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Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: School Facilities (29 Sep 2022)

Cuireadh an Dáil ar athló ar 5.42 p.m. go dtí 2 p.m., Dé Máirt, an 4 Deireadh Fómhair 2022. The Dáil adjourned at at 5.42 p.m. until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 October 2022.

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: School Facilities (29 Sep 2022)

School Facilities

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: School Facilities (29 Sep 2022)

Steven Matthews: I was contacted by the line Minister, who was unavailable. I thank the Minister of State, Deputy O’Donovan, for being here, because the question is on refurbishment and retrofitting. The Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works, OPW, has good experience in the fine work that the OPW carries out on many of our buildings across the country. I want to ask...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: School Facilities (29 Sep 2022)

Patrick O'Donovan: At the outset, I want to thank Deputy Matthews for raising this issue. My office had, through the offices of the other Ministers for whom I am deputising, reminded them to tell colleagues if they were not available, so I do not know what happened in respect of the other issue. I want to thank the Deputy for raising this issue, as it provides me with an opportunity to outline the current...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: School Facilities (29 Sep 2022)

Steven Matthews: I completely agree that the first step should be energy reduction. That is what we should be pursuing. It is encouraging to hear that 41 schools had pathfinder works carried out and another 15 are under assessment. That is kind of what my question is about. How does a school apply for or get on the radar of the Department for an assessment to be carried out? I visited a school in...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: School Facilities (29 Sep 2022)

Patrick O'Donovan: I will ask the Department of Education, through the office of the Minister, Deputy Foley, to respond to the Deputy directly. On the retrofitting of older buildings, Deputy Matthew’s commented that the OPW is steeped in this. Every old building presents its own challenges. In many cases the buildings the Deputy referred to are listed buildings. This includes primary and...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Community Welfare Services (29 Sep 2022)

Patrick O'Donovan: I apologise on behalf of the Minister, Deputy Humphreys. She is at a conference in Cavan today for rural development Ministers from the OECD. I thank Deputy Stanley for raising the issue. The supplementary welfare allowance scheme is the safety net within the overall social welfare system that provides assistance to eligible people in the State whose means are insufficient. The community...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Community Welfare Services (29 Sep 2022)

Brian Stanley: I thank the Minister of State for his reply. Unfortunately the reality in County Laois does not correspond with what he has outlined. Councillors from the Government parties raised this matter at the monthly meeting of Laois County Council last Monday and are very exercised about it. It is a real problem. I understand the Minister cannot be here and appreciate that the Minister of State...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Community Welfare Services (29 Sep 2022)

Patrick O'Donovan: I omitted to say in my earlier remarks, although Deputy Stanley is probably aware of this anyway, that in the Laois-Offaly constituency there are no CWO vacancies and there is a full complement in Laois of six and in Offaly of five. In respect of the changes that have been made around modernisation, it has been in response to a lot of calls from Oireachtas Members and public representatives,...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Community Welfare Services (29 Sep 2022)

Brian Stanley: And face to face. She has also raised that.

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Community Welfare Services (29 Sep 2022)

Patrick O'Donovan: -----for customers who do not want to meet face to face. If I could finish, it is very clear in the earlier response I made that the Minister, Deputy Humphreys, is committed to a blended format, making sure that it is accessible. It goes without saying that of all Ministers in the Government who are rooted in rural areas, everybody on both sides of the House would fully appreciate the...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Health Services (29 Sep 2022)

Cormac Devlin: I thank the Deputy. Before I call the Minister of State, in fairness to the Minister of State, Deputy Butler, she is generally here for the Topical Issue debate herself, as Deputy Cahill knows.

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Health Services (29 Sep 2022)

Jackie Cahill: I accept that fully and am not criticising her in any way. I just feel the Ceann Comhairle should inform us and give us the choice if the Minister or Minister of State with responsibility is not available.

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Health Services (29 Sep 2022)

Cormac Devlin: That is a fair point.

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Health Services (29 Sep 2022)

Frank Feighan: I thank Deputy Cahill for raising this issue. Improving services for people with dementia is a priority for the Government and the past three years have seen significant new investment in dementia-specific support services and care countrywide. Next year will see a further €12.16 million investment dedicated to dementia and this is in addition to the cumulative €27.9 million...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Health Services (29 Sep 2022)

Jackie Cahill: In case there is any misunderstanding, I am not criticising the Minister of State, Deputy Butler, in any respect. She delivered a Jigsaw project for Thurles that is fully operational now. We were waiting a long time for it and I am thankful. She has such an excellent record of delivery that I wanted to make the points about a dementia unit to her personally. She is developing the strategy...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Health Services (29 Sep 2022)

Frank Feighan: I outlined earlier the unprecedented level of investment made by the Government since 2021 to improve diagnostic and post-diagnostic care and support for the 64,000 people with dementia throughout Ireland. Last Wednesday was World Alzheimer's Day. This provided an opportunity to reflect on what more we need to do to ensure people with dementia can live well as valued citizens of this...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Community Welfare Services (29 Sep 2022)

Community Welfare Services

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Community Welfare Services (29 Sep 2022)

Brian Stanley: I welcome the opportunity to raise with the Minister of State the need for local face-to-face community welfare officers. It is an important service and sometimes it is vulnerable people who need it most. They may have no transport, may have run out of money or may not be in receipt of any payment from anyone anywhere. They may be out of work or perhaps out of work due to ill health and...

Financial Resolutions 2022 - Financial Resolution No. 6: General (Resumed) (29 Sep 2022)

Debate adjourned.

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