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Lifting of Covid-19 Restrictions: Motion [Private Members] (14 Jul 2021)

Seán Canney: I congratulate the HSE and its staff on the vaccination programme. I thank the public who have taken on board the advice to get vaccinated. I encourage everybody to take the vaccine for the safety of everybody in society. I want to speak about the Government's proposals for the safe reopening and the legislation to be brought before the House today. This will be my only opportunity to...

Finance (Local Property Tax) (Amendment) Bill 2021: Second Stage (13 Jul 2021)

Seán Canney: I welcome the opportunity to speak on this review of the local property tax and the legislation that will underpin it. It is important that we support local government with proper funding. I will take some time to speak about Galway County Council in my constituency and its precarious situation in terms of financial support. An expert advisory group on local government arrangements in...

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Primary Medical Certificates (13 Jul 2021)

Seán Canney: 281. To ask the Minister for Finance when a proper appeals process will be put in place in relation to the disabled drivers and passengers scheme; when appeals will resume; when regional appeals will take place in order that disabled persons from all over the country do not have to travel to Dún Laoghaire to have an appeal hearing; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37777/21]

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: School Curriculum (13 Jul 2021)

Seán Canney: 412. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills her views on the new agricultural science syllabus now in place in secondary schools for the leaving certificate programme; if she considers it relevant, practical and of benefit to the learning outcomes of students; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37463/21]

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Social Welfare Eligibility (13 Jul 2021)

Seán Canney: 460. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her views on whether it is discriminatory to place a ceiling on a minority of recipients of the deserted wives benefit 1992-1997; her further views on whether this allowance should be subject to inflationary rebalancing over the past 14 years; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37632/21]

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Disability Matters: Resourcing of Personal Assistance Services: Discussion (8 Jul 2021)

Seán Canney: I listened intently to the witness presentations. I compliment Fionn Angus, James Cawley, Owen Collumb, Paul McBride and all of the other witnesses who contributed. On Mr. McBride's point with regard to the budget that is required now to move on with the personal assistance scheme, which he says is not a huge budget, does he have a quantum for it? In regard to the personal assistance...

Planning and Development (Amendment) (No. 3) Bill 2021: Committee and Remaining Stages (7 Jul 2021)

Seán Canney: I will be brief as I am aware the time is short and I want to allow other Deputies to have their say. I have one concern which the Minister might clarify. It relates to the extension of duration that he will allow for existing projects where substantial works have been done on the ground. I am concerned that there are projects that have not commenced on-site but that may have had money...

Finance (Covid-19 and Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2021: Committee and Remaining Stages (7 Jul 2021)

Seán Canney: I am listening to the debate and I am confused. Perhaps I am missing something and maybe I am wrong, but I think we are creating an extra layer in the provision of housing. If houses are coming onto the market, why are the local authorities and the housing associations not purchasing them directly? Is it the case that these investment or pension funds are tied up in the finance of the...

Post Office Network: Motion [Private Members] (7 Jul 2021)

Seán Canney: I move: That Dáil Éireann: recognises: — the views of the members of Dáil Éireann as outlined during the private members’ debate of the 21st October, 2020; — that a sustainable nationwide post office network is a key component of the economic and social infrastructure in both rural and urban areas; — that post offices provide crucial...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Covid-19 Tests (7 Jul 2021)

Seán Canney: 193. To ask the Minister for Health the reason that children are required to have PCR tests when coming from EU countries when non-essential travel reopens in July 2021 given that children cannot be vaccinated and the requirement for PCR tests will put the cost of a family holiday beyond the means of many families; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30604/21]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Nursing Homes (7 Jul 2021)

Seán Canney: 209. To ask the Minister for Health the reason for the disparity in the rates of payment to private nursing homes nationwide; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30784/21]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Nursing Homes (7 Jul 2021)

Seán Canney: 210. To ask the Minister for Health if he plans to change the assessment of the fair deal rate paid to private nursing homes from a by county basis to a care need basis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30785/21]

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Electricity Generation (6 Jul 2021)

Seán Canney: 132. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if it will be ensured that there is proper collaboration between parties in the installation of microgeneration projects including the time taken for the ESB to install smart meters. [36534/21]

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Tax Code (6 Jul 2021)

Seán Canney: 162. To ask the Minister for Finance if he plans to reduce the VAT on the music and entertainment industry in line with the hospitality sector; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35855/21]

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Tax Code (6 Jul 2021)

Seán Canney: 163. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will reduce the VAT rate on construction works from 13.5% to counteract the increases in costs experienced by first-time buyers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35856/21]

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Site Acquisitions (6 Jul 2021)

Seán Canney: 287. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if her attention has been drawn to the problems being faced by the board of management of a school (details supplied) which has outgrown its temporary accommodation and which is designated by her Department as a regional solution to serve students of both Galway city and Oranmore school planning areas and beyond; if she can provide clarity for...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Departmental Reviews (6 Jul 2021)

Seán Canney: 561. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the progress that has been made on the feasibility study on wool; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35809/21]

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: School Facilities (1 Jul 2021)

Seán Canney: 246. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a school (details supplied) will be supported in purchasing land to install a safe set down area and carpark for the school which is located on the N17; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [35499/21]

Committee on Budgetary Oversight: Capital Investment: Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (1 Jul 2021)

Seán Canney: I thank you, Chairman, and Deputy Durkan for facilitating me. I thank Mr. Downes for the presentation. I welcome that we are hoping to use the national development plan as the vehicle by which we trade our economy out of the Covid pandemic and into prosperity in the future. It is important that the national development plan is done in a balanced way for the regions. We have now found...

Land Development Agency Bill 2021: Report and Final Stages (30 Jun 2021)

Seán Canney: I have concerns about the Land Development Agency and how it will work. My concerns revolve around the fact that we expect it to be a panacea that will change everything in land development and getting land ready for housing. The decision to bypass the local authorities is not a good one. I say that because I see in my county that houses are being built by local authorities and social...

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