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Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Special Educational Needs (3 Jun 2021)

Ruairi Ó Murchú: 294. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if the special education teaching allocation for a school (details supplied) is correct; the rationale for the allocation; if the school can make an appeal; if so, the process for same; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30315/21]

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Social Welfare Schemes (3 Jun 2021)

Ruairi Ó Murchú: 306. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she plans to assist persons who lose their driver licence due to a diagnosis of epilepsy or breakthrough seizures by extending free travel to those living with epilepsy; the rationale for excluding this cohort from the free travel scheme; if she will carry out a review of the scheme with a view to including persons with...

National Recovery and Resilience Plan: Statements (2 Jun 2021)

Ruairi Ó Murchú: I agree with a considerable amount of what has been said in the sense that there is much to be welcomed, but elements of particular proposals are reheated. We all accept that using the GDP rating to determine the moneys we receive from the EU recovery and resilience fund and providing us with only €915 million in the first tranche is not necessarily the methodology we want to use in...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on European Union Affairs: Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement: Discussion (Resumed) (2 Jun 2021)

Ruairi Ó Murchú: I thank Rupert and Mr. Brown for attending. I apologise for using his first name but I certainly was not going to take on his second. I imagine he might say the same about me. In fairness, the witnesses have given some comprehensive answers. My view on the legalities is that we could bring in a different set of lawyers every week and never have complete agreement. My fear is the...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on European Union Affairs: Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement: Discussion (Resumed) (2 Jun 2021)

Ruairi Ó Murchú: I forgot to mention an issue regarding Canadian provinces and whiskey, which was sorted out. Was that on the basis of bilateral negotiations between this State, or other actors within the EU, and the Canadian Government? Can I get some clarity on how exactly it was sorted out?

Joint Oireachtas Committee on European Union Affairs: Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement: Discussion (Resumed) (2 Jun 2021)

Ruairi Ó Murchú: The Commission was successful in negotiating directly with the Canadian Government.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on European Union Affairs: Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement: Discussion (Resumed) (2 Jun 2021)

Ruairi Ó Murchú: I accept that but there were other modalities outside of an ICS. I appreciate Mr. Schlegelmilch's answer. I apologise for leaving, but LMFM awaits.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on European Union Affairs: Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement: Discussion (Resumed) (2 Jun 2021)

Ruairi Ó Murchú: Go raibh maith agat. I would like Senator Alice-Mary Higgins’s comments to be put under my name in the record-----

Joint Oireachtas Committee on European Union Affairs: Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement: Discussion (Resumed) (2 Jun 2021)

Ruairi Ó Murchú: In fairness, Senator Alice-Mary Higgins dealt with the whole idea in relation to the bilateral mechanisms. She spoke about the multilateral system that should replace all of this into the future. On the Philip Morris v.Uruguay case, I think that case went on for six years. If that is not going to have a chilling effect on a state, I do not know what is. Deputy Haughey dealt with some of...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on European Union Affairs: Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement: Discussion (Resumed) (2 Jun 2021)

Ruairi Ó Murchú: I get that in relation to transparency. However, does anybody have to take into account decisions that are made by the European Parliament or by the individual state parliaments? My notion in relation to this is that there is no obligation to do so. I accept that if there is best practice, that may happen anyway. There is no obligation for this to occur, is there?

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: National Broadband Plan (1 Jun 2021)

Ruairi Ó Murchú: 69. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the status of the acceleration progress of the national broadband plan, NBP; the timeframe in place; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29512/21]

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: National Broadband Plan (1 Jun 2021)

Ruairi Ó Murchú: First, regarding the point I raised on a previous question, it was probably unfair to throw it into the public domain. The Minister of State has an element of experience in the particular field being discussed and I was interested in his view on whether we need to look into capacity issues. It is not a great shock that I am asking a question on the acceleration of the national broadband...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: National Broadband Plan (1 Jun 2021)

Ruairi Ó Murchú: I appreciate the Minister of State's reply. It is not the first time he has given it this evening. I spoke with NBI earlier and, as such, there is an element of my carrying out a fraud, for which I apologise. It just happened that I got the telephone call earlier, before I came into the House to speak on this question. In fairness, the NBI offered me similar information to what the...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: National Broadband Plan (1 Jun 2021)

Ruairi Ó Murchú: I thank the Minister of State for his answer. He hit the nail on the head regarding the necessity of putting things on a contractual basis and ensuring there is follow-through. We need to make sure that happens. I have a final question. There is a plan in place for this particular roll-out but there will be huge areas for which it will be three, four or five years before they have...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Cybersecurity Policy (1 Jun 2021)

Ruairi Ó Murchú: I would agree with an awful of what was said in some of the interactions the Minister of State and I have had on the need for the NCSC review to take into account the shameful ransomware attack carried out on this State. We need to ensure we are up to spec. The general conversation is that 29 staff, no director and a €5 million budget is not going to cut it, but I assume we will get...

Situation in Belarus: Motion (1 Jun 2021)

Ruairi Ó Murchú: An aeroplane travelling between Athens and Vilnius was diverted with the threat of a bomb, with a MiG-29 becoming part of the operation and with the return of terminology related to the KGB. It is like something out of a bad film. It is "Die Hard" without John McClane. The problem is there was no hero and a crime was without doubt committed. It was international piracy and state-sponsored...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: National Broadband Plan (1 Jun 2021)

Ruairi Ó Murchú: 170. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment his engagements with local authorities in relation to the roll-out of the National Broadband Plan specifically in relation to pole infrastructure and road opening licences; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23058/21]

Health (Amendment) Act 2021: Motion (27 May 2021)

Ruairi Ó Murchú: The Minister said that mandatory hotel quarantining has been a vital tool in providing us with protection. We had the dreadful experience in December and January when, if anyone had not heard it before, the new horror term "variant" emerged. We are now aware of the Kent variant, which has had a huge impact in Britain and throughout Ireland. Beyond that, we have the ongoing horror for...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Direct Provision System (27 May 2021)

Ruairi Ó Murchú: In Question No. 12, I have brought up the case of early childcare services and accessing the national childcare scheme, NCS. There are a number of these services in danger. We are talking about the referrals from Tusla. I am aware that there are ongoing conversations and while Tusla will deal with the House – Coxs Demesne Youth and Community Project because it has a service level...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Child and Family Agency (27 May 2021)

Ruairi Ó Murchú: We will have sufficient time. We will probably get to Question No. 14 as well, will we not?

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