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Impact of Covid-19 on People with Disabilities within the Education and Health Sectors: Statements (17 Jun 2021)

Seán Canney: I thank the Acting Chairman and I welcome the opportunity to speak on this very important subject. As a member of the Joint Committee on Disability Matters, and along with the Minister of State and other Deputies who have spoken earlier, I believe we are doing good work on this committee. It is well supported by the Ministers and Ministers of State and also by the staff. We had a meeting...

Committee on Budgetary Oversight: The Cost of Climate Action: Discussion (17 Jun 2021)

Seán Canney: I have been listening and I find this debate, if I might call it that, very interesting and informative. I thank both organisations for their presentations. I will not go back over old ground but I want to touch initially on public transport. Coming from a rural constituency, I know the vagaries of transport and the hit-and-miss efforts that can be made in trying to provide it. The...

Committee on Budgetary Oversight: The Cost of Climate Action: Discussion (17 Jun 2021)

Seán Canney: Public transport does not make money. All public transport in the country is subsidised.

Committee on Budgetary Oversight: The Cost of Climate Action: Discussion (17 Jun 2021)

Seán Canney: If private operators are making money and we take it from them, we will end up with no private operators. What I am saying is that currently we are subsidising the DART, the Luas and everything that people take for a journey. It is all being subsidised. Let us not kid ourselves. If we are to give rural transport the same chance as urban transport, we will have to subsidise it even more.

Committee on Budgetary Oversight: The Cost of Climate Action: Discussion (17 Jun 2021)

Seán Canney: It is very interesting. I concur with the sentiments Deputy Leddin expressed on cost-benefit analysis. We are talking about having to invest while money is cheap but where do the fiscal spending rules lie as a result? Can we ignore them in order to save our society for the future? If we are getting money at zero interest rate should we just go for it and ignore the fiscal rules that may...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Disability Matters: UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Ratification of Optional Protocol: Discussion (Resumed) (17 Jun 2021)

Seán Canney: To follow on from what Ms Gibney said, it is important to have a twin-track approach. Complaints procedures must be put in place now so that when the optional protocol is in place, everything will be in place. I heard the Secretary General say "as soon as possible". What does that mean in months? Is there a deadline? I would like a specific date. Without hanging anyone out to dry, it...

Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2021: Report and Final Stages (16 Jun 2021)

Seán Canney: I thank the Minister for his comments on farmers. I do not for one minute doubt his total commitment to getting things right but, at the same time, he said this Bill is so well crafted, it cannot be changed, and that is a flaw. Deputy Richard Bruton stated earlier that people will be left behind, I suppose, and that is a fact. People in Gort lost a bus service a couple of weeks ago....

Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2021: Report and Final Stages (16 Jun 2021)

Seán Canney: I welcome the opportunity to speak on this Bill. As a rural Deputy, I have no problem with climate action. I believe it is important that we bring about an all-inclusive climate action plan. There are certain aspects to the Bill, however, including the amendment the Regional Group has put down with regard to biogenic methane. It has not been helped by the fact that the amendments are not...

Acquisition of Development Land (Assessment of Compensation) Bill 2021: Second Stage [Private Members] (16 Jun 2021)

Seán Canney: Deputy Murphy may not arrive in time as she is running late. If she does not arrive, I will take the reminder of the time. Housing is probably one of the biggest topics to have come back on the agenda since the advent of Covid in March of last year. I welcome the Labour Party's introduction of this Bill. It is very appropriate we enact policies we believe will make housing more...

Pyrite and Mica Redress Issues: Motion [Private Members] (15 Jun 2021)

Seán Canney: I welcome the opportunity to speak on this issue. I thank Sinn Féin for tabling the motion and I acknowledge the number of people who travelled from Donegal, Mayo and Clare to be here today to voice their opinions. The biggest issue in all of what we are discussing is what went wrong. It is my view that the key issue is the lack of independent building control. Building control is...

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Hen Harriers (15 Jun 2021)

Seán Canney: 576. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government when the hen harrier threat response plan will be published; the reason for the long delay in the publication of the plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30689/21]

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Schools Building Projects (15 Jun 2021)

Seán Canney: 790. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when she will approve the tender for a school (details supplied) which was first initiated in 2007; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [31431/21]

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Schools Building Projects (15 Jun 2021)

Seán Canney: 791. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when the design team will be appointed for the development of a new school (details supplied) in County Galway; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [31432/21]

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Social Welfare Schemes (15 Jun 2021)

Seán Canney: 889. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the threshold for earned income in order to qualify for deserted wife’s benefit; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [31381/21]

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Social Welfare Schemes (15 Jun 2021)

Seán Canney: 890. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when the existing level threshold for earnings to qualify for the deserted wife’s benefit was last reviewed; if she plans to review the threshold limit; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [31382/21]

Written Answers — Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth: Departmental Schemes (15 Jun 2021)

Seán Canney: 932. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if he will extend the foster care allowance for children up to 23 years of age; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30639/21]

Written Answers — Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth: Departmental Funding (15 Jun 2021)

Seán Canney: 989. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if he will provide a once-off bridging grant of €2 million to an organisation (details supplied) to assist it to provide essential services to its members; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31509/21]

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Apprenticeship Programmes (15 Jun 2021)

Seán Canney: 1068. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to the fact that Solas is no longer running the apprenticeship course in the craft of floor and wall tiling; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31684/21]

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Forestry Sector (15 Jun 2021)

Seán Canney: 1175. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a decision will be made on an afforestation application (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30657/21]

An Bille um an Naoú Leasú is Tríocha ar an mBunreacht (Ceart chun Tithíochta) 2020: An Dara Céim [Comhaltaí Príobháideacha] - Thirty-ninth Amendment of the Constitution (Right to Housing) Bill 2020: Second Stage [Private Members] (3 Jun 2021)

Seán Canney: I welcome the opportunity to speak on this Bill. We all talk about housing and about it being a crisis. The spirit of this Bill is the right of a person to have a home, which we all agree with. The problem with it is, how do we get there? People keep talking about what is wrong and saying that we must find solutions. The Government is investing more money into getting more houses built,...

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