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Home Care Packages: Motion [Private Members] (12 Dec 2017) See 1 other result from this debate

Mattie McGrath: ...the motion. I must lament that the Labour Party Members are as láthair arís, as are some of our friends in the Social Democrats and the Green Party. The Labour Party has abandoned the people of rural Ireland. Last week I said cad a dhéanfaimid feasta gan adhmad, but cad a dhéanfaimid feasta gan Páirtí an Lucht Oibre? One Deputy in my constituency is...

Ministerial Rota for Parliamentary Questions: Motion (12 Dec 2017)

Joe McHugh: ...for Business, Enterprise and Innovation 8. Minister for Health 9. Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine 10. Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment 11. Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport 12. Minister for Children and Youth Affairs 13. Minister for Rural and Community Development 14. Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection 15....

Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2017: Second Stage (Resumed) (12 Dec 2017) See 6 other results from this debate

Michael Lowry: ...in this matter and he has brought forward measures that are unnecessary and excessive and which target the wrong cohort of people. In particular, the Bill will impact on people living in isolated rural parishes that are far removed from public transport services. The Minister is fortunate that in his constituency one can choose between the DART, Luas and bus. Alternatively, a taxi will...

Seanad: Order of Business (12 Dec 2017) See 1 other result from this debate

Terry Leyden: .... It is a real crisis and I would urge the Minister to come up with a speedy response. I am confident that he will do so and he will receive the support of this House because all Senators from rural Ireland understand the seriousness of the situation. On the current weather crisis, I join with Senator John O'Mahony in commending the county councils who are doing their utmost in the face...

Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2017: Second Stage (Resumed) (8 Dec 2017) See 9 other results from this debate

Eamon Ryan: I understand what my rural colleagues are saying when they talk about the difficulty posed by rural isolation. There is no doubting that it is an issue. In introducing these measures we have to listen to what they are saying and recognise that we have a real problem, particularly in the case of older people and those who do not have huge social outlets. We have to consider how we will...

Climate Change: Statements (7 Dec 2017) See 4 other results from this debate

Eamon Ryan: ...is taking place. As I stated, there is hope and change is taking place across the world, as people switch to new, renewable systems and there are, at last, signs that an alternative, low carbon transport system is possible. In all likelihood, it will run on electricity. However, the alternative also includes a return to urban environments in which we reduce the dominance of the car....

Seanad: Business of Seanad (7 Dec 2017)

Denis O'Donovan: ...courses for teachers and special needs assistants in primary and secondary schools. I have also received notice from Senator Brian Ó Domhnaillof the following matter:The need for the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to provide an update on the current status of the capital funding to advance the A5-N2 road project. I have also received notice from Senator Frank Feighan of...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Services for People with Disabilities (7 Dec 2017)

Finian McGrath: ...in the Programme for Partnership Government, which is guided by two principles: equality of opportunity and improving the quality of life for people with disabilities. The provision of transport to adults with a disability attending HSE-funded day services is not a core health service, and the HSE endeavours to ensure that all service users access public transport, including rural...

Written Answers — Department of Rural and Community Development: Mountain Rescue Service (7 Dec 2017)

Michael Ring: ...a voluntary basis, but has received State support for a number of years from various Government Departments to help with the organisation’s operating costs. I understand that the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport currently provides an average grant of approximately €7,400 per annum for each individual MRI rescue team, and a grant to Mountain Rescue Ireland as the...

Seanad: Business of Seanad (6 Dec 2017)

Denis O'Donovan: I have received notice from Senator Victor Boyhan that, on the motion for the Commencement of the House today, he proposes to raise the following matter:The need for the Minister for Rural and Community Development to agree the terms of reference for the review of the local community development committees and to provide a timeline for its work and key recommendations. I have also received...

Seanad: Commencement Matters: Road Safety (6 Dec 2017)

Shane Ross: ..., colleges, communities and places of work to deliver established and effective programmes to everyone. The programmes tackle all elements of road safety including walking, cycling, travelling by public transport and being a passenger. They also deal with urban and rural transport issues and with safe road behaviour in general. As part of this service, the RSA has developed a range of...

Seanad: Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act 2015: Statements (6 Dec 2017) See 1 other result from this debate

Pádraig MacLochlainn: ...to him, we have a challenge in Ireland and we need to step up and deal with these issues; otherwise, we face major fines. The European Commission has cut back targets in terms of biofuel in the transport sector and that has seriously disincentivised investment in that sector. We have heard similar stories in this regard from industry and farming organisations throughout Ireland. The...

Other Questions: Garda Strength (5 Dec 2017)

Charles Flanagan: ...Deputy Aylward ring true to the same degree as far as County Wicklow is concerned. Operation Thor continues and Garda overtime will continue in order to ensure that every effort is made to police rural communities in particular. I acknowledge rural aspects of Deputy Casey's constituency. I want to point to crime prevention days at locations identified for high volume throughput,...

Seanad: Department of Rural and Community Development: Statements (5 Dec 2017) See 3 other results from this debate

Martin Conway: ...Gael much hope of winning that by-election. Deputy Ring gave great hope when he won the by-election against all the odds, and he continued to do that in his capacity as a Minister of State in the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. He reactivated the swimming pool grants scheme and the sports capital grant scheme, which assisted hundreds of sporting organisations in rural Ireland...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Broadband Service Provision (30 Nov 2017)

Denis Naughten: ...will inform consumers in choosing products and network services. ComReg will also develop a new network coverage map; - most local authorities applying waivers in respect of development contributions for telecoms development; - Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) has constructed 80km of ducting on the M7/M8 corridor and 14km on the N25 in Cork, with more following in...

Social Welfare Bill 2017: Second Stage (Resumed) (29 Nov 2017)

Eamon Scanlon: ...I appreciate that slight changes were made in the budget to help self-employed people who find themselves in difficult circumstances because of the recession or for other reasons. I come from a rural constituency and there were community welfare officers in the community until quite recently. Community welfare officers attended my home town of Ballymote and nearby places such as Glebe...

Seanad: Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act 2015: Statements (29 Nov 2017) See 6 other results from this debate

Denis Naughten: ...of the river between 1 ft and 1.5 ft. We have an awful lot more work to do in terms of adaptation and in addressing the emissions that we are producing on a domestic level and overall as a country. Transport is one of the challenges. Small countries have unique challenges. We have a particular challenge in Ireland because of the dispersed population. Villages of fewer than 50 people...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Mobile Telephony Use (29 Nov 2017)

Denis Naughten: ...table below: Membership - Denis Naughten, T.D. (Co-Chair) Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Heather Humphreys, T.D. (Co-Chair) Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. Katherine Licken Assistant Secretary (Working Co-Chair) Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment William Parnell Assistant Secretary (Working...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Mobile Telephony Services (29 Nov 2017)

Denis Naughten: ...check mobile handset performance which will inform consumers in choosing products and network services. ComReg will also develop a new network coverage map. - Most local authorities applying waivers in respect of development contributions for telecoms development. - Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) has constructed 80km of ducting on the M7/M8 corridor and 14km on...

Social Welfare Bill 2017: Second Stage (Resumed) (28 Nov 2017) See 1 other result from this debate

Michael Collins: ...is it on some type of percentage? It is definitely like a vulture. It is making innocent people thumb on the side of the road, getting soaked, to get to the nearest town. Some people do not have transport. The person could be going from Castletownbere to Bantry. This must be examined because it is totally unfair. The treatment of people on social welfare in this country is...

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