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Stanley, Brian

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Public Service Superannuation (Age of Retirement) Bill 2018 [Seanad]: Second Stage (Continued)

I welcome the fact that the Bill has come before the Dáil today. We support the principle of it. As Sinn Féin has made clear many times, we support the full abolition of the mandatory retirement ...More Button

The Bill also closes an unjustifiable gap in the current arrangement whereby public servants recruited before 2004 are forced to retire at the age of 65 but only gain access to the contributory S...More Button

The structure of our society is changing. We have an older population. People are healthier for longer as a result of medical advances and lifestyle. It is only logical that our public sector re...More Button

I propose the adjournment.More Button

Bord na Móna

I welcome the opportunity to address the Minister on this matter as it is a very important issue in Laois and Offaly. As a former employee of Bord na Móna, as were most of my family, I am very con...More Button

Bord na Móna (Continued)

The effects of job losses and the closing of the bogs in the midlands are going to be devastating. I was in Edenderry last night, and people there are very concerned. People are also very concern...More Button

We need to move quickly now. We have to make up for lost time. We have sleepwalked into this situation. I have been highlighting the fact that we need to put other resources in place for a num...More Button

The key issue is that we do not want the midlands to become the rust belt of Ireland. Last week, when I met Bord na Móna’s chief executive officer, Mr. Tom Donnellan, and some of his staff, he out...More Button

I am glad to hear that the Government will make an application to the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund. We also we need to look at the current subsidies for the burning of peat that are du...More Button

Cyber Security Data

Asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment: the number of cyber attacks recorded here in 2017 and to date in 2018; the number of these attacks that were successfully prevented; the number of these attacks believed or known to have been commi...More Button

Asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment: the funding allocated to the National Cyber Security Centre as part of his Department's budget per annum since the publication of the cybersecurity strategy in 2015.More Button