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Statements on Further Education

Statements on Further Education

A document on well-being measures is progressing through the Cabinet. It is based closely on the OECD Better Life Index. One of the factors measured is education. One of the other things measured in the OECD framework is the idea of different forms of capital and of human capital being one of them. Investing in…

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Report on Urban Regeneration

Report on Urban Regeneration

Full Transcript: I thank Deputy Duffy for agreeing to share time with me. I will start with a nod to Waterford because it is mentioned throughout the report. The report is excellent and should be important if its recommendations are implemented. I hope it will become important. Waterford is rightly mentioned in that it has…

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Statements on Just Transition

Statements on Just Transition

Full Transcript: I am glad to have the opportunity to contribute to this debate. It is a conversation we will need to rehearse over and again in the coming years and decades. A just transition has at its core the principle of solidarity so that, as we make changes to our economy and society in…

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Construction Technology Centre

Construction Technology Centre

Deputy Marc Ó Cathasaigh The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment is working with Enterprise Ireland to establish a construction technology centre this year to bring together research, expertise and industry to look at innovation in the built environment. The urgency of this cannot be overstated. We very much need to move towards sustainable materials…

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Community Engagement for Renewable Energy Projects

Community Engagement for Renewable Energy Projects

Full Transcript: The question relates to an issue affecting the constituencies of the Minister and the Ministers of State, Deputy Matthews’s constituency in Wicklow, as well as Wexford, my own constituency of Waterford and around the coast into Cork. I am referring to the large-scale development of offshore wind. What steps will the Minister take…

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Carbon Budgets

Carbon Budgets

Full Transcript will be available at: https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/debates/debate/dail/2022-04-06/11/ I ran my first marathon in 2009, many years and indeed many kilos ago. That may not seem in any way germane to the issue being discussed. But I learned an important lesson that day about what happens when human excuses meet immutable, external realities. I had bargained…

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€339,755 funding for 5 key heritage projects in Waterford.

€339,755 funding for 5 key heritage projects in Waterford.

Waterford Green Party TD Marc Ó Cathasaigh has today welcomed €339,755 funding for 5 key heritage projects in Waterford. The funding announced today by Minister Malcolm Noonan has been allocated to Waterford City & County Council under the Historic Structures Fund which is administered by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. It is…

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