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Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Bord na Móna (11 Jul 2019)

Denis Naughten: The stories from the ESB, Bord na Móna and the EPA do not add up. My understanding is that the contracted tonnage has already been achieved. I ask the Minister to get answers to the questions I have raised and I would like a copy of those replies as well. Some 400 families are directly dependent on Lough Ree power station. Hundreds more are indirectly reliant on those jobs. We need...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Bord na Móna (11 Jul 2019)

Michael Fitzmaurice: The Minister should acknowledge that there are more than 150 jobs affected. Do people who are subcontractors not matter? It is always the case that no one thinks about the people in the lorries, the people who supply the lorries, the mechanics and the people in the shops who will be affected by this in the surrounding areas. Bord na Móna was left in an awkward position. I agree with...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Bord na Móna (11 Jul 2019)

Eugene Murphy: The Minister can be in no doubt now after hearing the words of Deputies Naughten, Fitzmaurice, Troy and myself. This really is not good enough. The Minister spoke in his reply about the station being closed for up to three months. This issue must be acted on now. I call on the Minister, and his colleague, the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Deputy Humphreys, to intervene...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Bord na Móna (11 Jul 2019)

Robert Troy: As has been said, contradicting stories have come from the three different agencies. That is why they need to be brought into one room so that they cannot contradict the stories. The Minister is the person to do that. Since this issue was made known in 2013, why has it taken five years for the ESB to make an application? Where does that application stand now? When will we have a decision...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Bord na Móna (11 Jul 2019)

Richard Bruton: I assure Deputy Troy that the EPA has independent powers and, in the context of a full licence review of this nature, it is required to conduct a full environmental impact assessment, EIA. That is required. It is also required to have public consultation. The EPA, therefore, is meeting the obligations of its governing legislation. It is not for me to interfere in how it conducts that...

Message from Select Committee (11 Jul 2019)

Message from Select Committee (11 Jul 2019)

Bernard Durkan: The Select Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and the Taoiseach has completed its consideration of the Consumer Insurance Contracts Bill 2017 and has made amendments thereto.

Message from Select Committee (11 Jul 2019)

The Dáil adjourned at at 6.40 p.m. until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, 17 September 2019.

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Bord na Móna (11 Jul 2019)

Eugene Murphy: A total of 150 jobs are gone and it is a total shock. None of the Oireachtas Members or councillors knew anything about this until the news started to filter out this morning. It is deplorable and unacceptable. We might be talking about the hot water coming from the power station in Lanesborough, but by God, the Government is in hot water over this decision. As Deputies Fitzmaurice and...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Bord na Móna (11 Jul 2019)

Robert Troy: The decision this morning to lay off 148 people will have a devastating impact on those to be laid off, their families, the community of Lanesborough and much further afield. To my mind, the State bodies, comprising the ESB, the EPA and Bord na Móna, have been negligent in their attitude in dealing with these employees. They have failed them. They have failed loyal employees who have...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Bord na Móna (11 Jul 2019)

Richard Bruton: I thank the Deputies for raising this issue. I understand the concern expressed locally. It is an appalling shock for workers to receive notice that they have been put on protective notice as a result of decisions made. As the Deputies know, last month the ESB shut down the Lough Ree power generating station to carry out planned maintenance. The generating station was due to return to...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Road Projects Status (11 Jul 2019)

Michael Moynihan: I note that consultants or people have been appointed. While I recognise what the Minister said at the outset, he does have influence. This is a very serious junction in my constituency which has serious implications. He has noted the above average incidents and the need for safety measures, including a roundabout. I am asking that the Minister go back to TII to request that it work very...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Road Projects Status (11 Jul 2019)

Shane Ross: I fully accept what the Deputy says about the dangers of this road, which the Department and the TII accepts. This is apparent from its upgrading to the minor works programme and it is passing through some of the necessary hoops. I cannot interfere in the planning process in any way, nor would the Deputy expect me to, and I will not do so. I accept, however, the seriousness of the details...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Bord na Móna (11 Jul 2019)

Bord na Móna

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Bord na Móna (11 Jul 2019)

Denis Naughten: Some 24 days ago the Government published the climate action plan which referred to a just transition. That seems to have been ignored today as 148 employees from counties Roscommon and Longford, 72 of them permanent staff, are to be laid off by Bord na Móna. The justification for these lay-offs just does not add up. There have been long shut downs of Lanesborough and Shannonbridge...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Bord na Móna (11 Jul 2019)

Michael Fitzmaurice: In addition to the 75 full-time workers and 48 seasonal workers, 50 other subcontract workers are affected by this, such as lorry drivers and people not employed by Bord na Móna who now have no job either as a result of this announcement. For about 30 years this hot water has been going into the river. As has been pointed out, this licensing debacle has been ongoing since 2013. Why,...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Direct Provision System (11 Jul 2019)

John Brady: Unfortunately, the Minister did not answer any of the questions I put to him. I note that, in his response, the number of people in emergency accommodation has jumped to 988 from 872, which was the last information I had. There are countless more issues that I could bring up that are affecting people in emergency accommodation, everything from packed lunches to the way that residents are...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Direct Provision System (11 Jul 2019)

Charles Flanagan: I acknowledge the fact that there is significant demand, and to meet that demand my Department has sought to identify additional accommodation by publishing expressions of interest in the national press as the current portfolio will not meet the demand. The Deputy is right that the numbers are increasing and that has put pressure on the current arrangements. The RIA will continue working to...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Road Projects Status (11 Jul 2019)

Road Projects Status

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Road Projects Status (11 Jul 2019)

Michael Moynihan: I am grateful for the opportunity to raise this matter. I am looking for an update on the proposed works at Ballymaquirk junction, which is on the N72 Mallow-Killarney road and intersects with the Kanturk-Banteer road. It is a very dangerous junction. It is one of the most important junctions in my constituency, in the heart of the Duhallow region. Most people and families from that...

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