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Financial Resolutions 2022 - Financial Resolution No. 6 – General (Resumed) (28 Sep 2022)

Micheál Martin: Carbon taxes are an essential part of a credible plan to tackle climate change. That is a simple fact. Therefore, we will never agree with Sinn Féin’s opposition to carbon taxes. They are essential to both changing behaviour and funding a fair and inclusive transition to a sustainable economic and environmental model. This policy is the shared view of this Government and, just...

Financial Resolutions 2022 - Financial Resolution No. 6 – General (Resumed) (28 Sep 2022)

Micheál Martin: Its only interest is to exploit the real pressures individuals and families face. As we saw when the Minister, Deputy O’Brien, debated with the Sinn Féin spokesperson earlier this year, the sound bites simply do not stack up to even the most basic scrutiny. Their costings and building numbers are little more than inventions designed to claim to have a plan rather than actually...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (28 Sep 2022)

Micheál Martin: First, the Deputy is correct to say it was raised in the Dáil.

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (28 Sep 2022)

Micheál Martin: Deputy Christopher Sullivan raised the issue of the decision of the Mental Health Commission to put a restriction on the registration of the mental health care and recovery approval centre at Bantry General Hospital, reducing the centre's total number of registered beds from 18 to 11. As the Deputy knows, the HSE has appealed that now and it is in the district court. I will come back to...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (28 Sep 2022)

Micheál Martin: I do not think the Deputy should call into question the integrity or honourable motivation that Deputy Christopher O'Sullivan applies to this work. He has been a very strong advocate for Bantry General Hospital and continues to be.

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (28 Sep 2022)

Micheál Martin: Deputy Collins knows that and should acknowledge it.

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (28 Sep 2022)

Micheál Martin: Deputy Christopher O'Sullivan fights very hard for west Cork more generally and he was very anxious that I would visit Bantry General Hospital.

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (28 Sep 2022)

Micheál Martin: It does mean something to the people who work in a hospital and so on that Government Members visit and listen. Deputy Collins knows the endoscopy and stroke units are happening. Much design work has to go into all these projects. They will happen, just as other investments happened in Bantry General Hospital. The stroke units have been very effective across the country and they will...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (28 Sep 2022)

Micheál Martin: -----we also need to develop community and primary care centres.

Financial Resolutions 2022 - Financial Resolution No. 6 – General (Resumed) (28 Sep 2022)

Micheál Martin: In the midst of all the noise that surrounds the budget these days, it is important step back and look at the direction of our economy and its ability to support strong public services. It is remarkable how rarely in the past two and a half years the Opposition has even mentioned the economy, and now that we have secured a rapid increase in employment levels, even parties which like to...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (28 Sep 2022)

Micheál Martin: To be fair, one would have to acknowledge the very significant moves in childcare, with a reduction of 25% in costs, on top of significant measures last year that culminated in the employment regulation order agreed between the unions and employers in the childcare sector. That was a substantial breakthrough that has been acknowledged by the social partners in respect of improving working...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (28 Sep 2022)

Micheál Martin: Again, I do not think it is fair to look at that in isolation. I would point out the enormous supports the Government is giving to young people in respect of affordable housing. More than €1.3 billion of investment will support an overall package of measures to deliver thousands of affordable houses next year by helping people buy and rent at an affordable rate, such as the...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (28 Sep 2022)

Micheál Martin: I agree the problem lies with the rogue behaviour. The core issue is people's bad behaviour in providing such defective materials. It fundamentally comes down to trust in people who build houses. I think everyone would have to acknowledge the scale of the intervention, which is a generous intervention by the State because we want to help people keep a roof over their head given their first...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (28 Sep 2022)

Micheál Martin: Sinn Féin's proposals will drive more houses out of the rental market.

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (28 Sep 2022)

Micheál Martin: It is a fundamental flaw in Sinn Féin's entire approach.

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (28 Sep 2022)

Micheál Martin: Sinn Féin ignores the fact that every year fewer people are renting out houses. A ban would have a detrimental effect, in particular over three years. Sinn Féin needs to get real in terms of people leaving the market.

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (28 Sep 2022)

Micheál Martin: Why are people giving up? Why do they not want to let out houses anymore?

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (28 Sep 2022)

Micheál Martin: No, it is not. It is because of the endless vilification that people like Deputy Ó Broin and others pile upon people on an ongoing basis.

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (28 Sep 2022)

Micheál Martin: There is a 2% limit on rents in rent pressure zones. That is the reality. We have brought in a rent credit. We have allocated €400 million. Sinn Féin would allocate €300 million in respect of a credit of €1,500. The figures do not add up. We have provided €400 million for credits amounting to €1,000 - €500 this year and €500 next...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (28 Sep 2022)

Micheál Martin: Deputy Ó Broin's figures do not add up.

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