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Collins, Niall

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (Continued)

This is a query for the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment on the expansion of the usage of electric vehicles. It is a big issue on the agenda for tackling climate change....More Button

Has the Minister consulted with his colleague the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government on this issue? A parking requirement is attached to applications for commercial planning per...More Button

Proposed Legislation

The Minister will be aware of the bravery of Mary Coll and Jacqueline Connolly in speaking out about the tragedy which befell their family. The testament to their bravery is truly remarkable. I t...More Button

The Minister will be aware that the Coll family has specifically requested that the Succession Act of 1965 be updated to address the lacuna that exists with regard to murder-suicide. He referenced...More Button

Proposed Legislation (Continued)

The Minister will also be aware that the family of Clodagh Hawe made a number of other requests. They have requested amendments to the Coroners Act and that a special investigation unit for famili...More Button

Brexit Issues

This issue relates to the Brussels Convention on civil jurisdiction. The Brussels regulation provides for jurisdiction and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters. After 29 March...More Button

I thank the Minister. We all know and accept that Ireland did not vote for Brexit but we must deal with the consequences. If the UK is no longer a party to the recast Brussels regulation or is no...More Button

As Ireland has a land border between the UK and the EU, this will create problems unique to the island, which the Minister will appreciate. The issue will be particularly acute in the Border regio...More Button

Direct Provision System

This question relates to the recent fires at the Shannon Key West Hotel and the potential for events which could come to pass. Both these events were serious and represent a real and pressing dang...More Button

We know that the individuals who live in the centres face serious difficulties in their day-to-day lives in terms of access to education and work. Security provided to those people is the responsi...More Button

The message must go out that by attacking the centres one will not defer them opening as a reception centre for people who are seeking asylum or refugee status in this country. One cannot allow ...More Button

Direct Provision System (Continued)

The Minister stated these centres are run by contractors and operators. They are commercial bodies contracted to the State to carry out a service. He also stated they have to achieve a balance be...More Button

The Minister will recall the case just before Christmas in the Knockalisheen accommodation centre on the outskirts of Limerick city when a lady, Donnah Vuma, was denied a slice of bread and a gla...More Button

Garda Deployment

I am taking this question on behalf of my colleague, Deputy Brendan Smith, who is unable to attend the Chamber.

  Will consideration be given to the provision of additional staff...More Button

Middle East Issues

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: his views on the recently published UN report that indicated the actions by Israeli authorities in respect of protests in Gaza may amount to war crimes; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: if his attention has been drawn to reports of Israeli authorities withholding Palestinian tax revenue, which would be considered a violation of the Oslo Accords; his views on such matters; if this ...More Button

Passport Applications Data

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: the number of persons from Great Britain and Northern Ireland who have applied for an Irish passport in each of the years 2014 to 2018 and to date in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the ma...More Button

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: the target and actual turnaround time, respectively, for receipt of a passport across all the passport services; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Refugee Resettlement Programme

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the number of persons, including unaccompanied minors, Ireland committed to accepting under the resettlement and relocation programmes; the date that this was to be achieved by; the number of perso...More Button

Assisted Human Reproduction Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: when the funding set aside for IVF will be available to couples; the criteria to avail of same; the way in which couples register their interest; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Waste Disposal Charges

Asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment: the status of the provision of an annual support towards the cost of bin charges for homes in which a family member uses incontinence pads; when details of the scheme will be announced; and if he w...More Button

Electric Vehicles

Asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment: his plans to roll out electric vehicle charging stations in towns and villages across County Limerick; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the position regarding separated children seeking asylum; the number Ireland has committed to accepting; the number accepted to date; when the procurement process to provide residential beds was co...More Button

Jobseeker's Allowance

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: if the claim of a person (details supplied) will be reviewed; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Community Employment Schemes Operation

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: if a project (details supplied) will be reviewed; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button