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Environmental Policy: Motion [Private Members] (18 Dec 2019)

Tommy Broughan: Gabhaim buíochas leis an Aire.

Environmental Policy: Motion [Private Members] (18 Dec 2019)

Tommy Broughan: Is that agreed? Agreed.

Post-European Council: Statements (18 Dec 2019)

Tommy Broughan: It is welcome that the European Council has endorsed the aim of making the European Union carbon neutral by 2050 in line with the Paris Agreement. I note the Taoiseach's comments about the new climate action forum involving Ireland, Denmark and Sweden. Its work could be very valuable but the targets for Ireland for 2030, laid down in Ms Ursula von der Leyen's green new deal, will be...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Human Rights (18 Dec 2019)

Tommy Broughan: It is good to hear that our ambassador to China and the consul general in Hong Kong have been proactive on the matter. It seems clear that the Chinese authorities are not adhering to the basic law and the 1997 agreement, which was to last for 50 years. It is effectively an international agreement but China is disregarding it. The recent local elections mentioned by the Minister demonstrate...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Human Rights (18 Dec 2019)

Tommy Broughan: The oppression in east Turkmenistan, as I believe some of the Uighurs call it, is ongoing. We have a report today that Han Chinese are being sent to every household in the country to continue a level of oppression. How can we deal with a country that seems to have a network of concentration camps? That is a clear point. The Tánaiste indicated that these two major international...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Ministerial Meetings (18 Dec 2019)

Tommy Broughan: Our relationship with our sister country of Scotland is a unique one. It was the Men of Ulster, or Ulaidh, who first established the Scottish kingdom. Throughout the Middle Ages, Irish people were referred to as "Scots". What practical steps will happen in terms of co-operation? I know that the Tánaiste and the Minister for Health, Deputy Harris, are establishing a joint health...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Ministerial Meetings (18 Dec 2019)

Tommy Broughan: I welcome the review. The Minister mentioned the islands. In terms of language, there will be discussion on a language Act for the North in the coming days, but Scotland is a country that has a native language that is virtually the same as our own native language. Will there be any particular developments in that regard? We know of BBC Alba and how close the two languages are in that...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Human Rights (18 Dec 2019)

Tommy Broughan: 41. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will report on violations of human rights in Xinjiang and Hong Kong; the further steps he and his EU colleagues will take, including sanctions attached to EU-China trade agreements, to promote democratic values in China; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52647/19]

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Human Rights (18 Dec 2019)

Tommy Broughan: I have asked the Tánaiste many times in the past year or two about the situation in Xinjiang in China, where up to 1 million Uighur people are being kept in concentration camps, and what actions we were taking with our European partners in that regard. The horrendous fate of the Uighur nation was recently highlighted by the great German footballer, Mesut Özil. I also ask about the...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Passport Services (18 Dec 2019)

Tommy Broughan: It is important that when one is in the Chair, as I have been on many occasions, one implements the timeframes for all Members from the start.

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Ministerial Meetings (18 Dec 2019)

Tommy Broughan: 40. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will report on the outcomes of his meeting in November 2019 with the Scottish First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, the Secretary of State for Scotland, Alister Jack, the Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop, and the Cabinet Secretary for Government Business and Constitutional Relations, Michael...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Ministerial Meetings (18 Dec 2019)

Tommy Broughan: I wish the Tánaiste all the best with his discussions in Belfast. A few weeks ago, he met the other Taoiseach in these islands, the Scottish First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, and the Secretary of State for Scotland, Alister Jack. I understand they established a bilateral view on areas of co-operation. Obviously, everything has changed since the British general election and, clearly,...

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Housing Assistance Payment Data (18 Dec 2019)

Tommy Broughan: 464. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government further to Parliamentary Question No. 90 of 11 December 2019, the breakdown of HAP processing times by Dublin and Leinster local authorities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53593/19]

National Surplus (Reserve Fund for Exceptional Contingencies) Act 2019: Motion (17 Dec 2019)

Tommy Broughan: I support the proposal not to pay €500 million into the rainy day fund for 2019 in the context of the ongoing exceptional circumstances of the UK's proposed withdrawal from the EU. The Minister announced a €1.2 billion package, excluding EU funding for Brexit, in budget 2020. He said on that occasion that he was prepared to use resources that would otherwise go to the rainy...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Medical Conditions (17 Dec 2019)

Tommy Broughan: There are major delays in waiting to see a gynaecologist. Women can be waiting for up to two or three years. In August, the hospital consultants' association told us that 28,000 women were waiting at the time, 5,400 of whom had waited for more than a year. About a month ago, I asked Beaumont Hospital and the RCSI hospital group the number of full-time endometriosis excision specialists. I...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Medical Conditions (17 Dec 2019)

Tommy Broughan: I thought we had a minute.

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Medical Conditions (17 Dec 2019)

Tommy Broughan: It is 30 seconds.

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Medical Conditions (17 Dec 2019)

Tommy Broughan: I warmly congratulate my colleague, Deputy Gino Kenny, on hosting the recent briefing by the Endometriosis Association of Ireland in our audiovisual room. We heard striking testimonies from young women who have been treated appallingly by our health system over the years in terms of the diagnosis and treatment and this debilitating disease. As Deputy Gino Kenny said, one in ten women...

Written Answers — Department of Defence: Defence Forces Operations (17 Dec 2019)

Tommy Broughan: 77. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence when Ireland will withdraw from Operation Sophia and return to search and rescue missions in view of the continuing deaths of refugees and migrants in the seas around Europe; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52646/19]

Written Answers — Department of Defence: Defence Forces Personnel Data (17 Dec 2019)

Tommy Broughan: 93. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence further to Parliamentary Question No. 99 of 18 June 2019, if the information is now to hand; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52639/19]

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