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Covid-19 (Measures to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence): Statements (24 Jun 2020)

Robert Troy: I want to add my voice to those of the previous speakers regarding some of the measures needed to address domestic violence. It is fair to say Covid-19 has had a major negative impact across society but perhaps one of the groups most adversely affected comprises victims who suffer domestic abuse. These victims can be men and women, and we may forget, on occasion, that there are men out...

Covid-19 (Measures to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence): Statements (24 Jun 2020)

Catherine Connolly: Could we have a copy of the Minister's speech?

Covid-19 (Measures to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence): Statements (24 Jun 2020)

Charles Flanagan: I am sure it is available through the usual channels.

Covid-19 (Measures to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence): Statements (24 Jun 2020)

Catherine Connolly: It is not available.

Covid-19 (Measures to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence): Statements (24 Jun 2020)

Charles Flanagan: I apologise if it is not.

Covid-19 (Measures to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence): Statements (24 Jun 2020)

Bernard Durkan: It may be on the way.

Covid-19 (Measures to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence): Statements (24 Jun 2020)

Jim O'Callaghan: I am sharing time with my four colleagues. The consequences of the global lockdown of 2020 are, at present, not fully known. We can see how damaging some aspects of it have been, such as the damage to our economy, our medical systems and people's health. There are other repercussions, however, of which we are still unaware. I spoke previously in the House about my concern as to the impact...

Covid-19 (Measures to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence): Statements (24 Jun 2020)

Covid-19 (Measures to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence): Statements (24 Jun 2020)

Charles Flanagan: It is deeply regrettable that domestic abuse and sexual violence are so prevalent across society that we are discussing these issues in the Dáil. However, I very much welcome the fact that Deputies are here and that people are participating in seeking ways to combat these horrific crimes and to be briefed on the response across the justice sector, particularly during the pandemic where...

Reopening of Schools and Summer Provision 2020: Statements (24 Jun 2020)

John Lahart: I thank the Minister. That concludes the statements by the Minister for Education and Skills on the reopening of schools and summer provision. We will take a break now and suspend for 20 minutes before proceeding with the statement from the Minister for Justice and Equality on measures to protect victims of domestic violence during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Reopening of Schools and Summer Provision 2020: Statements (24 Jun 2020)

Sitting suspended at 5.04 p.m. and resumed at 5.27 p.m.

Reopening of Schools and Summer Provision 2020: Statements (24 Jun 2020)

Marian Harkin: The Minister and I have had conversations across the House regularly in the last weeks. I thank him for his attendance and his answers. I will fly through my questions to give the Minister time to reply. I put down a question on external candidates. I know one who is working, registered in her own school to do higher level Irish to access primary school teaching. She contacted the State...

Reopening of Schools and Summer Provision 2020: Statements (24 Jun 2020)

John Lahart: The Minister has two minutes on Deputy Harkin's question and then I will give him a few minutes to conclude.

Reopening of Schools and Summer Provision 2020: Statements (24 Jun 2020)

Joe McHugh: The matter of external candidates has been raised by several Deputies. External candidates will be asked to opt in. That will be in about two weeks. I advise those candidates that as part of the process of opting in they will have to register an account of how they were being taught, who was teaching them and as much detail as possible as part of opting in. That will feed into the...

Reopening of Schools and Summer Provision 2020: Statements (24 Jun 2020)

Marian Harkin: It is actually private grinds.

Reopening of Schools and Summer Provision 2020: Statements (24 Jun 2020)

Joe McHugh: Yes, but if it is a registered teacher or a retired teacher, for example, whose registration may have lapsed, they will be in the position. The person will also have to provide data on when the tuition was provided and over what period. Hopefully that is of some help. Many Deputies have raised the retention of teachers. This was a year for the schools to hold onto the teachers but when...

Reopening of Schools and Summer Provision 2020: Statements (24 Jun 2020)

John Lahart: The Minister did not complete his opening remarks earlier. There was something in it about calculated grades if he would like to return to it as there would be a great deal of interest in the matter. I will give him a further minute or two.

Reopening of Schools and Summer Provision 2020: Statements (24 Jun 2020)

Joe McHugh: I thank the Acting Chairman for his indulgence. I covered much of it in subsequent interventions. I did attend a virtual meeting of European Ministers for education yesterday where we shared the latest updates and plans for reopening across Europe and the things learned and experienced in other jurisdictions continue to shape the development of our own detailed guidance. We are now...

Reopening of Schools and Summer Provision 2020: Statements (24 Jun 2020)

Mattie McGrath: The Minister has answered some of the questions I had. I want to ask him especially about the special needs children and the Down's syndrome children. They have been left out. After the July provision, there is uncertainty and people do not know. I could mention class sizes and the figure the Government quotes. I have a granddaughter in a classroom of 34 students to one teacher. They...

Reopening of Schools and Summer Provision 2020: Statements (24 Jun 2020)

Joe McHugh: I can assure the Deputy that the Department is not stale. There are 1,300 people working there and over the last three months they have been faced with unprecedented challenges. They showed amazing resilience and had the ability to be creative as well. On the issue the Deputy raised in respect of operators outside the Bus Éireann contract, he is correct that it is the Bus...

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