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Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (29 Sep 2022)

Leo Varadkar: The Deputy makes a fair point. It is something that I can undertake to examine in conjunction with the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Deputy Eamon Ryan, and the Minister for Social Protection, Deputy Humphreys. We need to find a mechanism to protect pay-as-you-go customers. It is gas bills in particular that will present a difficulty over the next few months. We...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (29 Sep 2022)

Mick Barry: We will return to this.

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (29 Sep 2022)

Marian Harkin: For the seventh time in the past year and a half, I am raising the issue of the serious, chronic and worsening situation at Sligo University Hospital, SUH, regarding the numbers on trolleys and waiting for beds. There is no shortage of statistics thanks to Trolley Watch. While numbers fluctuate day on day, if we look at the trends, we will see what is happening. If we look at this year,...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (29 Sep 2022)

Leo Varadkar: I thank Deputy Harkin for raising this important question and raising SUH again in the Dáil. She has raised this matter many times in the House and has spoken to me offline about it as well. According to the HSE this morning, there are seven patients on trolleys in the emergency department in Sligo, but it has been much higher on other and, indeed, in recent days. I acknowledge the...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (29 Sep 2022)

Catherine Connolly: I am not going to impose the ultimate sanction. I ask for a little co-operation; just a small bit of respect for the Chair and what it represents, namely, the democratic process, please. Could we do the courtesy of listening and stop interrupting? We are moving on to the Social Democrats.

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (29 Sep 2022)

Cian O'Callaghan: I have to ask what part of the term "affordability crisis" the Government does not understand. Earlier this month, we learned that house prices had surpassed their Celtic tiger peak. Never before in the history of the State have they been so high. Workers and families are locked out of homeownership, stuck in a never-ending loop of paying extortionate rents but never being able to buy a...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (29 Sep 2022)

Leo Varadkar: I acknowledge that the housing shortage is an enormous challenge facing our country and people of all age groups, but particularly young people. It is the case that Ireland is a country with high homeownership. Some 60% or 70% of people own their own homes. That is a good thing. However, that is not the reality for people in their late 20s and early 30s, when it used to be. Probably only...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (29 Sep 2022)

Cian O'Callaghan: I asked three specific questions. They were not addressed at all in the Tánaiste's answer. I ask that he address them in his final response. There is no shortage of independent analysis which shows that Government policies in respect of housing are continuing to push up and fuel house price and rent inflation through myriad schemes that provide subsidies for developers. Every week I...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (29 Sep 2022)

Leo Varadkar: I thank the Deputy. I have heard suggestions or allegations that there are still quarries producing defective materials. If that is the case, it needs to be dealt with, but the relevant authorities will need evidence of that. I am not sure if that is being provided to the relevant authorities. As the Deputy knows, any criminal prosecutions are not a matter for Government. We are a...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (29 Sep 2022)

Mick Barry: A moratorium on electricity and gas disconnections is in place for this winter. For most customers, the moratorium will be place from the beginning of December to the end of February. For vulnerable customers, the moratorium will apply from October to March. While this moratorium is very welcome, does it apply to all electricity and gas customers? Approximately 10% of electricity users...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Arts Council (29 Sep 2022)

Is féidir teacht ar Cheisteanna Scríofa ar www.oireachtas.ie. Written Answers are published on the Oireachtas website.

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (29 Sep 2022)

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (29 Sep 2022)

Pearse Doherty: Agus muid ag labhairt anseo inniu, tá os cionn 17,000 páiste ag fanacht ar teagmháil tosaigh ó fhoireann mhíchumas leanaí. Tá an Rialtas ag fágáil na páistí seo ar leataobh de bharr córas nach bhfuil ábalta freastal ar a gcuid riachtanas. As we speak, there are 17,000 children waiting for initial contact with children's...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (29 Sep 2022)

Leo Varadkar: I thank the Deputy for raising this issue. It is one that is of enormous importance to thousands of families across the country. I think all of us will know from our constituency services of cases of people and children who have had to wait a very long time for their assessment of need. I am sorry to hear of the case the Deputy raised and hope Uisneach is getting the support he needs now....

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (29 Sep 2022)

Pearse Doherty: What these parents want is a plan. Unfortunately, what the Government has is a Minister of State who is not forward-planning. One third of all positions in disability services are vacant yet there is no plan in the budget to deal with this. The Government was brought to court by these families and it was found the law was being broken in relation to assessments of need. That is how dire...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (29 Sep 2022)

Thomas Gould: Hear, hear.

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (29 Sep 2022)

Leo Varadkar: I absolutely guarantee that the Minister of State, Deputy Rabbitte, is leading the way on this and is committed to working with the Government as a whole to make improvements in this area. There are a lot of additional financial resources for disability. The total budget for the year coming is going to be €2.4 billion, with €11 million or €12 million being provided...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (29 Sep 2022)

Thomas Gould: That is the only solution.

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (29 Sep 2022)

Leo Varadkar: It is disappointing it seems to be the Deputy's approach to anything, rather than coming up with a solution or ideas and detailing them to set out what he would actually do.

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (29 Sep 2022)

Pearse Doherty: We provided five times the amount of money that the Government did-----

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