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Joint Committee on Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sport And Media: Impact of Covid-19 on the Restaurant Industry: Discussion (30 Jun 2021)

...professional, but many medical professionals are saying this. I might not be smart enough to digest everything, but I can digest much of the data. It is a different country and society now. We have 4.1 million people vaccinated. When we compare the death rate in 2020 with that in 2019, it was pretty much on a par with the last five years. It was actually less than in 2018. If we...

Written Answers — Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Grant Payments (29 Jun 2021)

Catherine Martin: Government allocated €50 million in 2021 to a suite of measures to assist the arts and culture sector. As part of that funding, on Tuesday June 15th I announced the allocations for the €25m Live Performance Support Scheme (LPSS 2021).All allocations of funding for arts, culture and entertainment purposes made by my Department are subject to approval by me as Minister. I was...

Written Answers — Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Covid-19 Pandemic Supports (29 Jun 2021)

Catherine Martin: Government allocated €50 million in 2021 to a suite of measures to assist the arts and culture sector. As part of that funding, on Tuesday June 15th I announced the allocations for the €25m Live Performance Support Scheme (LPSS 2021). I was delighted to be in a position to fund 237 successful applications under this scheme, the details of which are available on my...

Written Answers — Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Departmental Budgets (29 Jun 2021)

Catherine Martin: The €50 million suite of measures to support those in the live entertainment sector is allocated under the B6 subhead - Regional Museums, Galleries and Cultural Centres & Projects. Projects funded under the B6 subhead meet a specific cultural need and support the high level goal of the department in relation to enhancing access to the arts, culture and film sectors and...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: International Relations (29 Jun 2021)

Colm Brophy: ...a longstanding relationship with Ethiopia, our largest bilateral development partner, built over time and characterised by close working relationships with its people and Government. Over the past 5 years alone, Ireland invested approximately €200m to support Ethiopia’s development and growth, with a focus on governance, health, agricultural development, social protection and...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Residential Institutions (29 Jun 2021)

Norma Foley: ...in the aftermath of the publication of the report of the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse (the “Ryan Report”). While the total cost of the State’s response will be in the region of €1.5 billion, the amounts offered by congregations total €480.6 million. Some €125 million of the €128 million provided for under the 2002 Indemnity...

Written Answers — Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth: Childcare Services (29 Jun 2021)

Roderic O'Gorman: ...to 1 November 2021. It is important to note that the suitability and safety of premises is a key concern in the assessment of quality provision for children in early years services. Section 58G of the Child Care Act, 1991 (as amended by Part 12 of the Child and Family Agency Act, 2013) places an onus on the providers of early years services to ensure that they take all reasonable...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Eating Disorders (29 Jun 2021)

Mary Butler: ..., including improved access and shorter waiting lists, remains a key priority for me, Government as a whole and the HSE. In response to the growth in cases presenting to mental health services, €5.7 million has been allocated for the Eating Disorders National Clinical Programme since 2016. The Eating Disorders Model of Care was launched in 2018 and was developed in partnership with...

Written Answers — Department of Rural and Community Development: Road Projects (29 Jun 2021)

Heather Humphreys: ...Department and is administered through the Local Authorities. There was no funding for the Local Improvement Scheme for a number of years until it was relaunched in 2017. Since then, over €68 million has been allocated to deliver the scheme on over 2,400 roads. The Scheme has benefited over 10,000 residents and landowners. I announced funding of €10.5 million in May...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action: Reduction of Carbon Emissions of 51% by 2030: Discussion (Resumed). (29 Jun 2021) See 2 other results from this debate

...scenarios that we are presenting, as correctly identified, the with additional measures scenario takes on board all the measures in the Climate Action Plan 2019 up to a total emissions saving of 16.5 million tonnes over the period 2021 to 2030. These measures include combined animal-related measures such as the economic breeding index, EBI, beef genomics, etc., amounting to close to 14...

Seanad: Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2021: Second Stage (Resumed) (25 Jun 2021) See 1 other result from this debate

Martin Conway: ...post Covid. We showed how we could handle the Covid emergency, so let us do the same with this emergency.Although we are a small country, and some might say we are an outlier, with a population of 5 million, there is absolutely no reason we cannot be world class, why we cannot set the standard, why we cannot lead the way and why we cannot be an example to the rest of the world. That is...

Seanad: Residential Tenancies (No. 2) Bill 2021: Second Stage (25 Jun 2021) See 1 other result from this debate

Mary Fitzpatrick: .... I commend the Minister and the Government on the supports they have provided. While I accept that only 1% of renters have fallen into arrears over this period, it is still 1% of the almost 1 million people in our population who live in rented accommodation now. It is very important that the State and the Government provides those protections. This is the fourth time the Minister has...

Affordable Housing Bill 2021 [Seanad]: Second Stage (Resumed) (24 Jun 2021) See 1 other result from this debate

Richard O'Donoghue: ...local merchants to support local. That is what I do. In the most recent contract I did, 92% of the people were local to the area. When big contracts are given to multinational companies, 4% or 5% of the people from the local area and the local merchants get the work. This is the difference between knowing what you are doing and working off Dublin standards. We will look at why we...

Public Accounts Committee: 2018 Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General
Chapter 8 - Control of Humanitarian Assistance Funding
2019 Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General and Appropriation Accounts
Vote 27 - International Co-operation
Vote 28 - Foreign Affairs and Trade
(24 Jun 2021) See 1 other result from this debate

...the final phase of the process that ultimately saw Ireland take a seat on the UN Security Council and assume weighty responsibilities in January this year for issues currently affecting the lives of millions affected by political, humanitarian and climate crises. Following extensive consultation with the Oireachtas and the public, we launched a new policy framework for our development...

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

Peter Burke: ...into account when comparing levels of funding in different local authority areas. Most of the funding from Central Government must be used for specified services. These can be grouped into 5 broad programme categories: recreational, education, environment, housing and transport. Across all schemes and funding sources, my Department provided €51.1m and €82.9m to...

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

Darragh O'Brien: ...to decide to disregard income that is temporary, short-term or once-off in nature. The income bands are expressed in terms of a maximum net income threshold for a single-person household, with an allowance of 5% for each additional adult household member, subject to a maximum allowance under this category of 10% and separately a 2.5% allowance for each child. The income bands and...

Written Answers — Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment: Enterprise Support Services (24 Jun 2021)

Leo Varadkar: ...from my Department’s Vote is expected to be submitted to the Dáil for approval shortly. It is expected that the Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) will be provided with a gross allocation of €52.781million for their use in 2021. On the basis of the LEOs’ expected allocation for 202I, increasing their budget by 5% would cost some €2.639million, an increase...

Written Answers — Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment: Company Registration (24 Jun 2021)

Leo Varadkar: ...my Department’s Vote is expected to be submitted to the Dáil for approval shortly. It is expected that Companies Registration Office (CRO) will be provided with a gross allocation of €7.964 million for its use in 2021. On the basis of the CRO’s expected allocation for 2021, increasing its budget by 5% would cost  €398,000 and an increase of 25%...

Written Answers — Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment: Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (24 Jun 2021)

Leo Varadkar: I propose to take Questions Nos. 175 and 176 together. An exercise to estimate the budgetary requirements for the establishment of the Corporate Enforcement Authority (CEA) commenced in 2018. At that point, the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement’s (ODCE) annual budget was €5.057m. Following an assessment of the CEA’s resourcing needs upon its establishment,...

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