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Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (14 Nov 2019)

Peter Fitzpatrick: The Government has committed to having 1 million electric vehicles on the roads by 2030, which is welcome. The problem, however, is that the cost of purchasing such vehicles, compared to a petrol or diesel car, is far too high. Moreover, the batteries must be replaced after eight years at a crazy cost of more than €10,000. On Claire Byrne's television programme last Monday a family...

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (14 Nov 2019)

Richard Bruton: We are in a transition process from diesel and petrol cars to electric cars and that transition will continue for many years. We have set the target that, by 2030, electric cars will make up one third of the vehicles on the roads. To support the achievement of that target, we have in place a €5,000 grant, a €5,000 concession on vehicle registration tax, VRT, a €600...

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (14 Nov 2019)

Robert Troy: In recent weeks the House debated the failure of Irish Water to provide a service for the 600,000 people affected by the boil water notice. I wish to highlight, not for the first time, another failure of Irish Water. In Athlone town the water supply has been turned off more often at night than it has been on in the last quarter. This is having a devastating effect on people who are trying...

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (14 Nov 2019)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: The Deputy's time is up.

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (14 Nov 2019)

Robert Troy: What will the Government do to ensure the people of Athlone and the wider area will be guaranteed a continuous water supply, not in three years' time but now?

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (14 Nov 2019)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: The Deputy has made his point.

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (14 Nov 2019)

Simon Coveney: The Deputy has asked me about this issue before. I told him that I would get the Minister responsible to respond to him directly. If that has not happened, I will make sure it is done today. I understand we will have statements in the House on water services the week after next, which will give the Deputy an opportunity to express his concerns. In the meantime, I will get the Minister to...

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (14 Nov 2019)

Martin Kenny: My question concerns the absence of a psychologist for school-age children in the north west, including counties Sligo and Leitrim. I have received an email from a parent in north Leitrim whose eight year old daughter has displayed various disorders and emotional dysfunction. She is on the list awaiting an autism spectrum disorder, ASD, assessment, but there is no psychologist for...

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (14 Nov 2019)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: The Deputy's time is up.

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (14 Nov 2019)

Pearse Doherty: As the Government is a major shareholder in three banks, what will it do to ensure the arrogance mentioned by the deputy governor can be knocked on the head and that banks will treat customers fairly when it comes to mortgage interest rates?

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (14 Nov 2019)

Simon Coveney: That is the role of the Central Bank and if there is an issue, it must act to deal with it.

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (14 Nov 2019)

Pearse Doherty: That is not an answer. The Government is the major shareholder.

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (14 Nov 2019)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: Deputy Howlin is next.

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (14 Nov 2019)

Simon Coveney: As Deputy Pearse Doherty knows, the Government does not run the banks.

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (14 Nov 2019)

Richard Boyd Barrett: It should do so. Nationalise the lot of them.

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (14 Nov 2019)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: Please, Deputies.

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (14 Nov 2019)

Brendan Howlin: The upcoming report of the Committee of Public Accounts will highlight again the Government's mismanagement of precious State financial resources. The report is set to highlight overspending in areas such as An Garda Síochána, the Health Service Executive, the direct provision system and a range of other public agencies across the board. For example, in the case of the HSE alone,...

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (14 Nov 2019)

Simon Coveney: We take the issue of financial management very seriously, but we have not yet had sight of the report. We are effectively relying on briefings and leaks. When the Government receives the detail of the report, it will act on it, as appropriate.

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (14 Nov 2019)

Richard Boyd Barrett: In the bitter November cold 50 workers at the Delfin English language school have been on strike all of this week. They were forced out on strike because of the refusal of their employer to recognise their right to be in a trade union and represented by it. This is the third or fourth week of industrial action. Where is the employment regulation order the Minister of State, Deputy Mitchell...

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (14 Nov 2019)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: We cannot have a debate on the matter. The Deputy may only ask one question.

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