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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,...

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

Darragh O'Brien: ...en/publication/04c69-social-housing-support-table -of-income-limits/ 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, an allowance of 2.5% for each child. The income bands and the...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Regulatory Bodies (24 Jun 2021)

Heather Humphreys: ...There has been a continued year-on-year increase in funding for the Commission over the last four budgetary years to reflect this commitment. The Commission has received an allocation of €19.1 million in funding under Budget 2021. This represents a 13% increase on the €16.9 million that was allocated for 2020 and a more than five-fold increase from its 2015 allocation of...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Forestry Sector (24 Jun 2021)

Charlie McConalogue: ...considering how best to conduct a regulatory review of the licensing system. While these initiatives are being worked on, we continue to issue licences and engage in a process of continuous improvement. To 18thJune, a total of 1,594 licences have issued, which is 27% ahead of the same period last year, accepting that last year was low in terms of licencing output.  In terms of timber...

Committee on Budgetary Oversight: Tax Expenditures: Discussion (24 Jun 2021) See 1 other result from this debate

...Budget 2021 outlined an expectation that the State will collect €77.6 billion in tax and social insurance contributions this year. Data from the Revenue Commissioners for 2018 show approximately 85 discretionary tax expenditure measures costing a total of €15.8 billion in revenue forgone. These are measures which are not structural to the taxation system but which have been...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Disability Matters: Younger People in Nursing Homes: Discussion (24 Jun 2021)

...opportunity to come before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Disability Matters to discuss the findings of the Ombudsman's report arising from his investigation into the placement of people under 65 in nursing homes. The publication of the report is very timely given work under way to implement the programme for Government commitment to reduce and to provide a pathway to eliminate the...

Residential Tenancies (No. 2) Bill 2021: Second Stage (23 Jun 2021)

Thomas Pringle: ...payment, one month in advance and one month as deposit. The Bill also sets out provisions around student accommodation and notice periods. Even though evictions were banned during Covid-19 when the 5 km restriction was in place, more still 1,100 households were still served with eviction notices over the past ten months. In an article in theIrish Examiner, by Aoife Moore, it is reported...

National Maternity Hospital: Motion [Private Members] (23 Jun 2021) See 2 other results from this debate

Mary Butler: .... To ensure we can deliver on that aim, the Government has provided a significant increase in funding for women’s healthcare in 2021, reflecting our commitment to improve services in this area. The €12 million that has been allocated to the national maternity strategy and to gynaecology services this year, and the additional €5 million provided to the women’s...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Just Transition Fund (23 Jun 2021) See 1 other result from this debate

Joe Flaherty: ...realities in particular, no viable solution was found to repurpose the plants." The region is growing sceptical about the ESB's role in this process. The company has made much out of its €5 million contribution to the just transition programme and yet we are hearing that it is already seeking this money back via a refund from the energy regulator. There is a real fear that the...

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