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Shortall, Róisín

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Brexit Contingency Action Plan: Statements (Continued)

This is the umpteenth time we have had statements on Brexit in this House. The reality is that we are no clearer about what is likely to happen and significant uncertainty remains. There are seve...More Button

Going back to the time Michel Barnier addressed this House, the issues have not changed. At that point, he said he was confident that all the non-trade issues like the movement of people and ser...More Button

So much of our economic and social standing and our standing in terms of jobs is dependent on the agrifood industry. The Irish agrifood industry has a very strong reputation. That is a reputati...More Button

There already are indications of that from other countries, which are saying they need assurances that there will be no question of breaches of standards or lack of traceability regarding any of ...More Button

Whatever way issues along the Border are addressed, whether there is an economic zone or whether it is an actual hard border, the cost will be very significant, not just immediately but on an ong...More Button

The other point concerns the implications of all of this for peace on the island and the Good Friday Agreement. We know that, regrettably, it seems that many in the Conservative Party have littl...More Button

There are significant questions, but it looks like Brussels is holding firm. Even if it does on the backstop, we still should be in a position where we know what will happen in three months' time,...More Button

Capitation Grants

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the number and proportion of schools rewarded with extra capitation grants arising from compliance with circular 0032/2017.More Button

School Costs

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if his attention has been drawn to the significant additional burden on parents of schools charging for new laptops or other digital devices for students in place of books; and the way in which he ...More Button

Direct Provision Data

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the number and proportion of adults in direct provision in employment.More Button

Community Policing

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the community garda numbers by Garda district as of 1 June 2019; the corresponding number for 1 June in each of the years 2014 to 2018, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Energy Policy

Asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment: the status of each of the actions outlined in the strategy to combat energy poverty 2016-2019; and if a progress report will be published before the strategy comes to an end later in 2019.More Button

Rent Supplement Scheme Administration

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: if landlords are permitted to request and or receive top-up payments in respect of recipients of rent supplement; and if not, the penalty applying.More Button

Supplementary Welfare Allowance Payments

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: when the adequacy of the rules relating to the typical amount provided under the supplementary welfare scheme for items such as replacement washing machines were last reviewed and changed.More Button

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: the amount budgeted for and spent on exceptional and urgent needs payments in each of the past ten years; the number of payments issued in each of the years; and the number of recipients.More Button

Rental Sector

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: if landlords are permitted to request and-or receive top-up payments in respect of recipients of HAP and RAS; and if not, the penalty applying.More Button

Heritage Sites

Asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: if she is still considering the purchase of an estate (details supplied); if so, the stage at which discussions are at; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button