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Nolan, Carol

Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Budget Statement 2021 (Continued)

I welcome the opportunity to speak on the budget today. As we are all well aware, the financial and economic constraints facing this State and our people are monumental. The Covid-19 crisis has r...More Button

I acknowledge that the Ministers for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform appear to have genuinely and sincerely attempted to arrive at set of financial measures that will have the maximum b...More Button

I welcome the much-anticipated commitments around the education sector. Education is the engine of progress, both socially and economically, and we need to ensure there is continued investment in ...More Button

What I want to see emerge in very practical terms from this budget is a commitment to provide a wraparound support service in schools for young people, including occupational therapists, speech a...More Button

On agriculture, the Minister will be aware that farming organisations have called for full compensation for any further losses during the transition period arising from Brexit uncertainty, Sterli...More Button

Young farmers need urgent supports if we are to encourage young people to take up farming. I fully support the Macra na Feirme submission on this budget, and I support its call for a dedicated d...More Button

What is also desperately needed is a commitment to finally bring forward the reforms around the fair deal and the Nursing Homes Support Scheme (Amendment) Bill 2019. We have to make financial pr...More Button

I want to highlight several other issues with respect to agriculture. I welcome the Department’s prioritising of the retention of schemes until a new CAP is in place. From what I understand, no...More Button

It is vital that more support is provided to farm forestry and the forestry sector generally. This is an area of significant employment in rural counties and it needs adequate supports, such as ...More Button

I conclude by asking that, whatever happens with respect to Covid, the Government remains open and engaged with regard to the many and various concerns and the various sectors that make up Irish ...More Button

Financial Resolution No. 2: Excise - Mineral Oil Tax: Motion (Continued)

Green policies and agendas will cost the country dearly. That is particularly evident in the midlands where many industries have ground to a halt and there have been significant job losses. Here ...More Button

Motor Tax

Asked the Minister for Transport: if he will address a case (details supplied) regarding a vintage car; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

National Parks and Wildlife Service

Asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage: if he will seek increased funding for the National Parks and Wildlife Service, NPWS, farm plan scheme in designated areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Nursing Homes Support Scheme

Asked the Minister for Health: the status of his Department's efforts to progress reforms to the fair deal, nursing home support scheme specifically reforms that will provide for the inclusion of farm land leased to third partie...More Button

Primary Care Centres

Asked the Minister for Health: the status of the development of the primary care centre in Birr, County Offaly; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Disability Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: the measures being taken to prioritise the full reopening of day care services for adults with an intellectual disability in counties Laois and Offaly; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Agriculture Schemes

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the status of funding and payment plans for the continuation of schemes (details supplied).More Button

Rural Development Programme

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: if he will seek the maximum permissible level of national co-financing of 57% of the CAP Rural Development Programme post-2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Rural Environment Protection Scheme

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the status of the commitment in the programme for Government for a new REPS-2 programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Agriculture Industry

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: his plans to provide compensation for further losses during the transition period in view of Brexit uncertainty, the volatility of sterling and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic across all agricu...More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the status of plans to provide compensation for further losses during the transition period arising from Brexit uncertainty, sterling volatility and Covid-19 impact, across all agricultural sectors...More Button

Brexit Supports

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the measures he is taking to further strengthen the Brexit contingency fund announced in budget 2020 (details supplied) in order that these funds are supplemented in budget 2021; and if he will mak...More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the status of measures he is taking to further strengthening the Brexit contingency fund announced in budget 2020, which allocated €110 million to agriculture in order that these funds are suppleme...More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the measures he is taking to support all sectors adversely affected by the Brexit outcome through the €5 billion EU Brexit adjustment reserve fund (details supplied); and if he will make a statemen...More Button

Forestry Sector

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: if €4 million will be allocated to restore the farmer premium and the introduction of a harvesting plan grant to assist forest owners and a review of the ash dieback scheme to include an income com...More Button

Walks Scheme

Asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development: if she will seek an increased allocation of €2 million for the walks scheme with an increase in the number of walks supported to 120; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button