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

Richard O'Donoghue: There are HSE members on it.

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

Leo Varadkar: We are also, at the request of the Ombudsman, examining his proposal to allow his office to examine clinical matters, which is not currently allowed.

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

Richard O'Donoghue: They are made up by HSE bodies.

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

Michael McNamara: The Shannon Group was set up with three components. It has been successful in running two of those, notwithstanding much adversity. It has been less successful with the heritage sites and the group's management seems to be of the view that it is not a good fit with the Shannon Group, which has a commercial remit. Clare County Council has offered to take over these sites. They have...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (8 Dec 2022)

Matt Shanahan: We are at an inflection point for this Government. Given that the Tánaiste is about to rotate away from the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment, I ask him for his reflections on the programme for Government commitments to deliver on insurance reform. What changes have been made? What does the Tánaiste feel has and has not worked? What should the next Minister perhaps...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (8 Dec 2022)

Leo Varadkar: I thank the Deputy for raising this question. As he knows, I chaired the ministerial committee on insurance reform. I acknowledge the work of the Minister of State, Deputy Fleming, who has responsibility for the sector. For far too long, the cost and availability of insurance has been a big problem for businesses, consumers and community and voluntary groups. We have made good progress...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (8 Dec 2022)

Matt Shanahan: We need the occupiers' liability legislation enacted as soon as possible. As the Tánaiste well knows, the costs are not coming down in the commercial insurance sector as well as had been hoped. That remains a significant problem. We are not seeing the arrival of new competition in the sector. In that respect, there is talk of buying groups being formed, whereby industry sectors come...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (8 Dec 2022)

Leo Varadkar: I am informed that the duty of care legislation, that is, the occupiers' liability legislation, was passed by the Dáil last week as part of an amendment to another justice Bill. That has yet to go through the Seanad and I expect it will then be enacted in the first quarter of next year. We expect the President to sign the legislation to reform the Personal Injuries Assessment Board and...

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

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

Pearse Doherty: Last night, there was a very important debate in the House. I must put on record again that Sinn Féin welcomes the fact that the Minister for Health accepted some of our concerns regarding the Patient Safety (Notifiable Patient Safety Incidents) Bill 2019 and has now agreed to bring forward an amendment to deal with one of the issues we raised. That is very much welcome. I am also...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (8 Dec 2022)

Leo Varadkar: If the Deputy examines the legislation on the HAP, she will see that it says that once people are in receipt of the payment, their housing needs are deemed to be met, they are taken off the housing list and can only be on the transfer list. That is legislation that we did together in government. I absolutely agree that HAP is not a long-term solution, and I am absolutely in favour of...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (8 Dec 2022)

Mick Barry: It froze again last night, and the cold snap is set to go on through the weekend. The cost of heating a home was high in October and November. In December, it looks like it might go through the roof. Many who have not yet faced the choice of heating or eating will face it now. On Tuesday, a reporter from a Cork radio station spent the day with the local charity, Penny Dinners. He counted...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (8 Dec 2022)

Leo Varadkar: I wan to put on the record of the House that the Government has been advised by EirGrid and the Commission for the Regulation of Utilities, CRU, that the system outlook for energy supply for this winter is similar to last winter. There will be periods when the margin between supply and demand will be very tight. We think that is particularly going to be the case over the course of the next...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (8 Dec 2022)

Mick Barry: The State is taking steps, but are the steps sufficient? According to bruegel.org, the German state is spending 7.4% of its GDP on shielding households and businesses from the energy crisis; the Irish State is spending 0.9%. In Greece, most households will have 90% of the energy price increases covered by the State. Cold snaps can make or break governments. Forty years ago, a Fine...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (8 Dec 2022)

Leo Varadkar: I appreciate that the figures the Deputy quoted come from an independent source, but I am not sure if they stack up, because 0.9% of GDP is roughly €3 billion. Everyone knows that the budget package was €11 billion and we did other things last year long before the budget, so I think those figures require further examination. The Deputy is right that Dáil is going into...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (8 Dec 2022)

Mick Barry: What about a forum for the Opposition?

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (8 Dec 2022)

Leo Varadkar: -----and first thing in the new year. During that month, the second instalment of the energy credit will be paid and 70,000 or 80,000 more people will qualify for the fuel allowance. Pensioners and people on welfare will see those increases in their weekly payments during that month while the Dáil is in recess, although the Government will not be.

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (8 Dec 2022)

Leo Varadkar: Pay increases for all public servants kicked in in October and have been backdated to February. They have been paid to the vast majority of public servants but I acknowledge that has not been the case in large parts of our health service. I met with the unions during the week. I met the head of the INMO, Ms Phil Ni Sheaghdha, and the head of ICTU and they raised this issue. We agree that...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (8 Dec 2022)

Pearse Doherty: No, it will not.

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (8 Dec 2022)

Leo Varadkar: It will.

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