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Connolly, Catherine

Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Departmental Advertising (Continued)

I ask the Taoiseach to answer the question and stop the interaction please.More Button

Estimates for Public Services 2020: Messages from Select Committees

The Select Committee on Housing, Local Government and Heritage has completed its consideration of the following Revised Estimates for public services for the service of the year ending 31 December ...More Button

Estimates for Public Services 2020: Message from Select Committee

The Select Committee on Children, Disability, Equality and Integration has completed its consideration of the following Estimates for Public Services for the service of the year ending on 31 Decemb...More Button

Disability Services: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

I think there might be a misunderstanding with respect to speakers. I am not sure if certain Deputies understood they were speaking. We will move to the Government side. More Button

That is normally the case but there was an arrangement by which Sinn Féin would share time with other speakers first.More Button

I am told Sinn Féin was sharing with Deputies Pringle and O'Donoghue. I can only go by the list I have.More Button

Deputy Cairns can speak now if she wants.More Button

Yes, Deputy Cairns will not have that slot later. She will have used her slot.More Button

I thank Sinn Féin for tabling the motion and involving all of us. I have no doubt that the Minister of State's heart is in the right place and I do not doubt her bona fides because I have attended...More Button

This is so simple. It is not simple to implement, but the motion itself is simple. Let us join together as women, while absolutely including the men, and provide services that the Minister of S...More Button

I thank the Minister of State for a written copy of her speech. There is a little bit of self-congratulation in it about the funding. I congratulate her on the funding but would congratulate he...More Button

The Oireachtas disability group pre-budget submission puts it in context. It is two pages and very simple to read. It tells us that 13% of those in receipt of carer's allowance are aged over 70. ...More Button

Swimming Pool Programme

Is í an cheist atá faoi chaibidil agam anocht ná an baol mór atá ann nach mbeidh an linn snámha poiblí i nGaillimh oscailte arís tar éis na Nollag. Ar ndóigh, fógraíodh ag deireadh na míosa seo ca...More Button

The subject I am raising tonight is the public swimming pool in Galway, which was opened in 1973. It is a fantastic swimming pool. I must declare a conflict of interest as I use it every week...More Button

I do not expect miracles, but I expect a commitment from the Minister and the Government that, regardless of what happens, we are not going to close public swimming pools or public libraries. Th...More Button

Swimming Pool Programme (Continued)

I note that Ireland Active, which represents leisure, health and fitness associations, welcomed the July stimulus of €2.5 million to enable swimming pools with public access to remain open because ...More Button

I welcome the positive nature of the last two paragraphs of the reply, which refers to the acknowledgement in the programme for Government of the importance of swimming among other activities and t...More Button

I am not going to go into that but I am going to use my minute to highlight another irony. We are putting money into opening up pubs, and rightly so, as we need pubs and we need to ensure staff ...More Button

International Relations (Continued)

I ask the Deputies to co-operate a little bit with the time limits.More Button

Foreign Policy (Continued)

Will the Deputy try to stick to the time so that everyone gets in?More Button

Middle East (Continued)

I thank the Deputies for their co-operation. We have a few minutes left. The next question is in the name of Deputy Boyd Barrett.More Button

Social and Affordable Housing

Asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage: the status of the Galway social housing task force; the number of times the task force has met to date; the reports completed to date by same; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Land Development Agency

Asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage: if he will carry out a review of the function and remit of the Land Development Agency; when the inventory of State-owned lands will be completed; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

EU Migration Crisis

Asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs: the details of engagements he has had with the Minister for Justice on finding long-term solutions to support persons affected by the fire in the Moria refugee camp in Greece; and if he will make a...More Button

Human Rights

Asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs: if he will use the upcoming role of Ireland on the UN Security Council to highlight the ongoing human rights violations being perpetrated on ethnic Uighurs in China, in particular with his Chinese ...More Button

EU Directives

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment: the cost to his Department to date of all fines paid by Ireland for non-transposition of EU directives into Irish law; the breakdown, by directive of the lump sum cost and the daily cost of each fi...More Button

Asked the Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications: the cost to his Department to date of all fines paid by Ireland for non-transposition of EU directives into Irish law; the breakdown, by directive of the lump sum cost and the daily cost of each fi...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: the cost to his Department to date of all fines paid by Ireland for non-transposition of EU directives into Irish law; the breakdown, by directive of the lump sum cost and the daily cost of each fi...More Button

Asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage: the cost to his Department to date of all fines paid by Ireland for non-transposition of EU directives into Irish law; the breakdown, by directive of the lump sum cost and the daily cost of each fi...More Button

Asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs: the cost to his Department to date of all fines paid by Ireland for non-transposition of EU directives into Irish law; the breakdown, by directive, of the lump sum cost and the daily cost of each f...More Button

Asked the Minister for Defence: the cost to his Department to date of all fines paid by Ireland for non-transposition of EU directives into Irish law; the breakdown, by directive of the lump sum cost and the daily cost of each fi...More Button

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the cost to her Department to date of all fines paid by Ireland for non-transposition of EU directives into Irish law; the breakdown, by directive of the lump sum cost and the daily cost of each fi...More Button

Asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration: the cost to his Department to date of all fines paid by Ireland for non-transposition of EU directives into Irish law; the breakdown, by directive of the lump sum cost and the daily cost of each fi...More Button

Asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science: the cost to his Department to date of all fines paid by Ireland for non-transposition of EU directives into Irish law; the breakdown, by directive, of the lump sum cost and the daily cost of each f...More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice: the cost to her Department to date of all fines paid by Ireland for non-transposition of EU directives into Irish law; the breakdown, by directive of the lump sum cost and the daily cost of each fi...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the cost to his Department to date of all fines paid by Ireland for non-transposition of EU directives into Irish law; the breakdown, by directive, of the lump sum cost and the daily cost of each f...More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the cost to his Department to date of all fines paid by Ireland for non-transposition of EU directives into Irish law; the breakdown, by directive of the lump sum cost and the daily cost of each fi...More Button

Asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development: the cost to her Department to date of all fines paid by Ireland for non-transposition of EU directives into Irish law; the breakdown by directive of the lump sum cost and the daily cost of each fin...More Button

Search and Rescue Service Provision

Asked the Minister for Transport: if further details will be provided on the search and rescue carried out for two paddleboarders (details supplied) on 13 August 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Fines Data

Asked the Minister for Transport: the cost to his Department to date of all fines paid by Ireland for non-transposition of EU directives into Irish law; the breakdown, by directive of the lump sum cost and the daily cost of each fi...More Button

Departmental Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the cost to his Department to date of all fines paid by Ireland for non-transposition of EU directives into Irish law; the breakdown, by directive of the lump sum cost and the daily cost of each fi...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education: the cost to her Department to date of all fines paid by Ireland for non-transposition of EU directives into Irish law; the breakdown, by directive of the lump sum cost and the daily cost of each fi...More Button

Departmental Data

Asked the Minister for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht: the cost to her Department to date of all fines paid by Ireland for non-transposition of EU directives into Irish law; the breakdown, by directive of the lump sum cost and the daily cost of each fi...More Button

Schools Data

Asked the Minister for Education: the number of primary school pupils who are in classes of more than 20, 25, 30 and 35 students by county, respectively; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Education: the number of primary school classes with more than 20, 25, 30 and 35 students by county; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Education: the number of primary school classes in the State by county; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

School Funding

Asked the Minister for Education: if she will make a commitment that the Covid-19 level of capitation funding for each primary school pupil will be maintained at a minimum in the upcoming Budget; and if she will make a statement on...More Button

School Staff

Asked the Minister for Education: when the number of primary school assistant principal posts will be restored to pre-2009 levels; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Education: the actions she is taking to end the ongoing pay inequality for teachers here; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration: the cost of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes and Certain Related Matters by year to date; a breakdown of costs related to salaries, fees, operational costs, legal costs an...More Button

Direct Provision System

Asked the Minister for Justice: the number of persons to be accommodated in the Dominick Street Complex direct provision centre, Galway, by unit in tabular form; when the facility will be fully occupied; the person or body respon...More Button

Departmental Reviews

Asked the Minister for Justice: the status of the review of the administration of civil justice; when the review will be published; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

EU Bodies

Asked the Minister for Justice: the Irish position regarding the European Public Prosecutor’s Office; the formalised permanent cooperation there is between Ireland and the office; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Environmental Investigations

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the analysis carried out by his Department into the carbon sequestration potential of coniferous forests here; the comparative analysis his Department has carried out regarding the carbon sequestra...More Button

Fisheries Protection

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the number of requests made to the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority, SFPA, by other EU member states with regard to the application of penalty points to Irish sea-fishing boat licences in cases i...More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the number of occasions the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority, SFPA, has assigned penalty points to Irish sea-fishing boat licence holders which were found to have carried out serious infringement...More Button