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Durkan, Bernard J.

Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Reopening Schools and Leaving Certificate Examinations: Statements (Continued)

We will take Deputy Jim O'Callaghan's question now, following which the Minister will respond.More Button

The next slot is a Sinn Féin slot. I call Deputy Tully.More Button

The Minister and Minister of State have three minutes and 20 seconds. They can do a lot of damage in that length of time.More Button

Deputy Paul Donnelly may have a few more seconds.More Button

Is that agreed? Agreed. I urge the Deputies to stay as close as they can to the time because we are running out of time.More Button

I call Deputy Nolan. I am sorry about the time, but there is nothing I can do about it.More Button

We will have to wait for written replies to those questions. The last speakers from the Independent Group are Deputies Connolly and McNamara, who are sharing time and have 3.5 minutes each.More Button

I know. The Deputy has one and a half minutes left.More Button

I think that is fair enough.More Button

The Minister has 40 seconds in which to reply.More Button

I thank the Minister, the Minister of State and the Deputies for their co-operation.More Button

Redundancy Payments

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment: the extent to which he had discussions with a group (details supplied) in the context of the proposed layoff of 150 staff whose jobs it is alleged are being transferred to Malaysia; and if he will ...More Button

Traffic Management

Asked the Minister for Transport: the details of funding that has been allocated to Kildare County Council over the past ten years from either his Department or the National Transport Authority for traffic management plans for Newb...More Button

Tourism Industry

Asked the Minister for Transport: the extent to which concerns raised by an organisation (details supplied) can be addressed in the short term; when a decision is likely to issue regarding same; and if he will make a statement on t...More Button

Asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media: the extent to which she anticipates scope for the revival of the tourism sector if measures to contain Covid-19 are successful; if good practice in relation to social distancing and hygiene should ...More Button

Arts Promotion

Asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media: the extent to which she expects cultural events to take place virtually throughout the summer having particular regard to the needs of the industry; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media: the degree to which she expects to encourage participation online of cultural and arts events with particular reference for attention at community level; and if she will make a statement on the mat...More Button

Asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media: the extent to which she foresees the possibility of the development of interest in the arts at local level and the necessity for the revival of the sector as soon as that becomes possible; and if s...More Button

Asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media: the extent to which she is in a position to encourage, promote and invest in the arts in County Kildare notwithstanding the lockdown; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media: the extent to which she has considered online performances to enable the entertainment sector to perform notwithstanding the lockdown; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Arts Policy

Asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media: the extent to which she continues to have dialogue with stakeholders in the entertainment sector with a view to alleviating the hardship as a result of Covid-19 and the utilisation of online perfor...More Button

Sports Events

Asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media: the degree to which she expects to be in a position to allow sporting activities including contact sports to take place throughout 2021 given the continued presence of Covid-19; and if she will mak...More Button

Covid-19 Pandemic

Asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media: the degree to which she has evaluated the totality of the losses suffered by the various sectors under the aegis of her Department arising from Covid-19 or other reasons; the action taken or propos...More Button

Tourism Promotion

Asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media: the degree to which she has considered a programme to encourage renewed interest in Ireland for foreign tourists as soon as it becomes possible after the Covid-19 pandemic; and if she will make a s...More Button

Invalidity Pension

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if the case of a person (details supplied) will be fully re-examined; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Rape Crisis Network Funding

Asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth: the status of funding to be provided to a centre (details supplied) to cover services being provided in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the funding available for an organisation (details supplied) in County Kildare; if the full extent of the demand has been assessed with a view to meeting the demand in full and in line with provisi...More Button

Child and Family Agency

Asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth: if Tulsa will honour section 20 of the agreement pertaining to the dispute with a centre (details supplied) to ensure existing funding is retained pending the final arbitration process; and if he w...More Button

Student Universal Support Ireland

Asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science: if a person (details supplied) will have their eligibility for a Student Universal Support Ireland, SUSI, grant reviewed; if technical grounds will be reviewed to facilitate their application; and ...More Button

Hospital Appointments Status

Asked the Minister for Health: if further appointments will be arranged in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Medical Cards

Asked the Minister for Health: if an application for a medical card already refused will be revisited as a matter of urgency on foot of information in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on t...More Button