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Canney, Seán

Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Disability Services: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

I am delighted the Minister of State, Deputy Rabbitte, has been appointed to this area of responsibility. She is colleague of mine in the Galway East constituency. She has taken on a role in whic...More Button

The programme for Government states what it will do about disabilities. There are two particular funding streams involved. There is the capital funding stream required to provide facilities for...More Button

We need to make sure facilities are in place. I congratulate the Minister of State on the amount of funding she is putting into service. However, I term that as reactive funding. We need to en...More Button

No Member will disagree with any of this debate tonight. However, we need to get the funding in place and get over the barriers involved. Transport was mentioned earlier. In our constituency, ...More Button

We know the effect of Covid on many people. I know for sure that in my constituency office since Covid arrived, we have had more people contacting us, reaching out and crying for help because th...More Button

The Minister of State must ask the Minister for Finance why he has suspended the primary medical certificate scheme. I know a legal case had been taken. I questioned the Minister here several w...More Button

I thank Sinn Féin and all the other parties which co-signed this motion tonight. It is an act of solidarity with people with disabilities.More Button

Home Loan Scheme

Asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage: his plans to expand the Rebuilding Ireland home loan scheme to include the refurbishment costs in addition to the capital costs of the house; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

State Examinations

Asked the Minister for Education: if an example will be published of the way in which the algorithm used in calculating leaving certificate grades works; the measures taken to preserve accuracy and fairness in the results; the way ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education: the reason so many students were downgraded from H1 to H2 in the recent leaving certificate examination, especially when those students were identified as among the school’s highest achievers in th...More Button