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Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action: Reduction of Carbon Emissions of 51% by 2030: Discussion (Resumed). (29 Jun 2021)

Richard Bruton: I thank the Chairman. I would like to go back to some of the points relating to agriculture. Mr. Treacy said that 350,000 ha of drained organic soil generate 8 million tonnes. That is a little over 5% of our land area generating this very large amount. Are there policy tools we could use in order to start to turn that negative into a positive? That would constitute a significant element...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action: Reduction of Carbon Emissions of 51% by 2030: Discussion (Resumed). (29 Jun 2021)

Richard Bruton: It would be useful to get a note from Dr. McGovern explaining the dynamic of the methane because it takes a bit of understanding.

Affordable Housing Bill 2021 [Seanad]: Second Stage (24 Jun 2021)

Richard Bruton: I listened to Deputy Boyd Barrett with interest. I suppose the real difference between his idealism and what he would call my pragmatism is that he gets 18 minutes to pontificate and I only get three. I will have to use my time very carefully.

Affordable Housing Bill 2021 [Seanad]: Second Stage (24 Jun 2021)

Richard Bruton: I welcome a number of provisions in the Bill but I would like the Minister to indicate the start dates for them. The 50% provision for family purchase in new developments is very welcome, as is the 10% quota for affordable housing. Contrary to others, I welcome the shard equity scheme because it will bring into the market the people who have been locked out because they are just over the...

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Departmental Bodies (24 Jun 2021)

Richard Bruton: 31. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if the Land Development Agency has the capacity to build a significant land bank in all the key growth areas across Ireland. [33515/21]

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Housing Policy (24 Jun 2021)

Richard Bruton: 70. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if he has considered measures to encourage right sizing; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33514/21]

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: United Nations (24 Jun 2021)

Richard Bruton: 147. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if Ireland has taken initiatives at the UN Security Council to confront the alarming moves against political freedoms being witnessed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33517/21]

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Waste Management (24 Jun 2021)

Richard Bruton: 186. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if there are regulations requiring the display of a notice in outlets handling WEEE products to the effect that arrangements are in place for products at the end of their useful life; the enforcement that is in place to ensure obligations in relation to same are respected; and if he will make a statement on the...

Written Answers — Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Covid-19 Pandemic Supports (24 Jun 2021)

Richard Bruton: 210. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the reason a company (details supplied) in the events sector has not been able to obtain a grant; and if there will be further opportunities for the company. [34001/21]

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Housing Provision (24 Jun 2021)

Richard Bruton: 232. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if supports are available without household income means tests for a severely disabled person to install equipment such as a full lift in cases in which the only way in which they can live independently is by being with a member of their wider family and in which a means test on other household income would be unfairly...

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (23 Jun 2021)

Richard Bruton: I am sure the Taoiseach is appreciative, as I am, of the way in which the gardaĆ­ have effectively conducted policing throughout Covid. However, the Central Statistics Office figures issued recently show that while generally, crime rates are down by a third, crime with weapons has increased by 25%, particularly knife crime. Assault rates are almost as high as they were before the...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Fire Safety (23 Jun 2021)

Richard Bruton: 44. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if there is a review of furniture fire regulations being planned; and if so, the context of the review. [33750/21]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Vaccination Programme (23 Jun 2021)

Richard Bruton: 277. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons over 70 years of age who have registered to receive a vaccine and are still waiting; the number who are housebound and still waiting; and if a strategy will be put in place to accelerate the clearing of such persons who remain the highest risk categories. [26067/21]

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Reactivation of Economy Following Pandemic Restrictions: Discussion (Resumed) (23 Jun 2021)

Richard Bruton: I thank the Chairman and all the speakers. I am in the happy position that both Ms Farrelly and Mr. Shakespeare cover my constituency. I have a couple of questions. I am interested in the council officials' view of town centre reinvention following the impact of the pandemic. One certainly gets the impression the shift away from retail to online has dramatically accelerated. I wonder...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Reactivation of Economy Following Pandemic Restrictions: Discussion (Resumed) (23 Jun 2021)

Richard Bruton: Is there not a substantial grant to both local authorities and to private owners? The take-up seems very low, including by local authorities.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Reactivation of Economy Following Pandemic Restrictions: Discussion (Resumed) (23 Jun 2021)

Richard Bruton: I ask Ms Delaney in Offaly for a comment.

Written Answers — Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Departmental Policies (22 Jun 2021)

Richard Bruton: 72. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she has assessed the long-term impact on local media of accelerated changes during Covid-19; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [33267/21]

Written Answers — Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Departmental Policies (22 Jun 2021)

Richard Bruton: 113. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she has assessed the pressures on the local print media sector and the challenges it faces in the short and medium-term; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30807/21]

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Tax Code (22 Jun 2021)

Richard Bruton: 222. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will consider relief on local property tax in cases in which 22.5% of the family home has been assigned to the HSE under the fair deal nursing homes support scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33038/21]

Written Answers — Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Tourism Industry (22 Jun 2021)

Richard Bruton: 265. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she has assessed the impact of the tourism crisis on town centres and the problems they will face in the short and medium-term. [30806/21]

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