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

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: I have to reflect on the last contribution because it doubles down on a previous contribution concerning the Sinn Féin reaction to the budget. I am conscious of the Europe we are living in now. Looking at the UK, its economy is going down the tubes because the British people were asked to eat a flag in a Brexit referendum a few years ago. I see that in Italy a party with neo-fascist...

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

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: Is that a job application?

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

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: Put in your CV while you are at it.

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Third Level Costs (29 Sep 2022)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: 222. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will consider allowing the leaving certificate candidates of 2020 and 2021 who change courses to avail of free fees, given the disruption from Covid-19 is a factor in the difficulties in staying in a course. [47689/22]

Financial Resolutions 2022 - Budget Statement 2023 (27 Sep 2022)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: Hear, hear.

Financial Resolutions 2022 - Budget Statement 2023 (27 Sep 2022)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: Hear, hear.

Financial Resolutions 2022 - Budget Statement 2023 (27 Sep 2022)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: Hear, hear.

Screening of Third Country Transactions Bill 2022: Second Stage (21 Sep 2022)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: I join others in congratulating the Minister of State on his recent appointment. We look forward to working closely with him in the coming period. This Bill is about protection of the security or public order of the State. In a globalised world with complex technologies and equally complex supply chains it is clear that our day-to-day lives are acutely vulnerable to the malign actions of...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills: School Transport Issues: Engagement with Minister for Education (21 Sep 2022)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: I welcome the Minister and her officials. She is going to have to accept that this was grossly mishandled and an apology from her to those who have been affected would go a long way. She said apologies have been issued by Bus Éireann, but she has to take responsibility for how this has been handled. How much is the new initiative costing?

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills: School Transport Issues: Engagement with Minister for Education (21 Sep 2022)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: We are dealing with an extra €40 million. I imagine that, when the Minister makes an announcement in July that is going to cost €40 million, she would do a little bit of homework and make sure that it works correctly. Bus Éireann management say that the first time they heard about an entirely free scheme was after the Cabinet decision. The Minister is suggesting that...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills: School Transport Issues: Engagement with Minister for Education (21 Sep 2022)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: In terms of an entirely free scheme?

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills: School Transport Issues: Engagement with Minister for Education (21 Sep 2022)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: That is not what I am asking. My problem with the Minister's answers is that she does not answer the question I am asking her. There is a very important-----

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills: School Transport Issues: Engagement with Minister for Education (21 Sep 2022)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: The Minister is not answering the question I am asking.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills: School Transport Issues: Engagement with Minister for Education (21 Sep 2022)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: I have only got a certain amount of time.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills: School Transport Issues: Engagement with Minister for Education (21 Sep 2022)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: Okay. Were the discussions with Bus Éireann prior to the decision being made by Cabinet on the basis of an entirely free scheme?

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills: School Transport Issues: Engagement with Minister for Education (21 Sep 2022)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: I find myself unconvinced by the Minister's answer. I was unconvinced by her presentation last night as well, because Bus Éireann seemed to be slightly surprised by this announcement made in July. Be that as it may-----

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills: School Transport Issues: Engagement with Minister for Education (21 Sep 2022)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: I can only go by the evidence that is front of me and by the evidence that is given by Bus Éireann.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills: School Transport Issues: Engagement with Minister for Education (21 Sep 2022)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: I thank the Minister for that clarification. I will ask about the roll-out of the scheme. What type of intensive conversations took place in the month of August between the Minister, her officials, her Department and Bus Éireann to ensure that this €40 million scheme would be rolled out successfully?

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills: School Transport Issues: Engagement with Minister for Education (21 Sep 2022)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: I know and many people are not.

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