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Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Foreign Policy (23 Jun 2022)

Bríd Smith: 142. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his views on Poland's abortion ban; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33169/22]

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Housing Policy (23 Jun 2022)

Bríd Smith: I will go one further and argue with the Minister that he has a duty to publish that review, having sat on it for six months. Many people are going through agony, having been knocked off the housing list after years of waiting. This is not right. There are various schemes in the Housing for All policy which are really an attempt to reinvent the wheel. What we need is a massive investment...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Housing Policy (23 Jun 2022)

Bríd Smith: 9. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if he has plans to examine the income limits for social housing; if they will be increased and whether those who have been removed from the list over the last period will be reinstated to their position on the lists; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32965/22]

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Housing Policy (23 Jun 2022)

Bríd Smith: The problem with the response of the Minister of State is that he said social housing has to look after the most vulnerable. We know, and it has just been outlined, that those who may be eight, ten or 12 years on the housing list and who get a small increase in their net income are taken off the housing list. This makes them very vulnerable. Many of them do end up in homelessness and they...

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Rental Sector (23 Jun 2022)

Bríd Smith: 34. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government his views on the rising number of evictions; his plans to deal with these; if he will consider a reintroduction of an outright ban as an emergency measure; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32966/22]

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Human Rights (23 Jun 2022)

Bríd Smith: 146. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if Ireland will use its place on the UN security council or call in the Israeli ambassador to raise the use of administrative detention by the Israeli state, and if it can specifically raise the hunger strike of two detainees (details supplied) who have been held in administrative detention; and if he will make a statement on the matter....

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Bus Services (23 Jun 2022)

Bríd Smith: 184. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if a company (details supplied) and Dublin Bus are unable to provide their full scheduled bus services in Dublin as a result of staff shortages; the reason that in the absence of the company having its required staffing numbers the National Transport Authority has proceeded to expand services with new routes such as the N6 and N4; and...

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Housing Schemes (23 Jun 2022)

Bríd Smith: 217. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if he will clarify exactly when housing assistance payment rates will be increased; if he will acknowledge that an increase will help some tenants to remain in properties in which rents have risen and will also provide for others waiting to be housed to access more dwellings; and if he will make a statement on the matter....

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Departmental Data (23 Jun 2022)

Bríd Smith: 218. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the total amount of commercial rates that have been collected by all local authorities since 2018 to date in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33334/22]

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Work Permits (23 Jun 2022)

Bríd Smith: 393. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if she will provide a publication date of the review of atypical work permit scheme for non-European Economic Area fishers given that she recently declared that it was imminent; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [33490/22]

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Data Centres (22 Jun 2022)

Bríd Smith: 9. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of data centres connected to the national grid; the number of new data centre applications presently approved for connection by Commission for Regulation of Utilities; if the Minister will seek clarification from the CRU on whether new rules on connecting data centres apply only to new data centre...

Proposal for a Directive on Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence: Motion (21 Jun 2022)

Bríd Smith: In welcoming this proposal for a directive, I fully agree with the Minister that gender-based violence directed against a woman is because she is a woman. Such violence is a manifestation of historically unequal power relationships between men and women. We should bear that in mind every time we look at this subject because there are so many aspects of trying to address that problem in the...

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (21 Jun 2022)

Bríd Smith: I wish to ask about a Bill that I introduced last year. On 30 June, it will be a year since the Government amended the Second Stage motion on the Industrial Relations (Provisions in Respect of Pension Entitlements of Retired Workers) Bill 2021 on the basis that it would return the Bill to the House within a year, which would be next Thursday. Will the Taoiseach guarantee me that the Bill...

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (21 Jun 2022)

Bríd Smith: Next Thursday will be a year on.

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Bus Services (21 Jun 2022)

Bríd Smith: 126. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the planned total investment in the national public service obligation bus fleet; and the increase anticipated in over all fleet numbers per year to 2030, in tabular form (details supplied). [32014/22]

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Bus Services (21 Jun 2022)

Bríd Smith: 127. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the estimated cost and number of fully electric vehicle buses to be added to he national fleet between now and 2030, in tabular form. [32015/22]

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Bus Services (21 Jun 2022)

Bríd Smith: 128. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the planned increases in bus fleet numbers in public service obligation services in Galway, Cork Limerick and Waterford city services between now and 2030, in tabular form. [32016/22]

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Bus Services (21 Jun 2022)

Bríd Smith: 129. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the current total number of buses in the fleet of companies (details supplied); and the number of bus vehicles in these companies that are not included in the public service obligation numbers in tabular form. [32017/22]

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Defective Building Materials (21 Jun 2022)

Bríd Smith: 269. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if he will give a definitive date when the working group specifically tasked with examining the issues of fire safety and structural safety defects in apartments and duplexes built between 1991 and 2013 will deliver it’s report which was due in March 2022; if his attention has been drawn to the immense stress and...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: School Management (21 Jun 2022)

Bríd Smith: 552. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if schools (details supplied) in Dublin 12 will be compelled to open classes for autistic students; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [32028/22]

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