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Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science: Statements (19 Nov 2020)

Paul Murphy: I want to first pay tribute to Maria Delaney of noteworthy.ie, who has done a series called "Academic Uncertainty", an investigation which shines a light on the precarity of university staff and the impact of that on diversity. The picture that emerges is that Irish universities are increasingly reminiscent of Edwardian, “Upstairs, Downstairs” society, with extravagant salaries...

Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science: Statements (19 Nov 2020)

Pádraig O'Sullivan: I welcome today's announcement of €50 million as a once-off Covid payment scheme for third level students. I acknowledge this funding, in addition to access support and additional supports for well-being and mental health, is very important. We can all agree students have experienced significant upheaval as a result of Covid-19 and this funding will provide some much-needed security...

Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science: Statements (19 Nov 2020)

James O'Connor: I thank the Minister for being in the House to speak about the ongoing work he is doing in the new Department. It is critical for so many young people and those engaged in further education throughout the country. I am conscious that I am the youngest Deputy in the House to speak about this issue. I care deeply about it and I have worked in this area in the past, as the Minister is well...

Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science: Statements (19 Nov 2020)

Sorca Clarke: I will start by putting on record my absolute delight, congratulations and best wishes to all the students of Athlone Institute of Technology who are due to graduate over the next couple of weeks. In the interests of full disclosure, my daughter is one of them. They may be graduating at a time of great uncertainty, stress and anxiety, but their cap and gown in the kitchen or sitting room...

Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science: Statements (19 Nov 2020)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: Deputy Gannon is speaking in place of Deputy Cairns.

Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science: Statements (19 Nov 2020)

Gary Gannon: I am stepping in for her at short notice on this occasion. I thank both the Minister and Minster of State for attending today wish them the very best in what is an incredibly important portfolio. Some of the issues I will raise have already been touched on so I will try not to overlap and will try to develop some of them in my own way. I welcome the once-off Covid payment of €250...

Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science: Statements (19 Nov 2020)

John McGuinness: First, I welcome the establishment of the Department. I wish both the Minister and the Minister of State well, as I have done in the past. I believe it is a step in the right direction to give as much access to third level as possible, particularly to those in the regions and those who do not have the wherewithal to attend third level. It gives them the opportunity. It also allows the...

Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science: Statements (19 Nov 2020)

Réada Cronin: I begin by acknowledging the experience of our third level students this year. It has been an extremely difficult time in their young lives, when what should be their first taste of freedom is being spent locked away from the social life and contact they normally would have. The vast majority of them are behaving brilliantly and doing their bit. They are a credit to themselves and their...

Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science: Statements (19 Nov 2020)

Gerald Nash: I welcome the Minister, Deputy Harris, and the Minister of State, Deputy Niall Collins, to the House. I wish them both well in their important work. I recall the occasion, in 2015, when President Higgins gave the Edward Phelan International Labour Organization, ILO, lecture on the future of work. I was at that lecture, which was held in the Royal College of Surgeons in St. Stephen's Green,...

Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science: Statements (19 Nov 2020)

Rose Conway-Walsh: I thank the Minister for the update. I welcome the €250 being made available for each student. It is important the Government recognises the difficult circumstances many students have been facing. Despite the amazing efforts of third level educators and staff, as well as students' unions and what they have done throughout the country, remote learning has had a negative impact on the...

Ábhair Shaincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Matters (19 Nov 2020)

Ábhair Shaincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Matters (19 Nov 2020)

Catherine Connolly: I wish to advise the House of the following matters in respect of which notice has been given under Standing Order 37 and the name of the Member in each case:(1) Deputies Thomas Pringle and Johnny Guirke -to discuss the bog slide incident in Meenbog, County Donegal, caused by wind farm development; (2) Deputy Niamh Smyth - to discuss the need to address concerns regarding direct provision...

Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science: Statements (19 Nov 2020)

Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science: Statements (19 Nov 2020)

Simon Harris: I very much welcome the opportunity to update the House on some of the work of the new Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science just under five months on from its creation and the formation of the Government. I very much appreciate the support and interest from all sides of the Oireachtas for a new stand-alone Department to place a renewed focus on the...

Combating Domestic, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence: Statements (19 Nov 2020)

Marian Harkin: This debate is timely, given that it follows the publication of the Safe Ireland report, entitled Tracking the Shadow Pandemic: A report on women and children seeking support from Domestic Violence Services during the first 6 months of Covid-19, which makes for harrowing reading. Since the statistics have been well aired, I will not repeat them. I thank the former Minister, Senator...

Combating Domestic, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence: Statements (19 Nov 2020)

Roderic O'Gorman: I welcome the opportunity to speak on the issue of domestic, sexual and gender-based violence, DSGBV. I am grateful for the heartfelt and genuine contributions from Deputies across the House. I had just joined the House when the first wave of Covid-19 restrictions were announced this year, and there was a concern shared by every Deputy and the general public at large about the restrictions'...

Combating Domestic, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence: Statements (19 Nov 2020)

Mattie McGrath: I am delighted to speak in this debate. It is timely that we are discussing this today on International Men's Day. All men should have a sense of shame and abhorrence to see what has happened in recent days with the images that were shared on the Internet on different sites. People can call it coercive control or revenge porn but there are no adjectives to describe it. It is disgusting...

Combating Domestic, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence: Statements (19 Nov 2020)

Catherine Connolly: I do not share the sentiments of Deputy Mattie McGrath in relation to Deputy Eoghan Murphy. He is like a well-placed product who has come in on three occasions to sell a message on the lifting of lockdown. In the context of this debate, I think it is a misuse of the time. He was part of a Government that failed to deal with domestic violence, failed to prioritise it and failed to provide...

Combating Domestic, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence: Statements (19 Nov 2020)

Joe Flaherty: At the outset I commend both Ministers on their early work and immediate impact in what is a difficult area. Covid-19 and the ancillary restrictions have brought the issue of domestic violence sharply into focus. The reality is that no community or parish has been immune. In Longford, the team at Longford Women's Link provides a first-rate support service. It has seen referrals and...

Combating Domestic, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence: Statements (19 Nov 2020)

Neale Richmond: I welcome the opportunity to contribute to this important and timely debate. I thank the two Ministers present for their obvious commitment and factual work on this. I pay credit to my county colleague, Deputy Carroll MacNeill. She has contributed a great deal of time, professionally as well as politically, not only to the issue of domestic abuse but coercive control as well. It shows the...

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