Advanced search
Show most relevant results first | Most recent results are first | Show use by person

Search only Seán CanneySearch all speeches

Results 1-20 of 2,864 for speaker:Seán Canney

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (28 Sep 2022)

Seán Canney: Yesterday, the budget announcement regarding the defective concrete blocks levy smacked of an ill-timed, ill-judged decision. It is expected this levy will raise €80 million annually. It will commence on 3 April 2023. The levy will result in a 10% increase in the cost of concrete, concrete materials, sills, lintels, hollow-core floor slabs and concrete blocks. At a time when...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (28 Sep 2022)

Seán Canney: The Taoiseach mentioned mica, pyrite and apartment defects. The core problem here is that we do not have effective building control. Until we bring in a system of proper building control, we will continue to put billions of euro into the rectification of problems with innocent people's properties. I do not believe the cure for this problem is to put a levy on young people who are trying to...

Financial Resolutions 2022 - Budget Statement 2023 (27 Sep 2022)

Seán Canney: There was very little in the budget that we had not picked up over recent days, weeks and months, given the flying of kites to see what might be acceptable. From that point of view, little in the budget is new and we will see what is really in it when we get the detail. I welcome the fact the Government has taken measures to help people with the cost of living but I am concerned that...

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Disabilities Assessments (22 Sep 2022)

Seán Canney: I thank the Minister for the update. There is no appeals mechanism in place for anyone who applies for the primary medical certificate because the appeals board resigned over a year ago, citing the unworkable nature of the scheme. No action has been taken since. Sometimes when you look at something like this, there is complete inequality in the system. People who are on the existing...

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Disabilities Assessments (22 Sep 2022)

Seán Canney: I do not doubt the Minister's commitment but we need to move it on. I would like to quote from Peter Tyndall's report: The reports published by the Ombudsman since 2012 highlight the same issues over and over again. I am very concerned that the issues identified appear to have effectively been ignored and that nine years later, there is no evidence of any real progress that would serve to...

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Disabilities Assessments (22 Sep 2022)

Seán Canney: 97. To ask the Minister for Finance the progress that is being made on introducing a new scheme for disabled drivers and passengers which will be workable and relevant to persons with disabilities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46557/22]

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Disabilities Assessments (22 Sep 2022)

Seán Canney: What progress is being made on the introduction of a new scheme for disabled drivers and passengers, which would be workable and relevant to their particular circumstances, taking into account that the mobility allowance and motorised transport grants for new applicants were suspended in 2013, with the promise that a new scheme would be put in place? The only remaining support available for...

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Tax Reliefs (22 Sep 2022)

Seán Canney: 203. To ask the Minister for Finance his views on increasing the working from home relief in view of the increased heat and electricity costs faced by home workers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46558/22]

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Tax Code (22 Sep 2022)

Seán Canney: 232. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will consider exempting all community groups from paying VAT on goods and services to protect such groups given the current increase in costs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46559/22]

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Tax Code (22 Sep 2022)

Seán Canney: 233. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will consider a VAT rebate on domestic and commercial solar panel installation to encourage the further installation of such panels in the current energy crisis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46560/22]

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Tax Code (22 Sep 2022)

Seán Canney: 234. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will remove the commercial stamp duty definition rate of 7.5% on agricultural land and revise it in line with the residential stamp duty charge of 1% up to €1 million and 2% thereafter. [46561/22]

Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill 2022: Second Stage (21 Sep 2022)

Seán Canney: I welcome the opportunity to speak on the Bill. In the previous Government, I worked in the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment. We were involved in the online advisory group, which I chaired. I know there is a difficult task ahead to try to rein in cyberbullying and make sure we put in place legislation that is not just valid in this country but can be used along...

Energy Security: Motion [Private Members] (21 Sep 2022)

Seán Canney: I welcome the opportunity to speak on the motion which is timely and I thank the Rural Independent Group for tabling it. It follows the Regional Group's motion last week which was unopposed by the Government. It set out a template for how to deal with the energy crisis and the energy price crisis that we have. There is much rhetoric and talk about these issues. We have to speak about real...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Energy Conservation (20 Sep 2022)

Seán Canney: 64. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the best way communities can be supported by his Department including through the provision of grant aid for energy efficiencies such as solar panels. [45112/22]

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Electric Vehicles (20 Sep 2022)

Seán Canney: 197. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if the grant for electric vehicles extends to local area hackney licence holders; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45747/22]

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Social Welfare Benefits (20 Sep 2022)

Seán Canney: 384. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if her attention has been drawn to the fact that carers who apply for carer's allowance do not have their spouse's travel-to-work income included in the means assessment where the spouse has availed of the cycle-to-work scheme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45852/22]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Home Help Service (20 Sep 2022)

Seán Canney: 533. To ask the Minister for Health when an invitation to tender for home support services will be published; when tender arrangements will be in place; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45754/22]

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Disability Matters: Education and the UNCRPD: Discussion (Resumed) (20 Sep 2022)

Seán Canney: I thank the Minister for her attendance and I have been listening with interest. I will raise three or four points with the Minister. In light of what happened during the Covid pandemic, is the Department now planning our education system so we can deal with whatever happens if we have another pandemic or emergency, rather than just waiting for something to happen and then making decisions...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Disability Matters: Education and the UNCRPD: Discussion (Resumed) (20 Sep 2022)

Seán Canney: What about the EPSEN Act?

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Disability Matters: Education and the UNCRPD: Discussion (Resumed) (20 Sep 2022)

Seán Canney: Okay.

   Advanced search
Show most relevant results first | Most recent results are first | Show use by person

Search only Seán CanneySearch all speeches