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  • Seanad: Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters: Flood Risk Management (19 Jan 2022)
    Patrick O'Donovan: ...main flood risk areas throughout the country. These include the proposed schemes for County Louth, which are Dundalk, Blackrock south, Drogheda, Carlingford, Greenore, Baltray and Ardee. Louth County Council, working with the Office of Public Works, has agreed to be the lead authority in the delivery of these schemes. The council chairs each […]
  • Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (23 Nov 2021)
    Sharon Keogan: ...begin on 25 November, which is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and end on 10 December, which is Human Rights Day. Human trafficking, which is a $150 billion global industry, is one of the greatest examples of violence against women and girls. In addition, millions of women and girls […]
  • Housing for All: Statements (Resumed) (29 Sep 2021)
    Peter Burke: ...of social homes tenfold right up to 2019. This plan aims to double that output again, 48% of which will be social and affordable homes. I was privileged in 2009 to be elected to Westmeath County Council, where I started my political career, at a time when our economy, our country and our […]
  • Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Road Projects (7 Oct 2021)
    Éamon Ó Cuív: ...that I want to address. This project has been in existence for the past 30 years, but the reality is the most recent analysis of Galway's transport requirements was done in 2016 by Galway City Council, Galway County Council and the National Transport Authority, NTA. It was a very comprehensive strategy that […]
  • Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Third Level Education (13 Oct 2021)
    Simon Harris: ..., including in relation to apprenticeships, is guided by the National Skills Strategy. The Strategy provided for the establishment of the skills architecture that we have today, the National Skills Council and the nine Regional Skills Fora. Underpinning both the skills agenda and architecture are the skills forecasting and intelligence systems, made up […]
  • Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Apprenticeship Programmes (13 Oct 2021)
    Niall Collins: ...individuals to access the skills required to progress in a way that meets the needs of our economy as it evolves and recovers. Central to this is the partnership approach between Government, Industry, the National Skills Council, the National Training Fund Advisory Group, the Regional Skills Fora and the Further and Higher Education […]
  • Financial Resolutions 2021 - Financial Resolution No. 2: General (Resumed) (13 Oct 2021)
    Leo Varadkar: ...for a new chapter in our recovery. It is guided by the economic recovery plan and sets out to restore our public finances to good health, to restore existing jobs and create new ones in areas such as construction, climate action, digital and the care economy and to reach 2.5 million people at […]
  • Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Apprenticeship Programmes (2 Nov 2021)
    Niall Collins: I propose to take Questions Nos. 687 and 688 together. Education and training relevant to skills needs in the construction sector is delivered across the full remit of Further and Higher Education (through apprenticeship; non-apprenticeship further education and training (FET) and Higher Education (HE)) and through main stream education and training as well […]
  • Seanad: Public Transport: Motion (3 Nov 2021)
    Hildegarde Naughton: ...move from the strategic support enabled by inclusion in a transport strategy, to being a project with a preliminary business case seeking approval to enter the statutory planning process, not alone a project in construction. As reflected in the motion, improved public transport cannot just be about cities. The sustainable mobility policy framework […]
  • Climate Action Plan 2021: Statements (23 Nov 2021)
    Darren O'Rourke: I welcome the opportunity to contribute to this debate. Sinn Féin recognises the urgency needed to tackle climate change, we back our national greenhouse emissions target and we worked constructively throughout the extensive consideration of the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill. It is worth saying that unlike some in government […]
  • Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action: Carbon Budgets: Discussion (Resumed) (13 Jan 2022)
    .... Our emissions in 2022 will be still higher than they were in 1990. Chambers Ireland is generally supportive of the carbon budgeting proposal that was published by the Climate Change Advisory Council. Carbon budgeting is a useful tool for ensuring appropriate public policymaking because ultimately, it is the activities of the State that bind […]
  • Joint Committee on the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Irish Speaking Community: Tithíocht agus Cúrsaí Pleanála sa Ghaeltacht: Plé (1 Dec 2021)
    Mr. Tim Lucey: Beidh mé ag caint as Béarla inniu and our Irish officer will deliver the statement as Gaeilge thereafter. Within Cork County Council, there are two distinct Gaeltacht areas, namely, Múscraí and Oileán Chléire. The county development plan is currently under review and has been prepared having regard to other national regional guidelines,...
  • Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action: Carbon Budgets: Engagement with the Climate Change Advisory Council (7 Dec 2021)
    ...demand wants low fat or high energy, or whatever it might be, as producers of food, that is the market giving us signals and we need to respond to those signals. In our very successful food industry, our challenge, which was addressed in the food paper which came out from Bord Bia not long ago, […]
  • Seanad: Finance Bill 2021: Second Stage (7 Dec 2021)
    Seán Fleming: .... There has been a reasonable increase. It does not cover the full cost of heating but it was always meant to be a contribution to the cost. There was a suggestion that it is a waste of money for councils to lease homes for people to rent. I understand the councils do […]
  • Offshore Renewable Energy: Motion [Private Members] (8 Dec 2021)
    Eamon Ryan: ...is one of the highest priorities of this Government to meet this economic opportunity. In addition to developing the planning and regulatory frameworks for this new multibillion euro offshore industry, my Department is also developing a route to market for offshore wind under the renewable electricity support scheme, RESS. At least three RESS […]
  • Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Departmental Consultations (9 Dec 2021)
    Simon Harris: ...dialogue, and collaboration between relevant Government Departments and agencies, the education and training system, the enterprise agencies, and private sector representatives. The National Skills Council is the high level partnership platform established under the National Skills Strategy. It is an advisory body made up of high-level representatives from public and private...
  • Seafood Taskforce Final Report: Statements (9 Dec 2021)
    Charlie McConalogue: ...in a no-deal scenario, it risked losing access to that catch and in addition other EU vessels operating in UK waters would be displaced into our waters. When the Taoiseach and I met the fishing industry this time last year it identified a no-deal Brexit as the worst possible outcome for the Irish […]
  • Ceisteanna - Questions: Departmental Strategies (14 Dec 2021)
    Micheál Martin: On the Construction Defects Alliance, Deputy Ó Ríordáin has said that the report should be due by the second quarter of 2022. The Minister is very conscious of this issue. We have already had a number of issues in the context of pyrite, mica and so forth. We will be moving on that […]
  • Written Answers — Department of Finance: Housing Policy (16 Dec 2021)
    Paschal Donohoe: ...an obvious role in alleviating housing market pressures, there are also significant non-fiscal constraints. In particular, the public health measures needed to suppress the spread of the virus have placed a direct restriction on the construction of new housing. The industry is now facing increased costs and difficulty sourcing building materials as a […]
  • Housing for All: Statements (28 Sep 2021)
    Darragh O'Brien: ...the key to the plan and it is important, from the outset of these statements, to set out how we aim to achieve it. It will be overseen and directed at the highest level through the Cabinet committee on housing, chaired by the Taoiseach, and through the Secretary General delivery group. There will […]