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Nolan, Carol

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

School Transport Review

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: his views on the school transport review.More Button

I wish to raise again the issue of school transport and the current review issued just before Christmas. Could the Minister of State outline his response to the review?More Button

I thank the Minister of State for that response but I am very disappointed with it. I was a member of the cross-party group. I expressed very clearly to the Minister of State the concerns of rura...More Button

It is clear that this issue does not arise in the Minister of State's constituency. If it did, he might be more active on it. What is occurring is not good enough. I expressed my concerns. Th...More Button

School Transport Review (Continued)

We have communities that are disadvantaged. In one case in Donegal, a bus is running across a mountain, leading to health and safety issues. This is as a result of the review and the Minister of ...More Button

The Minister of State is not showing that through his inaction.More Button

The Minister of State did not.More Button

I thank the Minister of State, but I am disappointed by his response. He has evaded the issue again. I sent a comprehensive submission to the Minister of State on this issue but received no feedb...More Button

Thousands have.More Button

Tillage Sector: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

Táim buíoch as ucht an deis labhairt ar an ábhar tábhachtach anocht. All of the farming organisations have highlighted the severe crisis facing tillage farmers across the country. Tillage farmers...More Button

A survey carried out by farming organisations indicates quite clearly that individual growers experience losses running from 25% to close on 50%, with straw loss averaging approximately 50%. The...More Button

There are over 11,000 farmers across this State. We know that hundreds have been affected severely by this crisis. The Government must not sit on its hands while a key agricultural sector is ab...More Button

Support must be made available to tillage farmers immediately.More Button

In this context, the underspend of €86 million in the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is astonishing. My colleague and Sinn Féin MEP, Mr. Matt Carthy, who is a member of the Europ...More Button

The Government is failing grain farmers by refusing to prioritise this issue as its French counterpart has done. Must other countries lead the way every time? Can we not use some initiative now...More Button

The major problem is that, unlike the French, the Irish Government never officially asked for support. The only way for crisis funding to be provided is if a number of governments ask for it. I...More Button

As we all know, the impact of severe weather in 2016 was devastating for many tillage farmers, with crops almost entirely wiped out in some cases. Without financial support, these farmers will n...More Button

Communications Regulation (Postal Services) (Amendment) Bill 2016: Second Stage (Continued)

As my colleagues stated, Sinn Féin will not support the Bill. An increase in the price of postage stamps was one of many recommendations made in the recent report by Bobby Kerr on the development ...More Button

It is clear, even from the Bill, that the Government does not want to know about rural Ireland because rural Deputies find themselves again fighting for the survival of rural Ireland.More Button

The post office is an essential service. It is a basic but vital service. The Bill may temporarily help to tackle the financial challenges of An Post, but it is not a long-term solution. We need...More Button

I recognise that there are challenges facing An Post. We have all acknowledged this. We need to modernise and transform the role of the post office so that its becomes a hub for accessing publi...More Button

DEIS Scheme

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the progress of the development of the new plan for educational inclusion.More Button

National Training Fund

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: his plans relating to the surplus of the National Training Fund.More Button