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Wednesday, 16 December 2020

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Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation

With regard to the Debenhams workers, the Taoiseach has been asked when he will bring forward legislation to protect workers in such situations. He replied by saying that he has done what he can w...More Button

Post-European Council: Statements (Continued)

I wish to address the Taoiseach's comments on the necessity for everyone to do as much as they can to be prepared for 1 January in the context of Brexit. I fully agree that we face huge challenges...More Button

As we approach the final hurdle in the Brexit negotiations, it is worth taking stock. There is probably one area where the UK Government has succeeded in its strategy. It had wished to run down...More Button

Fisheries is now left in the balance. This is not where the European Union negotiators wanted to be. We wanted fisheries to be agreed long before this point. It is worth remembering that while...More Button

I welcome the historic agreement relating to a 55% reduction in emissions by 2030. It is very important that we play a full role domestically in achieving that reduction.More Button

The rule of law provisions which have been hard fought for by the European Parliament in particular are significant. They mark a shift in attitude by the European Union. There is a risk that th...More Button

In conclusion, I note the significance of the milestone in terms of the EU getting to the point of collective EU debt issuance. It is very significant.More Button

Planning and Development Bill 2020 [Seanad]: Second Stage (Continued)

I will respond to a comment from the Minister. He said there was significant engagement between officials in his Department and the Oireachtas joint committee dealing with housing. That is absolu...More Button

It is also the case that the Minister wrote to the committee seeking a waiver of pre-legislative scrutiny of this Bill. Instead of agreeing to that waiver the committee, whose members take their c...More Button

Planning and Development Bill 2020 [Seanad]: Instruction to Committee (Continued)

This issue is not a new one. The initial directive on environmental impact assessments has been in place since 1985. There has been plenty of time to get this right but choices have been made not...More Button

I appreciate the hard work that has been done by the officials on the Bill. I appreciate that it is necessary legislation, but we have a necessary role in this as well and that must be respected...More Button

Planning and Development Bill 2020 [Seanad]: Committee and Remaining Stages (Continued)

My amendment No. 6 would allow for public meetings and for online meetings and would provide for public meetings not to take place during emergency periods, such as Covid. It is essentially about ...More Button

If this measure is brought in without my amendment and if public meetings are made optional, virtually every council will drop them. There is an issue of us meeting, engaging in person and havin...More Button

I move amendment No. 6:More Button

These amendments seek to improve these sections of the Bill and make it more transparent. I hope the Minister agrees to them. I cannot see a reason that he would not. Amendment No. 8 strengthens...More Button

I would just like to hear the Minister's reply.More Button

Parking Regulations

Asked the Minister for Transport: the plans in place to address illegal parking on footpaths and walkways; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Covid-19 Pandemic

Asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media: if her attention has been drawn to the fact that developing sports currently without national governing body status from Sport Ireland cannot conduct training due to Covid-19 restrictions; and if s...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if a national plan is in place to deal with persons with long Covid; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Medicinal Products

Asked the Minister for Health: when the drug dupilumab will become widely available for persons with atopic eczema; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button