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Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (21 Jan 2021)

Seán Canney: I wish to ask about the nursing homes support scheme (amendment) Bill. When can we expect that legislation to come before the House? Will it be backdated to when the Bill was introduced in 2019? The Bill seeks to protect family farms and family businesses and to cap their obligations under the scheme to three years.

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (21 Jan 2021)

Leo Varadkar: I do not have an exact date but I am told it is almost ready and that it will be before the Houses in the very near future. Hopefully, that means it will be enacted by the summer recess, if not before. I do not know whether it is going to be retrospective. In general, unfortunately, legislation like that cannot be, but it will be important to get it done.

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (21 Jan 2021)

Mattie McGrath: Can there be an immediate review of the HSE priority list for the vaccination programme? There are a number of inconsistencies in the HSE's own guide for vulnerable people. There are seriously vulnerable people, such as those with cystic fibrosis, family carers and people who provide home help. In Tipperary, there is the case of Valerie, a wonderful young woman who had a terrible accident...

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (21 Jan 2021)

Leo Varadkar: The prioritisation is assessed by the national immunisation advisory council, NIAC, and signed off by the National Public Health Emergency Team, NPHET. It is based on medical need and medical risk, with those most at risk of getting sick and dying being vaccinated first. That means residents in nursing homes, with those most at risk of contracting it - healthcare workers - getting it...

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (21 Jan 2021)

Michael McNamara: Ireland has one of the highest leakage rates of drinking water in Europe and the Dublin City Council area has one of the highest leakage rates in Ireland. Partly as a result of that, it is proposed to build a pipeline across Ireland to ship water from the River Shannon. That, obviously, would cause huge disruption to landowners, a huge cost to the economy and unforeseeable consequences for...

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (21 Jan 2021)

Leo Varadkar: It may well be, and Irish Water has an increase in its capital budget for this year to carry out repairs and improvements in Dublin and throughout the country. It has been designated as essential construction, so it can go ahead with that.

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (21 Jan 2021)

Catherine Connolly: I thank Deputies for their co-operation. I will move on to the Ceann Comhairle's list from yesterday, beginning with Deputy Mythen.

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (21 Jan 2021)

Johnny Mythen: As the Tánaiste is aware, Rosslare Europort has been chosen as a major supply base for future offshore wind farms and projects by XELLZ, a Dutch company. Does he know how many permanent jobs will be created by this company and what percentage of its workforce will be Irish? Will Government funds be made available for the Europort business park?

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (21 Jan 2021)

Leo Varadkar: I am afraid I do not know the answers to the Deputy's questions as to how many people will be employed, but I will certainly ask the Minister, Deputy Eamon Ryan, to give him an update if he can, as the Minister with responsibility for the port. I do not believe that my Department has received any application for funding for the business park, but if there is one, we will certainly look at it...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (21 Jan 2021)

Carol Nolan: Last year the Minister for Finance rightly acknowledged that midland communities felt threatened by the wind-down of Bord na Móna and the closure of ESB power stations in the region. He also stated at that time that it was the duty of Government to ensure that no cohort of citizens, workers, communities or enterprises were left behind by this disruption, a disruption that would hit...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (21 Jan 2021)

Leo Varadkar: I thank the Deputy. I appreciate the extent to which the ESB and Bord na Móna were the mainstays of employment in the midlands and how important this is to Laois and Offaly in particular and the region as a whole. Where there is a just transition, it has to be not just for workers and former workers, but for the communities as well. Somebody may get a good package to retire or become...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (21 Jan 2021)

Carol Nolan: The Tánaiste did not answer my question. The just transition plan is falling apart. There is a meeting this week in the county council in Offaly with the just transition commissioner. It is falling apart and it is not delivering for communities. The Tánaiste is reneging on his Government's duty to ensure communities are not left behind. Instead, this Government is pursuing and...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (21 Jan 2021)

Leo Varadkar: We need to act to stop climate change. If we do not, many more jobs will be lost through the climate chaos that would ensue. We need to think short, medium and long term when it comes to the trade-off between jobs and industry on the one hand and protecting our environment on the other. If we do not stop climate change, the impacts o Ireland could be severe on many of our industries, not...

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (21 Jan 2021)

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (21 Jan 2021)

Catherine Connolly: Aside from the leaders, 20 Deputies have indicated. Some are not in the room. With co-operation and sticking to the time limits, we will get through it.

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (21 Jan 2021)

Pearse Doherty: This week's "RTÉ Investigates" documentary "Stuck in the Rough" was hard to watch. It revealed the harsh reality of life in the streets and people forced to sleep rough. Three of those people, Dan, Natalie and Joe, spoke openly and honestly about their lives, how they became homeless and their hopes for their future. Listening to them was heartbreaking. Dan, Natalie and Joe are being...

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (21 Jan 2021)

Leo Varadkar: I thank the Deputy. I did not have an opportunity to watch that programme but I am going to. I have recorded it and many people have said to me that it is essential viewing for all of us as politicians. I will make a point of doing that. On the local county rule, if you like, it seems to be very unfair that somebody would be turned down for a place and left on the streets because they...

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (21 Jan 2021)

Brendan Howlin: I ask the Tánaiste to set out clearly and specifically the degree of co-operation between our authorities and Northern Ireland on Covid. I listened to his comment in reply to another Deputy that there were problems with data-sharing. That is just not acceptable. I understand there is a memorandum of understanding. How is that being implemented, specifically? I am hearing...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (21 Jan 2021)

Catherine Murphy: Non-compliance with the passenger locator form tells us something about non-compliance. We are aware that the PCR test, while it is required and mandatory, is not sufficient on its own. A second test is required within a number of days. I am aware that people coming in from the United Kingdom and other countries, such as South Africa, are supposed to quarantine for 14 days. Is there an...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (21 Jan 2021)

Leo Varadkar: People coming in from the United Kingdom or South Africa — there are no direct flights from South Africa but people could come in from other airports — are required to have a negative PCR test before landing in the country. It is mandatory. They are then strongly advised to self-isolate for 14 days; that is not mandatory. On sharing information with Northern Ireland, we...

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