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Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (8 Dec 2022)

Neale Richmond: I was contacted this week by approximately a dozen businesses in my constituency. Their energy bills have landed and in many cases they are five times the amount they were this time last year. We welcome the new temporary business energy support scheme. What will the Government do to maximise not only awareness of this scheme but also participation in it to ensure those businesses can keep...

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (8 Dec 2022)

Leo Varadkar: The scheme is now open to applications. We expect businesses will receive the first payments before Christmas or by the end of the year and they will be backdated to September. Payments will cover approximately 40% of the increase in electricity or gas bills. I know that still means a big increase for businesses, but it is significant help and it is what was approved under EU state aid...

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (8 Dec 2022)

Johnny Mythen: I have been engaging with some of the retained firefighters in County Wexford. A national survey indicated that 60% of them intend to leave soon. A new fire station recently opened in New Ross, which is welcome. However, it cost €1.6 million and due to staffing it is only operating as a one-pump station and must rely on other stations such as Enniscorthy, which is at least half an...

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (8 Dec 2022)

Leo Varadkar: We appreciate that the retained fire service is stretched. The Minister is examining the matter at the moment. I will let him know the Deputy raised it in the House and ask him to revert to him directly.

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (8 Dec 2022)

Gino Kenny: A constituent has contacted me about an unlicensed drug called Cariban, which is used to treat hyperemesis. Deputy Richmond raised this matter with the Minister of State yesterday. The situation with this drug is slightly unclear. This condition, as the Tánaiste will be aware, causes extreme vomiting in pregnancy and is dangerous for both the baby and the mother. In this year's...

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (8 Dec 2022)

Leo Varadkar: I am aware of the medicine. It is a treatment for hyperemesis gravidarum, which is a serious and debilitating illness in pregnancy if someone has the misfortune to experience it. I do not know the rationale for not allowing GPs to prescribe it. GPs routinely deal with pregnancies of all kinds, especially in early pregnancy. I am not sure whether there is a good reason for it and being...

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (8 Dec 2022)

Claire Kerrane: Earlier this week I received an email from a CE scheme supervisor who has been left with no option but to resign. She was running a scheme with 32 participants, supporting 20 sponsors, covering an area of 85 km and responsible for €500,000 in Government funding through the scheme. She was working without the support of an assistant supervisor because they have not been able to...

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (8 Dec 2022)

Joe O'Brien: I appreciate the Deputy pressing that sense of urgency. There are approximately 1,200 CE supervisors and assistant supervisors around the country. They provide an enormous service to their communities. They open pathways to work for people, provide a social inclusion service locally for people who would not otherwise be looked after and run key local services. We need to look after them....

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (8 Dec 2022)

Bríd Smith: I spent half an hour with the Iranian community outside the gates of the Dáil today. It is three months since Mahsa Amini was killed in police custody. The regime made an announcement at the weekend that the morality police had been disbanded. According to those activists, this is utterly untrue. It is propaganda and another young activist was executed by the regime this morning. On...

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (8 Dec 2022)

Leo Varadkar: The Government expresses its absolute solidarity with the people of Iran who are seeking democracy and human rights and fighting for equality for women, LGBT people and people of all religions. I express our solidarity with them. We raise these issues with the Iranian Government and with the Iranian ambassador to Ireland. Regarding our plans to reopen an embassy in Tehran, a chargé...

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (8 Dec 2022)

Cuireadh an Dáil ar fionraí ar 1.07 p.m. agus cuireadh tús leis arís ar 1.51 p.m. Sitting suspended at 1.07 p.m. and resumed at 1.51 p.m.

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (8 Dec 2022)

Catherine Connolly: The Tánaiste to respond.

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (8 Dec 2022)

Michael McNamara: The heritage sites either stay or they go.

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (8 Dec 2022)

Leo Varadkar: I thank the Deputy for raising this issue, which I know he has raised before. Deputy Carey has also been briefing me on it in the past couple of weeks. It is a good thing Clare County Council is agreeing to take on these heritage sites. They will need money because work needs to be done on those sites and we want to bring them up to standard. There is a process ongoing to resolve this. I...

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (8 Dec 2022)

Pádraig O'Sullivan: I have raised the issue of orphan drugs and rare diseases with the Tánaiste before. It is fitting that I raise again this week, given the announcement in relation to Kaftrio this week and the disappointment that that has caused for that cohort of patients. The Minister for Health, Deputy Donnelly, has previously given me a commitment that he will publish the Mazars report into the...

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (8 Dec 2022)

Leo Varadkar: My grandmother always told me not to tempt fate so I prefer not to assume that I will be elected Taoiseach again on Saturday week, but I thank the Deputy for his kind words. I agree that this is an issue that we need to turn around, next year hopefully. I have served as Minister for Health, I am a Deputy and I am Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, and I find it very hard to...

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (8 Dec 2022)

Richard Bruton: This week, we were reminded at COP15 that material use is now heading towards three times what nature can replenish in a year. I welcome yesterday’s publication of the Tánaiste’s enterprise White Paper, which stated that the transition to carbon neutrality and environmental soundness will be a central plank and that you do not see it as a threat to our competitiveness but...

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (8 Dec 2022)

Leo Varadkar: That is a very good question and like a lot of the best questions, it is hard to answer. It is fair to say that we have some of the tools but not all of them. That is what we will have to focus on now that we have the new enterprise White Paper. We set out the ambition very clearly in that regard. We need to move towards implementation, and we will do that as soon as possible.

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (8 Dec 2022)

Darren O'Rourke: Dublin Airport’s north runway is welcome, but it is operating contrary to its planning permission. The flight paths that are being operated are not the ones that were agreed. Houses were insulated to mitigate against the noise of low-flying planes. Incredibly, many of those homes are not now on the flight path, while hundreds of others, as well as schools and businesses which were...

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (8 Dec 2022)

Leo Varadkar: I am afraid that I do not have up-to-date information on that issue at present, but I will let the Minister of State, Deputy Naughton, know that the Deputy has raised this issue in the Dáil, and I will ask her to come back to him directly.

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