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Local Government (Maternity Protection and Other Measures for Members of Local Authorities) Bill 2022: Referral to Select Committee (1 Dec 2022)

Local Government (Maternity Protection and Other Measures for Members of Local Authorities) Bill 2022: Referral to Select Committee (1 Dec 2022)

Peter Burke: I move: That the Bill be referred to the Select Committee on Housing, Local Government and Heritage pursuant to Standing Orders 95(3)(a) and 181(1).

Local Government (Maternity Protection and Other Measures for Members of Local Authorities) Bill 2022: Referral to Select Committee (1 Dec 2022)

Question put and agreed to.

Local Government (Maternity Protection and Other Measures for Members of Local Authorities) Bill 2022: Referral to Select Committee (1 Dec 2022)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: I thank Deputies very much. I wish we could deal with all legislation in that way.

Ábhair Shaincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Matters (1 Dec 2022)

Ábhair Shaincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Matters (1 Dec 2022)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: 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: Deputy Christopher O'Sullivan - to discuss the special needs assistant, SNA, allocation for a national school. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh - to discuss the need for the State to step in to stop the decay of the Iveagh Markets,...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate (1 Dec 2022)

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Health Services Staff (1 Dec 2022)

Health Services Staff

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Health Services Staff (1 Dec 2022)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: The Minister of State, Deputy Noonan, is branching into the health sphere in a big way today.

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Health Services Staff (1 Dec 2022)

Malcolm Noonan: I am versatile if nothing else.

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Health Services Staff (1 Dec 2022)

Colm Burke: This matter relates to the appointment of a consultant ophthalmology surgeon at South Infirmary-Victoria Hospital and the need for funding to be set aside to allow that appointment to proceed. This is extremely important. We have built a new outpatient ophthalmology unit in South Infirmary-Victoria Hospital. We have built two brand-new theatres that are fully equipped and ready to be open...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Health Services Staff (1 Dec 2022)

Malcolm Noonan: Gabhaim buíochas leis an Teachta. I am taking this matter on behalf of the Minister for Health. The demand for ophthalmic services has grown in the region in question over the past number of years. This is due both to the development of new treatments and the ageing population profile. Recent reports predict that this demand will continue to increase in the coming years. In line...

Local Government (Maternity Protection and Other Measures for Members of Local Authorities) Bill 2022: Second Stage (1 Dec 2022)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: I am not supposed to talk about these things but I have a passion for local government. I was elected 37 years ago. I was fairly young at the time. We have seen much legislation pass in that time. I think what the Minister of State, Deputy Burke, has done is exemplary. It is about strengthening local government. We have to accept that we have appallingly weak local government in many...

Local Government (Maternity Protection and Other Measures for Members of Local Authorities) Bill 2022: Second Stage (1 Dec 2022)

Paul Kehoe: Hear, hear.

Local Government (Maternity Protection and Other Measures for Members of Local Authorities) Bill 2022: Second Stage (1 Dec 2022)

Peter Burke: I thank the Ceann Comhairle for his kind words. I acknowledge the support for the legislation from Deputies across the House. I thank Deputy Mitchell for her support at the joint committee. I will answer her specific questions. We will have draft regulations ready on Monday and will issue them to the joint committee for consultation and to seek the views of members. We signed a...

Local Government (Maternity Protection and Other Measures for Members of Local Authorities) Bill 2022: Second Stage (1 Dec 2022)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: Thank you, Deputy.

Local Government (Maternity Protection and Other Measures for Members of Local Authorities) Bill 2022: Second Stage (1 Dec 2022)

Alan Farrell: The point I am making is that it should not be a matter for the local authority; it should be a matter for the individual.

Local Government (Maternity Protection and Other Measures for Members of Local Authorities) Bill 2022: Second Stage (1 Dec 2022)

Paul Kehoe: I welcome the Minister of State and his officials to the House. I very much welcome the Local Government (Maternity Protection and Other Measures for Members of Local Authorities) Bill 2022. It is very welcome legislation. I concur with my colleague, Deputy Farrell, who spoke about the replacement of the person who is elected. It should be up to the elected person to nominate whomever he...

Local Government (Maternity Protection and Other Measures for Members of Local Authorities) Bill 2022: Second Stage (1 Dec 2022)

Alan Farrell: I welcome the introduction of the Bill and I commend the Minister of State, his officials, the Department, the working group and the Oireachtas committee on the work they have done on this. It is a poor reflection that 100 years after the commencement of our democracy, we are only introducing this now. To promote this sort of political inclusivity and accessibility, we have to make this...

Local Government (Maternity Protection and Other Measures for Members of Local Authorities) Bill 2022: Second Stage (1 Dec 2022)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: I am amused at the thought that electoral officers in any political party could possibly contemplate promoting a competitor even during maternity leave.

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