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Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2021: Second Stage (Resumed) (5 May 2021)

Verona Murphy: Will the Government consider taking from the shelf the proposal to build an outer ring road to the M50, which would prevent traffic congestion on the M50 and reduce NOx emissions? Dublin is the only major capital city in Europe that does not have an outer ring road. Instead, Transport Infrastructure Ireland, TII, has decided to install speed cameras and fine people for getting it wrong and...

Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2021: Second Stage (Resumed) (5 May 2021)

Peadar Tóibín: We have all been passed this Earth to live on and we have to pass it to the next generation. We have a moral responsibility to hand the planet on to the next generation in at least as good a shape as we received it. Despite all the talk, virtue signalling and greenwashing of the past 15 or 20 years, though, this generation is the most damaging the planet has ever seen. That is an...

Ceisteanna - Questions: Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements (5 May 2021)

Micheál Martin: I thank Deputy Richmond for tabling this question in the first instance. I accept the points he made. He has retained a very consistent and constructive interest in this issue for quite some time. He mentioned the importance of meeting with the British Prime Minister and the necessity for ongoing open exchanges between the British Prime Minister and myself. Such exchanges will continue in...

Ceisteanna - Questions: Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements (5 May 2021)

Sitting suspended at 4.18 p.m. and resumed at 4.40 p.m.

Ceisteanna - Questions: Cabinet Committees (5 May 2021)

Duncan Smith: Second-hand homes are being snapped up as well.

Ceisteanna - Questions: Cabinet Committees (5 May 2021)

Micheál Martin: Clearly, that has to be examined as well. To respond to Deputy Murphy, the Government is developing a national relationships and sexuality education programme and all children attending all schools will have to have the State RSE programme provided to them. A review into RSE and its provision is on the way. The 1998 legislation, through the National Council for Curriculum and...

Ceisteanna - Questions: Cabinet Committees (5 May 2021)

Richard Boyd Barrett: Will the Taoiseach get on to the Minister about it?

Ceisteanna - Questions: Cabinet Committees (5 May 2021)

Micheál Martin: I think I dealt with the issue of Moore Street raised by Deputy Tóibín. I will revert to him with a response from the Minister, Deputy Darragh O'Brien, in respect of the home of The O'Rahilly and accountability for what was a terrible deed, namely, the demolition of that very important building

Ceisteanna - Questions: Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements (5 May 2021)

Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements

Ceisteanna - Questions: Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements (5 May 2021)

Neale Richmond: 11. To ask the Taoiseach if he will report on his recent phone conversation with the UK Prime Minister following recent events in Northern Ireland. [19969/21]

Ceisteanna - Questions: Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements (5 May 2021)

Micheál Martin: I spoke to the United Kingdom Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, on the evening of Tuesday, 27 April, and we updated each other on the Covid-19 situation and progress on the vaccine roll-out. We discussed Northern Ireland and the importance of the British-Irish relationship and had an exchange of views on the EU-UK discussions on the implementation of the Ireland-Northern Ireland protocol. We...

Ceisteanna - Questions: Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements (5 May 2021)

Neale Richmond: I thank the Taoiseach for his thoughtful response, as ever, on a range of issues that require deep attention from both him and the UK Prime Minister, the Head of Government of our closest neighbour. I wish to take the Taoiseach up on a couple of issues that are important in the context of their recent conversations. I welcome the fact they agreed on the need to meet in person as soon as...

Ceisteanna - Questions: Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements (5 May 2021)

Mary Lou McDonald: I agree on the need for the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference to meet. I met the Secretary of State this morning, who is, as Deputy Richmond said, in Dublin. I echo the call for constructive leadership and that means we need to deliver on the spirit and the letter of the Good Friday Agreement. We need to remain steadfast on the need for the protocol to sort out the teething...

Ceisteanna - Questions: Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements (5 May 2021)

Peadar Tóibín: The Irish language Act was an essential part of the Good Friday Agreement, 23 years ago. It was also a central part of the St. Andrews Agreement, 15 years ago, and an essential part of the New Decade, New Approach agreement, which is well over a year old, yet I understand there to have been no progress on the delivery of an Irish language Act. This Act is a threat to nobody. It recognises...

Ceisteanna - Questions: Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements (5 May 2021)

Richard Boyd Barrett: The violent scenes in the North over recent weeks were a worrying reminder of how the institutionalisation of sectarianism can lead to these sectarian outbursts. If we are to challenge that and achieve the unity of this island and the end of partition, and undermine the conscious stirring-up of sectarianism by forces such as the Democratic Unionist Party, DUP, we have to offer a better...

Ceisteanna - Questions: Cabinet Committees (5 May 2021)

Duncan Smith: Young people with families who are looking to buy a home are absolutely furious over the increasing number of homes being snapped up by outside investment funds and REITs, or so-called cuckoo funds. Fianna Fáil campaigned very strongly in 2019, in advance of the general election, to clamp down on cuckoo funds. The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Deputy Darragh...

Ceisteanna - Questions: Cabinet Committees (5 May 2021)

Paul Murphy: The programme for Government makes a commitment to developing inclusive and age-appropriate relationships and sexuality education, RSE, and social, personal and health education, SPHE, curricula at primary and post-primary levels, including an inclusive programme on LGBTI+ relationships and making appropriate legislative changes, if necessary. That is not happening, however. Instead, the...

Ceisteanna - Questions: Cabinet Committees (5 May 2021)

Richard Boyd Barrett: The Taoiseach should answer the question raised by Deputy Barry, and earlier by Deputy Paul Murphy, on chosen representatives of ESB technicians being recognised by the ESB, a semi-State body, and on respecting the right of people to choose their own representatives in a legitimate dispute about outsourcing. The Taoiseach should intervene in this regard as a matter of urgency. I want to...

Ceisteanna - Questions: Cabinet Committees (5 May 2021)

Peadar Tóibín: Before the house of The O'Rahilly was demolished, I raised the impending danger with the Minister of State responsible for heritage, Deputy Noonan. I also raised it with the Minister, Deputy Darragh O'Brien. Unfortunately, they did nothing and the house was demolished. The day after it was demolished, I raised it with the Taoiseach in the Dáil and he admitted the demolition was wrong...

Ceisteanna - Questions: Cabinet Committees (5 May 2021)

Micheál Martin: On the key question on Moore Street, raised by Deputies McDonald and Tóibín, there has been a lot of discussion between political parties in this House and various groupings over the past five or six years. My understanding was that a consensus had been arrived at between the various parties and members of parties. Prior to that, the State had intervened and purchased the key...

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