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O'Reilly, Louise

Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Amendment) Bill 2020: First Stage

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Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Amendment) Bill 2020: First Stage (Continued)

One only has to look at the alarming rise in the rates of infection for health care workers which has trebled in recent weeks from 100 per fortnight to 300 per fortnight. This Bill is intended to ...More Button

At the time of publishing the Bill in June I stated that given evidence of the incidents of Covid-19 in workplaces such as meat factories and health facilities during the lockdown period this cha...More Button

The aim of this legislation is to protect workers in all workplaces whether they are in a meat plant, a care home, on a building site or in an office block in the International Financial Services...More Button

I move: "That the Bill be taken in Private Members' time."More Button

Planning Issues

Asked the Taoiseach: if the group of experts from the public service, academia, NGOs and the private sector has been convened as committed to in the programme for Government to devise a set of non-economic-based indica...More Button

Action Plan for Jobs

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment: if his Department will be producing an action plan for jobs in 2020 or 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Driver Test

Asked the Minister for Transport: if his attention has been drawn to the fact that driver instructors that are legally required to accompany their learner drivers to test centres for their test are refused access to the testing cen...More Button

Primary Medical Certificates

Asked the Minister for Finance: the steps that have been taken to determine the case of person (details supplied) in view of the recent judgment of the Supreme Court to quash the decision of the disabled drivers board of appeal n...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: the steps that have been taken to determine the case of person (details supplied) in view of the recent judgment of the Supreme Court to quash the decision of the disabled drivers board of appeal n...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: his plans to provide a statement on the continued processing of applications for a primary medical certificate in view of the recent judgment of the Supreme Court (details supplied).More Button

Value Added Tax

Asked the Minister for Finance: if his attention has been drawn to the fact that processing VAT refunds on diesel for haulers has increased from three months to nine months; if his further attention has been drawn to the signific...More Button

School Catchment Areas

Asked the Minister for Education: if the boundaries surrounding Belmayne, Balgriffan, County Dublin will be reviewed in view of the fact the area has undergone significant development recently which has not been reflected in the sc...More Button

Back to Work Enterprise Allowance Scheme

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if payments to those on the back-to-work enterprise allowance scheme will be extended for the period in which those on the scheme were not allowed to trade during the lock down earlier in 2020.More Button

Apprenticeship Programmes

Asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science: if he will work to facilitate apprentice hairdressers getting back on site to continue their educational training; and if he will engage with those businesses providing the on-the-job work experien...More Button

General Practitioner Services

Asked the Minister for Health: if his attention has been drawn to the chronic shortage of general practitioner services in Balbriggan, County Dublin, which has created lengthy waiting lists for appointments; his plans to allevia...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if his attention has been drawn to the waiting lists of people who wish to be seen by a general practitioner in a facility (details supplied) and if it will be ensured that a greater number of gene...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if additional staff including general practitioners will be deployed to Balbriggan primary care centre in view of the long waiting times for general practitioners and medical services in the town; ...More Button

Covid-19 Tests

Asked the Minister for Health: if a Covid-19 testing facility will be opened in Balbriggan, County Dublin; if not, if a facility will be opened in another area of north County Dublin which is in walking or cycling distance for p...More Button

Forestry Grants

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: if dedicated sector-specific supports will be provided to the forestry sector in view of the impact of Covid-19 on same.More Button