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Dublin Fire Brigade: Motion [Private Members] (7 Dec 2021)

John Brady: In 2005 firefighters in Bray staged a walkout from the fire station in Bray, arising from concerns regarding the condition of the retained service in Wicklow. As a county councillor at the time I spoke to them, and I was the only public representative to do so. The walkout was led by sub-officer Brian Murray. They outlined a litany of issues within the service that were impacting their...

Dublin Fire Brigade: Motion [Private Members] (7 Dec 2021)

Joan Collins: Our public services face a crisis. They face under-funding, staff shortages and general lack of resources. This has created intolerable working conditions for those who provide essential services and life-saving services. This motion deals with just one element, which is staff shortages and the consequences for Dublin Fire Brigade. I salute the firefighters on their professionalism and...

Dublin Fire Brigade: Motion [Private Members] (7 Dec 2021)

Malcolm Noonan: I thank all Deputies who contributed to this important motion. I am certainly conscious, as we all are this evening, particularly in light of the storm, of the incredible resource of our emergency services and fire services across the country. We thank them all for the work they are putting in. There has been extraordinary work across the country to keep people safe, to get services up and...

Dublin Fire Brigade: Motion [Private Members] (7 Dec 2021)

Seán Canney: I thank Sinn Féin for tabling the motion, which gives me an opportunity to speak on it. On a night like tonight when we have a storm, it is appropriate that we are talking about people who are on standby and waiting to help out if there is a need in the case of an emergency arising. They are probably out there taking care of emergencies at the moment. We must reflect on the fire...

Dublin Fire Brigade: Motion [Private Members] (7 Dec 2021)

Gary Gannon: I thank Sinn Féin for tabling this timely and worthy motion. The past two years have forced us to have a greater appreciation of our front-line workers and their dedication and workload, but also the environment in which they work and the resources they are provided. I have said this many times in the Chamber regarding our nurses, our teachers, our other front-line services and now our...

Dublin Fire Brigade: Motion [Private Members] (7 Dec 2021)

Paul Murphy: I thank Sinn Féin for tabling this good motion, which People Before Profit supports. It is coincidentally a good day for such a discussion in the sense that the hard, dangerous and vital work that is being done by people in the Dublin Fire Brigade and fire brigades across the country is clear to people who are watching the news, social media feeds and so on. How essential that work is...

Dublin Fire Brigade: Motion [Private Members] (7 Dec 2021)

Darragh O'Brien: The Deputy might not have heard my opening remarks.

Dublin Fire Brigade: Motion [Private Members] (7 Dec 2021)

Paul Murphy: I did.

Dublin Fire Brigade: Motion [Private Members] (7 Dec 2021)

Darragh O'Brien: Do not doubt my seriousness on this issue, please.

Dublin Fire Brigade: Motion [Private Members] (7 Dec 2021)

Paul Murphy: I do not, but this is a general point about how the Government has responded to motions. To people tracking this, it is clear how, six or nine months ago, the Government decided that it did not want pictures of it voting against stuff that people thought was eminently reasonable and it would instead allow those motions to pass. It would not vote against them but it would not necessarily...

Dublin Fire Brigade: Motion [Private Members] (7 Dec 2021)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: The Labour Party supports the motion tabled by Deputy Paul Donnelly and we congratulate him on the work he has put into it. I do not think anyone could grow up in Dublin, particularly on the northside, without the issue of Stardust looming large whenever the fire brigade or firefighters are mentioned. It is a scar across the northside. It happened 40 years ago but it is something that runs...

Dublin Fire Brigade: Motion [Private Members] (7 Dec 2021)

Marc Ó Cathasaigh: I thank the Minister. We will return to Sinn Féin and Deputy Sorca Clarke.

Dublin Fire Brigade: Motion [Private Members] (7 Dec 2021)

Sorca Clarke: First, I commend my colleague, Deputy Paul Donnelly, on bringing forward this motion. It is a privilege to speak on it. The Minister mentioned a number of fire stations, namely, those in Ballybay, Ennis and Swords. I take this opportunity to remind him that the country is not a doughnut. There is a centre to it, which, I believe, is commonly referred to as the midlands. We also have fire...

Dublin Fire Brigade: Motion [Private Members] (7 Dec 2021)

Darragh O'Brien: I have been there too. Do not worry about it. I just wanted to give the Deputy a chance to list everywhere.

Dublin Fire Brigade: Motion [Private Members] (7 Dec 2021)

Sorca Clarke: Long before the media brought us the visual impacts of tragedies on our screens, it was understood that firefighters are cut above. I am struck by a memory of when I was very small in school. We visited a fire station and were told that the most important thing you could do in a fire was to get out and stay out. The people of whom we are speaking here this evening actually run into burning...

Dublin Fire Brigade: Motion [Private Members] (7 Dec 2021)

Patricia Ryan: I also thank Deputy Paul Donnelly for bringing forward this motion. Dublin Fire Brigade provides an invaluable full-time fire rescue and ambulance service for the greater Dublin area. It is a model that should be replicated throughout the country. It is clear that while the retained model that is prevalent in rural Ireland is doing its best thanks to part-time retained firefighters, the...

Dublin Fire Brigade: Motion [Private Members] (7 Dec 2021)

Dessie Ellis: I welcome this motion on Dublin Fire Brigade. I also wish to commend my colleague, Deputy Paul Donnelly, on bringing it forward. My constituency of Dublin North-West has a large and growing population. It is served by Finglas fire station, which is known as No. 5 station within Dublin Fire Brigade. I cannot but give the highest of praise to all those who serve in Finglas and in the...

Dublin Fire Brigade: Motion [Private Members] (7 Dec 2021)

Mark Ward: I thank my colleague, Deputy Paul Donnelly. The Deputy and I often have a little bit of banter about the northside and the southside of Dublin, which the Minister will know about from being a Dub. There are some things that unite us, such as the likes of the Dublin GAA team and the value that we place on Dublin Fire Brigade. I sat in on Leaders' Questions this morning and I heard the...

Dublin Fire Brigade: Motion [Private Members] (7 Dec 2021)

Darragh O'Brien: Gabhaim buíochas leis an Teachta Paul Donnelly as ucht an t-ábhar seo. I accept the motion in the spirit in which it is tabled. Anybody who knows me knows that during all my time in the Dáil, I have been a strong and ardent supporter of the Dublin Fire Brigade since well before I took ministerial responsibility for fire and emergency services, a responsibility I have not...

Dublin Fire Brigade: Motion [Private Members] (7 Dec 2021)

Eoin Ó Broin: I congratulate my colleague, Deputy Paul Donnelly, on bringing forth this important motion. Like others, and as all Deputies who contribute to the debate this evening probably will do, I pay tribute to the men and women of the Dublin Fire Brigade, our firefighters, ambulance staff and paramedics. I do not think there is a Member of this House who, either directly from family experience or...

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