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Murnane O'Connor, Jennifer

Thursday, 17 September 2020

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


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

I have been contacted by a student in my area, Carlow, who did her leaving certificate, was disappointed with her results because they were not as high as those awarded in her mock examinations and...More Button

Climate Action: Statements (Continued)

I thank the Minister. Our climate action plan clearly recognises that Ireland significantly steps up to its commitment to tackle climate disruption. With that in mind, I will raise the issue of f...More Button

This leads to my concern. In my constituency of Carlow-Kilkenny, several people have come to me with concerns for everyone in the forestry industry in the region. Creators, builders, landscaper...More Button

Businesses in my home county of Carlow which utilise the products of sawmills have said to me they are afraid there could be more than 500 jobs at stake. Yesterday, I spoke to Andy Doyle, a cons...More Button

The sawmills supply the timber to make pallets. Everything moves on pallets in this country. If we have a scarcity of pallets, it puts a huge delay on delivery of essential goods. It is so imp...More Button

Timber from our trees builds our homes, our schools and our crafts and we cannot stand over anyone importing that timber because that is not the spirit of the climate action plan. The sector has a...More Button

Commercial forestry is a renewable resource, a green sector for jobs and we need to future proof our plans for this area. The forestry sector has a turnover of €2.4 billion, provides a €1 billio...More Button

We have all been listening to the Minister and we probably all have our concerns regarding coming changes. The Minister said in his speech that we will all have to make changes. I agree with that...More Button

National Broadband Plan

Asked the Minister for Community and Rural Development and the Islands: the status of the roll out of broadband connection points in counties Carlow and Kilkenny.More Button