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Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (6 Oct 2022)

Danny Healy-Rae: What about Kinsale? The Tánaiste never answered that.

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (6 Oct 2022)

Leo Varadkar: I am sorry but I did not get the question.

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (6 Oct 2022)

Pádraig O'Sullivan: Recent proposals regarding changes to benefit-in-kind are counter to what we as a Government should strive for. The current system rewards people for driving more miles, while we as a society are being told to change our habits and protect the environment. In January, the benefit-in-kind rate is due to increase from 6% to 9%, which means certain car owners will pay thousands of euro more to...

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (6 Oct 2022)

Leo Varadkar: I might ask the Minister for Finance to come back to the Deputy on this, given that it falls under his remit. My understanding is that this was well flagged a number of years ago and is designed to align the benefit-in-kind system with environmental objectives. It was designed to encourage company cars to be electric or low emission and it was well flagged a number of years ago. That is my...

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (6 Oct 2022)

Alan Dillon: The emergency department at Mayo University Hospital remains under significant pressure. The hospital is postponing a number of elective day cases and inpatient procedures due to high admission rates and pressure on the site. The signs for the winter ahead at Mayo University Hospital in Castlebar are not promising due to these issues. Given that the hospital and the HSE are aware of...

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (6 Oct 2022)

Leo Varadkar: I am aware of the increase in overcrowding in our emergency departments in recent weeks. We are concerned going into winter, with Covid cases rising again and the risk of a flu season, that our hospitals could be extremely busy. With that in mind, the Minister for Health and the HSE have developed a winter plan and there will be bespoke plans for particular hospitals and regions. That is...

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (6 Oct 2022)

Rose Conway-Walsh: At 11.11 a.m. next Thursday, students from all over this State will walk out of their lectures. They have a list of well-justified demands, including adequate funding for the sector to address a legacy of chronic underfunding, reform of Student Universal Support Ireland, SUSI, and a living wage including decent pay for PhD researchers who are denied worker status. Three of their demands...

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (6 Oct 2022)

Martin Browne: While the one-off measures contained within the budget are welcome, they do little to hide the fact family carers are still undervalued by the Government. Pension entitlements are still an issue, and whatever increases in money that carers will see are likely to be offset by their having to continue to pay to go private for various therapies because State provision cannot keep up. The HSE...

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (6 Oct 2022)

Simon Harris: As Deputy Conway-Walsh knows, we are pursuing a new policy in regard to student accommodation. For the first time as a State, we are going to invest in getting under way projects that have been stuck and building college-owned affordable accommodation. We will update the Cabinet committee on housing on this next week. I am meeting representatives of the Union of Students in Ireland, USI,...

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (6 Oct 2022)

Leo Varadkar: To respond to Deputy Martin Browne, the budget provides for a €500 payment for carers, not means-tested, which they will receive before Christmas, and a €12 increase in the carer's allowance and the carer's benefit from the new year. There is additional funding for respite too. I fully appreciate how important it is that carers be able to get a break from caring. That is...

Traveller Culture and History in Education Bill 2018: Referral to Select Committee [Private Members] (6 Oct 2022)

Traveller Culture and History in Education Bill 2018: Referral to Select Committee [Private Members] (6 Oct 2022)

Thomas Pringle: I move: That the Bill be referred to the Select Committee on Education, Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science pursuant to Standing Order 180.

Traveller Culture and History in Education Bill 2018: Referral to Select Committee [Private Members] (6 Oct 2022)

Question put and agreed to.

Traveller Culture and History in Education Bill 2018: Referral to Select Committee [Private Members] (6 Oct 2022)

Sitting suspended at 1.10 p.m. and resumed at 1.51 p.m.

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (6 Oct 2022)

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor: I wish to speak about funding for a community build on the Tullow Road in Carlow. The council and the Government are working on a jointly funded €2.5 million project. The project comes under Part 8 planning, and it has been approved for a hub. For 35 years there have been many high-density housing developments in the Tullow Road area of Carlow. Unfortunately, little or no social,...

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (6 Oct 2022)

Catherine Connolly: I thank the Deputy. We are over time.

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (6 Oct 2022)

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor: -----on this as it falls within both of their areas.

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (6 Oct 2022)

Leo Varadkar: I thank Deputy Murnane O'Connor for raising this important issue relating to Carlow. I am afraid I do not have any information on it to hand. I note that the Deputy has raised it already with the Ministers, Deputy Darragh O'Brien and Deputy Humphreys, and I will make them aware that it was raised again here in the Chamber. I hope we can find a satisfactory solution.

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (6 Oct 2022)

Joe Carey: In May of this year the Minister for Transport and the National Transport Authority, NTA, launched a 50% reduction in public transport fares for young people aged between 19 and 23. Issues quickly emerged regarding the scheme, in particular its extension to private operators and on the age limit. The Minister secured additional moneys in the budget to extend the scheme to commercial...

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (6 Oct 2022)

Leo Varadkar: The reduction in public transport fares has been a real success, both the general reduction and also the reduction for young people. I know governments in other countries have done more radical things, for example in Germany, but in fact they have had to reverse them. What we have done makes more sense, which is a sustainable reduction in public transport costs. We are facing some...

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