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Coppinger, Ruth

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Water Services Bill 2017: Report Stage (Continued)

The Leas-Cheann Comhairle said he would give an explanation.More Button

I wish to speak to amendments Nos. 16 and 18. It is very clear that there are alternative sources of income that could be considered rather than levying water charges in the first place. I wish t...More Button

While it is all very quiet tonight, it is quite momentous because this legislation is, on the one hand, a victory and recognition of the massive movement that took place three years ago against t...More Button

It is a bit bizarre to rule out a referendum in the Bill, in addition to conservation measures. Even though it is a water services Bill, we are not allowed to propose conservation measures. Doe...More Button

Amendment No. 16 calls on the Minister to report to the Dáil within six months of the enactment of the Bill on the number of private domestic swimming pools and large water features that exist. ...More Button

I move amendment No. 18:More Button

Teacher Data

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the number of teachers on secondment to an association (details supplied) for the year 2017-18.More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the number of teachers on secondment to patron management bodies at primary and secondary level; and the number of seconded teachers for each such patron body.More Button

Teacher Secondment

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if seconded teachers to patron management bodies that have a religious ethos are restricted in their job descriptions to duties that do not involve the promotion of a particular religion; and if he...More Button

Catalan Referendum

Asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: his views on the declaration of independence by Catalonia.More Button

Asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: if he has received communication from the Catalan authorities following the declaration of independence; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Suicide Prevention

Asked the Minister for Health: the measures he will take to reduce the level of suicide and mental health problems in the Traveller community in view of recent research (details supplied) showing 82% being directly affected by s...More Button

Sexual Offences Data

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: if funding will be provided for an organisation (details supplied) to publish statistics on rape and sexual assault for 2016 in view of the fact that this cannot be done without same; and if she wi...More Button

Living Alone Allowance

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: if the living alone allowance payment will be increased in view of the rising cost of living; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button