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Well-being Framework

Well-being Framework

Deputy Marc Ó Cathasaigh I am an enthusiastic supporter of the well-being framework and the move to go beyond GDP in how we assess the health of our economy in order to remind ourselves that the economy should work for society and not the other way around. I want to raise three issues that should…

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Update on Gaza

Update on Gaza

The world watches on aghast as Israel continues to prosecute its war against the people of Gaza with scant regard for civilian casualty, flouting international law and ignoring the clear wishes of the international community. The ground invasion of Rafah is compounding what is already a humanitarian catastrophe and heaping misery on a blameless population,…

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Report of the Joint Committee on Autism

Report of the Joint Committee on Autism

Dep. Ó Cathasaigh:I echo Deputy Buckley’s point that the committee worked very hard and in a collegiate fashion. Much of that is down to the Cathaoirleach, Senator Carrigy, who deserves great praise. We were very much supported by AsIAm in that work. We had an initial private session with Adam Harris at which we said…

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Post Office services in An Rinn

Post Office services in An Rinn

Marc Ó Cathasaigh: Chaitheamar roinnt uaireanta sa Dáil an tseachtain seo ag déanamh díospóireachta ar úsáid na Gaeilge agus ar an gcineál infheistíochta a theastaíonn san oideachas, sa tithíocht agus i gcúrsaí mar sin chun an teanga, atá i ngéarchéim thromchúiseach, a chosaint agus a athbheochan. Tá ár gceantair Ghaeltachta, tobar ár dteanga dhúchais agus…

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Dáil Question on Energy Poverty

Dáil Question on Energy Poverty

Deputy Marc Ó Cathasaigh Deputy Naughten is Chair of the Joint Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands. Excellent work is being done by that committee in the area of energy poverty. I have spoken strongly about the fact that we have responded in the short term and cash was the…

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St. Patrick’s Day Visits: Message for Gaza

St. Patrick’s Day Visits: Message for Gaza

Full Transcript: Deputy Marc Ó Cathasaigh Gabhaim buíochas leis an Leas-Cheann Comhairle. On 14 February I wrote to the Tánaiste and other Ministers and Ministers of State. The letter was cosigned by a number of my Green Party colleagues. In the letter we called on Ministers to take the opportunity afforded by St. Patrick’s Day…

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Cyber Security

Cyber Security

Full Transcript:Dep. Ó Cathasaigh: For a long time, we have traded on the fact that we are physically very remote, and that insulates us from the kind of cross-border aggression we have seen in eastern Europe. However, cyberwarfare does not know boundaries in the same way. I would like to see that we are adequately…

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Timber Construction in Ireland

Timber Construction in Ireland

Full Transcript: Dep. Ó Cathasaigh:The Minister spoke to this in the general but I will ask him a specific question. The chair of the Climate Change Advisory Council, Marie Donnelly, confirms we are in danger of missing our 2025 targets with all of the attendant consequences, including a lost to the Exchequer of some €8…

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