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  • Subjects (based on headings added by the Dáil record): Greyhound Industry, Animal Welfare, Hospital Data, Regeneration Projects, Pigmeat Sector

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Committee on Budgetary Oversight: Pre-Budget 2022 Scrutiny (Resumed): Minister for Finance (23 Sep 2021)

“I welcome the Minister and thank him for coming in to speak with us. I raise the issue of VRT on new and imported fossil fuel vehicles, including so-called hybrid vehicles. I raise the matter because, as the Minister knows, we have very ambitious climate action targets. Transport represents 20% of Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions and private cars represent the majority of emissions from...”

Committee on Budgetary Oversight: Pre-Budget 2022 Scrutiny (Resumed): Minister for Finance (23 Sep 2021)

“I thank the Minister. I really appreciate his answer. He is correct that we are seeing an effect from the changes brought in last year. My fear is that we are not bringing about change quickly enough. The cars sold in 2021 or 2022 will still be around in 2030, by which stage, obviously, the challenge is to reduce emissions across all sectors by approximately 51%. Transport will probably...”

Sea-Fisheries (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2021: Second Stage (Resumed) (22 Sep 2021)

“While I welcome some aspects of the Bill, it is worth viewing it in the context of Irish fisheries policy and our approach to protecting our marine ecosystems. As legislators, we should always be cautious when introducing regulations that impose a bureaucratic burden on citizens. However, when we are considering the protection of the environment and ecosystems, we often frame the debate...”

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