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Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Covid-19 (Arts): Statements (Continued)

This is not the first time I have sat in the Chamber and listened to Deputy Ó Snodaigh speak before me on the arts. His family is steeped in the many different parts of the arts. We have debated ...More Button

It is very destabilising and manifestly so for those in sectors that are on the edges of this pandemic.More Button

Very little has moved. I listened to the Minister's contribution from my office and I am aware that funding is being given in a type of block, high-level format but the people in the sector who ...More Button

We should take this opportunity to state that there were issues with this sector prior to the pandemic that are being compounded by what is going on now. The Theatre Forum review in 2019 of pay ...More Button

As we know, art and the arts sector travels extremely well to all four corners of the globe and is received very well. We are viewed as a creative people and as a country that values its creativ...More Button

On a day where it is indicated that the national minimum wage will rise by a mere ten cent, 72% of artists in Ireland were earning less than the national minimum wage before this pandemic hit. O...More Button

That brings me to the pandemic unemployment payment, which was very important payment for many workers and very important for people in the arts sector. Deputy Ó Snodaigh spoke eloquently about ...More Button

We are 100 days into the term of this Government. I am not one for arbitrary targets and I acknowledge that the period of the past 100 days has been unique but those working in the arts believe ...More Button

State Claims Agency

Asked the Minister for Finance: the reason State Claims Agency figures have doubled since the previous year; the reasons for this; if the cause can be clarified; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

School Transport

Asked the Minister for Education: if enough buses are contracted to ensure that every child in Ballyboughal, County Dublin, who requires a school bus service can have one; the timeline in this regard; and if she will make a stateme...More Button

Vaccination Programme

Asked the Minister for Health: if the nasal flu shot will be rolled out in schools; if parental consent must be sought; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button