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Farrell, Alan

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Financial Provisions (Covid-19) (No. 2) Bill 2020: Second Stage (Resumed) (Continued)

I thank Deputy Ó Cuív. In recognition of the political groupings and the manner in which Members have indicated, I call Deputy Michael Healy-Rae, who will be followed by Deputy O'Donnell. Deputy ...More Button

I am sorry to interrupt the Deputy. I am conscious that the remaining time for Second Stage is counting down and Deputy O'Donnell is present. I ask the Deputy to allow Deputy O'Donnell speak.More Button

I appreciate that.More Button

We do not have time for the Minister to make closing remarks on Second Stage. I apologise.More Button

I am very sorry. The slot was due to conclude at about 5.56 p.m., which I was not aware of until the last minute. I apologise to the Minister and Deputy.More Button

Financial Provisions (Covid-19) (No. 2) Bill 2020: Committee and Remaining Stages

  Question proposed: "That section 1 stand part of the Bill."More Button

It is in the hands of the Members present. There are a number of amendments. If the Minister wants to make a statement on section 1, there is no amendment.More Button

Unfortunately, as I have already stated that will not be possible. Time was not allowed for that and it was not brought to my attention, I regret to say, until it was too late. I had assumed the ...More Button

Yes.More Button

That is not in my control.More Button

Section by section. Okay.More Button

Section 1 has already been introduced. Does the Deputy wish to make a contribution?More Button

The Deputy may do so.More Button

Financial Provisions (Covid-19) (No. 2) Bill 2020: Committee and Remaining Stages (Continued)

I remind the Deputy that this is a debate about section 1.More Button

Two more Deputies are offering. I remind Deputies that we are discussing section 1 and we have many amendments to be debated. I do not want any of them to feel the need to repeat themselves.More Button

Covid-19 Pandemic

Asked the Minister for Finance: if there has been communication between his Department and the major financial institutions to advocate on behalf of customers in the final stages of draw down of their mortgage who have been infor...More Button

Childcare Services

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: if consideration has been given to providing assistance in the form of additional funding for resources and training to childcare providers to encourage them to continue taking on children under 12...More Button