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Planning and Development (Amendment) (No. 3) Bill 2021: Second Stage (Resumed) (29 Jun 2021)

Seán Canney: I welcome the opportunity to speak on this Bill and also that we are providing additional time for the completion of county development plans. These plans are the basis for the planning and development of local authority areas for the next five years so we need to provide local authorities with adequate time to get them right. We are now in a situation where housing supply is at crisis...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Electricity Transmission Network (29 Jun 2021)

Seán Canney: 86. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment when the scheme to pay microgenerators for electricity exported to the national grid will be operational; the measures that are in place to ensure that accurate records are kept of the quantity of electricity being exported from the microgeneration units to the grid from 1 July 2020 in order that they can get...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Road Projects (29 Jun 2021)

Seán Canney: 98. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will consider match funding the local improvement scheme to help deal with the demand for the scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34298/21]

Written Answers — Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Artists' Remuneration (29 Jun 2021)

Seán Canney: 173. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her views on the implementation of a universal basic income for artists; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34356/21]

Written Answers — Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Covid-19 Pandemic Supports (29 Jun 2021)

Seán Canney: 174. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her views on the current difficulties being faced by sporting businesses and clubs that are not affiliated to a governing body such as independent carting clubs which are excluded from operating as the current definition of a sporting event under the current Covid-19 legislation; and if she will make a statement on the matter....

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: School Accommodation (29 Jun 2021)

Seán Canney: 330. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the progress being made with the proposed additional accommodation for a school (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34450/21]

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: School Transport (29 Jun 2021)

Seán Canney: 331. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will consider the option of providing school transport to facilitate siblings of special needs children to attend the same school in which services are available in order to keep the family unit in attendance at the same school; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34452/21]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Covid-19 Pandemic (29 Jun 2021)

Seán Canney: 540. To ask the Minister for Health the reason for not allowing communions or confirmations to proceed given that churches have reopened and the children involved are attending school together; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27374/21]

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Agriculture Schemes (29 Jun 2021)

Seán Canney: 587. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason the beef plan movement has been excluded from the beef taskforce forum; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34355/21]

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Agriculture Schemes (29 Jun 2021)

Seán Canney: 598. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on the plight of farmers who are over the age for the young farmer scheme and who are starting or restarting a career in farming following various changes in life circumstances, including marriage breakdown but who cannot access entitlements and are forced to lease entitlements from non-active farmers; if he plans to...

Written Answers — Department of Rural and Community Development: Road Projects (29 Jun 2021)

Seán Canney: 611. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development if she will consider increasing the funding for the local improvement scheme to help meet the demands; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34299/21]

Affordable Housing Bill 2021 [Seanad]: Second Stage (24 Jun 2021)

Seán Canney: I welcome the opportunity to speak on this Bill and welcome its introduction. It is important at the outset to say we all have our own ideas about what affordability is. For people who are listening it is about the fact that we can build houses. It is about giving affordability to people who are brave enough to want to buy their own houses and to take out a mortgage. It also gives...

Committee on Budgetary Oversight: Tax Expenditures: Discussion (24 Jun 2021)

Seán Canney: I thank the witnesses for their opening remarks and their plain speaking on the issues under discussion. I will make a number of comments on which I ask for responses. We are in the throes of passing the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill. One of my concerns relates to the budget for climate action. How will we replace the €3.5 billion we raise every year in...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Disability Matters: Younger People in Nursing Homes: Discussion (24 Jun 2021)

Seán Canney: I have been listening intently to what has been said. First, I compliment Mr. Tyndall on his report. I also compliment the HSE and the Department of Health on their presentations and on the information they are providing. I said at the first meeting of this committee there are some things we as politicians and I as a national politician would not be very proud of. Mr. Tyndall put it well...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Taxi Licences (22 Jun 2021)

Seán Canney: 172. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if consideration will be given to amending the nine-year rule as it pertains to taxi replacement with electric vehicles given that many taxi drivers will be unable to meet the current requirements especially after losing out on more than a year’s income during Covid-19 while still facing insurance and other costs; and if he will...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Flood Risk Management (22 Jun 2021)

Seán Canney: 247. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the progress that has been made with removing pinch points from the River Shannon; when he expects the work to commence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33364/21]

Written Answers — Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Heritage Projects (22 Jun 2021)

Seán Canney: 255. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht when the Burren trail will become operational; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [32918/21]

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Special Educational Needs (22 Jun 2021)

Seán Canney: 383. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the person or body that is responsible for creating a school placement for children with autism as the support from Tusla only extends to examining nearby schools to determine if there are spaces and the National Council for Special Education’s help to parents is also limited; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [33366/21]

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...

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