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Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Health Services (17 Jun 2021)

Michael Collins: Will the Minister confirm that the continuation of the Northern Ireland planned healthcare scheme, formerly the cross-border directive, will be placed into law in the State? This is crucial to thousands of our citizens on waiting lists across the country and it is a serious recruitment and retention issue for armed forces who rely on the scheme for treatment in hospitals in Northern Ireland...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Public Service Obligation (17 Jun 2021)

Marc Ó Cathasaigh: I thank the Minister for the response but I am not sure it quite gets to the heart of the question. I know we should try not to refer policy from anecdote but this one example is illustrative and indicative of the pricing inconsistency that exists across the country. A PSO service, the 362 service, runs from Dungarvan to Waterford. To get from Dungarvan to Waterford on that PSO service,...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Public Service Obligation (17 Jun 2021)

Eamon Ryan: I agree with the Deputy. That is a very good example of an anomaly where the fare system is not based on similar distance. Bus Éireann, like all transport companies, is going through its own challenges in managing Covid but when coming out of it, we want it to come back stronger, both in the work it does on Expressway and on the PSO services, and in the work it does in supporting...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Public Service Obligation (17 Jun 2021)

Marc Ó Cathasaigh: On the Minister’s second point on inconsistencies with regard to distances, I would draw his attention to the specific example of Tramore, which was left out of the Waterford metropolitan area transport strategy in what was a serious omission. What we now have is the 360 route as opposed to Waterford to Tramore being considered a city route and part of the city service. That leads to...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Public Service Obligation (17 Jun 2021)

Eamon Ryan: I understand there is a lot of good work going on in Waterford in terms of it setting itself as an example of a sustainable city. It needs to grow as a capital of the south-east in that way, and part of that is recognising that places like Tramore, which now has a population of almost 15,000 and is, as the Deputy said, a dormitory town, are inextricably linked to Waterford in so many...

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions (17 Jun 2021)

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Capital Expenditure Programme (17 Jun 2021)

Capital Expenditure Programme

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Capital Expenditure Programme (17 Jun 2021)

Mairead Farrell: 99. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will commit to doubling capital expenditure in order to solve the housing crisis in view of the recent report by the Economic and Social Research Institute, ESRI, which calls for same. [31883/21]

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Capital Expenditure Programme (17 Jun 2021)

Mairead Farrell: The ESRI recently issued a report stating that major public investment in housing finance through additional borrowing is needed to address the State's housing crisis. Ireland will be facing another decade of a housing crisis unless the Government doubles capital expenditure on housing to the tune of €4 billion per annum. Will the Government commit to the doubling of capital...

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Capital Expenditure Programme (17 Jun 2021)

Michael McGrath: I thank the Deputy for the question. The total level of capital expenditure, along with the sectoral allocations for areas such as housing, is currently under consideration as part of the ongoing review of the national development plan. That process has yet to be completed and I do not want to pre-empt any decisions that will be made in the coming weeks on foot of that review being...

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Capital Expenditure Programme (17 Jun 2021)

Mairead Farrell: As the Minister knows, I have been raising the need to increase capital expenditure over the past year, not just due to the fact that this State has historically lagged behind our EU peers when it comes to capital investment, and not just due to the fact we have a massive housing and infrastructural deficit which we badly need to close, but because capital investment is seen as the best...

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Capital Expenditure Programme (17 Jun 2021)

Michael McGrath: I thank the Deputy. The funding we are providing in the current year is sufficient to deliver the direct build of 9,500 new social homes in our country. When we compare that to the last year for which we have full figures in the pre-Covid context, 2019, that figure was less than 6,000 units actually built. This year, the funding is provided for local authorities and approved housing bodies...

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Capital Expenditure Programme (17 Jun 2021)

Mairead Farrell: In my brief time here, I have lived to see the likes of the IMF, the EU, the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council, Social Justice Ireland and now the ESRI all highlighting our chronic infrastructural deficit. I take on board what the Minister is saying in regard to increases in housing supply and so on but the reality is the ESRI is literally telling us that we need to double this in order to deal...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Covid-19 Pandemic Supports (17 Jun 2021)

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Covid-19 Pandemic Supports (17 Jun 2021)

Duncan Smith: 13. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans for sector specific supports for the taxi industry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31503/21]

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Covid-19 Pandemic Supports (17 Jun 2021)

Richard Boyd Barrett: 64. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will report on the measures he is taking to support the taxi industry and taxi drivers and assist its recovery following Covid-19; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31410/21]

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Covid-19 Pandemic Supports (17 Jun 2021)

Ruairi Ó Murchú: 98. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if consideration has been given to expenditure on specific Covid-19 supports for the taxi industry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32392/21]

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Covid-19 Pandemic Supports (17 Jun 2021)

Ruairi Ó Murchú: 197. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the current supports for the taxi industry, detailing plans for further supports; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30203/21]

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Covid-19 Pandemic Supports (17 Jun 2021)

Duncan Smith: My question relates to the taxi industry. Are there any plans for a further, more comprehensive suite of sector-specific supports for the industry? The Minister is aware of taxi drivers' demands. They have been demonstrating in a positive and consistent manner and it is one of the industries which is last on the list to recover from the pandemic. I am very interested in hearing the...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Covid-19 Pandemic Supports (17 Jun 2021)

Eamon Ryan: I thank the Deputy for his question. I propose to take question Nos. 13, 64, 98 and 197 together. I take this opportunity to set out the broad framework of horizontal support measures the Government has made available to the taxi industry in response to this pandemic. The industry has been badly affected by Covid-19. Passenger demand for services has dropped and many small public...

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