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Shortall, Róisín

Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (Continued)

On a point of order, the Ceann Comhairle could consider reminding Members of the public health advice in respect of wearing masks and that the main purpose of wearing a mask is to protect other peo...More Button

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (Continued)

We should be able to make time available for a special debate and questions and answers on this issue. This is the biggest issue facing the country now. It is completely unacceptable that the Gov...More Button

We have the five-level plan. It makes no sense at all that eight counties, where the incidence is less than half the national rate, should be penalised. There should be an incentive there for c...More Button

I have asked the Taoiseach to consider a cross-party approach to this issue. He has deliberately excluded the Opposition. Since he came to power, there have been two briefings since the end of ...More Button

That is not acceptable. Can the Taoiseach please arrange for a special time for a debate and for accountability on this issue?More Button

No. It was-----More Button

The Taoiseach made a phone call.More Button

That is not consultation. It is not cross-party-----More Button

Who is saying that?More Button

Yes.More Button

I am not talking about a-----More Button

Twice-----More Button

That is not a multi-party approach.More Button

Legislative Measures

Asked the Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications: if he will consider legislative measures in which workers and students are not at a loss in terms of light, heat and waste bills due to having to work and study at home in view of such a scheme in ...More Button

Driver Licences

Asked the Minister for Transport: the steps he will take to deal with the long delays in getting appointments for driver licences in Dublin; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that many people are left with no choice but t...More Button

Wildlife Protection

Asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage: his views on the serious environmental and animal welfare concerns raised in relation to the planned pilot seal culling programme by which wild seals will by shot in the sea from boats; and if he w...More Button

Planning Issues

Asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage: if consideration has been given to granting a ministerial order to extend planning time periods in counties at level three of the Plan for Living with Covid-19; and if he will make a statement on t...More Button

Student Grant Scheme

Asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science: if a residency clause was in place stating that the children of returning Irish emigrants must have been resident in the State for three out of the previous five years prior to their student grant ...More Button

Garda Training

Asked the Minister for Justice: the protocol in An Garda Síochána to act upon reports of a potential suicide.More Button

Legal Aid Service

Asked the Minister for Justice: the position regarding the Legal Aid Board office in Finglas, Dublin 11 which has temporarily relocated to Smithfield Law Centre; when Finglas Law Centre will re-open; and if she will make a statem...More Button

Mental Health Services

Asked the Minister for Health: if work has begun on the Traveller and Roma mental health action plan as per the programme for Government commitment; his plans to publish the plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if work has commenced on the Traveller and Roma mental health action plan as per the programme for Government commitment; when he intends to publish the plan; and if he will make a statement on the...More Button

Covid-19 Tests

Asked the Minister for Health: the details of the type of contracts that will be offered to the additional 700 swabbers and 500 contact tracers provided for in the winter plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button