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Pensions (Amendment) (No. 3) Bill 2017: Second Stage [Private Members] (12 Dec 2019)

Question put.

Pensions (Amendment) (No. 3) Bill 2017: Second Stage [Private Members] (12 Dec 2019)

Bernard Durkan: In accordance with Standing Order 70(2), the division is postponed until the weekly division time on Wednesday, 18 December 2019.

Pensions (Amendment) (No. 3) Bill 2017: Second Stage [Private Members] (12 Dec 2019)

The Dáil adjourned at at 7 p.m. until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, 17 December 2019.

Pensions (Amendment) (No. 3) Bill 2017: Second Stage [Private Members] (12 Dec 2019)

Seán Kyne: I am responding on behalf of the Minister, Deputy Doherty. She understands the intention behind the Bill is to alleviate the issues that are continuing in defined benefit schemes. She and the Government share Deputy Penrose's concern on this area. There is a danger of unintended consequences in any legislation. It is essential that any proposed changes be carefully drafted and analysed in...

Pensions (Amendment) (No. 3) Bill 2017: Second Stage [Private Members] (12 Dec 2019)

Willie Penrose: I thank all who contributed, particularly Deputies Lahart and Brady. I assure Deputy Brady that I have no problem accepting the amendment he has spoken of to strengthen the Bill. We all have one common objective - there is no one-upmanship - which is ensuring that this achieves the very noble objective of protecting employees. What I have heard from the Minister is an employers charter....

Pensions (Amendment) (No. 3) Bill 2017: Second Stage [Private Members] (12 Dec 2019)

John Brady: I welcome the opportunity to speak on this important legislation. Previous speakers have alluded to the fact that it is one of three Opposition pensions Bills that have been introduced, primarily due to Government inaction, to deal with this serious situation. Deputy Penrose's Bill is being discussed this evening. Deputy O'Dea's Bill is waiting alongside a Bill in my name. During...

Pensions (Amendment) (No. 3) Bill 2017: Second Stage [Private Members] (12 Dec 2019)

John Lahart: Deputy Penrose noted that my colleague, Deputy O'Dea, has tabled a Bill on the same matter. The Deputy mentioned my name, too, but in the context of this issue, I am his master's voice to Deputy O'Dea. It would not be within my grasp to produce a pensions protection Bill with a level of detail that could stand up to the same kind of scrutiny as a Bill that Deputy O'Dea is capable of...

Pensions (Amendment) (No. 3) Bill 2017: Second Stage [Private Members] (12 Dec 2019)

Regina Doherty: I thank Deputy Penrose because I know and appreciate he is acting in good faith and I know exactly what he is trying to do in respect of this Bill. I hope he appreciates that both I and the Government share his concerns. The overriding priority for the Government is to provide additional protections for pensioners and members of pension schemes to ensure the future viability and...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: School Accommodation Provision (12 Dec 2019)

Regina Doherty: I will, of course, bring the Deputy's concerns to the attention of the Minister, Deputy McHugh. Lest I did not give him the correct information earlier, the suggested alternative was made by the patron body, not anybody else. It is being actively pursued by the Department. This is not the first time something like this has happened. It happened in my own constituency in 2007. Where there...

Teachtaireacht ón Seanad - Message from Seanad (12 Dec 2019)

Teachtaireacht ón Seanad - Message from Seanad (12 Dec 2019)

Bernard Durkan: Seanad Éireann has passed the Housing (Regulation of Approved Housing Bodies) Bill 2019, the Landlord and Tenant (Ground Rents) (Amendment) Bill 2017, and the Industrial Development (Amendment) Bill 2019, without amendment.

Pensions (Amendment) (No. 3) Bill 2017: Second Stage [Private Members] (12 Dec 2019)

Pensions (Amendment) (No. 3) Bill 2017: Second Stage [Private Members] (12 Dec 2019)

Willie Penrose: I move: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time." I welcome the opportunity to speak to the Labour Party's Pensions (Amendment) (No. 3) Bill 2017. I welcome my colleague, Deputy Brendan Ryan, who has been pivotal in bringing forward this legislation, which, I hope, will pass Second Stage and progress onwards. The Labour Party will always support the right of every person to a decent pension...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Fire Service Staff (12 Dec 2019)

Regina Doherty: I hear the Deputy's concern and he is genuinely very passionate about this. Wicklow County Council tells me it had to make the decision last year to stop some recruitment intended to try to bring the level back up to what it had been a number of years ago, which was twice as many manning the station as there are now. It has ten and probably should have proficiency of six or seven more. It...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: School Accommodation Provision (12 Dec 2019)

School Accommodation Provision

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: School Accommodation Provision (12 Dec 2019)

John Lahart: I thank the Minister for attending. I understand the Minister for Education and Skills cannot attend and I am okay with that such is the urgency of this issue. I am delighted to have a Cabinet-ranking Minister present and she might bring back the concerns of the local community on this. Knocklyon, Firhouse and Ballycullen are growing areas. The Department of Education and Skills...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: School Accommodation Provision (12 Dec 2019)

Regina Doherty: There is no point in me reading out the history of the school that the Deputy already knows because he outlined it very eloquently. It is a real pity the planning application for this much-needed and wanted school was upscuttled because it is diverse and slightly different from what we have had in the area previously. The temporary accommodation that was sorted out for recent years set the...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: School Accommodation Provision (12 Dec 2019)

John Lahart: Does the Minister's official response name the locations being considered?

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: School Accommodation Provision (12 Dec 2019)

Regina Doherty: No.

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: School Accommodation Provision (12 Dec 2019)

John Lahart: I thank the Minister for her sympathetic response. I will feed it back and acknowledge the fact she will go back to the Minister. Citywest is also in my constituency. The Minister of Education and Skills should be aware that never mind that the site to which the school is proposed to be moved is 10 km away, it also creates difficulties for Citywest. Firhouse Educate Together national...

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