done in December, however, it would not have included the €6.5 billion we have...

Estimates for Public Services 2020 (Resumed) (28 May 2020)

Peadar Tóibín: I am sorry. The situation is not the same as for typical, normal Estimates. These are in direct contradiction to the Government's commitment to continue the Covid payments. By definition, these Estimates are hocus pocus. We in the Opposition are being blackmailed. We either stand over these hocus pocus social welfare Estimates or the whole social welfare system grinds to a halt. What...

Estimates for Public Services 2020 (Resumed) (28 May 2020)

Regina Doherty: The Estimates are not in direct contradiction to the statement I made at the opening of this session five hours ago. The Estimates presented today are based on no change being made to policy. The latest legislation was passed on 19 March. The Estimates are based on everything that had gone on heretofore. The presentation of the Estimates today in no way ties the hands of Government or...

Estimates for Public Services 2020 (Resumed) (28 May 2020)

Peadar Tóibín: The reason I am convinced that the Government is going to make changes to the Covid payment in the future is that both Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have stated that it is not logical for the payment to compensate certain workers for more than the income they actually lost. There is no doubt in my mind that we will reach a situation where some workers will receive the Covid payment in the...

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