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Summer Economic Statement: Statements (Resumed) (14 Jul 2022)

Matt Shanahan: Everett McKinley Dirksen, a US politician and civil rights activist, coined the famous phrase, "A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking real money". Never in the history of the State have we had as large a sum of public money to disburse. It is €85.8 billion next year, up 6.5% on last year. With that also, never has our national debt been higher. It is...

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: School Costs (14 Jul 2022)

Matt Shanahan: I thank the Minister. I would never say that she is a person who does not have concern for those going back to school. I welcome the expenditure she has secured in terms of advance steps. I will refer to those who are not eligible for back-to-school payments. Recent surveys have shown that the average cost of sending a child back to school is now nearly €1,200 for a primary school...

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: School Costs (14 Jul 2022)

Matt Shanahan: As the Minister will know, many people who are in receipt of social welfare payments are not eligible to receive this allowance. These include those receiving rent supplement, the guardian's payment and benefits for the blind. There are people who need this support who are not eligible. I have specific concerns for the squeezed middle, for example, families where there are two working...

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: School Costs (14 Jul 2022)

Matt Shanahan: 79. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the steps her Department is planning to offset September back-to-school costs, given they are just around the corner. [38907/22]

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: School Costs (14 Jul 2022)

Matt Shanahan: Will the Minister outline the steps her Department is taking in terms of supporting back-to-school expenditure?

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Dental Services (14 Jul 2022)

Matt Shanahan: 506. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the present status of the public dental treatment programme; and the steps that she is taking to ensure that persons are getting access to the scheme. [38908/22]

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Unified Patent Court: Discussion (13 Jul 2022)

Matt Shanahan: I thank our guests for attending the meeting. I join Deputy Stanton in saying that this needs to happen very quickly. I have experience of working in two companies in Ireland, in SMEs in the medical device area, where patenting was a particular problem. Cost was the main issue in trying to do patents in different countries and trying to figure out where one could and could not protect...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Unified Patent Court: Discussion (13 Jul 2022)

Matt Shanahan: I will make one other point. In the higher education sector in this country we hold an awful lot of intellectual property rights. In some cases the property is patent-protected; in some cases it is not. Commercial companies may be sought to come in to assist. They might look at the IP in the context of commercialisation and see how that might be rolled out. The first question becomes...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Unified Patent Court: Discussion (13 Jul 2022)

Matt Shanahan: Are we adjourning now or going into private session?

Written Answers — Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment: Enterprise Support Services (12 Jul 2022)

Matt Shanahan: 221. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if his Department contributes to a special incentive or other support as a cost offset to the carbon generating activities of a company (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37976/22]

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

Matt Shanahan: 973. To ask the Minister for Health if he will address a matter in relation to dental care (details supplied); if he will review contract terms for provision of public dental services in Waterford; the steps being taken to provide dental care to medical card holders in the Waterford city area, some of which are waiting in extreme pain and duress; and if he will make a statement on the matter....

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

Matt Shanahan: 1032. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons with diabetes who required in-hospital treatment for foot complications and lower-limb amputations in University Hospital Waterford over the past five years, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37949/22]

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

Matt Shanahan: 1033. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons with diabetes who required in hospital treatment for foot complications and lower-limb amputations in St. Luke's General Hospital over the past five years, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37951/22]

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

Matt Shanahan: 1034. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons with diabetes who required in hospital treatment for foot complications and lower-limb amputations in South Tipperary Hospital over the past five years, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37952/22]

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

Matt Shanahan: 1035. To ask the Minister for Health the updated status of the vascular surgical consultant position at University Hospital Waterford (details supplied); if this post has been recognised and approved by the Consultant Applications Advisory Committee; if not, the status of any such application required from the South West Hospital Group management to the Committee; the timeline for such an...

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

Matt Shanahan: 1036. To ask the Minister for Health the advertising, if any, to date that has taken place with respect to filling the vascular surgery post at University Hospital Waterford (details supplied); if he will provide a copy of the job specification as advertised or that will be advertised on foot of approval by the Consultant Applications Advisory Committee; and if he will make a statement on the...

Planning and Development (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2022: Second Stage (Resumed) (7 Jul 2022)

Matt Shanahan: I will not speak to the Bill as I prefer to take this opportunity to flag several issues in regard to planning generally. The Minister has intimated there are further amendments to come, which will give us a chance to revisit the provisions. There is an obvious need for affordable housing, whether by way of private sector delivery or State-supported schemes. With the cost trajectory and...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Pre-legislative Scrutiny of the Companies (Protection of Employees' Rights in Liquidations) Bill 2021: Discussion (6 Jul 2022)

Matt Shanahan: I thank the witnesses for attending. This is an important committee meeting. As somebody from Waterford, I have great sympathy for the position that Debenhams workers found themselves on. Deputy Bruton asked earlier whether assets were put beyond reach. I do not know whether they were but what was done to Debenhams workers was unacceptable. We cannot have a repeat of that in the State....

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Pre-legislative Scrutiny of the Companies (Protection of Employees' Rights in Liquidations) Bill 2021: Discussion (6 Jul 2022)

Matt Shanahan: I thank Ms McElwee. Whether it is on a statutory footing or otherwise, is the collective agreement considered a hard debt within a business which is looking at an examinership process? That is what I am trying to figure out. If you are looking at examinership for a business and its total debt profile, where does the statutory agreement figure, not in the debt ranking but as an actual hard...

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