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Joint Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach: Illegal Israeli Settlements Divestment Bill 2023: Discussion (20 Mar 2024)

Aidan Davitt: I have only one question and Senator Higgins has a second.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach: Illegal Israeli Settlements Divestment Bill 2023: Discussion (20 Mar 2024)

Aidan Davitt: I listened to the whole discussion. I apologise; I was tied up in the office. Mr. Ashmore mentioned the "unintended consequences" of the Bill and whatever else a couple of times. He threw it out there a couple of times. We are looking at the UN database on which the companies are listed. We get the eight companies and whatever else. I am just curious about this Bill. Would it be...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach: Illegal Israeli Settlements Divestment Bill 2023: Discussion (20 Mar 2024)

Aidan Davitt: Mr. Ashmore might respond.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach: Illegal Israeli Settlements Divestment Bill 2023: Discussion (20 Mar 2024)

Aidan Davitt: Therefore, they could get caught in the net of this. That is the reality of it.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach: Illegal Israeli Settlements Divestment Bill 2023: Discussion (20 Mar 2024)

Aidan Davitt: The way the Bill is being put forward at present could possibly impact on larger Irish companies that are based out of here.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach: Illegal Israeli Settlements Divestment Bill 2023: Discussion (20 Mar 2024)

Aidan Davitt: It is a possibility, however.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach: Illegal Israeli Settlements Divestment Bill 2023: Discussion (20 Mar 2024)

Aidan Davitt: And quite a lot of large employers, which I do not think-----

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach: Illegal Israeli Settlements Divestment Bill 2023: Discussion (20 Mar 2024)

Aidan Davitt: -----is really Deputy Doherty's intention for the Bill. It is sort of a catch-all that is unintended really. I do not know whether it is going to work the way it is being proposed in its current form.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach: Illegal Israeli Settlements Divestment Bill 2023: Discussion (20 Mar 2024)

Aidan Davitt: You are not chasing a hard product. It is not that you are chasing coal or munitions. Now you are chasing an area.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach: Illegal Israeli Settlements Divestment Bill 2023: Discussion (20 Mar 2024)

Aidan Davitt: It is that somebody is trying to get access to put Facebook on their phone. That is the reality of it.

Seanad: Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters: Vaccination Programme (28 Feb 2024)

Aidan Davitt: "Cutting" being the operative word.

Seanad: Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters: Pension Provisions (28 Feb 2024)

Aidan Davitt: I would like to welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Heydon, to the House. He is a very active Minister of State in the area of agriculture. I heard him on the TV and the radio over last couple of days where he explained very well the angst that is being experienced by farmers. He has a great understanding of it. However, this is extremely unfair. In my time, and I have been here as...

Seanad: Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters: Pension Provisions (28 Feb 2024)

Aidan Davitt: I thank the Minister of State. I appreciate the response. As I said from the outset, there are many other elements in this that would be nice to thrash out with the Minister for public expenditure but we are where we are. I appreciate the Minister of State's response and thank him.

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (27 Feb 2024)

Aidan Davitt: I know that this is something close to the Leader's own heart as a person who has been involved with the Defence Forces. My thoughts are with all of the soldiers in Camp Shamrock today. Hezbollah's actions are despicable in using the cover of the Irish camp in Lebanon as a foil to fire indiscriminate rockets into Israel. It is putting peacekeepers under threat and my thoughts - people from...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (21 Feb 2024)

Aidan Davitt: I raise the issue of trains and train timetables, particularly on the Sligo-Dublin line, which serves Mullingar, Maynooth, Enfield and a number of other large towns. Before Christmas, there was an extensive review of the Cork to Dublin line, with a new service for commuters and another service now leaving Cork at 6 a.m. and arriving in Dublin before 9 a.m. There was also a review of the...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (30 Jan 2024)

Aidan Davitt: Today I want to talk about the cost of business and the imminent and upgraded scheme on the cost of business and the reliefs. There is quite a onerous amount of new red tape and regulation for all businesses, particularly small businesses that are operated by two, three or four people. First there is the cost of auto-enrolment for pensions. Somebody must physically set this up and maintain...

Seanad: Appropriation Bill 2023: Second Stage (14 Dec 2023)

Aidan Davitt: I am delighted to see the Minister here. As he knows we discussed a few details of this before the Seanad met this morning. He certainly has our full support. This is an important piece of legislation under his remit as Minister. We welcome it and he has our full support.

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (22 Nov 2023)

Aidan Davitt: I want to be associated with the words about Mary on her retirement and Paul's nice words about James McClean. He has been an exceptional winger from his time in Derry all the way through to Wigan and Wrexham at present. No one should have to endure all the abuse he has had to put up with because of his beliefs and his nationality. I rise to speak about the serious concerns I have...

Seanad: Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters: International Protection (14 Nov 2023)

Aidan Davitt: I submitted this Commencement Matter because I was curious about this issue when we were going through budgets, expenditure details and so forth. I thank the Cathaoirleach for selecting this matter today, which I have submitted on a number of occasions previously. I am seeking information in relation to a number of departmental expenditure queries I received. As outlined by the...

Seanad: Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters: International Protection (14 Nov 2023)

Aidan Davitt: The figures are eye-watering to say the least. I am a supporter of what we have done for the people of Ukraine. It was curious, I was talking to a member of the Government of Georgia recently. It has a similar type of population to ourselves and is on the doorstep of Ukraine. Georgia has 40,000 Ukrainians in its country and Ireland has approximately 100,000. I have no problem with the...

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