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Leaders' Questions (17 May 2018)

Michael Collins: The Tánaiste does not seem to grasp the seriousness of the situation for people in rural Ireland. He should not stand up here and talk about what the Government is doing for people with cataract operations. For God's sake, let him stop. It is scandalous beyond belief to see the report yesterday of someone five years waiting. The Government let him go blind rather than doing...

Seanad: Special Education Provision: Statements (16 May 2018)

Robbie Gallagher: ...in special needs provision is very positive. There is much more that we can do but much progress has been made of which we can be proud. Our children will be its beneficiaries. I now turn to school transport. The Minister will not need me to remind him of the issues on this that all of us across the country encountered last year. From what I hear, it might be even worse this...

Seanad: Commencement Matters: Renewable Energy Projects (15 May 2018)

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor: ...that the proposals to phase out biofuels made from EU-produced sugar beet, field corn and rapeseed would remove an income stream worth €5 billion to €6 billion per year to EU farmers, devastate rural economies, close the best immediate option for decarbonising transport and destroy investor interest in the biofuel industry. I pointed out that by chopping and changing EU...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Rural Transport Programme (15 May 2018)

Robert Troy: 508. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the way in which the extension of the rural transport programme to reduce rural isolation will be proofed to ensure that all routes will be accessible for disabled persons, in view of recommendation 102 of the national disability inclusion strategy to develop proposals on attaching conditions regarding wheelchair accessibility on...

Written Answers — Department of Rural and Community Development: National Planning Framework (15 May 2018)

Michael Ring: ...is the fundamental purpose of the NPF. The NDP outlines a programme of capital investment to 2027 which supports the objectives of the NPF. The NDP sets out investment across sectors such as transport, energy, communications and tourism that will support both regional development and rural development. For example, one of the ten strategic outcomes in the NPF is Enhanced...

Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Bill 2018: Second Stage (10 May 2018)

Mattie McGrath: ...life. This Bill's Title refers to money laundering and terrorist financing and I note terrorism has been brought into a new realm in recent weeks by the Minister's colleague, the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Deputy Ross, when he decided to label some of the members of the Rural Independent Group as "road traffic terrorists". It was an appalling vista-----

Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2017: Report Stage (Resumed) (9 May 2018)

Mattie McGrath: ...of people killed on the N24 bypass that was widened and where the junctions were supposed to be made safe. People would not listen. I am just making the point that the RSA and the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport are not ag éisteacht. They are not listening to anyone. They just bulldoze through their plans and to hell with the consequences. We must be fair and...

Questions on Promised Legislation (9 May 2018)

Danny Healy-Rae: As we all know, the Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill is going through the Chamber at present. In the last couple of days, much ado has been made by the transport Minister and Minister of State of some public transport being put in place in rural parts of the country. It is ridiculous to think that eight routes in Kerry are supposed to meet the needs of all the rural people who will be isolated...

Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2017: Report Stage (Resumed) (8 May 2018)

Mattie McGrath: ----regarding the recommital of the Bill, I and some of my colleagues who represent rural constituencies have come in for a lot of criticism. It is unfair criticism as far as we are concerned. We contend that we did not recommit the Bill and we did not ask that it be recommitted. We attended on Committee Stage and asked to discuss some of our amendments on different mornings but we were...

Order of Business (8 May 2018)

Mattie McGrath: ...about the deal An Post is supposed to be offering to postmistresses and postmasters of post offices to buy them out of their business, thereby denying the people of many small villages and towns in rural Ireland a post office. We are told that as part of this deal, An Post seeks to gag the people who have signed the contract. They cannot talk about cuts to rural Ireland. They cannot...

Ceisteanna - Questions - Priority Questions: JobPath Programme (3 May 2018)

John Brady: ...many examples such as teachers engaged in part-time work who the Minister's predecessor said needed to give up the hope of finding their ideal job and take up any job. There are people living in rural areas who are being told that if they do not come in on a Tuesday or Wednesday morning, their payment will be stopped. Correspondence sent in by participants has been ignored, including...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills: Joint Meeting of the Joint Committee on Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Joint Committee on Education and Skills and Joint Committee on Health
Supports for People with Disabilities: Discussion
(3 May 2018)

.... We know the Department has great ambition under Make Work Pay, which is very welcome, but even when they get into employment people with disabilities have significant costs. Those costs would include transport and simple costs such as additional heat in their homes. Someone who is a wheelchair user has the heating on 24-7 during the winter. That is a significant cost for them. When...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health: Joint Meeting of the Joint Committee on Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Joint Committee on Education and Skills and Joint Committee on Health
Supports for People with Disabilities: Discussion
(3 May 2018)

.... We know the Department has great ambition under Make Work Pay, which is very welcome, but even when they get into employment people with disabilities have significant costs. Those costs would include transport and simple costs such as additional heat in their homes. Someone who is a wheelchair user has the heating on 24-7 during the winter. That is a significant cost for them. When...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Social Protection: Joint Meeting of the Joint Committee on Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Joint Committee on Education and Skills and Joint Committee on Health
Supports for People with Disabilities: Discussion
(3 May 2018)

.... We know the Department has great ambition under Make Work Pay, which is very welcome, but even when they get into employment people with disabilities have significant costs. Those costs would include transport and simple costs such as additional heat in their homes. Someone who is a wheelchair user has the heating on 24-7 during the winter. That is a significant cost for them. When...

Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill: Report Stage (Resumed) (2 May 2018) See 13 other results from this debate

Mattie McGrath: ...that service to free up the staff in the county council and elsewhere to deal with housing issues. They said they have been short-staffed since the austerity cutbacks. The then Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Deputy Varadkar, said in his reply to me that An Post had submitted a tender for the front office service but was not successful. The other three companies got it. I...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Future of Mental Health Care: Mental Health Services: Discussion (Resumed) (2 May 2018)

Fiona O'Loughlin: ...this area. That is part of the problem. What interventions are most successful in combatting anxiety among all age groups? As I said already, that has been increasing. As a Deputy with many rural constituents I am always concerned by the lack of services available in rural areas because many of our younger people do not have access to public transport in order to be able to get to...

Ceisteanna - Questions - Priority Questions: Departmental Functions (2 May 2018)

Éamon Ó Cuív: They say that when one cannot answer a question, one should just keep talking. Does the Minister agree with me that issues such as rural transport, responsibility for the greenways which I believe would be far more appropriate to the Minister's Department in the context of rural recreation, marine leisure which, again, is just another form of rural recreation, the farm assist scheme, a...

Seanad: Project Ireland 2040: Statements (Resumed) (2 May 2018)

John Dolan: ...intellectual disabilities being supported by their family in a family home increased by almost 20% in that time. The trends are going against us, there are no two ways about it. I will refer to transport. With Bus Éireann, one has to give two days' notice and one still cannot be sure of getting the right service. DART has a pilot scheme in Dublin which aims to bring the waiting...

Topical Issue Debate: Cycling Facilities Provision (1 May 2018)

Jim O'Callaghan: ...cyclists. The Minister mentioned some figures in his answer. Unfortunately, he cannot get away from the fact that infrastructure spend in 2017, which was his first full year as Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, was only €7 million. It also appears to be the case that in 2018, that spend will be only €8 million. That is not sufficient. The Minister and the...

Ceisteanna - Questions: Project Ireland 2040 Administration (1 May 2018)

Leo Varadkar: ...Ireland 2040 with an announcement of important flood relief works throughout the country. We hope to be able to start opening some of the funds this month - the urban regeneration fund and the rural regeneration fund - that are included in the national planning framework and Project Ireland 2040. We want to open them to applications very soon and hope to make an announcement in that...

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