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Extreme Weather (Miscellaneous Provisions Bill) 2018: Second Stage [Private Members] (19 Apr 2018)

Imelda Munster: When I heard yesterday evening that the Government parties would not support the Bill, my first thought was that they had not read it. The Bill states clearly that any work of an essential nature would be exempt and it would be up to the Government to make the call. The Government would be obliged to define what is deemed to be essential, whether that is overnight or 24-hour care,...

Extreme Weather (Miscellaneous Provisions Bill) 2018: Second Stage [Private Members] (19 Apr 2018)

David Cullinane: The Minister of State said a number of times that Fianna Fáil, the main party of Opposition, also supports his concerns about the Bill. Fianna Fáil is keeping his party in government. The Minister of State's contribution was a carbon copy of those of Fianna Fáil Members so there must have been tick-tacking between the two parties in government.

Extreme Weather (Miscellaneous Provisions Bill) 2018: Second Stage [Private Members] (19 Apr 2018)

Eugene Murphy: That is not true or acceptable. I wrote most of my own speech and I used my researchers. The Deputy has researchers as well.

Extreme Weather (Miscellaneous Provisions Bill) 2018: Second Stage [Private Members] (19 Apr 2018)

Bernard Durkan: I ask Deputy Cullinane not to encourage interruptions.

Extreme Weather (Miscellaneous Provisions Bill) 2018: Second Stage [Private Members] (19 Apr 2018)

David Cullinane: I am sorry if that upsets Fianna Fáil Members but that is the reality.

Extreme Weather (Miscellaneous Provisions Bill) 2018: Second Stage [Private Members] (19 Apr 2018)

Bernard Durkan: The Deputy should not provoke other Members. It is too late in the evening for that.

Extreme Weather (Miscellaneous Provisions Bill) 2018: Second Stage [Private Members] (19 Apr 2018)

Imelda Munster: It is a touchy subject.

Extreme Weather (Miscellaneous Provisions Bill) 2018: Second Stage [Private Members] (19 Apr 2018)

Eugene Murphy: Deputy Cullinane's comment is not correct.

Extreme Weather (Miscellaneous Provisions Bill) 2018: Second Stage [Private Members] (19 Apr 2018)

David Cullinane: The Minister of State said that employers should assess the risks but, as Teachta Adams said, he ignored the reality that Met Éireann assesses the risks and all the information it works with determines the weather event we are facing and the ability of emergency services to respond. Once staff analyse all the information they have, which is difficult work, they then adjudicate on the...

Extreme Weather (Miscellaneous Provisions Bill) 2018: Second Stage [Private Members] (19 Apr 2018)

Question put.

Extreme Weather (Miscellaneous Provisions Bill) 2018: Second Stage [Private Members] (19 Apr 2018)

Bernard Durkan: In accordance with Standing Order 70(2), the division is postponed until the weekly division time on, Thursday, 26 April 2018.

Extreme Weather (Miscellaneous Provisions Bill) 2018: Second Stage [Private Members] (19 Apr 2018)

The Dáil adjourned at at 6 p.m. until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, 24 April 2018.

Extreme Weather (Miscellaneous Provisions Bill) 2018: Second Stage [Private Members] (19 Apr 2018)

Pat Breen: I will take on board the Deputy's concerns about the route mentioned. It is a regional route.

Extreme Weather (Miscellaneous Provisions Bill) 2018: Second Stage [Private Members] (19 Apr 2018)

John Brassil: It is a general route, the R55.

Extreme Weather (Miscellaneous Provisions Bill) 2018: Second Stage [Private Members] (19 Apr 2018)

Pat Breen: We will take it on board and report it to the various authorities. There are other areas similarly affected throughout the country. I live in a country area and know what flooding is all about. I acknowledge the inconvenience caused for motorists. I will get back to the Deputy about the issue raised. As I said, I appreciate the well intentioned public safety motive behind the current...

Extreme Weather (Miscellaneous Provisions Bill) 2018: Second Stage [Private Members] (19 Apr 2018)

Paul Murphy: We are happy to support this Bill, which is a good one. It is a bit nauseating to listen to the Government and Deputy Eugene Murphy jump through hoops to explain their rationale. They must have a special department that writes these speeches to come up with explanations for opposing Bills that are perfectly simple and which obviously should be supported. The root cause was pointed out,...

Extreme Weather (Miscellaneous Provisions Bill) 2018: Second Stage [Private Members] (19 Apr 2018)

John Brassil: I have concerns about the duplication and complication of existing legislation that the Bill may cause. Extreme weather conditions are now a norm. In the past 12 months alone, between rain, wind and snow, we have had three extreme red alert warnings. There were some fatalities as a result of Storm Ophelia. There was none, to my knowledge, as a result of Storm Emma, although there might...

Extreme Weather (Miscellaneous Provisions Bill) 2018: Second Stage [Private Members] (19 Apr 2018)

Denise Mitchell: I welcome the Bill as a common-sense and workable proposal to ensure public safety during extreme weather events. Before I discuss the Bill as a whole, I especially welcome Part 2, which deals with dangerous activity in public places during severe weather events. During Storm Ophelia many of us were shocked when we saw on television and in reports in the newspapers people going swimming and...

Extreme Weather (Miscellaneous Provisions Bill) 2018: Second Stage [Private Members] (19 Apr 2018)

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin: It is fortunate the climate in which we live means status red situations are rare. I commend my Sinn Féin colleagues on bringing forward this Bill and I regret that the Government has decided to oppose it. This Bill seeks to ensure that our under-resourced but heroic emergency services are not unnecessarily deployed into danger where their very lives would be at risk. These critical...

Extreme Weather (Miscellaneous Provisions Bill) 2018: Second Stage [Private Members] (19 Apr 2018)

Eugene Murphy: I was just out in the sunshine and one could nearly say that today's weather is extreme because it is approximately seven months since we last had a day like it. It is great to see. I welcome the opportunity to contribute on this Bill, which I commend Sinn Féin on introducing. Unfortunately, our party cannot support aspects of it. While we support the spirit of the Bill, technical...

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