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Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (12 Dec 2019)

Pat Gallagher: Before we move on, I will give priority to Deputies Crowe, Brady, McLoughlin and Fitzpatrick, who I did not reach today, on Tuesday. I do not like carrying over speakers but we have a lot of business to do today. I am not setting a precedent.

Broadcasting (Amendment) (Protection of Journalism) Bill 2019: First Stage (12 Dec 2019)

Broadcasting (Amendment) (Protection of Journalism) Bill 2019: First Stage (12 Dec 2019)

David Cullinane: I move: That leave be granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to amend the Broadcasting Act 2009 to make it a breach of contract or licence under the Act to prohibit a member of the National Union of Journalists from communications media for reason or reasons of occupation, employer, or employment status. I will share time with Deputy Crowe who is a co-signatory to the Bill. This...

Broadcasting (Amendment) (Protection of Journalism) Bill 2019: First Stage (12 Dec 2019)

Seán Crowe: I am introducing this Bill with my colleague, Teachta Cullinane, to ensure that journalists are not discriminated against while doing their job for reasons of professional affiliation or status. The Bill amends the Broadcasting Act 2009 to make it a breach of contract or licence under the Act to prohibit a member of the National Union of Journalists from communications media for reason or...

Broadcasting (Amendment) (Protection of Journalism) Bill 2019: First Stage (12 Dec 2019)

Question put and agreed to.

Broadcasting (Amendment) (Protection of Journalism) Bill 2019: First Stage (12 Dec 2019)

Pat Gallagher: Since this is a Private Members' Bill, Second Stage must, under Standing Orders, be taken in Private Members' time.

Broadcasting (Amendment) (Protection of Journalism) Bill 2019: First Stage (12 Dec 2019)

David Cullinane: I move: "That the Bill be taken in Private Members' time."

Broadcasting (Amendment) (Protection of Journalism) Bill 2019: First Stage (12 Dec 2019)

Question put and agreed to.

Trade Union Bill 2019: First Stage (12 Dec 2019)

Trade Union Bill 2019: First Stage (12 Dec 2019)

Mick Barry: I move: That leave be granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to amend the Trade Union Acts 1871 to 1990 to remove restrictions on trade union members engaging in strike action and industrial action. The Bill seeks to amend the Industrial Relations Acts. It is said that the toughest, harshest anti-trade union laws in Europe are those in the UK. This is a legacy of the Thatcher era...

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (12 Dec 2019)

Simon Coveney: My note says that the review is ongoing. The Department of Education and Skills is committed to reviewing the ex gratiascheme in conjunction with the Office of the Attorney General. Given the complexity and sensitivity of the issues involved, careful deliberation is required before proposals can be finalised and brought to the Government. I will raise this matter with the Minister for...

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (12 Dec 2019)

Brian Stanley: The programme for Government contains a commitment to bring about sustainability in the beef sector. According to leaked documents from the supermarket industry, which contain startling information, supermarket chains are taking up to half of the retail price in profit. They have average profit margins of between 20% and 45% on fresh meat and fresh beef, of between 30% and 33% on round...

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (12 Dec 2019)

Simon Coveney: We both know that the beef sector needs to change. That must be brought about through the beef forum or the beef task force. It would be very helpful if all players were involved in contributing to the beef task force as a way of ensuring this country's beef sector has a sustainable future. Dealing with retailers is not as straightforward as the Deputy might suggest. Retailers purchase...

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (12 Dec 2019)

Pat Buckley: This question relates to the programme for Government. The Retention of Records Bill 2019 is due to come before the Dáil. I am trying to track down a definitive date for the Bill to come to the floor of the House.

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (12 Dec 2019)

Simon Coveney: My understanding is that the Bill is on Committee Stage. The legislative process is under way.

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (12 Dec 2019)

Pat Gallagher: I have called all of the Deputies who had not been not in. A number of Deputies have been in once, if not twice. I will start the list. I may have to cut it off. I ask each Deputy to take into consideration that there are other Deputies behind him or her. I remind Deputies of the need for brevity.

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (12 Dec 2019)

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony: The programme for Government contains a commitment to keep people in their homes for as long as possible. It is obvious that the provision of home help services is of assistance in this regard. The ongoing problems with such services have been raised with me all the time since I was elected. This is becoming a significant problem as we approach Christmas. People have come into my office...

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (12 Dec 2019)

Martin Kenny: On the same issue, the community healthcare organisation, CHO, in the north west, namely, CHO 1, has received a small increase in funding under the winter scheme that is being rolled out to try to relieve the bed blockers in many of our hospitals. They cannot get out because no home help services are available to them in their homes. People are coming into my office - I am sure they are...

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (12 Dec 2019)

Simon Coveney: That is exactly what we are doing. An additional investment of €52 million is being made to bring the total funding for home supports next year to €487 million. That will deliver 19.2 million hours of home support in 2020. This represents an increase of 1 million hours on this year's target. Any regional management issues that are encountered as these funds are allocated can...

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (12 Dec 2019)

Eugene Murphy: I would like to ask the Tánaiste about safety on the N5 national primary route. I acknowledge that work has commenced on the new section of the route between Ballaghaderreen and Scramogue. That is welcome because it will improve safety. We still have a significant issue with safety along the N5. Recently, an articulated lorry ended up in the back windscreen of the car of a lady who...

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