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Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Water Quality (26 May 2022)

Water Quality

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Water Quality (26 May 2022)

James Lawless: I thank the Minister of State for taking this Topical Issue debate, which relates to the quality and contents of the water supply in Kilteel, County Kildare. In the constituency of Kildare North, Kilteel borders counties Wicklow and Dublin. It is in an important corner of the constituency where there are decent people and strong communities. Sixty houses connect to the group water...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Water Quality (26 May 2022)

Thomas Byrne: Gabhaim buíochas leis an Teachta as an ábhar seo a ardú agus an deis a thabhairt dom, ar son an Aire Tithíochta, Rialtais Áitiúil agus Oidhreachta, déileáil leis. I thank the Deputy for raising this issue and giving me an opportunity to address it on behalf of the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, who cannot be present but who sends...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: School Enrolments (26 May 2022)

Thomas Byrne: I thank the Deputy for mentioning the Ardcath group. I had good engagements with Mr. Mick Reilly, who I have known for a long time. I will engage with the Minister next week and will inform the Deputy in advance of that. We need to work on this together. It is something that can happen. There are things going against it because the school is closed. It is for sale so, presumably, money...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Special Educational Needs (26 May 2022)

Special Educational Needs

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Special Educational Needs (26 May 2022)

Paul Murphy: I will raise the issue of the Government plan for special education centres as an emergency response to the shortage of appropriate school places reported in The Irish Timeslast night. It caused significant alarm to the organisations representing parents and children with special needs, and the parents who have been campaigning very hard to get their children the places in school they need,...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Special Educational Needs (26 May 2022)

Thomas Byrne: I very much thank the Deputy for raising this issue. I am glad the Minister of State with responsibility for disability, Deputy Rabbitte, is present to listen to his comments. There was not much we disagreed with on the substance of his points, quite frankly. In fairness to the Minister of State, Deputy Madigan, there was not much she would disagree with either. The bottom line is no...

Ábhair Shaincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Matters (26 May 2022)

Ábhair Shaincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Matters (26 May 2022)

Bernard Durkan: I wish to advise the House of the following matters in respect of which notice has been given under Standing Order 37 and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy Darren O'Rourke - to discuss the need to secure the site and buildings of the former National School, Clonalvy, County Meath; (2) Deputy Pádraig O'Sullivan - to discuss when the national medicines agency will be...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate (26 May 2022)

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: School Enrolments (26 May 2022)

School Enrolments

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: School Enrolments (26 May 2022)

Darren O'Rourke: I welcome the Minister of State. I know that the Minister for Education is not available, but the Minister of State, Deputy Thomas Byrne, is my constituency colleague and the Minister's party colleague. I know he is familiar with this issue, but I will lay out some of the detail here. We need to discuss the need to secure the future of the site and buildings of Clonalvy national school....

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: School Enrolments (26 May 2022)

Thomas Byrne: I want to thank Deputy O’Rourke for raising this issue. As he rightly said, I am very familiar with it. I did give apologies to a public meeting that I could not attend last year. I fully support the Deputy’s proposal. I was at a public meeting three years ago when I put forward the exact same proposal. I tried to get action on it then. Unfortunately, people were not...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: School Enrolments (26 May 2022)

Darren O'Rourke: I know the Department prepared some notes for the Minister of State on this topical issue. That is the bit I am hanging on for.

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: School Enrolments (26 May 2022)

Thomas Byrne: The official script.

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: School Enrolments (26 May 2022)

Darren O'Rourke: Exactly, yes. The mood music is not great. It says that it will keep the demand under review and it mentions the potential implications of incoming Ukrainian refugees. The Minister of State knows that time is of the essence in this. If we are going to do something, it cannot be a case that we keep it under review. It will either happen or it will not. If it is going to happen it needs...

Passport Services: Statements (26 May 2022)

John Brady: Not if your passport is five years out.

Passport Services: Statements (26 May 2022)

Thomas Byrne: I accept that, but that will not be the majority of cases. That will be a small number of cases. A significant number of issues have been put forward in the debate. I have no doubt but that the passport service will take into account all those issues and all the really good suggestions that have been made. I agree with Deputy Paul Murphy that we should not have to do this on behalf...

Passport Services: Statements (26 May 2022)

Cuireadh an Dáil ar fionraí ar 6.28 p.m. agus cuireadh tús leis arís ar 6.31 p.m. Sitting suspended at 6.28 p.m. and resumed at 6.31 p.m.

Passport Services: Statements (26 May 2022)

Bernard Durkan: The next speakers are Deputies Joan Collins, McNamara and Pringle.

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