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Connolly, Catherine

Thursday, 17 September 2020

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Town and Village Renewal Scheme

Asked the Minister for Community and Rural Development and the Islands: her plans to roll out the town centre living initiative to other towns following the pilot project involving six towns; the criteria by which such towns will be assessed for inclusion in the initia...More Button

On the same theme, the Minister's predecessor rolled out a pilot for six towns. My question relates to that. There are three Bs and three Cs: Ballinrobe, Banagher, and Boyle followed by Callan, C...More Button

I am a little disappointed. The initiative was launched in January 2017 as a pilot. It took up to October 2018 to roll it out. The report, which I have read in detail, was published in May and w...More Button

We know that. We have had the Commission for the Economic Development of Rural Areas, CEDRA, report and many Government initiatives. Earlier this year, the Department established a steering group...More Button

Asked the Minister for Community and Rural Development and the Islands: the projects in receipt of funding through the town and village renewal scheme 2020; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Air Services Provision

The Minister should conclude.More Button

There is only a little time left and I am trying to make sure everybody gets in.More Button

Town and Village Renewal Scheme (Continued)

I have two clocks contradicting each other so I will allow Deputy Mythen to raise his question and get a brief answer from the Minister. He has a minute and a half for the question and answer.More Button

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (Continued)

I ask that there be a little respect for the Chair, please. I also ask that we stick to questions and replies.More Button

The Deputy is way over time. I asked for co-operation at the outset. Bhí mé ag lorg tacaíochta.More Button

We have reached the end of Leaders' Questions. Gabhaim míle buíochas as tacaíocht na dTeachtaí.More Button

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (Continued)

Ní féidir leanacht ar aghaidh mar seo, a Theachta. Bhí nóiméad amháin ag an Teachta Doherty agus níl sé féaráilte do na Teachtaí eile. Tá mé ag rá é sin le gach Teachta. Deputies have one minute...More Button

We need to keep moving to get all the questions in.More Button

Sick Leave and Parental Leave (Covid-19) Bill 2020: First Stage (Continued)

Is the Bill opposed?More Button

Since this is a Private Members' Bill, Second Stage must, under Standing Orders, be taken in Private Members' time.More Button

Expenditure Response to Covid-19 Crisis: Statements (Resumed) (Continued)

I thank the Deputy and ask him to finish up now, please.More Button

Ceapaim go bhfuil, ach tá an Teachta Pringle faoi bhrú. He is at a meeting but is on his way. I welcome the opportunity to take part of this debate. I am aware Ministers are under pressure. I w...More Button

The Government did well, initially. It responded well and did the right thing with payments and the various grants and supports that were given. I am on record on that. I am worried, however, ...More Button

I have the privileged life of staying in a hotel and I walk by the Gaiety Theatre, which is closed. However, the real-life drama is outside where, on any given day, eight to ten people are outsi...More Button

I also come from a city, and Deputy Farrell is in the Chamber. We learned this week that there are plans to close the one municipal swimming pool. I heard another Sinn Féin Deputy talk about th...More Button

Galway city had a second blow this week in an Tulach, i gcroílár na Gaeltachta arís. Dúradh le 20 fostaithe go raibh deireach lena gcuid oibre. Some 20 employees were let go in Planet Payment w...More Button

When we talk about spending Monopoly money, that is, billions of euro, we must do it in a way that is sustainable and that justifies that level of borrowing. We are building a future that is sus...More Button

I mentioned Galway twice already. I will mention it a third and fourth time because of travel agents and the effect on people in the live events sector, which has been mentioned many times by co...More Button

I will finish on a personal note in order to bring this home. We talk about the need for transformative action. On Monday, I sat in my office, as many Deputies do. I will not go into too many ...More Button

That family is saving the State a fortune. The difficulty is that the family will go under, I imagine, before the person who has the diagnosis of dementia, such is the strain without help.
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Ábhair Shaincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Matters

I wish to advise the House of the following matters in respect of which notice has been given under Standing Order 29A and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy Peadar Tóibín - that the M...More Button

The matters raised by Deputies Darren O'Rourke, Louise O'Reilly and Claire Kerrane; Barry Cowen; Peadar Tóibín; Jackie Cahill; Aodhán Ó Ríordáin; John Lahart and Jim O'Callaghan; Jennifer Whitmor...More Button

Rural Development Programme

Asked the Minister for Community and Rural Development and the Islands: the status of Ireland’s town partnership as recommended by the Town Centre Living Initiative, Six Pilot Towns: Synthesis Report; if the partnership has been established; if so, the membership and d...More Button

Commission for the Economic Development of Rural Areas

Asked the Minister for Community and Rural Development and the Islands: the status of each of the recommendations of the CEDRA report; the number of recommendations implemented in full, in part and not at all, respectively; the anticipated date by which each of the out...More Button

Island Communities

Asked the Minister for Community and Rural Development and the Islands: her plans to progress the national policy for the islands; the status of the islands policy; the findings of the consultation process; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Community and Rural Development and the Islands: the membership of the interdepartmental committee devising the national policy for the islands; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

State Examinations

Asked the Minister for Education: if her attention has been drawn to the case of a student (details supplied) whose leaving certificate calculated grades were downgraded by one grade in six of their seven higher level subjects; if ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education: the breakdown of the number of leaving certificate students in 2020 who received results downgrades through the standardisation process in 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 subjects, respectively; and if she wil...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education: if she will broaden the grounds for appeal with regard to the calculated grades process, in order that students can appeal the actual grades they received rather than simply checking for clerical e...More Button

Foster Care

Asked the Minister for Health: the status of the Farrelly Commission in relation to the Grace case; when the report of the commission will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button