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Pringle, Thomas

Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Covid-19 (Arts): Statements (Continued)

I have received hundreds of emails from constituents across County Donegal who are involved in the arts and the associated live events industry, pleading for assistance. More importantly, they are...More Button

One of the major flaws with the Government is its over-reliance on reaction to questions and appeals from the Opposition, bombarding us with a plethora of generalised information on what it claim...More Button

My message for the Minister is simple. To start with she should speak to the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection to ensure the Covid payments are restored to the previous level...More Button

She should look at schemes that will allow artists to produce content and put money in their pockets without reams of red tape because that is also a killer. This should be disbursed at a nation...More Button

Disability Services: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

I apologise for not being here for the earlier slot. I was not aware I was speaking in that slot as there was some confusion over the speaking arrangements for tonight. On foot of all that I ende...More Button

I am happy to contribute on this motion because it is very important. It is with a sense of pride that I support it but I do so with sadness as well. I feel pride because this is a vitally impo...More Button

Sadly that has been seen with the implementation of UNCRPD which was ratified by Ireland 17 or 18 years after it was introduced. That is an absolute disgrace and we should all be ashamed of ours...More Button

We should do them because as a society they are the right thing to do. It would make a huge difference if we get to that.More Button

The motion speaks about the impact Covid is having on services and it is impacting hugely on people with disabilities and disability services. As the Minister of State and all of us in the House...More Button

How we treat our weakest members is a sign of us as a society. People need our support to lead their fullest lives and that is all the motion is talking about. What we are doing at present is r...More Button

Recycling Policy

Asked the Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications: if the expected circular life expectancy of plastics has been explored in the context of a deposit and return scheme (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications: if a cost comparison has been carried out to establish whether the set-up and maintenance costs of a deposit and return scheme that includes plastics would provide better value than other forms of ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications: the reason the Waste Action Plan for a Circular Economy does not propose new recycling targets or schemes to reduce waste from the construction and demolition sector in view of the fact that the se...More Button

Food Waste

Asked the Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications: the way in which he plans to ensure that proposals such as reducing the sale of multi-buy packs or buy-one-get-one-free deals do not disproportionately impact on lower-income households; if an econ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications: if all submissions received during the public consultation on the Waste Action Plan for a Circular Economy will be released.More Button

Waste Management

Asked the Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications: the reason he plans to allow for permit exemption for specific waste streams under Article 24 of the 2008 Waste Framework Directive (2008/98/EU); the further reason it is proposed in the Waste Acti...More Button

Environmental Impact Assessments

Asked the Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications: if a thorough environmental impact assessment has been carried out to take account of unintended harmful consequences from plans outlined in the Waste Action Plan for a Circular Economy to create n...More Button

Energy Production

Asked the Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications: if a grant is available for persons generating their own energy; if not, his plans to introduce a grant; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Driver Test

Asked the Minister for Transport: the reason a person (details supplied) that has to complete their driver test in Donegal town is not allowed to wear their own mask which they wear for medical reasons during the test; and if he wi...More Button

School Curriculum

Asked the Minister for Education: when a reply will issue to a person (details supplied) following a letter to her Department dated 2 September 2020; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Prison Deaths

Asked the Minister for Justice: the number of deaths in custody by year, by prison, by gender and by cause of death in each of the years 2010 to 2019 and to date in 2020, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the m...More Button

Medical Cards

Asked the Minister for Health: if there are plans to raise the threshold from €900 to €1,000 for over 70s couples who apply for a medical card; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button