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Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Environmental Policy (23 Jun 2022)

Brian Leddin: 33. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government his plans to introduce regulations to promote renovation over demolition and reconstruction of buildings to ensure that embodied carbon emissions are reduced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33194/22]

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Departmental Policies (23 Jun 2022)

Brian Leddin: 41. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the steps his Department is taking in relation to Ireland’s contribution to the implementation of the New European Bauhaus initiative to connect the European Green Deal with our living spaces; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33195/22]

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht – Questions on Policy or Legislation (22 Jun 2022)

Brian Leddin: How we have appraised infrastructure projects historically has not been appropriate because we have done so in a very narrow way and applied a short-term view. We often do not take the wider and longer-term benefits of infrastructure into account and we have got it wrong time and again. Projects such as the western rail corridor will not add up if we look at them through a narrow lens....

Pre-European Council Meeting: Statements (21 Jun 2022)

Brian Leddin: I am sharing time with Deputy Christopher O’Sullivan. I welcome the debate. I might begin by addressing Deputy Connolly’s concluding point. She indicated we should stop what we are doing, but I am not sure whether she was suggesting we should stop the expansion of the European project. I think that if she spoke to the citizens of Ukraine, Georgia or Moldova, whose very...

Written Answers — Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Tourism Industry (21 Jun 2022)

Brian Leddin: 51. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the steps she is taking to support small and medium tourism business in the tourism sector to decarbonise, with clear targets and deliverables; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [32188/22]

Written Answers — Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Tourism Policy (21 Jun 2022)

Brian Leddin: 61. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the steps she will take to ensure Fáilte Ireland and tourism projects which seek State funding are prioritising reduction in their own carbon emissions including across transport, food miles and energy; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [32189/22]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Dental Services (21 Jun 2022)

Brian Leddin: 720. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the delays in registering dentists from other EU member states, from Britain and others who have trained in Ireland and are now seeking to relocate back to Ireland; if he will ensure that sufficient resources are put in place to rectify this issue; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31847/22]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Dental Services (21 Jun 2022)

Brian Leddin: 721. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the delays in registering dentists from Ukraine; if he will ensure that sufficient resources are put in place to rectify this issue; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31848/22]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Departmental Data (21 Jun 2022)

Brian Leddin: 722. To ask the Minister for Health the number of dentists who have applied and have been registered, respectively, with the Dental Council from 2021 to date in 2022; the average amount of time that it takes to be registered in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31849/22]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Departmental Data (21 Jun 2022)

Brian Leddin: 723. To ask the Minister for Health the number of Ukranian dentists in Ireland who have applied for or inquired about registration with the Dental Council; the number who have registered to date in 2022, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31850/22]

Emissions in the Transport Sector Report: Motion (16 Jun 2022)

Brian Leddin: I thank the Minister of State for standing in for the Minister, Deputy Eamon Ryan, who was not available, and for giving us a very thorough response to the report. I am really happy to hear that he and his colleagues across Government consider it a living document. I firmly believe that it has to be a living document and that it will become more relevant as we continue to try to overcome...

Emissions in the Transport Sector Report: Motion (16 Jun 2022)

Brian Leddin: I move: That Dáil Éireann shall take note of the Report of the Joint Committee on Environment and Climate Action entitled "Report on Reducing Emissions in the Transport Sector by 51% by 2030", copies of which were laid before Dáil Éireann on 11th June, 2021. I thank the Minister of State, Deputy Heydon, for joining us here today for this very important debate. The...

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Tax Code (16 Jun 2022)

Brian Leddin: 35. To ask the Minister for Finance his plans for reviewing the capital acquisition tax rules to support farmers who wish to utilise more than 50% of their land to develop solar farms; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31332/22]

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Tax Code (16 Jun 2022)

Brian Leddin: 72. To ask the Minister for Finance his plans for reviewing motor tax and vehicle registration tax to discourage the uptake of larger, heavier and inefficient vehicles on roads; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31333/22]

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: State Properties (16 Jun 2022)

Brian Leddin: 112. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his plans for Sarsfield House in Limerick city given its embodied carbon and potential for repurposing and retrofit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31327/22]

Annual Transition Statement: Statements (15 Jun 2022)

Brian Leddin: Two weeks ago, the EPA presented its report on greenhouse gas predictions for the next two decades, the conclusions of which were no surprise to most of us. We have done a lot on climate, but there is still a significant challenge ahead. We have set up the legislative framework, are close to meeting our green targets across all sectors of the economy to reduce emissions and have an...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Transport Policy (14 Jun 2022)

Brian Leddin: 91. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the steps that he is taking to address the uptake and sales of larger, heavier, energy inefficient vehicles on roads, their impact on road safety and health outcomes of road traffic collisions and the liveability of town and city centres; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30699/22]

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Transport Policy (14 Jun 2022)

Brian Leddin: 129. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to introduce a car kilometre reduction target for all car kilometres, both for internal combustion engine and electric vehicles in order for the transport system to be decarbonised at a pace that meets the statutory emissions targets; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30698/22]

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action: Biodiversity: Engagement with Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage (14 Jun 2022)

Brian Leddin: Apologies have been received from Deputy Cronin. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the position Ireland will take at the UN Biodiversity Conference, COP15, which will be held on 1 October 2022 in Kunming, China. On behalf of the committee, I welcome Dr. Deirdre Lynn, who is a scientific officer at the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. She is very welcome to the...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action: Biodiversity: Engagement with Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage (14 Jun 2022)

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