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Dolan, Aisling, Dillon, Alan , Hoey, Annie, Ward, Barry, Leddin, Brian, Berry, Cathal , Crowe, Cathal, O'Sullivan, Christopher, O'Callaghan, Cian, Kerrane, Claire, Devlin, Cormac, O'Rourke, Darren, Smith, Duncan, Flynn, Eileen, McCallion , Elisha, Currie, Emer, Higgins, Emer, McGreehan, Erin, Duffy, Francis Noel, Ahearn, Garret, Gannon, Gary, Cairns, Holly, O'Connor, James, Carroll MacNeill, Jennifer, Whitmore, Jennifer , Flaherty, Joe , Cummins, John, McGahon , John, Guirke, Johnny , Mythen, Johnny, Boylan, Lynn, Farrell, Mairéad , Noonan, Malcolm, Ó Cathasaigh, Marc, Sherlock, Marie, Wall, Mark, Browne, Martin, Fitzpatrick, Mary, Seery Kearney, Mary, Carthy, Matt, Shanahan, Matt, Carrigy, Micheál, Hourigan, Neasa, Foley, Norma, Crowe, Ollie, Smyth, Ossian, Daly, Pa, Ryan, Patricia , Costello, Patrick, Donnelly, Paul, O'Reilly, Pauline, Tully, Pauline , McAuliffe, Paul , Cronin, Réada, Moynihan, Rebecca, O'Donoghue, Richard, O'Gorman, Roderic, Garvey, Róisín, Ó Murchú, Ruairí, Keogan, Sharon, Clarke, Sorca, Matthews, Steven , Gould, Thomas, Murphy, Verona, Martin, Vincent P., Wynne, Violet-Anne

Wednesday, 31 March 2021

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Post-European Council Meeting: Statements (Continued)

It has been reported in recent weeks that Ireland's share of the EU's pandemic recovery and resilience fund may be reduced by somewhere in the region of €321 million as a result of GDP figures over...More Button

Public Service Pay Bill 2020: Second Stage (Resumed)

That is correct. Táim fíor-shásta an deis seo a bheith agam faoi dheireadh. Bhí muid ceaptha an t-ábhar seo a phlé le roinnt seachtainí anuas agus táim an-sásta go bhfuil an deis agam inniu é a p...More Button

I refrained from commenting directly on the Building Momentum agreement because I believed it was a matter for the union membership to decide and I did not want to be seen to be prejudicing the o...More Button

Public Service Pay Bill 2020: Second Stage (Resumed) (Continued)

They were resoundingly in favour. We see that in the results from the two largest unions, SIPTU and Fórsa, whose membership voted in favour by margins of 91% and 95%, respectively. Notwithstandin...More Button

First, it is worth acknowledging that most of the unions have accepted this deal. Since the beginning of the austerity budgets 12 years ago, public sector workers have had their real earnings gu...More Button

Certain media and political commentators have spoken on this issue. The reality is that public sector workers have had more than a decade of lost earnings as a result of the economy going into r...More Button

Let us not forget that these workers and others were forced to pay for the reckless risk-taking of the banking and property sectors. We are again seeing politicians fall over themselves to pay t...More Button

These concessions, extracted by government for the restoration of pay, have delivered significant savings to the public purse, but our public sector workers are our most valuable resource. They ...More Button

I want to say a few words about the FEMPI legislation, as some may question the need for this Bill and the reason the FEMPI legislation was not fully repealed. It is worth noting that between 20...More Button

Section 2 amends section 4 of the Act to give the Minister the power to provide for an increase in remuneration save where this is set by or under an Act of the Oireachtas. This would appear to ...More Button

I am aware that there are still some lingering issues, such as pay equality, and that the sectoral bargaining fund that has been established will be used to address some of these issues. In agre...More Button

I am aware that, despite all of this, some unions such as ASTI and the Medical Laboratory Scientists Association have rejected the agreement. Sinn Féin's alternative budget called for the immedi...More Button

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Asked the Minister for Finance: the expected grant allocations under the resilience and recovery facility in nominal and percentage terms in the periods 2021-22 and 2023, respectively; if the expected allocation has been reduced ...More Button

Financial Services Regulation

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he has had engagement with the Central Bank regarding unregulated loan notes issued by a company (details supplied) between 2012 and 2019 and administered by another company; and if he will make...More Button

Departmental Legal Cases

Asked the Taoiseach: if his attention has been drawn to instances of litigation or the threat of litigation arising from the inclusion of social clauses in public procurement contracts in each of the years 2017 to 2020.More Button

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment: if his attention has been drawn to instances of litigation or the threat of litigation arising from the inclusion of social clauses in public procurement contracts in each of the years 2017 to 2020.More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications: if his attention has been drawn to instances of litigation or the threat of litigation arising from the inclusion of social clauses in public procurement contracts in each of the years 2017 to 2020.More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport: if his attention has been drawn to instances of litigation or the threat of litigation arising from the inclusion of social clauses in public procurement contracts in each of the years 2017 to 2020.More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: if his attention has been drawn to instances of litigation or the threat of litigation arising from the inclusion of social clauses in public procurement contracts in each of the years 2017 to 2020.More Button

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: if his attention has been drawn to instances of litigation or the threat of litigation arising from the inclusion of social clauses in public procurement contracts in each of the years from 2017 to...More Button

Asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media: if her attention has been drawn to instances of litigation or the threat of litigation arising from the inclusion of social clauses in public procurement contracts in each of the years 2017 to 2020.More Button

Asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage: if his attention has been drawn to instances of litigation or the threat of litigation arising from the inclusion of social clauses in public procurement contracts in each of the years 2017 to 2020.More Button

Asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs: if his attention has been drawn to instances of litigation or the threat of litigation arising from the inclusion of social clauses in public procurement contracts in each of the years 2017 to 2020.More Button

Asked the Minister for Defence: if his attention has been drawn to instances of litigation or the threat of litigation arising from the inclusion of social clauses in public procurement contracts in each of the years 2017 to 2020.More Button

Asked the Minister for Education: if her attention has been drawn to instances of litigation or the threat of litigation arising from the inclusion of social clauses in public procurement contracts in each of the years 2017 to 2020.More Button

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if her attention has been drawn to instances of litigation or the threat of litigation arising from the inclusion of social clauses in public procurement contracts in each of the years 2017 to 2020.More Button

Asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth: if his attention has been drawn to instances of litigation or the threat of litigation arising from the inclusion of social clauses in public procurement contracts in each of the years 2017 to 2020.More Button

Asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science: if his attention has been drawn to instances of litigation or the threat of litigation arising from the inclusion of social clauses in public procurement contracts in each of the years 2017 to 2020.More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice: if her attention has been drawn to instances of litigation or the threat of litigation arising from the inclusion of social clauses in public procurement contracts in each of the years 2017 to 2020.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if his attention has been drawn to instances of litigation or the threat of litigation arising from the inclusion of social clauses in public procurement contracts in each of the years 2017 to 2020...More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: if his attention has been drawn to instances of litigation or the threat of litigation arising from the inclusion of social clauses in public procurement contracts in each of the years 2017 to 2020.More Button

Asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development: if her attention has been drawn to instances of litigation or the threat of litigation arising from the inclusion of social clauses in public procurement contracts in each of the years 2017 to 2020.More Button

Departmental Expenditure

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment: the spend for his Department on public procurement disaggregated by spend on goods, services and capital works in each of the years 2018 to 2020, in tabular form.More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications: the spend for his Department on public procurement disaggregated by spend on goods, services and capital works in each of the years 2018 to 2020, in tabular form. More Button

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the spending for his Department on public procurement disaggregated by spending on goods, services and capital works in each of the years 2018 to 2020, in tabular form.More Button

Asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage: the spend for his Department on public procurement disaggregated by spend on goods, services and capital works in each of the years 2018 to 2020, in tabular form.More Button

Asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs: the spend for his Department on public procurement disaggregated by spend on goods, services and capital works in each of the years 2018 to 2020, in tabular form.More Button

Asked the Minister for Defence: the spend for his Department on public procurement disaggregated by spend on goods, services and capital works in each of the years 2018 to 2020, in tabular form.More Button

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the amount her Department spends on public procurement disaggregated by spend on goods, services and capital works in each of the years 2018 to 2020, in tabular form. More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice: the spend for her Department on public procurement disaggregated by spend on goods, services and capital works in each of the years 2018 to 2020, in tabular form.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the spend for his Department on public procurement disaggregated by spend on goods, services and capital works in each of the years 2018 to 2020, in tabular form.More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the spend for his Department on public procurement disaggregated by spend on goods, services and capital works in each of the years 2018 to 2020, in tabular form.More Button

Asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development: the spend for her Department on public procurement disaggregated by spend on goods, services and capital works in each of the years 2018 to 2020, in tabular form.More Button

EU Funding

Asked the Minister for Finance: if Ireland’s allocation of the EU recovery and resilience fund is to be reduced in view of better than expected GDP figures; if so, the total reduction in funding; and if he will make a statement o...More Button

Hospital Staff

Asked the Minister for Health: the total and average number of agency staff employed in each hospital in each of the years 2018 to 2020, in tabular form.More Button