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Pringle, Thomas

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


National Broadband Plan Implementation

Asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment: if he will expand on the measures announced in budget 2017 in relation to broadband, including an update on the technological solutions emerging through the tender process; and if he will make a st...More Button

Renewable Energy Incentives

Asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment: if he will expand on the measure announced in budget 2017 in relation to biomass, including the €50 million of capital spending to assist in the development of the renewable heat incentive; his pla...More Button

Disability Allowance Applications

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: to outline the status of an application by a person (details supplied) under the disability allowance scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Rockall Island Ownership

Asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: the position regarding negotiations over ownership of Rockall; the steps being taken by him to secure Ireland’s territorial claim; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Trade Agreements

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: further to Parliamentary Question No. 92 of 12 October 2016, if she will provide clarity on the authority of her statement in relation to an EU Council decision not to include the ICS as part of th...More Button

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: her views on the fact that the ICS aspect of CETA remains an element of the finalised text of the trade agreement and that this could create a regulatory chilling effect on its potential implementa...More Button

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: the reason Ireland is prepared to advance CETA to authorise its signing and contemplate some degree of provisional application in the absence of CJEU on the EU-Singapore free trade agreement, EUSFT...More Button

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: the way the policy decision of the Government on the matter of provisionally applying CETA complies with its legal obligations under Article 7 of the Aarhus Convention in respect of public particip...More Button

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: if Ireland will call for an agreement that any member state may unilaterally withdraw from the provisional application of CETA; if Ireland will oppose any action or call to pressurise any state or ...More Button

Child Care Costs

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: if she will elaborate on the single affordable childcare scheme and the way it aims to raise the low income of workers in the child care industry; the way she will ensure that the subsidy will be p...More Button

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the way the single affordable childcare scheme will prevent child care facilities from driving up prices even further; the monitoring mechanisms in place to prevent this; if the introduction of a c...More Button

Child Care Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: her views on whether the provision of child care needs to move away from the profit driven model currently in place, in view of the issue of low wages for workers in child care facilities, very hig...More Button