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Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Refugee Resettlement Programme (14 Jul 2022)

Duncan Smith: We have an absolute crisis with regard to how we are dealing with refugees in this country. We awoke this morning to news of the situations in Dublin Airport, Citywest and beyond. However, those of us who have been engaged on the ground not just since the Ukrainian war but before that in terms of the situation for refugees coming to this country through the international protection...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Disability Services (14 Jul 2022)

Malcolm Noonan: I am responding to this matter on behalf of the Minister of State at the Department of Health, Deputy Rabbitte. The Deputy highlighted a difficult case and it is important the issue of access to therapies and respite be resolved. The Government recognises how important respite can be for relieving pressure and enhancing the quality of life of families, particularly due to the impact the...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Disability Services (14 Jul 2022)

Pádraig O'Sullivan: I thank the Minister of State. It was probably unfair of me to throw in the CDNT issue on top, but I thought to myself that I did not ask, I would not get so I said I would try. It is great that the HSE is aware of the issues relating to access for children. The Minister of State indicated this is a new school established by the NCSE and the Department of Education but that was the case a...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Disability Services (14 Jul 2022)

Malcolm Noonan: As the Deputy will appreciate, I do not have those figures to hand, although I will ask the Minister of State, Deputy Rabbitte, to follow up with responses to the specific questions he asked. A letter from Majella Daly, the head of the disability service in Cork-Kerry Community Healthcare, is attached to my prepared response but it does not offer much more information than I have outlined....

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Disability Services (14 Jul 2022)

Cormac Devlin: I thank the Minister of State, and the Deputy for raising the matter. He has been persistent on the issue.

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Childcare Services (14 Jul 2022)

Childcare Services

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Childcare Services (14 Jul 2022)

Jennifer Whitmore: I thank the Minister of State for attending and wonder whether he pulled the short straw in having to do so this evening. I recognise this issue is not his area. It relates to childcare in Wicklow. It is no secret that childcare in this country is at crisis point. The costs, which are exorbitant, are putting severe pressure on families who are just trying to keep their heads above water....

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Water Services (14 Jul 2022)

Michael Moynihan: I thank the Minister of State for his reply. I am pleased that he and the Minister, Deputy Darragh O'Brien, are committed to the funding of the wastewater treatment plants in the small towns and villages growth programme. It was on the scheme in October 2021. The Minister of State outlined what Irish Water said. The initial steps involve the assessment of needs process. The correlation...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Water Services (14 Jul 2022)

Malcolm Noonan: I again thank the Deputy. We can work with Irish Water to get a timeline, as that would be useful for the Deputy and the community in terms of when the collation of data will be completed and the different upgrade scenarios that are to be developed. The project will then have to go into a scope of works and move into the project design and statutory planning stage. There are a number of...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Disability Services (14 Jul 2022)

Disability Services

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Disability Services (14 Jul 2022)

Pádraig O'Sullivan: I thank the Minister of State for taking the graveyard shift. I appreciate him being here. Week after week we come into the House to raise matters. On tonight's schedule of Topical Issues, as on many occasions, we are talking about services, be it issues related to Irish Water, as Deputy Michael Moynihan has just alluded to, or in my case, the last three of my Topical Issues have in one...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate (14 Jul 2022)

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Water Services (14 Jul 2022)

Water Services

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Water Services (14 Jul 2022)

Michael Moynihan: I thank the Ceann Comhairle for allowing me the opportunity to discuss the village of Castlemagner in north County Cork. Castlemagner is a beautiful village situated almost midway between Kanturk and Mallow. There was significant development in the village more than 15 years ago. We have been working for some time with Cork County Council. Councillor Bernard Moynihan put considerable work...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Water Services (14 Jul 2022)

Malcolm Noonan: I agree with the points made about Castlemagner. They apply to all our small towns and villages. We launched the Croí Cónaithe towns fund this morning. A lot of Government policies are converging to try to attract families back to living in small communities. It is vital that such communities can grow in a sustainable way. I will outline the position in regard to Irish...

Summer Economic Statement: Statements (Resumed) (14 Jul 2022)

Malcolm Noonan: While I am on my feet, I thank the ushers and all the staff here for the past couple of days. It has been a really busy few weeks here and I want to say a huge thank you to them all. It has been long hours on all of them and I want to use the opportunity to say that while I am here. I thank all Deputies for their contributions. I have stayed here for two hours of them. The Cabinet...

Summer Economic Statement: Statements (Resumed) (14 Jul 2022)

Emer Higgins: Budget 2023 takes place against a backdrop of real uncertainty. People are feeling that uncertainty in their pockets at the moment. Between a war on European soil, the ever-present pandemic, the rising cost of living and the prospect of a potential UK trade war, these are no doubt challenging times. I am relieved to have steady and experienced financial leadership at a time like this. It...

Summer Economic Statement: Statements (Resumed) (14 Jul 2022)

Catherine Connolly: As the week goes on and I listen to myself talking, I could say, "Is there any point?" I read the summer economic statement and I thank the Minister for setting out the parameters for what is possible within a budget. I was inspired to talk today having also read that HSE officials had attended the launch of a 60-bed private hospital in Benidorm. I did not realise the HSE has a commercial...

Summer Economic Statement: Statements (Resumed) (14 Jul 2022)

Thomas Pringle: This has been an interesting debate on the summer economic statement. The document provides a snapshot of what is happening. On paper, things are going exceptionally well, with Government Members saying how great things are. When you look in more detail at what is happening and how people are reacting, the problem is people are just trying to survive. They should, in normal circumstances,...

Summer Economic Statement: Statements (Resumed) (14 Jul 2022)

James O'Connor: It is very welcome that we have the opportunity to contribute in the Dáil on the summer economic statement but also to reflect on the economic circumstances in which the State finds itself. In recent weeks, many people across the country have seen the extraordinary and cynical attempt by the Opposition, and more so Sinn Féin, to undermine the public's confidence in our Government....

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