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Connolly, Catherine

Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Housing Shared Equity Loan Scheme: Motion [Private Members]

I remind Members that any division called will be deferred to the next division time.More Button

Housing Shared Equity Loan Scheme: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

Is a copy of the Minister's speech available?More Button

That is okay.More Button

We move now to the Rural Independent Group slot, in respect of which there are four speakers beginning with Deputy Michael Healy-Rae.More Button

I am unsure who will speak first in the next group. There are three speakers. Is it the Minister of State, Deputy Peter Burke? An Teachta Emer Higgins is on my list as is the Minister of State, ...More Button

An Ghaeilge agus An Ghaeltacht: Ráitis (Continued)

Gabh mo leithscéal. An bhfuil cóip den óráid sin ar fáil?More Button

Nach bhfuil sé ar fáil faoi láthair?More Button

Fáiltím roimh an deis páirt a ghlacadh sna ráitis seo. Ní díospóireacht, faraor, atá i gceist leo ach ráitis arís. Tá sé bliana caite agam anois sa Dáil ag éisteacht le ráitis ó thaobh na Gaeilge...More Button

Nuair a toghadh mé mar Theachta Dála breis is sé bliana ó shin, sa bhliain 2016, bhí an agóid is mó a bhfaca mé riamh, Dearg le Fearg, ar na sráideanna i mBaile Átha Cliath. Chuir na sluaite in ...More Button

Tuigim go bhfuil dea-thoil ag an Aire agus an Aire Stáit atá anseo ó thaobh na Gaeilge de. Is dócha go bhfuil easpa aitheantais i gceist maidir le cé chomh deacair is atá sé do mhuintir na Gaeil...More Button

Ba mhaith liom díriú isteach ar chúpla rud, más féidir liom, laistigh den am srianta atá agam. Tá maíomh á dhéanamh ag an Rialtas ó thaobh Bille na dTeangacha Oifigiúla (Leasú), 2019 ach tá sé t...More Button

Ó shin tá ciall cheannaithe ag an Rialtas, go teoiriciúil, agus tá leasuithe le cur ag an Rialtas leis an mBille seo, ach ní raibh siad sin le feiceáil sa Bhille. Táimid i mbun oibre chuile shea...More Button

Bhí sé sin suntasach. In am na géarchéime, chuaigh siad ar ais go dtí an Ghaeilge chun muinín agus dóchas a thabhairt do mhuintir na tíre agus baineadh úsáid as na frásaí ar nós: “Ní neart go cur ...More Button

Reopening Schools and Leaving Certificate Examinations: Statements (Continued)

I will zone in on two areas in my short time and I would appreciate a reply. The Minister of State will remember the debacle last year with the July provision. A service was eventually provided. ...More Button

I did not use my minutes to make statements or to waste time. I asked a specific question. Perhaps the Minister of State could answer me in written form regarding why it took so long to make the ...More Button

My second question, and I do not whether the Minister or the Minister of State will answer it, concerns DEIS schools, and two in Galway in particular. I wish I did not have to raise this issue o...More Button

That is not my question.More Button

Banking Sector: Statements (Continued)

Sinn Féin has indicated that its second speaker has five minutes. I am not sure if Sinn Féin wants to give the Minister more time. Deputy Mairéad Farrell is to speak, and we are eating into her t...More Button

We move to a Government slot, which is being shared by three Deputies, beginning with Deputy McGuinness.More Button

The next slot is the Government slot. There are four speakers and Deputy Neale Richmond is first.More Button

Thank you, Minister. I am sorry to interrupt but there are three more speakers. They may wish to give the Minister more time - I do not mind.More Button

I call Deputy Calleary.More Button

I am not sure who is next. Is it Deputy Calleary or Deputy O'Callaghan? Are they both speaking in this slot?More Button

Yes.More Button

I thank the Deputy.More Button

The Minister will have to correspond with the Deputy or answer in a different forum because we have gone beyond the time. I am moving on to the next group, an Grúpa Régiúnach, a Theachtaí Tóibín a...More Button

Is that agreed? Agreed.More Button

I will have to stop the Minister. There are three speakers left and we have to be fair.More Button

We are moving on to the Rural Independent Group, whose three speakers have approximately two minutes each.More Button

I am sorry, but Deputy McNamara has run out of time.More Button

I thank the Minister.More Button

Revenue Commissioners

Asked the Minister for Finance: further to Parliamentary Question No. 175 of 17 February 2021, if he will address the issue raised, namely, that the Revenue Commissioners had not informed the public of a change in rules prior to ...More Button

Interest Rates

Asked the Minister for Finance: the steps he is taking to ensure that solicitor client accounts are exempt from negative interest rate charges in order to ensure that persons are not subject to a double charge by the banks, there...More Button

Shannon Airport Facilities

Asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs: the number of permits granted for military aircraft to land at Shannon Airport and to pass through Irish airspace in November and December 2020 and January 2021; the number of permits refused for m...More Button

Covid-19 Tests

Asked the Minister for Education: her plans to introduce regular Covid-19 testing for teachers and students in all schools across the State; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Covid-19 Pandemic

Asked the Minister for Education: her plans to extend the requirement for the provision by schools of medical grade masks in the EN14683 category to all teachers in primary and secondary schools; and if she will make a statement on...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if private study centres offering supervised study time in the evenings for leaving certificate students are considered to be organised indoor gatherings under the national framework for living wit...More Button

Direct Provision System

Asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth: the median length of stay in direct provision and emergency accommodation; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth: the number of persons living in direct provision and emergency accommodation who share a bedroom with a non-family member; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth: further to Parliamentary Question No. 552 of 10 February 2021, the way many accommodation centres for persons in the international protection process are currently unable to implement the national ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth: further to Parliamentary Question No. 552 of 10 February 2021, his definition of independent living in the context of direct provision accommodation centres; and if he will make a statement on the ...More Button

Student Universal Support Ireland

Asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science: his plans to include graduate entry medicine in the promised SUSI review given that students of this course must pay high fees but are not eligible for SUSI funding; and if he will make a statement...More Button

International Protection

Asked the Minister for Justice: the number of cessations of refugee status and subsidiary protection sections 9 and 11 of the International Protection Act 2015 in 2020; the number of persons excluded from refugee protection and s...More Button

Vaccination Programme

Asked the Minister for Health: if all persons over 85 years of age have been vaccinated in counties Galway and Mayo; if not, the number outstanding; when it is expected that all persons over the age of 85 years will be vaccinate...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: his plans to prioritise persons with intellectual disabilities in residential care in the roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccination programme; the reason this cohort has not been prioritised to date giv...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if his attention has been drawn to the difficulties faced by firefighters who are not trained paramedics in registering on the HSE website for their Covid-19 vaccination given that category 2a, on ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: his plans to prioritise teachers and school staff in the Covid-19 vaccination roll-out; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Dental Services

Asked the Minister for Health: if persons requiring urgent periodontal surgery which they are unable to access in a timely manner in Ireland due to lengthy waiting lists are permitted to travel abroad for more affordable timely ...More Button