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Report on Embodied Carbon in the Built Environment: Motion [Private Members] (1 Dec 2022)

Francis Noel Duffy: There are so many more issues I probably could talk about but I will keep it tight. I thank the Members for their contributions and the Minister of State and the Department for listening. It is much appreciated. I am grateful for this debate. I have been waiting a few years to push this agenda. I acknowledge, as the Minister of State was saying, the considerable work that is...

Report on Embodied Carbon in the Built Environment: Motion [Private Members] (1 Dec 2022)

Question put and agreed to.

Report on Embodied Carbon in the Built Environment: Motion [Private Members] (1 Dec 2022)

Cuireadh an Dáil ar athló ar 8.15 p.m. go dtí 2 p.m., Dé Máirt, an 6 Nollaig 2022. The Dáil adjourned at at 8.15 p.m. until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, 6 December 2022.

Report on Embodied Carbon in the Built Environment: Motion [Private Members] (1 Dec 2022)

Malcolm Noonan: It was a very interesting debate. Before Deputy Martin Kenny leaves the Chamber, I want to say I am a huge supporter of hemp as a material. Certainly, if we look back at some of the points raised by Deputies on public procurement and it being a constraint or that we have not advanced enough, there is sufficient flexibility to incorporate sustainable materials in public procurement...

Report on Embodied Carbon in the Built Environment: Motion [Private Members] (1 Dec 2022)

Martin Kenny: The Minister of State was not in Leitrim recently.

Report on Embodied Carbon in the Built Environment: Motion [Private Members] (1 Dec 2022)

Malcolm Noonan: It is important to have a strategy on the use of such materials. It is a very sustainable material. I thank all the Deputies and I commend the Oireachtas joint committee. It is a fantastic committee which has done invaluable work, including this report. I thank Deputy Duffy for proposing the report this evening. Some very interesting points have been raised around operational versus...

Report on Embodied Carbon in the Built Environment: Motion [Private Members] (1 Dec 2022)

Richard Bruton: I thank Deputy Duffy for introducing this motion. This is a debate I welcome because it forces us to think about design in our lives. Much of the problem we have in emissions is around design. It is commonly stated, and I have no reason to doubt it, that 80% of the environmental damage that is done by products is factored in at the design stage. We have to rethink design in many of the...

Report on Embodied Carbon in the Built Environment: Motion [Private Members] (1 Dec 2022)

Martin Kenny: I was up in my room listening to the debate and I had not realised this report was being debated. I have come down to make the case for something I have a lot of experience in. Many years ago I was involved in an eco-building cross-Border project in Leitrim, west Cavan and Fermanagh. We went around to see what materials we would use and how we would do it. We went to the Czech Republic...

Report on Embodied Carbon in the Built Environment: Motion [Private Members] (1 Dec 2022)

Eoin Ó Broin: I acknowledge and thank Deputy Duffy for proposing that the housing committee undertake a series of hearings and prepare this report. It is an extremely important area of work and we have all benefited enormously from the hearings that were held. I also acknowledge all the organisations and the officials from the two Departments who appeared before the committee and assisted us greatly in...

Estimates for Public Services 2022: Message from Select Committee (1 Dec 2022)

Estimates for Public Services 2022: Message from Select Committee (1 Dec 2022)

Bernard Durkan: The Select Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach has completed its consideration of the following Supplementary Estimates for Public Services for the service of the year ending on 31 December 2022: Votes 5, 12, 13, 14 and 17.

Report on Embodied Carbon in the Built Environment: Motion [Private Members] (1 Dec 2022)

Report on Embodied Carbon in the Built Environment: Motion [Private Members] (1 Dec 2022)

Francis Noel Duffy: I move: That Dáil Éireann shall take note of the Report of the Joint Committee on Housing, Local Government and Heritage, entitled "Embodied Carbon in the Built Environment", copies of which were laid before Dáil Éireann on 14th October, 2022. I am delighted to be given the opportunity to propose the report, Embodied Carbon in the Built Environment, by the Joint...

Report on Embodied Carbon in the Built Environment: Motion [Private Members] (1 Dec 2022)

Malcolm Noonan: I thank Deputy Duffy and the committee for bringing forward this very important Private Members’ motion. In particular, Deputy Duffy has a lot of skin in the game as an architect and he has been very vocal on this issue for some time. I want to begin by acknowledging that this report, Embodied Carbon in the Built Environment, is the result of excellent work by the committee and the...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Heritage Projects (1 Dec 2022)

Malcolm Noonan: There is no doubt that the Iveagh Markets are important architecturally but also socially for the community around the Liberties. It is an impressive building in its wider context on the street but also as a heritage building. There has been a great deal of concern expressed about it of late and down the years. I will outline a couple of points. My functions as Minister of State with...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Heritage Projects (1 Dec 2022)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh: I thank the Minister of State. He is correct that there is supposedly mediation taking place. However, that has been ongoing for quite a long time. Ownership has been disputed since 2018 when the planning permission ran out. The problem is that one of the parties disputing ownership is in fact the local authority, the body that is supposed to protect the building under dispute. I brought...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Heritage Projects (1 Dec 2022)

Malcolm Noonan: Again, I agree with everything the Deputy said. As a culchie who moved up to Dublin in the last couple of years, I cannot but be impressed by the architectural heritage of the city, particularly the older parts of the city such as the Liberties. The Iveagh Markets are intrinsic to that and an important asset for the people of Dublin and the country as well. Although deemed to be of...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Traveller Accommodation (1 Dec 2022)

Malcolm Noonan: I am familiar with the matter from many of my Traveller friends in my home town, whom I have seen in conditions that have been completely inadequate. I have also seen great strides being made. There is no doubt that Government is committed to ensuring that the actions the Deputies spoke about will be met in terms of resourcing. It is important, particularly in the depths of winter, that...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Traveller Accommodation (1 Dec 2022)

Éamon Ó Cuív: In the words of Greta Thunberg, this is just, "Blah, blah, blah". I represent Galway West and in Galway city alone, there is a need, so that people can go to bed and sleep in a comfortable caravan. There is a need for 24 caravans now. What are we getting? We are getting process after process. We are spending billions of euro in this State accommodating people, and rightly so, but when it...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Traveller Accommodation (1 Dec 2022)

Joan Collins: I agree entirely with Deputy Ó Cuiv. There seems to be a mealy-mouthed response across the board to the Travelling community. If a Travelling family goes to their local authority and says that it needs to change their caravan as it is 20 years old or whatever, they should be able to access the money to do it. It should not be a question of continuing to sleep in the cold. We have had...

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