Ryan, Eamon

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Budget Statement 2017 (Continued)

Where exactly will it come from?More Button

I was honoured to be returned to the Dáil in March. The biggest surprise or the thing that has struck me most in the six months since has been the budget. I am privileged to be a member of the bu...More Button

It is not all bad. Everyone welcomes the amount of money allocated here and there. It is great for pensioners to get €5. It could be more, but everyone agrees that it is good. It is a kind of...More Button

Yes, we should support that form of child care. However, what about the parents at home? What has happened in Fine Gael that they no longer count? I would have thought that the father of the Min...More Button

Yes, but that is what we should have been doing rather than giving tax breaks.More Button

I do not agree.More Button

There is a second area affecting young people. The budget does nothing for the rental sector. What is the measure for the renting community? I ask the Minister, Deputy Coveney.More Button

I look forward to hearing that tomorrow. Where is the benefit for people who are renting, mainly younger people? I did not hear it in the budget today. Maybe I am missing something. I would lik...More Button

There is a third issue for young people. There was a big hurrah over the €35 million to be given for third level education, which I welcome. However, Fine Gael’s manifesto acknowledged that our...More Button

I raise a final issue affecting young people. We should have given young people the same increase in dole payments as we gave everyone else. That measure was introduced six years ago in some of...More Button

Another area where we failed to make a strategic change and failed to move to the centre is in the area of climate change. We have only increased overseas international development aid by €10 mi...More Button

The Minister, Deputy Donohoe, said it was great and indicated we were taking climate change seriously. We are not. No public transport projects are ready to go. One cannot tell from the figure...More Button

There is nothing new in energy. There are no new initiatives or schemes. Where are the smart meters?More Button

Where is the new, additional and ambitious scheme around electric vehicle charging points? Where are the advanced, sophisticated, energy-efficient aggregated demand management schemes that other c...More Button

-----but I do not see it yet. We will delve into those details, but the process needs to change. The process is starting to change. The Committee on Budgetary Oversight has begun - albeit very l...More Button

Road Safety

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the pedestrian lights facilitating pupils getting to and from a school (details supplied) have still not been turned on; his views that this is a si...More Button

Schools Building Projects Status

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if his Department has identified a permanent site for a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Special Areas of Conservation

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs: if she will publish a map of the precise location in a case (details supplied).More Button

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs: if a location (details supplied) meets the definition of orchid-rich priority habitat 6210 based on table 2.3.More Button

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs: if she will publish a full breakdown of the conservation score of 9.5 attributed to a location (details supplied), as derived using the terminology of table 2.9 criteria used in the calculation of ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs: if she will publish a breakdown of the threat score of 15.4 attributed to a location (details supplied) as derived using the terminology of table 2.10 criteria in the calculation of the threat scor...More Button

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs: the obligations that arise for the Government under EU law to protect public lands, where those lands meet the definition of orchid-rich priority habitats 6210, from threats such as development.More Button

Mental Health Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: his plans to support the further roll-out of Jigsaw drop-in centres around the country and if so, the locations and under what timeline; whether funding is ring-fenced for this; and if he will make...More Button

Climate Change Policy

Asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment: the proposed timeline for ratification of the Paris climate agreement; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment: the timeline for Ireland in the ratification of the Paris agreement.More Button

Asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment: if, in the event that the Government has not ratified COP21 in advance of the COP22 conference on 7 to 18 November 2016, Ireland will be able to participate fully in all the institutions involving ...More Button

Electricity Transmission Network

Asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment: if he has received a report on the break in the east-west electricity interconnector between Dublin and Wales; the reason for the loss of service; and when the interconnector will be back in operat...More Button

Bioenergy Strategy

Asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment: when the public consultation on the strategic environmental assessment of the draft bioenergy strategy will take place.More Button

Cycling Facilities Funding

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the funding status of schemes (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Electric Vehicles

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: his plans to allow electric vehicles to use bus lanes; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: the discussions she has had at European Council level on the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement; and the proposed timeline for implementation in this regard. More Button