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Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government: General Scheme of the Water Services Separation Bill 2021: Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage (28 Sep 2021) See 8 other results from this debate

Paul McAuliffe: ...method of establishing a public utility. We should reflect on that and the serious mistakes that were made in the establishment of Irish Water. That has a cost. There is an estimated cost of €5 million outlined for this process. Can Mr. Ó Coigligh assist the committee in breaking down where that €5 million will go?

Ombudsman for Children's Initiative on Eliminating Child Poverty and Child Homelessness: Statements (23 Sep 2021) See 1 other result from this debate

Marc Ó Cathasaigh: ...or at risk of losing their homes. This debate takes place in the shadow of the report of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission that showed that lone parents and their children account for 53% of all homeless families. Through A Better Normal, the ombudsman is seeking a Government commitment to prioritising children as we plan for life post Covid. We should give that commitment...

Public Accounts Committee: Financial Statement 2020 and Related Matters: HSE (Resumed) (23 Sep 2021)

Ms Anne O'Connor: We have about 19 million base hours and additional funding has been provided as part of the winter plan of up to 5 million extra hours. We have delivered about 2.3 million or 2.4 million of that. The challenge for us in relation to home support is not one of funding but in securing home support workers.

Committee on Budgetary Oversight: Pre-Budget 2022 Scrutiny (Resumed): Minister for Finance (23 Sep 2021)

Paschal Donohoe: ...will continue to borrow for capital investment from 2023 onwards. Let me elaborate on public debt. It is approaching a quarter of a trillion euro. To express it more meaningfully, this is the equivalent of around €50,000 per person, a figure among the highest in the developed world. At some point, the debt will either have to be paid back or, more likely, rolled over. What is...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Capital Expenditure Programme (23 Sep 2021)

Michael McGrath: ...any variance of under or over spending against profile. The latest capital expenditure figures available to end-August reveal that the net capital spend, including capital carryover, was €4,153 million. When the carryover amount is omitted, the net capital spend amounts to €3,726 million, which is 14.8% or €649 million behind the profiled amount of €4,375...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Capitation Grants (23 Sep 2021)

Norma Foley: ...of other grants including Book Grants, Programme grants etc. I understand the need for improved capitation funding and I am pleased that budget 2020 has been able to provide for a further 2.5% increase in standard capitation funding for primary and post-primary schools that applied from the start of the 2020/21 school year. This builds on the 5% increase in capitation announced in...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Economic Policy (23 Sep 2021)

Michael McGrath: ...the EU’s Recovery and Resilience Facility. The National Recovery and Resilience Plan will enable Ireland to access funding under the Recovery and Resilience Facility. The Plan has a total value of €990 million. Its overall objective is to contribute to a sustainable, equitable, green and digital recovery, in a manner that complements and supports the Government’s...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Hospital Waiting Lists (23 Sep 2021)

Stephen Donnelly: ...areas to avail of their treatment there. The impact of such initiatives can be seen in the reduction in the waiting times to access cataract procedures since 2019. At the end of August 2021 there were 4,511 patients waiting for a cataract procedure compared to 5,528 in August 2019. An additional €240 million has been provided in Budget 2021 for an access to care fund, €210m...

Joint Oireachtas Committee On Key Issues Affecting The Traveller Community: Traveller Accommodation: Discussion (Resumed) (23 Sep 2021)

...accommodation has been disappointing in recent years and this is reflected in the levels of funding drawn down. I am pleased to report, however, that local authorities made full use of the €14.5 million which was available for Traveller-specific accommodation in 2020 and it is hoped and we are confident that this will be repeated with the €15.5 million budget for 2021. It...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (22 Sep 2021)

Michael McGrath: ...the end of this year. There have been some delays in recruitment but several thousand additional staff are now working in the health service as a result of that investment. We have provided more than 5 million hours of home care in the current year, 2021. Again, this was a significant increase. Discussions are under way in relation to a public-only consultant contract. This is an...

Seanad: Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters: Flood Risk Management (22 Sep 2021)

Norma Foley: ...a viable, cost-effective and environmentally sustainable flood relief scheme for Galway city. The Coirib go Cósta - Galway City Flood Relief Scheme has a preliminary total project budget estimate of €9.5 million and has the objective of protecting more than 940 properties from tidal and river flooding. Among the areas of Galway city that will be protected are the Long Walk,...

Seanad: Child and Family Agency (Amendment) Bill 2021: Second Stage (22 Sep 2021)

Roderic O'Gorman: ...services in particular can get back up and running as we go into October and November, when weather will not permit outdoor youth services. On financial support, we also gave an additional €5 million last year. I know additional supports are being sought this year. I will do my best in the context of the budget to deliver that. As regards research we are doing on the impact of...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Hospital Waiting Lists (22 Sep 2021)

Stephen Donnelly: ...treat” services where minor procedures are provided at the same time as outpatient consultations, providing virtual clinics and increasing capacity in the public hospital system. An additional €240 million has been provided in Budget 2021 for an access to care fund, €210m of which has been allocated to the HSE and a further €30m to the NTPF. This is to be used...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Hospital Waiting Lists (22 Sep 2021)

Stephen Donnelly: I propose to take Questions Nos. 225, 230 and 231 together. It is recognised that waiting times for scheduled appointments and procedures have been impacted in the last eighteen months as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic and more recently as a result of the ransomware attack. While significant progress was made in reducing waiting times from June 2020 onwards, the surge in Covid-19...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health: Mental Health Services: Discussion (22 Sep 2021) See 1 other result from this debate

..., for inviting us here today. I am joined by Ms Bernadette Grogan, our policy and advocacy co-ordinator. Mental Health Reform is Ireland’s leading national coalition on mental health, with more than 75 member organisations working for progressive reform of mental health services and supports in Ireland. We welcome the opportunity to update members on the need for investment in...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport: National Cyber Security Centre Review: Discussion (22 Sep 2021) See 3 other results from this debate

Ossian Smyth: ...in the staffing of the NCSC from 25 to 45 staff over the next 18 months, and to at least 70 within five years. The associated budgetary increase for the centre for 2022 is estimated at €2.5 million. The Government also agreed a significant package of other measures to further strengthen the capacity of the NCSC, including the development of legislation to establish the NCSC on a...

Sea-Fisheries (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2021: Second Stage (21 Sep 2021)

Martin Heydon: ...control regulation to legislate for and implement points systems for sea-fishing boat licenceholders and, separately, masters of sea-fishing vessels. The EU Commission has suspended approximately €24 million to date. This means that the investigation undertaken and paid for by the Exchequer is not being refunded by the EU Commission. Investment is ongoing and thus the EU funds...

Companies (Corporate Enforcement Authority) Bill 2021: Second Stage (Resumed) (21 Sep 2021)

Catherine Murphy: ...fear or prejudice. The corporate enforcement authority must be ready and able to take on the most high-profile cases of anti-corruption in this country. The ODCE has experienced an increase in funding in the past few years, with €6.1 million allocated last year. However, the agency is currently underspending its budget allocation by €1.8 million. This underspend was...

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (21 Sep 2021) See 1 other result from this debate

Claire Kerrane: ...more for electricity and heating this winter. The Tánaiste has said the Government will look at increasing the fuel allowance but that allowance is very limited. People who lose their jobs must wait 15 months before they qualify for the fuel allowance. This is particularly important given the thousands of people who have lost their jobs due to Covid. There is also an issue when...

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Tax Code (21 Sep 2021)

Paschal Donohoe: ...existing reliefs from CGT in relation to the disposal of farming assets and farm restructuring relief. Farming assets are relieved from CGT where the person disposing of the asset(s) is aged 55 or over and both owned and used the asset(s) for the ten years prior to the disposal. While this relief is commonly referred to as Retirement Relief, it is not necessary to retire from the...

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