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Back to School Costs: Motion [Private Members] (5 Jul 2022)

Gary Gannon: I thank Sinn Féin for bringing forward this motion today. It is an unusually important motion. I also believe that the ramifications of the motion and the Opposition pressure have led to the announcement today, which I welcome. The announcement today will bring great relief to families who are struggling. I lament the fact that it took so long to get to this point but, regardless, it...

Back to School Costs: Motion [Private Members] (5 Jul 2022)

Paul Murphy: I thank Sinn Féin for bringing forward this very important motion. I attended an event last week organised by the Children's Rights Alliance to discuss the issue of child poverty, including the issue of the cost of education. It is striking that Ireland is the fifth richest country in the world on a GDP per capitabasis, but one in nine children in the State live in constant poverty....

Back to School Costs: Motion [Private Members] (5 Jul 2022)

Louise O'Reilly: I thank my colleague, an Teachta Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire, for all his work in this area. I thank him principally for listening to parents who are really worried about not being able to cope as their kids go back to school. These are real worries and as September comes, people start to worry more. An Teachta Ó Laoghaire has done more than just listen. He has learned from those...

Back to School Costs: Motion [Private Members] (5 Jul 2022)

Réada Cronin: I am pleased to speak on this Private Members' business, given the back-to-school pressure on my constituents in north Kildare. I am pleased that the Government has seen some sense and responded to an Teachta Ó Laoghaire's lead in addressing the back-to-school costs before the Dáil recess. What we are discussing is essential. Hardworking mothers are coming to me and saying that...

Back to School Costs: Motion [Private Members] (5 Jul 2022)

Dessie Ellis: With the summer holidays under way, it will not be long before most parents around the country will begin to think about the costs of sending their children back to school. For many parents, particularly in this economic climate, the thought of finding the means to pay the escalating costs of preparing a child or a number of children for a new school year can be a daunting prospect. Most...

Back to School Costs: Motion [Private Members] (5 Jul 2022)

Pauline Tully: I welcome the opportunity to speak on this motion regarding cutting back-to-school costs. I commend my colleague Deputy Ó Laoghaire on his work in bringing it forward. Families across the State, and I have spoken with many in my constituency of Cavan-Monaghan, find back-to-school costs a huge burden every year. However, this year it is more severe, with a cost-of-living crisis and...

Back to School Costs: Motion [Private Members] (5 Jul 2022)

Norma Foley: I thank Deputy Ó Laoghaire and his colleagues for tabling this motion. I welcome the opportunity to speak to the House this evening on the important matter of back-to-school costs. I appreciate that the cost of returning to school every autumn is a significant element and, indeed, burden, in every family’s budget. I am acutely aware of the matters raised in the motion...

Back to School Costs: Motion [Private Members] (5 Jul 2022)

Pearse Doherty: Molaim an Teachta Ó Laoghaire as an rún seo a thabhairt chun tosaigh ar son Sinn Féin agus as an obair atá déanta aige chun an cás seo a chur chun tosaigh le tamall fada anois. Tá a fhios againn go bhfuil teaghlaigh amuigh ansin faoi fíorbhrú leis na costais agus iad ag tabhairt aghaidh ar mhí Lúnasa agus ar pháistí ag dul ar...

Back to School Costs: Motion [Private Members] (5 Jul 2022)

Paul Donnelly: I thank Deputy Ó Laoghaire for bringing forward this motion. Sinn Féin proposes to put in place a significant package of €161 million in cash payments. I welcome the measures introduced today but they do not go far enough and will not deal with the situation facing a great many families. We need to do simple things. We need to give a back to school allowance to...

Back to School Costs: Motion [Private Members] (5 Jul 2022)

Rose Conway-Walsh: I am glad the Minister has listened to my colleague, Deputy Ó Laoghaire, on this issue. It is very clear. Even the Tánaiste said this morning that the last few days have been spent on this. I welcome what it has bought. It is an example of effective opposition. I only wish the Government would listen more to what we and the Opposition more generally have to say with regard to...

Back to School Costs: Motion [Private Members] (5 Jul 2022)

Mairead Farrell: Cuirim fáilte roimh an rún seo agus gabhaim buíochas le mo chomhghleacaí, an Teachta Ó Laoghaire, as é a chur os comhair na Dála anocht. Tá a fhios againn ar fad an bhrú uafásach atá ar theaghlaigh faoi láthair. Tá brú orthu mar gheall ar an gcostas maireachtála ach tá brú eile orthu anois toisc go bhfuil a...

Back to School Costs: Motion [Private Members] (5 Jul 2022)

Johnny Mythen: I thank my colleague, Deputy Ó Laoghaire, Sinn Féin's spokesperson on education, and his team for putting together this sensible and beneficial package for the good of our schoolchildren and of the nation. The facts speak for themselves. We have record high inflation rate of over 9% which is racing towards breaking the 10% barrier. Heavy food prices are also heading our way. A...

Communications (Retention of Data) (Amendment) Bill 2022: Second Stage (5 Jul 2022)

Question put and agreed to.

Back to School Costs: Motion [Private Members] (5 Jul 2022)

Back to School Costs: Motion [Private Members] (5 Jul 2022)

Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire: I move: That Dáil Éireann: recognises that: — the costs of returning to school each year cause enormous financial stress and pressure on parents, a fact likely to be exacerbated by the rising cost-of-living crisis; — according to a survey undertaken by the Irish League of Credit Unions in 2021, 63 per cent of parents found covering back-to-school costs a...

Communications (Retention of Data) (Amendment) Bill 2022: Second Stage (5 Jul 2022)

Helen McEntee: I thank colleagues for contributing to the debate. There is nobody to blame here. I am not trying to lay the blame on anyone, certainly not on the Joint Committee on Justice. We are introducing emergency legislation. I appreciate that there is concern and annoyance at the timeframe in which this has been brought forward, but emergency legislation often has to be brought forward quickly....

Communications (Retention of Data) (Amendment) Bill 2022: Second Stage (5 Jul 2022)

Catherine Connolly: Tá fadhbanna láidre agam maidir leis an mBille seo. Níl ár ndóthain ama againn chun é a phlé. Níl an cúlra tugtha ag an Aire, go háirid ó thaobh na tuarascála ón iar-bhreitheamh, Mr. Justice John L. Murray, a foilsíodh in 2017. Tá cuid den scéal anseo ach níl an scéal iomlán ann. Tá an...

Communications (Retention of Data) (Amendment) Bill 2022: Second Stage (5 Jul 2022)

Thomas Pringle: I am sharing time with Deputy Connolly. I thank the Acting Chairman for the opportunity to contribute to this debate. The Joint Committee on Justice, of which I am a member, conducted pre-legislative scrutiny on this legislation last Thursday. Unfortunately, due to the ridiculously short timeline we were forced to work to, this scrutiny had no influence whatsoever on the legislation and...

Communications (Retention of Data) (Amendment) Bill 2022: Second Stage (5 Jul 2022)

Danny Healy-Rae: I will not take much time. We read that EU law precludes national legislative measures which provide, as a preventative measure, for the general and indiscriminate retention of traffic and location data relating to electronic communications to combat serious crime. What we are really talking about here is the Graham Dwyer case. He was convicted in this country with all the means, and I...

Communications (Retention of Data) (Amendment) Bill 2022: Second Stage (5 Jul 2022)

Michael Healy-Rae: The amending of the Communications (Retention of Data) Act 2011 to ensure compliance with the ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union in the area of general and indiscriminate retention of communications data for national security and law enforcement purposes is very important. The people who are charged with dealing with and pursuing serious crime will tell you that the Dwyer...

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