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Homelessness: Motion [Private Members] (14 Feb 2019) See 8 other results from this debate

Mick Wallace: ...truth. Acquisitions solve no problems. They are just eating into another aspect of the market. The next time the Minister of State gets a chance to address this, could he explain to me why State land is not used? If the local authorities are not fit to build or provide housing, why does the Government not create an entity to do so? It does not have to be a big quango. Somebody should...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (14 Feb 2019)

Terry Leyden: ..., post-Brexit, in the making of social welfare payments to people living in the United Kingdom which at that stage will be a third country and the payment of health, education and student grants, etc. The land bridge will be secured to allow exports via the United Kingdom to mainland Europe. If Fianna Fáil had acted in an irresponsible manner in a no confidence vote on the Minister...

Seanad: Progress in Relation to Climate Change: Statements (14 Feb 2019) See 7 other results from this debate

Michael Creed: ...the national mitigation plan. This is consistent with the principles of both the Paris Agreement and the European Council conclusions of October 2014, which recognise the role of agriculture and land use in tackling climate change and their contribution to achieving climate ambitions. With what is internationally recognised as one of the most carbon efficient systems of food production...

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Land Development Agency (14 Feb 2019)

Mick Wallace: 30. To ask the Minister for Finance if he envisages NAMA and NTMA staff being seconded to the Land Development Agency; if he has discussed same with the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, the interim CEO of the Land Development Agency and the chairman and CEO of NAMA; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7354/19]

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Military Aircraft Landings (14 Feb 2019)

Clare Daly: ...) through Shannon Airport on 4 February 2019 in view of the fact that the aircraft was en route to a location that may have implications for the international reputation and foreign policy of Ireland. [7459/19]

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Stamp Duty (14 Feb 2019)

Paschal Donohoe: I assume the Deputy is referring to the measure introduced in Finance Act 2017 to allow a farmer to claim relief from stamp duty where he or she both sells and purchases land for the purposes of consolidating an existing farm holding. Although this measure was not commenced until 1 August 2018 by Ministerial Order, it applies to all qualifying transactions that took place on or after 1...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme Appeals (14 Feb 2019) See 3 other results from this answer

Charlie McConalogue: 207. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of farmers that have appealed the removal of their lands from the areas of natural constraint scheme in 2019, by county in tabular form. [7641/19]

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Military Aircraft Landings (14 Feb 2019)

Clare Daly: 222. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if permission was sought for the transport of munitions of war on an aircraft (details supplied). [7458/19]

Aircraft Noise (Dublin Airport) Regulation Bill 2018: Report Stage (13 Feb 2019)

Catherine Murphy: ...People have back gardens and other recreational spaces. I live besides Weston Airport and in the summer we have small aircraft zooming over our heads every two minutes. Large aircraft taking off and landing late at night and early in the morning at Dublin Airport will make it pretty much impossible for people to enjoy their homes, gardens and so forth. The optimum protection should...

Nurses, Midwives and Paramedics Strikes: Motion [Private Members] (13 Feb 2019)

Simon Harris: ...Government has accepted the recommendation of the Labour Court to resolve the industrial action with the nursing unions. That is important. An independent recommendation was given by the Labour Court, the highest industrial relations mechanism in the land, and the Government accepted that recommendation in full at its meeting on Tuesday. The Labour Court intervened in this dispute due...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Rail Network Expansion (13 Feb 2019) See 1 other result from this debate

Eamon Ryan: ...and should change, and it already has changed. It included in its original form a DART interconnector which has since been removed by the Government as an aspiration or put off into never-never land. As a result, the MetroLink plan has been moved to the city and, as a consequence, now threatens the Markievicz pool. That plan is constantly changing and it has to change further to get it...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: School Accommodation Provision (13 Feb 2019)

Joan Burton: ...of this large housing site for the temporary installation of the prefabs on the site currently occupied by the school pending the development and construction of a permanent school on the lands at Pelletstown? This is a successful neighbourhood with an expanding population neighbourhood in Ashtown beside the Grand Canal. In September 2017, the school was in crisis when prefabs failed...

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (13 Feb 2019) See 1 other result from this debate

Kevin O'Keeffe: ...many years ago, when an issue arose about planning for wind farms in my area in north Cork, there was a major campaign at the same time in Britain to call a halt to the building of wind farms on land. That campaign was successful because, first, an abundance of wind farms constructed had been constructed and, second, in terms of supply to the grid, the surplus was such that some wind farm...

Committee on Public Petitions: Decisions on Public Petitions Received (13 Feb 2019)

Denise Mitchell: I echo the points made by Deputy Tóbín. We are all aware that a conversation on an united Ireland is taking place in villages and towns. More recently, a major conference was held in the Waterfront in Belfast where civic nationalism society came together. The conference was addressed by the Minister for Education and Skills, Deputy McHugh, and the deputy Leader of Fianna...

Death of Former Members: Expressions of Sympathy (13 Feb 2019) See 1 other result from this debate

Heather Humphreys: ...Monaghan with great distinction in Dáil Éireann from 1982 until his retirement in 2011. Anybody who knew Seymour will know he was a gentle giant. He was steeped in agriculture and a man of the land and of the people - he really was a man of the people and all things rural. He was extremely good-natured and he would always go beyond in his efforts to help his constituents,...

Seanad: Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) (Amendment) Bill 2018: Second Stage (13 Feb 2019)

Kevin Moran: ...supported this at the very earliest stages. The man who wrote the legislation was my advisor, Mr. Eugene Deering. As a new Minister of State, it is great to get this legislation through. I have a land and conveyancing Bill coming through which seeks to keep people in their homes. I hope to get that through the House in the near future.

Seanad: Loneliness Task Force Report: Statements (13 Feb 2019)

Jim Daly: ...for younger people being automatically tagged with responsibility for loneliness because I thought it might not be the right place for it but we can have that debate later and where the responsibility lands is merely a technicality. I agree with the Senator that it will very much be a whole-of-government approach. Senator Higgins described the issue of loneliness well. We must...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Afforestation Programme (13 Feb 2019)

Michael Creed: ...of 15 years. There is no distinction between the rate paid to farmers, whether full or part-time, and non-farmers under the Programme as the aim is to make the afforestation scheme accessible to all landowners. It should be noted that the category of non-farmer includes those with an association with farming such as retired farmers, sons and daughters of farmers or other relatives who...

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Consultancy Contracts Data (13 Feb 2019)

Eoghan Murphy: ...In 2018, KPMG were engaged by my Department as consultants at a total cost of €221,400 (including VAT) to provide corporate finance advisory services in relation to the establishment of the Land Development Agency; €152,616 has been paid to date. In addition, three persons with auditing expertise were seconded into my Department from Ernst and Young during 2018 to provide...

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