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

Peadar Tóibín: Yesterday Thomas Dooley was stabbed to death in a cemetery in Tralee just minutes after a young mother was buried. This was an horrendous murder in a location that should be a sanctuary for people who are grieving for their families. It comes when crime levels in areas such as sexual assaults and domestic violence are increasing significantly. In 2016 after years of austerity we had one of...

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

Leo Varadkar: I extend my sympathies to the family of the victim following the fatal stabbing at Rathass Cemetery near Tralee in Kerry. As the Deputy will appreciate, a Garda investigation is under way and I am confined in what I can say about it. I absolutely encourage anyone who has any information to contact the Garda and bring the people who carried out this terrible crime to justice. On the...

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

Peadar Tóibín: However, this year's gardaí were not recruited.

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

Mattie McGrath: The Tánaiste is Minister for business and industry and everything else. Businesses, especially small businesses, were never under as much pressure as they are under now. In Clonmel, a number of them closed this week with more to go. The same is true in villages as well. It is very hard to restart a business or get a new business in. We have a huge issue here. The budget did very...

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

Leo Varadkar: There were actually 15 things in the budget last week that helped businesses. The biggest element was up to €10,000 a month to help small businesses with their energy costs. That will be backdated to September and businesses will receive that money by November. It is true that we have seen an increase in business failures around the country over the past few weeks. I have seen it...

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

Thomas Pringle: It is almost one year since a final settlement was reached between the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, the Minister for Social Protection, and the unions representing community employment, CE, supervisors and assistant supervisors. I submitted a parliamentary question last week asking whether the ex gratiapayment which was agreed upon would be paid to these CE workers. The...

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

Joe O'Brien: Under the terms of the settlement that we agreed with the unions late last year on reaching retirement age, eligible CE supervisors and assistant supervisors will receive a once-off ex gratiapayment in respect of time employed in the CE scheme since 2008. People who have retired since 2008, who have reached retirement age, are now eligible to apply for the payment. In recent months, an...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (6 Oct 2022)

Leo Varadkar: I thank the Deputy for raising this issue. My county, Dublin Fingal, went through the revaluation process some years ago. I know how traumatic and frightening it can be from some business people when they receive a letter in the post telling them their rates are to go up by a dramatic amount. There is, as the Deputy noted, an appeals process. I encourage anyone who has had a valuation...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (6 Oct 2022)

Danny Healy-Rae: I thank the Tánaiste but, as he said, people are shocked and terrified, and rightly so. The local authority has said it will not benefit from the revaluation but for the valuation has not come down for any of the people I have met on the street and around Kerry. I cannot understand that. I know of one person for whom it came down by €100 but it is more than doubling in many...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (6 Oct 2022)

Leo Varadkar: It is important to point out again that this is being done on a revenue-neutral basis. There is no tax increase here and two thirds of businesses in Kerry will see their rates go down. I appreciate that we are hearing from the one third who are not, particularly those who are seeing a big increase, but two thirds are seeing their rates go down. To defer the revaluation would adversely...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (6 Oct 2022)

Danny Healy-Rae: Plenty more places will close down.

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

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

Pearse Doherty: One of the most basic functions of a Government is to keep a roof over somebody's head and keep the lights on. Yet, as we speak, after 12 years of the Tánaiste being at Cabinet, there are 10,805 people in emergency accommodation, of whom, shamefully, 3,200 are children. EirGrid's annual generation capacity statement published today raises concern about the State's ability to keep the...

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

Leo Varadkar: I do not think it is appropriate for the Deputy to engage in party political shots when it comes to housing or homelessness. Yes, it is true that the Government is providing 10,000 people with emergency accommodation at the moment. That is not a position we want to be in. Numbers had been falling for quite some time and for many reasons they are now rising again. Let us not forget that in...

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

Pearse Doherty: You were already fact-checked on this issue.

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

Leo Varadkar: There are 20,000 people homeless in Northern Ireland based on the way it is measured there. If this were a simple problem to solve but, unfortunately, almost all countries in the world face homelessness to a certain extent. We are doing the best we can to resolve it. We are putting unprecedented resources into it.

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

Pearse Doherty: Does the Tánaiste need another 12 years or 20 years?

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

Leo Varadkar: If it was a problem that could be so easily solved by Sinn Féin, surely it would have solved it in the 20 years it has been in government in the North.

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

Pearse Doherty: You have been in government for 12 years and the threat that the lights will go out is getting worse.

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

Ivana Bacik: What specific action does the Government propose to take to address the key points made in yesterday's OECD and Climate Change Advisory Council report on the Irish transport system? The report showed the need for the Government to prioritise policies to reallocate road space from private cars to ensure that walking and cycling are better accommodated. I ask this knowing that although the...

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