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Boyd Barrett, Richard

Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Housing Shared Equity Loan Scheme: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

The Minister should stop trying to throw mud in people's eyes with his political attacks on the Opposition, which are designed to do nothing other than deflect from a deadly serious argument about ...More Button

The problem is that house prices are completely out of reach for 70% of people. It is not just about the €75 million in this scheme, which the Minister says is only a small amount of money which w...More Button

It is shocking when one looks at the figures. Even the property people are amazed at what is happening in the property market at the moment. The value of residential property is now €536 billio...More Button

It is not just about redirecting €75 million, because the LDA is based on the same misguided premise of following market conditions. We are going to move into the public land bank, which is the ...More Button

Banking Sector: Statements (Continued)

The inescapable logic of what needs to be done in response to what I consider to be a pretty serious crisis in the banking and financial system is that we need to take it into public ownership. Th...More Button

This should be considered together with the Davy scandal that has broken and that also has its origins in the sort of rotten, profit-driven culture of the banking system in this country and, in ...More Button

Of course, that all has a cost for society because the money these people make does not come from nowhere. Ultimately, it comes out of the pockets of ordinary people who work for these instituti...More Button

Enterprise Support Services

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment: the supports available to small start-up businesses that have not begun trading yet but have been attempting to start up in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis; if directors of such start-up companies...More Button

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Asked the Minister for Finance: the supports available to small start-up businesses that have not begun trading yet but have been attempting to start up in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis; if directors of such start-up companies...More Button

Asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media: when the €50 million expanded live performance scheme will be accepting applications; the parameters or conditions for application; when she is announcing the opening of the scheme for applications...More Button

Tax Incentives

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he will address a matter regarding actions by a company (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Solar Energy Guidelines

Asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage: the details of the review by his Department of siting and size conditions for rooftop solar panels on homes and the review of exemptions for educational and community buildings, as part of the curr...More Button

Diplomatic Representation

Asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs: further to Parliamentary Question No. 388 of 13 January 2021 and given concerns for the well-being of a person (details supplied), if he made advances to secure the return to Ireland of the person ...More Button

Covid-19 Pandemic

Asked the Minister for Health: if healthcare assistants and social care workers are being considered as vaccinators during the roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccine; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if landscapers and gardeners are permitted to work during level 5 restrictions; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Vaccination Programme

Asked the Minister for Health: if he plans for persons with disabilities living in residential care settings many of whom have underlying health conditions associated with their particular syndromes to be vaccinated sooner than ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the latest list of underlying conditions which will qualify persons for access to the Covid-19 vaccination programme currently group 7 on the vaccination list; and if this list of underlying condit...More Button