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Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (23 Jun 2022)

Michael Fitzmaurice: When Iberdrola left Ireland, it did so voluntarily. It did not go bankrupt. It made a €1 billion profit in the first three months. Some companies have to take the hit in one place while they make money somewhere else. The Tánaiste said the CRU contacted Bord Gáis Energy and Electric Ireland. This company had a contract signed with Bord Gáis Energy and was told it...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (23 Jun 2022)

Leo Varadkar: I am probably not across this issue in the detail that I should be. I will speak to the Minister, Deputy Eamon Ryan, about it and will ask my office to make contact with the CRU to see if anything can be done. I know that no business or customer can be charged twice for the same unit of electricity. I suspect what the company did on this occasion was try to buy market share by selling...

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (23 Jun 2022)

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (23 Jun 2022)

Pearse Doherty: AIB and EBS have been fined €96 million for overcharging more than 12,000 customers and 93 breaches of regulations. Harm ranged from overcharging and breaching contracts to the repossession of family homes. AIB and EBS have caused serious harm to customers and ruined many lives. To date they have been forced to pay back more than €230 million to affected customers but the...

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (23 Jun 2022)

Paschal Donohoe: The scale of the fine that has been imposed by the Central Bank on these two banks shows the strength of our regulatory system and how seriously the unacceptable behaviour in respect of tracker mortgages is being taken by the Central Bank and the State. The legislation Deputy Doherty is referring to has taken some time to draft. It required pre-legislative scrutiny as was correct, and...

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (23 Jun 2022)

Ivana Bacik: This week I was contacted by a woman in Dublin who suffers from the terrible condition of anorexia. She tells me she has no life but is fighting to get it back by getting treatment. A huge obstacle she is facing in getting treatment for this awful disease is that she is on the housing assistance payment, HAP, and cannot find a rented home near the hospital where she is getting treatment....

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (23 Jun 2022)

Leo Varadkar: I thank the Deputy. It is very hard to find anywhere to rent in Ireland at the moment. There are very few properties available for rent. That is true for people who are on HAP and also for those who are not on HAP. It is very hard to find somewhere to rent even in small rural towns where it would have been very easy in the past. It has become a very serious issue. What can the...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (23 Jun 2022)

Leo Varadkar: What the Deputy describes is, quite simply, a misrepresentation of the facts that does not describe what is going to happen on 1 July. For those who are interested in the facts - I know most people are genuinely interested in the facts - I am going to set them out. First, this is not a pay increase; it is pay restoration. It is the reversal of pay cuts that happened more than ten years...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (23 Jun 2022)

Paul Murphy: When is a pay increase not a pay increase? Is it when a person is on over €150,000 a year? The Secretaries General of the Departments led by Ministers took home €210,000 each last year. Over the next 12 months, they will take home €250,000 each. In anybody's money, that is a pretty significant pay increase year on year. In the context of the points relating to...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (23 Jun 2022)

Leo Varadkar: To answer the Deputy's question, a pay increase is not a pay increase when in 2022 a person ends up earning the same as he or she did in 2012. It is the reversal of a pay cut. It is pay restoration. The Deputy may choose to misrepresent them, but those are the facts. I heard the Deputy speaking on the radio yesterday. One thing I have to say is that I respect his sincerity. He...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (23 Jun 2022)

Michael Fitzmaurice: Over the past number of years, different electricity suppliers entered the Irish market. one of them was Iberdrola, which acquired approximately 30,000 customers, mostly businesses, in Ireland. The company has since left the country voluntarily. It posted a profit of €1 billion in the first quarter of this year. I can provide an example of a business whose owners I have spoken with...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (23 Jun 2022)

Ivana Bacik: Later this afternoon, my colleague, Deputy Ó Ríordáin, will introduce Labour's autism Bill, which would create a coherent framework for addressing the needs of children with autism. The need for this sort legislation has become patently clear in recent weeks and months. That need has been clear for a long time for the parents of children with autism who have been waiting for...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (23 Jun 2022)

Leo Varadkar: As stated earlier, I have had the chance to read the ombudsman's report. The Government accepts the criticisms that are being made. The report acknowledges some of the changes that have been made in the past two years, especially with regard to future planning. Use of such planning will mean that in future years we will not face the problems we have been facing for the past couple of years...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (23 Jun 2022)

Ivana Bacik: I thank the Tánaiste for the response in respect of the individual case I raised. Again, however, this will be an immense source of frustration for parents who in so many cases have been forced to go public and to air private issues around their children in order to secure what should be the right of each child. It is simply not good enough to hear that the Attorney General's advice is...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (23 Jun 2022)

Leo Varadkar: I appreciate both of the Deputies raising this matter and the sincerity of their concerns with regard to it. As already stated, it is something we are committed to improving and resolving as soon as possible in order that children and families who do not have a place for September will know that they have one, as soon as possible. In the context of the various therapy supports which the...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (23 Jun 2022)

Paul Murphy: Yesterday, there was a tale of two Irelands. On one hand, there was the Ireland of the highly paid and the rich. In this case, I am referring to the top 1% of civil servants who are on €150,000 or more a year. The Government was out across the media to justify pay increases of €15,000, €20,000, €30,000 or more for some of the highest earners in the country....

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Middle East (23 Jun 2022)

Simon Coveney: Do I get a last word?

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Middle East (23 Jun 2022)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: You do not, I am afraid. The clock is ticking.

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Middle East (23 Jun 2022)

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Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (23 Jun 2022)

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