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Ryan, Eamon

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Order of Business

This refers to business agreed last Thursday. The Business Committee will convene again at 4 p.m. today.

  Today’s business shall be No. 9, motion re Parliamentary Questions rot...More Button

Order of Business (Continued)

  Thursday’s business shall be motion re proposed approval by Dáil Éireann of draft Commission of Investigation (Certain matters relating to two disclosures made by members of An Garda Sí...More Button

I do not think anyone I met at the Business Committee meeting at 1.30 p.m. thought that we were actually going to follow the Order of Business I had the great pleasure of reading out at length. We...More Button

Unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the way in which her Department is working with the Departments of Justice and Equality, Foreign Affairs and Trade, Education and Skills and Health to ensure that concerted adequate provision is ma...More Button

I do not know if the Minister read the Sunday Times magazine, because she had a busy day yesterday. However, Christina Lamb had an article in that paper about unaccompanied migran...More Button

I thank the Minister for that reply. I have some specific follow-on questions but if she cannot answer them directly perhaps her Department could write to me. I am keen to know whether children w...More Button

As regards those minors coming from Calais, I understand that the UK Government has taken 750, which is roughly half the unaccompanied minors. Does the Minister have any details of the numbers s...More Button

I am sorry. There were a few questions.More Button

On a slightly wider front, I understand that those unaccompanied minors from Calais are, in a sense, going to be treated in the same way as the 160,000 refugees from Italy or Greece the European Un...More Button

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the integration and mental health services being made available for refugee children upon entering Ireland; the number of child refugees that her Department is anticipating in 2017; and the capacit...More Button

Clarification of Statements made by the Taoiseach and Ministers: Statements (Resumed) (Continued)

No. If I can come in-----More Button

I ask the Tánaiste in any investigation regarding Garda whistleblowers, what regulations will cover the examination, treatment and disclosure of phone, e-mail and Internet records of Members of the...More Button

North-South Interconnector: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

I want to give the House some history of my involvement in this project. It goes back to my time in opposition in the Twenty-ninth Dáil from 2002 to 2007. At that time, we were starting to consid...More Button

Already at that stage, concerns were raised. There was a series of "Prime Time" programmes on the issue where people in the relevant areas were, understandably, concerned and asked for considera...More Button

Deputy Mattie McGrath said these people were fat cats. They are typically public servants, civil servants and engineers working for the Danish state or the Irish State. They are not on a profit...More Button

We would love to see this underground. It would be lovely not to have to put power lines up. However, I have yet to see that it is technically feasible. It is technically feasible to send powe...More Button

One can pull a direct current over distance and not have much transmission loss. Converting it back into AC to run in the system is an incredibly difficult process. I do not know if people have s...More Button

The reason we want AC is because the first thing any employer or any factory owner will ask for is two AC lines rather than one because a factory full of medical equipment, semiconductors or what...More Button

There are two AC lines in Dublin which investors know work. Deputies from the west have stated that the grid link project is all about fat cats not thinking of the people. If we want jobs we ne...More Button

I am outlining my experience and views. I would love to see this undergrounded, but it is not easy to do so. A large trench is involved, through drumlins, which is bloody difficult to put under...More Button

Deputy Sherlock said he did not think the issue of Brexit should be raised. I do not know. There is a real risk in terms of the Northern electricity system. The reason we all received letters ...More Button

They will not wander off. It makes sense for us to maintain an electricity system that is connected North and South no matter what happens with Brexit because the physics make sense. It also ma...More Button

I very much understand the motives and communities involved. If there was a miracle tomorrow and the whole system could go DC or we could have a DC system without a massive converter station to ...More Button

Ultimately, we would be shooting ourselves in the foot in the Border areas more than anywhere else. We need to get development out of Dublin. In order to do so, we need an electricity grid and ...More Button

It is technically possible.More Button