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Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Student Accommodation (8 Jul 2021)

Simon Harris: ...he or she only has to give 28 days of notice in student accommodation rather than being out of pocket for many months. We have significantly increased mental health funding, with an additional €5 million for student mental health supports. I take the point the Deputy makes. We want students to know about this and about what will be in place for them long before having to go back...

Public Accounts Committee: 2019 Annual Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General and Appropriation Accounts
Vote 10 - Tax Appeals Commission
Chapter 14 - Management of Tax Appeals
(8 Jul 2021) See 1 other result from this debate

...by taxpayers against decisions and determinations of the Revenue Commissioners concerning taxes and duties. The 2019 appropriation account of the commission records gross expenditure of €1.77 million. The estimate was €3.3 million and, as a result, there was a surplus of almost €1.5 million at the end of the year. Most of the underspend relates to the planned...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Technological Universities (8 Jul 2021)

Simon Harris: I propose to take Questions Nos. 53 and 77 together. On 30 April 2021, I received an application under section 29 of the Technological Universities Act 2018 from the Institute of Technology Carlow and Waterford Institute of Technology. The application is seeking an order under section 36 of the Act for the applicant institutes to be dissolved and the establishment of a technological...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Technological Universities (8 Jul 2021)

Simon Harris: Following my granting on 5 May 2021 of their application for TU status under the Technological Universities Act 2018, the dissolution of Athlone and Limerick Institutes of Technology requires the approval by both Houses of the Oireachtas of a draft order appointing the date of establishment of the new Technological University of the Shannon : Midlands Midwest. The date in prospect is 1...

Written Answers — Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Covid-19 Pandemic Supports (8 Jul 2021)

Catherine Martin: ...to sustain and support the sector in its recovery. My Department operates a range of sector specific supports in addition to a broad range of horizontal supports. These include the €25 million Live Performance Support Scheme 2021 (LPSS 2021). The allocations for this scheme have been recently announced and I was delighted to be in a position to fund 237 successful applications,...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Special Educational Needs (8 Jul 2021)

Josepha Madigan: ...for students with complex special educational needs and those at greatest risk of educational disadvantage. The total funding available to provide summer programmes this year is up to €40 million, a one hundred per cent increase on the allocation for summer programmes in 2020. The programme was developed following extensive engagement with education stakeholders, parent and...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Disability Matters: Resourcing of Personal Assistance Services: Discussion (8 Jul 2021) See 1 other result from this debate

Pauline Tully: ...of a house, which is often available, but the supports such as the personal assistant service. Some of the figures we have been given this morning are quite alarming. Mr. Cawley said that 1.5 million service hours are divided among 2,470 people has lead to an average of 42 minutes daily for 44% of users, which he rightly pointed out is not a personal assistant service. Can he explain...

Planning and Development (Amendment) (No. 3) Bill 2021: Committee and Remaining Stages (7 Jul 2021)

Cian O'Callaghan: ...to substitute consent which resulted in fines for Ireland for failure to comply with EU environmental impact assessment requirements at the Derrybrien wind farm. Ireland has paid fines of more than €14 million. The Government facilitating just 30 minutes for scrutiny is a mistake and it is a completely unacceptable practice. Those mistakes should not be repeated. This is...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (7 Jul 2021)

Micheál Martin: ...flow through hospitals even before the wave came. November and December were better months than in previous years for flow through hospitals and the home care packages were key to that. The 5 million extra home care hours provided had a significant impact on flow through acute hospitals. The overall health service plan provided for about 16,000 additional recruits. The biggest...

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Housing Schemes (7 Jul 2021)

Darragh O'Brien: I propose to take Questions Nos. 64 and 65 together. Details of expenditure under the Capital Assistance Scheme (CAS) for the years requested are set out in the table below. Year Amount€m 2019 97.7 2020 95.1 2021 (end June) 36.2 The 2021 budgetary allocation for CAS is €96...

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Covid-19 Pandemic Supports (7 Jul 2021)

Heather Humphreys: The funding provided for Wage Subsidy Scheme in the 2021 Further Revised Estimate is €25.98 million.The scheme is demand-led. The estimated additional funding required for the increases requested by the Deputy are included in the following table: - Additional cost of increase Additional cost of increase Additional cost of increase Rate...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Challenges Facing the Retail Sector: Discussion (7 Jul 2021)

...what the Government could do, things like the online retail scheme, as I said, have been extremely well supported. The reality is that they have been oversubscribed in most cases. Last year €11 million was allocated for the scheme, but in the end €12 million was actually granted to businesses to help them develop. There has only been €5 million allocated this time...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach: General Scheme of the Finance (Local Property Tax) (Amendment) Bill 2021: Discussion (7 Jul 2021)

Paschal Donohoe: ...method for calculating local property tax liabilities. The 2019 review of the local property tax, which the committee is aware of, analysed five scenarios in detail, broadly based on a €500 million target yield excluding any local adjustment factor, LAF. The scenario analyses were based on a data set assembled by the Revenue Commissioners from the property price register combined...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Rural Schemes (6 Jul 2021) See 1 other result from this debate

Brendan Griffin: ...again and to get extra funding to clear the old lists and open up new applications, but, quite simply, the money there now is not enough and is only a drop in the ocean. I understand some €10 million was allocated this year and while I acknowledge that is a 5% increase on last year, realistically, €10 million would only cover a fraction of the roads in Kerry, never mind the...

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Vacant Properties (6 Jul 2021)

Peter Burke: ...that existing housing stock is utilised to its fullest extent including a targeted, effective and co-ordinated approach to identifying and tackling vacancy across Ireland. In that context, Pillar 5 of Rebuilding Ireland, set out a range of measures to assist in meeting housing needs by ensuring that our existing housing stock is used to the greatest extent possible. Key to this was the...

Written Answers — Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth: Youth Services (6 Jul 2021)

Roderic O'Gorman: ...period. My Department has also engaged with the sector to develop sector specific guidance which were updated at each point there was an update in the Covid-19 measures. I secured an increase of €5 million in funding for youth services in 2021. €66.8 million is being provided to youth services nationwide this year. Funding during Covid-19 restrictions was maintained. The...

Written Answers — Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth: Immigration Support Services (6 Jul 2021)

Roderic O'Gorman: ...to support the integration of migrants. - My Department administers a National Funding Programme to promote the Integration of migrants and the National Integration Fund 2020 had funding of €2.2 million available over a three year period. The Fund supports communities to promote the integration of migrants and their children into Irish society and selected projects will help to...

Written Answers — Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth: Departmental Policies (6 Jul 2021)

Roderic O'Gorman: ...their families, including those who are vulnerable, marginalised or disadvantaged. In July 2020, my Department launched UBU Your Place Your Spacewhich allocates targeted youth funding of €41.8 million to youth services. UBU funded youth services provide out-of-school supports to marginalised, disadvantaged or vulnerable young people in their communities to enable them to overcome...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Impact of Peat Shortages on the Horticulture Industry: Discussion (Resumed) (6 Jul 2021) See 1 other result from this debate

.... The industry has been successful. People talk about the horticulture industry in general when it should be divided into subsectors. The mushroom industry is a subsector which exports €120 million worth of product to the UK. We depend on high quality casing material, which is a blend of peat and sugar beet lime or ground limestone. It is different from what is used in the...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Beef Task Force: Discussion (6 Jul 2021)

Michael Fitzmaurice: I am sorry for interrupting but it should be made clear that when the €100 million was made available, including the €50 million from Europe, €70 million or €75 million was paid because cattle prices were on the floor. Some of the schemes Ms McPhillips mentioned existed before the task force was set up. We are seeing a reduction of 5% because of the BEAM scheme....

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