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Rabbitte, Anne

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Bill 2019: Second Stage [Private Members] (Continued)

I am sharing time with Deputy O'Loughlin-----More Button

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I thank my colleague, Deputy Curran, for bringing forward the Bill. Its main purpose is to amend the Misuse of Drugs Act and to create two criminal offences: the use of young children to be a ru...More Button

It is not the first time I have stood in front of the Minister to discuss similar issues. This is a minor step and a considerable step, all in one. If we do not get a handle as to how to protec...More Button

The role of children within the drugs world is becoming normalised. It is unforgivable that it has reached this stage. What has normalised as well within it is that it has become a lucrative mar...More Button

Earlier, Members referred to JPCs. I have a totally different view of their role, which I welcome. They provide an invaluable opportunity for public representatives and members of the community...More Button

The main concern we had that day was the vulnerability and the exploitation young people. We talked about the invaluable role of An Garda Síochána in going into the schools and informing young p...More Button

There are opportunities in youth projects. Deputy Bríd Smith spoke about it earlier. Planet Youth is a fantastic youth initiative pilot in Galway, Roscommon and Mayo where those involved go aro...More Button

Scouting Ireland: Statements (Resumed) (Continued)

While I acknowledge that failures in previous decades were undoubtedly highlighted in RTÉ's "Scouts Dishonour" programme, the programme also outlined details of a case that involved an alleged abus...More Button

Scouting Ireland has provided a breakdown of 401 sexual abuse files it has in its possession. All of them have been reported to the appropriate authorities, which is reassuring. It is important...More Button

It is crucial that an independent, statutory inquiry is held into the child abuse allegations in the Catholic Boy Scouts of Ireland, the Scouting Association of Ireland and Scouting Ireland. Mr....More Button

It is important to acknowledge the volunteers and scout troops throughout the country. They have been rocked by what has been happening for the past 18 months in Scouting Ireland. "Prime Time" ...More Button

Childcare Services Data

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the number of unregistered crèches in operation in each county in tabular form; the length of time they have been in operation; if they are in the registration process; and if she will make a state...More Button