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Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (23 Sep 2021)

Catherine Connolly: Rather than me interrupting each time, I ask Deputies to stick to the time, please.

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (23 Sep 2021)

Pearse Doherty: On learning of the sad passing of the former Teachta, Mervyn Taylor, on my behalf and behalf of Sinn Féin, I express sympathy to his family, friends and colleagues in the Labour Party. In April, the personal injuries guidelines came into effect and slashed personal injury awards. Finally, there was an opportunity for insurance premiums to be reduced significantly. Again, I ask that...

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (23 Sep 2021)

Leo Varadkar: My understanding from the Minister for Finance is that the he is not proposing a new or additional levy. It is just a review of the existing levies.

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (23 Sep 2021)

Alan Kelly: As the Tánaiste knows, we have a student accommodation crisis and the SUSI grant has not been increased. I want to raise a very specific issue relating to the crisis. In Dublin, developers of luxury student apartments are now trying to change their planning permission so they can be used as hotels for tourists. This was predicted by my colleague, our spokesperson on housing, Senator...

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (23 Sep 2021)

Leo Varadkar: The Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science is aware of several student accommodation developments in Dublin that have applied for and received planning permission for ancillary use of their properties for short-term visitor accommodation. This provision is temporary and will lapse in May 2022. However, for accommodation to be removed from student use at...

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (23 Sep 2021)

Gary Gannon: My question also pertains to the student accommodation crisis. Many of the 1,055 student accommodation units that have been transferred to short-term lets are in my constituency. I will switch angle and go another way on an issue similar to that raised by Deputy Kelly. There is a rental crisis throughout the country. The Social Democrats has been advocating a three-year ban on rent...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (23 Sep 2021)

Leo Varadkar: The Deputy is right that many things need to be considered. While some countries have already paid a recognition bonus to staff, they have done it on a very narrow basis. For example, it has often been limited to healthcare workers only. The Deputy and I agree that we need to do something broader than that. That also must be borne in mind. I cannot give exact timelines. This does not...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (23 Sep 2021)

Peter Fitzpatrick: I wish to raise an important issue that affects all parts of the country. Electric scooters are now commonplace. They have soared in popularity in recent times. Their ever-increasing popularity is also creating some serious issues for many people. One of the biggest single complaints my constituency office receives is from people who are taking issue with electric scooters. I also have...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (23 Sep 2021)

Leo Varadkar: Currently, e-scooters are not covered by the law here in Ireland. In order to deal with this, Government intends to legislate for e-scooters and e-bikes in accordance with the commitment in the programme for Government. Department of Transport officials have now drafted the necessary changes to primary legislation as part of the forthcoming road traffic (miscellaneous provisions) Bill 2021....

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (23 Sep 2021)

Peter Fitzpatrick: As I said, it is only a matter of time before someone is seriously hurt or even killed as result of the improper use of electric scooters, which have become very common. We need to act now, particularly in view of the number of near misses I have seen recently. Those on electric scooters think they have a God-given right to be on our footpaths and roads at night. Even when gardaí are...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (23 Sep 2021)

Leo Varadkar: I appreciate the Deputy raising this issue. I agree with his sentiments entirely. There is a gap in the law. These new vehicles and new methods of personal transport have emerged in recent years. The law as it is now written is written for cars, vehicles, animals and bikes, not for these PPTs, as they will be described in the law. We need to close that gap in the law. The Minister for...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (23 Sep 2021)

Michael Fitzmaurice: It must be said by those on all sides that no one can condone the protest outside the Tánaiste's house last weekend. Nothing seems to be out of bounds at the moment. I stand in solidarity with him on this. I wish to speak about rural Ireland. When I was going to school in 1980, old yellow buses used to bring youngsters to school in all parts of Ireland. With Covid, the capacity of...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (23 Sep 2021)

Pearse Doherty: Inflation is at 3%.

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (23 Sep 2021)

Leo Varadkar: It is why we are doing so many things. The Deputy said earlier that Members on the Government benches should be ashamed. Maybe he should ask himself whether he should be ashamed too. His party voted to increase rents in Northern Ireland in a pandemic.

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (23 Sep 2021)

Catherine Connolly: Thank you, Tánaiste.

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (23 Sep 2021)

Leo Varadkar: The Deputy never misses-----

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (23 Sep 2021)

Pearse Doherty: Get out of here. The Tánaiste has been in government for ten years and there are people lying in sheds without running water. He should be ashamed.

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (23 Sep 2021)

Catherine Connolly: Deputy Doherty-----

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (23 Sep 2021)

Pearse Doherty: A bit of humility from him would go a long way. It is ridiculous.

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (23 Sep 2021)

Leo Varadkar: A bit of humility from the Deputy, too, would go a long way. A Leas-Cheann Comhairle, we have the usual display. The truth hurts, and they go mad. It drives them crazy.

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