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Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Health Services Staff (12 Jul 2022)

Bríd Smith: 92. To ask the Minister for Health the progress that has been made in talks with laboratory workers who are members of an organisation (details supplied) to resolve their dispute; if he will be seeking additional funding to deal with historic issues of pay and conditions amongst these workers; the current number of vacancies among these grades in the health service; and if he will make a...

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (12 Jul 2022)

Bríd Smith: The Unplanned Pregnancy and Abortion Care, UnPAC, study commissioned by the HSE is welcome and confirms concerns that many of us have about abortion access in this country. In particular, UnPAC states, "Conditions put in place ... are anything but compassionate." This has to be of particular concern regarding fatal foetal anomalies. Here we have a problem in that abortion is criminalised....

Ceisteanna - Questions: Departmental Functions (12 Jul 2022)

Bríd Smith: 4. To ask the Taoiseach if he will report on the economic policy unit of his Department. [27832/22]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Legislative Reviews (12 Jul 2022)

Bríd Smith: 149. To ask the Minister for Health if he will detail the progress that has been made on the review of the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Act 2018; when he will report to Dáil Éireann on same; the estimated timeline for its finalisation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37684/22]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Disability Services (12 Jul 2022)

Bríd Smith: 843. To ask the Minister for Health if he will guarantee the immediate publication of the Action Plan for the Disability Capacity Review and its inclusion in the budgetary plan for 2023 to ensure that another year does not pass with families and persons left without any indication of when or the way that the urgent needs that they are experiencing will be met; and if he will make a statement...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Disability Services (12 Jul 2022)

Bríd Smith: 844. To ask the Minister for Health if he will ensure an accessible budgetary announcement for disability in order that persons with disabilities and their supporters can understand the number of existing and new residential supports, day places and respite supports that will be provided for in Budget 2023; the way that this relates to the needs outlined in the capacity review;; and if he...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Health Services (12 Jul 2022)

Bríd Smith: 963. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that a research report published on 29 June 2022 by family carers Ireland found that 71% of respondents reported they feel left out of society; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36733/22]

Select Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Estimates for Public Services 2022
Vote 29 - Environment, Climate and Communications (Supplementary)
(12 Jul 2022)

Bríd Smith: I thank the Minister of State for coming in. Just so we are clear, all this extra funding is about facilitating extra gas generators for the winter of 2023-24. We were strongly opposed to this idea. This is mainly because we think, even if we cannot do this immediately, we will be able to improve the situation in the near future when we get the answers. Most of these funds will be going...

Select Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Estimates for Public Services 2022
Vote 29 - Environment, Climate and Communications (Supplementary)
(12 Jul 2022)

Bríd Smith: To clarify, will the Minister of State tell us how much of the extra funding in the context of the community and residential energy efficiency schemes is coming from the carbon tax?

Select Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Estimates for Public Services 2022
Vote 29 - Environment, Climate and Communications (Supplementary)
(12 Jul 2022)

Bríd Smith: Some of it, however, is coming from the carbon tax.

Select Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Estimates for Public Services 2022
Vote 29 - Environment, Climate and Communications (Supplementary)
(12 Jul 2022)

Bríd Smith: It is important for us to get that figure. The big debate about carbon tax when we were devising the climate action plan was on the question of it being used to bring about a reduction in emissions and to bring benefits to communities and households in respect of a just transition in this context. Clearly, however, it is being used for the opposite, to ramp up-----

Select Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Estimates for Public Services 2022
Vote 29 - Environment, Climate and Communications (Supplementary)
(12 Jul 2022)

Bríd Smith: The Minister of State has made my case. If that is what he believes, and he clearly does, then why would funding be taken from the carbon tax to facilitate gas generators? It would fly in the face of everything he stands for. The Minister of State did just say that some of the money is coming from the carbon tax.

Select Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Estimates for Public Services 2022
Vote 29 - Environment, Climate and Communications (Supplementary)
(12 Jul 2022)

Bríd Smith: I will repeat the question. I know the Minister of State does not have them in front of him, but can we get the figures for how much of the extra funding in the context of the community and residential energy schemes is coming directly from the carbon tax revenues? I refer not just to the increased bit of the carbon tax fund, but all of it.

Select Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Estimates for Public Services 2022
Vote 29 - Environment, Climate and Communications (Supplementary)
(12 Jul 2022)

Bríd Smith: Please.

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (7 Jul 2022)

Bríd Smith: In a shameful decision yesterday, the European Union voted to greenwash fossil, gas and nuclear power. I note that all, bar one, of the Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil MEPs voted the wrong way. The Green Party MEPs voted the right way, in other words, not to greenwash fossil, gas and nuclear power. There are four days, until 11 July, for the Irish Government and the Minister, Deputy...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Childcare Services (7 Jul 2022)

Bríd Smith: The Minister’s figures are interesting. While it is very good that 96% of providers have signed up to the scheme, that still leaves 4% who have not. The figures the Minister gave me referred to approximately 9,000 places in Dublin City and in Cork and in Limerick, but there are another 12,000 places nationally and the relevant providers have refused to sign up to any scheme. Those...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Childcare Services (7 Jul 2022)

Bríd Smith: I still maintain that there are 12,000 places in respect of which providers have not signed up. I suspect that they are probably, in the main, the more commercial and bigger childcare providers. That information is not in the answer, so I cannot elaborate on it. We are still left, though, and this is the problem, with a dysfunctional, fragmented and piecemeal approach to childcare. The...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Childcare Services (7 Jul 2022)

Bríd Smith: 88. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if he will clarify in relation to the 9,000-plus childcare places in Dublin where the provider is refusing to accept the State subsidy, if parents who have no alternative to these places can be supported in some way; if he has plans to support them in the coming period; and if he will make a statement on the...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Childcare Services (7 Jul 2022)

Bríd Smith: My question relates to the situation whereby there are 9,000 childcare spaces the providers of which have refused to accept participation in any of the schemes that are available. The condition that providers must not raise fees does not apply to them. I am seeking clarity on the position of parents, particularly in parts of Dublin in which spaces are very scarce and there is a real problem...

Written Answers — Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth: Childcare Services (7 Jul 2022)

Bríd Smith: 128. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if he will meet with small childcare providers to discuss the impact of recent changes on their provision of care; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36735/22]

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