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Financial Resolutions 2021 - Financial Resolution No. 2: General (Resumed) (13 Oct 2021)

Seán Canney: Last night, I highlighted many measures in the budget that were to be welcomed. I congratulate the Minister of State, Deputy O'Donovan, on increasing his budget for floor relief. He listed out the many projects he hopes to get started next year and they are all very familiar to me because they all featured on plans in 2015 and 2016. The problem with such projects, as he will be aware, is...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Medicinal Products (13 Oct 2021)

Seán Canney: 207. To ask the Minister for Health when he will establish a Ministerial stakeholder group as agreed by him in November 2020 to review and strengthen current risk reduction measures for women of childbearing potential prescribed valproate; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49978/21]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Health Services Staff (13 Oct 2021)

Seán Canney: 208. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to recruit four unfilled epilepsy nurse specialist posts agreed in 2018 for the implementation of the pregnancy prevention programme (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49979/21]

Financial Resolutions 2021 - Budget Statement 2022 (12 Oct 2021)

Seán Canney: Absolutely.

Financial Resolutions 2021 - Budget Statement 2022 (12 Oct 2021)

Seán Canney: I better not waste any of my time. I am delighted to be able to speak on the budget. First, I want to do is recognise the fact that the Regional Group produced our budget submission and met with the Ministers, Deputies McGrath and Donohoe, prior to the Budget Statement. They listened and have taken on board some of the issues we raised. I want to acknowledge that because if every issue...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Foreign Birth Registration (12 Oct 2021)

Seán Canney: 223. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if partial processing of foreign birth registrations can resume at level 5 given that many persons who submitted applications for foreign birth registrations from 1 February 2020 have not been corresponded with and have included important personal documents such as passports along with the applications; if his Department will be refunding...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: School Transport (12 Oct 2021)

Seán Canney: 247. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the progress that is being made regarding the review of the school bus service; when the review will be completed; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [49143/21]

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Pension Provisions (12 Oct 2021)

Seán Canney: 330. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the progress that has been made in negotiations on the pension entitlements of community employment supervisors; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [49438/21]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Community Care (12 Oct 2021)

Seán Canney: 478. To ask the Minister for Health the arrangement his Department will put in place to deliver day centre services to older persons in the Loughrea, County Galway catchment area given that St. Brendan’s community nursing unit is unable to restore its daycare service due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49145/21]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Hospital Staff (12 Oct 2021)

Seán Canney: 585. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide the resources necessary to employ an additional 100 neurology nurses across the health service in Ireland including nine additional nurses at University College Hospital, Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49605/21]

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Disability Matters: Participation of People with Disabilities in Political, Cultural, Community and Public Life: Discussion (Resumed) (7 Oct 2021)

Seán Canney: I thank all the witnesses for their contributions this morning. In order to try to help matters, I will not be asking any questions, but I will make some comments. Based on what the witnesses have said this morning, a few things stand out as matters the committee should be pursuing. Universal income for people with disabilities is very important. We should have a support in place for...

Energy Prices: Motion [Private Members] (6 Oct 2021)

Seán Canney: I compliment People Before Profit-Solidarity on tabling this very important motion at this time. The increase in the cost of fuel impacts on everybody, including businesses, consumers and especially those in fuel poverty. When we talk about this and about what is going wrong, we sometimes put the cart before the horse. We closed down two power generation stations without having an...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Health Services (6 Oct 2021)

Seán Canney: 151. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that diagnostic services for testicles is not available in County Galway; the steps will he take to rectify this; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48563/21]

Childcare Services: Motion [Private Members] (5 Oct 2021)

Seán Canney: I wish to share time with my colleague, Deputy Tóibín. We will have five minutes each.

Childcare Services: Motion [Private Members] (5 Oct 2021)

Seán Canney: I welcome the opportunity to speak on this issue, which is important to all of us. I compliment Sinn Féin on introducing the motion and giving us an opportunity to discuss and debate it. I listened to the Minister's opening address. He pointed out that there are three different sections that need to be dealt with in order for the service to work right. I will give my thoughts on...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: School Transport (5 Oct 2021)

Seán Canney: 407. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the progress being made on the review of the school bus service; when she expects the review to be complete; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [48036/21]

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: School Transport (5 Oct 2021)

Seán Canney: 408. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if the review of the school bus service included an examination of the need to allow students attend their parish national school rather than their nearest school; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [48037/21]

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Agriculture Schemes (5 Oct 2021)

Seán Canney: 767. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will consider changing the criteria of appeal regarding ANC payments for persons who ticked the wrong box and made a clerical error online but whose difficulties have not been rectified through the appeals process which is only of benefit if farmers were ill or incapacitated at the time but not to those who made a simple...

Committee on Budgetary Oversight: Pre-Budget 2022 Scrutiny (Resumed): Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform (30 Sep 2021)

Seán Canney: I thank the Minister for his time. As a politician who worked in construction for more than 30 years, I have a good idea of how to build a house and how to work in construction. To return to the point about investment in housing, many young people nowadays cannot afford to buy or build a house because the standards and conditions under which people now have to build them have gone beyond...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Disability Matters: Participation of People with Disabilities in Political, Cultural, Community and Public Life: Discussion (Resumed) (30 Sep 2021)

Seán Canney: I apologise because I must go to another committee meeting. Earlier we spoke about trying to do two things at one time. I heard some of the presentations and I have listened to what the witnesses said. I thank everybody for participating. My first question is on the issue of employment. There are employability services trying to assist people with disabilities to get work. How do the...

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