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Howlin, Brendan

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (Continued)

That was all done by previous Governments.More Button

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (Continued)

Last week this House debated a Fianna Fáil motion on plurality in the media where there was a consensus view across this House that we needed to support the local media. The Taoiseach may be aware...More Button

Brexit Issues

Asked the Taoiseach: the role of his Department in contingency planning for Brexit; and the number of meetings held since September 2018 on the issue. More Button

The British Attorney General is in Brussels this week for talks to find what the British describe as a "legally binding" undertaking to ensure that there is no permanent tying of the UK into the EU...More Button

All-Island Civic Dialogue

Asked the Taoiseach: if he will report on the all-island civic dialogue on 15 February 2019. More Button

The civic dialogue process has been an important and very useful device in confidence-building across the State. One of the aspects that impacted on that confidence over the last weekend was the s...More Button

All-Island Civic Dialogue (Continued)

The concern is that one cannot restrict the impact to Northern boats only, as all UK-registered boats could avail of this gentleman's agreement, as it has been constituted to date. Can the Taoisea...More Button

Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements

Asked the Taoiseach: if he will report on his recent meeting with the Portuguese Prime Minister, Mr. António Luís Santos da Costa.More Button

Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2019: Committee Stage (Continued)

I support the Sinn Féin amendment. It cures a deficiency that in my Second Stage contribution I had asked to be addressed. In his response to our concerns at the end of Second Stage the Tánaiste ...More Button

How is that constitutional?More Button

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I also warmly welcome the very firm assurance given by the Minister for Health that all services currently enjoyed by citizens of the Republic of Ireland in Northern Ireland and Great Britain will ...More Button

I have a question about the new information the Minister for Health has given to the House that today the Cabinet approved the memorandum of understanding on the common travel area arrangements b...More Button

It is the anchoring document. When will we have sight of it? Now that it has been approved, when will it be signed by the British and Irish Governments and when we will have an opportunity to for...More Button

The Tánaiste helpfully quoted from the new section 75A(1) in Part 2 of the Bill, which, as he noted, concerns maintaining the status quo. It states, "The Minister may, with the consent...More Button

The Tánaiste is telling me that it is in the shadow of the first Part, which states that it can only be by way of maintaining the status quo. If that is the understanding of the Tánaiste, I...More Button

When will we see it?More Button

Parliament might like to have a look at it.More Button

Economic Policy

Asked the Taoiseach: the role of his Department in leading Ireland's participation in the annual European semester process.More Button

Election Monitoring Missions

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: if the new election observer roster is in operation; the observer missions selected from the roster to date; the missions planned for 2019; if he is satisfied that the recruitment process for the r...More Button

Job Creation

Asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation: when the future jobs strategy will be published.More Button

Community Welfare Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: if the community welfare service at the Intreo centre at Bishop’s Square is moving from being a walk-in service to appointment only; the reasons for same; and if she will make a statement on the ma...More Button

Rent Supplement Scheme Data

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: the number of recipients of rent supplement in each of the years 2011 to 2018 and to date in 2019, by county, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Local Authority Housing Waiting Lists

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: the number of persons on each local authority housing waiting list by single adults and those with children, respectively, by local authority, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on th...More Button

Housing Assistance Payment Data

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: the number of persons in receipt of the housing assistance payment in each year since it was introduced by local authority; the annual figure spent for each county; the projected spend in 2019, in ...More Button