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Health and Criminal Justice (Covid-19) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2021: Second Stage (3 Dec 2021)

Paul Kehoe: Do you have any manners?

Health and Criminal Justice (Covid-19) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2021: Second Stage (3 Dec 2021)

Peadar Tóibín: I have plenty of manners.

Health and Criminal Justice (Covid-19) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2021: Second Stage (3 Dec 2021)

Paul Kehoe: Well, then, you should use them.

Health and Criminal Justice (Covid-19) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2021: Second Stage (3 Dec 2021)

Peadar Tóibín: I am just making a point.

Health and Criminal Justice (Covid-19) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2021: Second Stage (3 Dec 2021)

Paul Kehoe: Well, then, you should use them. Have manners. Did I interrupt you? I call on our national broadcaster to be responsible in its broadcasting. That is why it is being given the licence fee to do so. It is very difficult for the Government to impose restrictions. It has not been easy on the citizens of this State. It has not been easy for the social fabric or the economic fabric of...

Health and Criminal Justice (Covid-19) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2021: Second Stage (3 Dec 2021)

Sorca Clarke: I welcome the opportunity to contribute on this Bill. Sinn Féin has submitted a number of amendments. I will focus on one for the moment, which reads: "Require regulations made under the Acts to require the approval of the Houses of the Oireachtas or, where urgent, the Joint Committee on Health, with approval of the Houses following as soon as possible." What member of a...

Health and Criminal Justice (Covid-19) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2021: Second Stage (3 Dec 2021)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: I call Deputy Bríd Smith. She can remain seated if it is more comfortable for her.

Health and Criminal Justice (Covid-19) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2021: Second Stage (3 Dec 2021)

Bríd Smith: It would be more comfortable. My foot is sore today. I will state categorically that People Before Profit will not be supporting this legislation. We opposed the renewal of these measures in the past and we are opposing them again. They are to be extended to March and possibly beyond. We are opposing them because we do not trust the Government with these laws, nor do we any longer...

Health and Criminal Justice (Covid-19) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2021: Second Stage (3 Dec 2021)

Jim O'Callaghan: It is now 22 months since this House enacted legislation that imposed very significant restrictions on people's lives and freedoms. At the time Deputy Donnelly and I, as well as Deputy Lahart, were in opposition on the other side of the Chamber. In fairness to this Dáil, every party in this Chamber agreed with that legislation, which was enacted back in March 2020. All Independent...

Health and Criminal Justice (Covid-19) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2021: Second Stage (3 Dec 2021)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh: Go raibh maith agat, a Theachta.

Health and Criminal Justice (Covid-19) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2021: Second Stage (3 Dec 2021)

John Lahart: I thank the Acting Chairman for allowing me latitude.

Health and Criminal Justice (Covid-19) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2021: Second Stage (3 Dec 2021)

David Cullinane: It is all the fault now of the Opposition, the media and others.

Health and Criminal Justice (Covid-19) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2021: Second Stage (3 Dec 2021)

Martin Browne: My heart bleeds for Deputy Lahart. If I closed my eyes, it could nearly have been Deputy Durkan talking, who is usually there with his sad stories of what is going on with the Government and how Members opposite are so sensitive. Schools and parents were given 16 hours last weekend to implement new measures for schoolchildren. Perhaps Deputy Lahart will have a small bit of sensitivity for...

Health and Criminal Justice (Covid-19) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2021: Second Stage (3 Dec 2021)

Catherine Murphy: When the country first shut down last March in an attempt the flatten the curve of infections, we knew absolutely nothing about this virus. We did not know how it was spread or how quickly it was transmitted. Everyone in this House was on board when, shortly after, we were asked to pass emergency legislation. It was a global emergency and we all understood speed was of the essence. Human...

Health and Criminal Justice (Covid-19) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2021: Second Stage (3 Dec 2021)

John Lahart: We need to be careful about language in this House, particularly at this time. I uphold - one might ask who I am to uphold it - the right of every Deputy to express his or her views but, like me, Deputies will have noted an increase in the public temperature over the past week and, therefore, there is a need for measured comments and measured responses. I have heard members of the...

Health and Criminal Justice (Covid-19) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2021: Second Stage (3 Dec 2021)

Stephen Donnelly: Hear, hear.

Health and Criminal Justice (Covid-19) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2021: Second Stage (3 Dec 2021)

Bríd Smith: Almost.

Health and Criminal Justice (Covid-19) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2021: Second Stage (3 Dec 2021)

John Lahart: It was also stated that there is no hope from Government. The Government moved very quickly this week. It met the Licensed Vintners' Association, the Irish Hotels Federation and the Restaurants Association of Ireland to respond as quickly as possible to the issues, concerns, anxieties and awful challenges that they face. The Government will continue to do that. A sum of €600...

Health and Criminal Justice (Covid-19) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2021: Second Stage (3 Dec 2021)

Martin Browne: We need to find out when and where.

Health and Criminal Justice (Covid-19) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2021: Second Stage (3 Dec 2021)

John Lahart: Deputies opposite are entitled to constructively criticise the Government and to oppose the Government but if ever the country needed some semblance of the centre to hold, it is now. All Government decisions in the past year and a half have been predicated on science. When science starts to contradict itself that creates problems. When scientists say schools are safe and they then say...

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