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Boyd Barrett, Richard

Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation

It was a direct question.More Button

Cabinet Committees

Asked the Taoiseach: if he will report on the Cabinet committee dealing with education.More Button

Asked the Taoiseach: when the Cabinet committee on Covid-19 will next meet. More Button

Asked the Taoiseach: when the Cabinet committee on health last met; and when it next plans to meet.More Button

Covid-19 has further underlined the need for proper mental health services. We have thousands of adults and children waiting for assessments and services. I spent an hour on the phone last night ...More Button

Asked the Taoiseach: when the Cabinet committee that deals with the economy will next meet.More Button

Cabinet Committees (Continued)

Before I came in here, I spoke to the principal of a DEIS band 1 school in my area, Scoil Cholmcille, which was one of 281 schools that applied for the new hot school meals programme. The school w...More Button

For the sake of 90 schools, could the Government not come up with the money to give all the schools that applied access to the hot school meals programme? The principal I spoke to told me that t...More Button

The scheme costs very little.More Button

I have just read the NPHET letter. It correctly states we are in a very fragile and precarious position, as a result, in my opinion, of the Government refusing to impose the mandatory quarantine t...More Button

Interestingly, NPHET does not mention construction in its letter or ask for the reopening of non-essential construction. Why has the Government done this, given the fragile position described by...More Button

There are people who will continue to suffer economically and I have raised many times the grant supports that have been denied to taxi drivers. The Taoiseach often makes comparisons with the No...More Button

Post-European Council Meeting: Statements (Continued)

The People's Vaccine campaign, which is supported by 80 countries, many NGOs, the UN Aids programme, Oxfam and others, published a survey of epidemiologists, immunologists and infectious disease sp...More Button

The science is absolutely clear on this but the European Union, including Ireland, failed to support the People's Vaccine campaign which calls for the waiving of patents, intellectual property ri...More Button

Tax Code

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he will explain his reported remarks on 4 March 2021 in which he warned of increased taxes post the Covid-19 pandemic; if he is considering specific tax increases; if so, the details of same; an...More Button

Tax Reliefs

Asked the Minister for Finance: the ongoing efforts being made by his Department and the Revenue Commissioners to ensure full compliance by film production companies with the conditions attached to receipt of section 481 film tax...More Button

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Asked the Minister for Finance: if companies that operated the TWSS can seek to demand payments from their workforce if their employees were marginally better off in their net take home pay as a result of the way in which the sch...More Button

Inland Waterways

Asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage: if his attention has been drawn to the fact that Inland Waterways Ireland has announced that it plans to sell off the site of the graving dock in Ringsend, Dublin 4; if he will ensure that in the e...More Button

Asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage: if he will ensure financial support to develop the graving docks Ringsend, Dublin 4 as a heritage site and that could be used to develop apprenticeships on boat repair; and if he will make a statem...More Button

Asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage: if he will request Dublin City Council to consider diverting some of the funds that had been earmarked for the white water rafting facility to developing a heritage site and amenity for the local c...More Button

Asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage: if he will commission a feasibility study to examine options for the future development of the graving docks Ringsend, Dublin 4; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Covid-19 Pandemic

Asked the Minister for Education: her plans for the return of outstanding classes in secondary schools; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Education: the medical basis on which a decision (details supplied) was reached; the length of time considered short-term; the reason a medical condition such as anxiety would be singled out and those sufferi...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if the wearing of masks by staff working in the kitchens of restaurants, takeaways and fast food outlets is mandatory; if not, the rationale for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Immigration Policy

Asked the Minister for Justice: the criteria that will apply for the end to the suspension of the visit a family and friend class C visa and the de facto partner of an Irish national visa which have been suspended since March 202...More Button