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Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Island Communities (4 Oct 2022)

Patrick O'Donovan: I propose to take Questions Nos. 93 and 107 together. The OPW's involvement with An Blascaod Mór goes back to 1988 with Ionad an Bhlascaoid being developed with assistance from the locally based voluntary group, Fondúireacht an Bhlascaoid. The centre was first officially opened to the public in April 1994. The centre plays a critical role in the cultural life of Dún Chaoin...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Island Communities (4 Oct 2022)

Brendan Griffin: Fáiltím roimh an nuacht seo. Bheadh sé an-tábhachtach cé níos sábháilte a chur in áit do gach aon duine, ach go háirithe na daoine atá ag tabhairt cuairte ar an oileán. Chomh maith leis sin, as the Minister of State will know, on the island there are also concerns about conservation issues and, particularly, visitors to the island...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Living Wage (4 Oct 2022)

Gerald Nash: I thank the Minister of State for his response. I am very familiar indeed with the SEO system and the employment regulation order, ERO, system that gives effect to the decisions of joint labour committees and ministerial sign offs regarding statutory minimum rates of pay higher than the national minimum wage, which would apply, for example, to contract cleaners and security workers. There...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Living Wage (4 Oct 2022)

Ossian Smyth: It is Government policy that there should be a living wage for all Irish employees. I would like to see it too and we have a programme working towards that goal. The Deputy's question, though, asks if we can implement this through our public procurement policies and my understanding is that it is not legal to do that. It can be imagined that if we set a certain wage for a public...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Living Wage (4 Oct 2022)

Gerald Nash: Accepting that the Government is powerless and is governed by the National Minimum Wage Act 2000 and that the national minimum wage is not yet at €12.17 per hour, which is the current rate but which will, undoubtedly, go up, given the rise in the cost of living, when the living wage working group report is published later this year, one thing the Government could do concerns the small...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Living Wage (4 Oct 2022)

Ossian Smyth: I think what the Deputy is saying is that a small minority of current public sector workers are earning the minimum wage but not the living wage.

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Living Wage (4 Oct 2022)

Gerald Nash: They are earning under €12.17 per hour.

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Living Wage (4 Oct 2022)

Ossian Smyth: Yes, they are earning a rate below the living wage. The Deputy would like us to address this issue and I will discuss this with the Minister, Deputy Michael McGrath, and see what progress we can make on it.

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Living Wage (4 Oct 2022)

Questions No. 87 taken with Written Answers.

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Flood Risk Management (4 Oct 2022)

Flood Risk Management

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Flood Risk Management (4 Oct 2022)

Alan Dillon: 88. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will outline progress on the Crossmolina flood relief scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48343/22]

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Flood Risk Management (4 Oct 2022)

Alan Dillon: People living and working in Crossmolina are anxiously awaiting final approval for the long-awaited flood relief there. The town was devastated by flood water from the River Deel sweeping through it on 15 December 2015. We are approaching the seventh anniversary of that happening this year and the community in the town faces another worrying winter of unknowns ahead. Will the Minister of...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Flood Risk Management (4 Oct 2022)

Patrick O'Donovan: I thank Deputy Dillon for raising this issue again. In October 2020, the Office of Public Works, OPW, submitted the documentation for confirmation for the Crossmolina flood relief scheme to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, under the Arterial Drainage Act 1945, as amended. As part of this process, the Department sought and the OPW provided it with supplementary information in...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Flood Risk Management (4 Oct 2022)

Alan Dillon: I thank the Minister of State for his response. As I said, this scheme has been ongoing for close to seven years now. While I welcome the update, does the Minister of State agree that urgent reform is needed regarding the planning system concerning these types of projects to avoid similar delays for future developments? What role is the OPW playing in driving reform in this area?

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Flood Risk Management (4 Oct 2022)

Patrick O'Donovan: Regarding the process here, it is designed under the Arterial Drainage Act 1945, as amended, which is old but powerful and useful legislation to get infrastructure built on our rivers. In the OPW and in the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, our parent Department, we have had some discussion around the assessment and consenting process that could potentially be used. I know this...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Flood Risk Management (4 Oct 2022)

Alan Dillon: I thank the Minister of State for that update, but, again, for the people of Crossmolina watching tonight they are still affected by a situation where a judicial review of a scheme in County Cork is jeopardising 116 properties in Crossmolina that have been subjected to repeated flooding. Those people's safety and livelihoods are at risk. I know the Minister of State, Deputy O'Donovan, and...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Flood Risk Management (4 Oct 2022)

Patrick O'Donovan: The OPW and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, to a greater extent, are in an invidious position here because while they are the consenting and assessment authority, they are also the paymasters. The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform has made ample money available to us in the OPW to carry out the works, so that is not an issue in this context. The issue is that if...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Flood Risk Management (4 Oct 2022)

Questions Nos. 89 and 90 taken with Written Answers.

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Budget 2023 (4 Oct 2022)

Budget 2023

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Budget 2023 (4 Oct 2022)

Neale Richmond: 91. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will outline the cost-of-living supports announced in Budget 2023; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48325/22]

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