Category: Dáil Contributions

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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Dáil Contribution on Overseas Development Aid in light of Global Food Shortages

Dáil Contribution on Overseas Development Aid in light of Global Food Shortages

Deputy Marc Ó Cathasaigh asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs his views on the impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine with regard to the resultant and expected global food shortages and the impact on Ireland’s overseas development aid; and if he will make a statement on the matter Transcript Deputy Marc Ó Cathasaigh The Minister referred to…

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Land Use Plan and National Soil Strategy

Land Use Plan and National Soil Strategy

There are various commitments in the programme for Government on land use. For example, there is a commitment to the effect that: Within 24 months, we will evaluate the potential for contributions towards our climate ambition from land-use improvements and set in train the development of a land-use plan, based on its findings. There is…

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Pre Council of Europe: Food Shortages

Pre Council of Europe: Food Shortages

I will pick up on a couple of the points raised by Deputy Carthy, but will focus on them through a slightly different lens. I looked through the European Council agenda, which states that it “will continue its discussion on how to build a more robust economic base … notably by reducing strategic dependencies in…

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The planned response for meeting the educational needs of children coming to Ireland from Ukraine

The planned response for meeting the educational needs of children coming to Ireland from Ukraine

My Dáil Contribution regarding the need for a planned response for meeting the education needs of children coming to Ireland from Ukraine. Transcript Deputy Marc Ó Cathasaigh If the Leas-Cheann Comhairle and Minister of State remain lawyers despite their current occupation, then I remain a primary school teacher, and I am very much proud to…

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Report on the Key Issues affecting the Traveller Community

Report on the Key Issues affecting the Traveller Community

Transcript of my Dáil Contribution on the Report on the Key Issues affecting the Traveller Community I very much welcome the opportunity to discuss the report. It is particularly timely and fitting that it is discussed in the week we celebrate the fifth anniversary of the declaration of Traveller ethnicity. It was extremely important, symbolically…

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Seachtain na Gaeilge

Seachtain na Gaeilge

Agus mé ag ullmhú do mo chuid cainte tráthnóna inniu, d’fhéach mé siar ar an óráid a rinne mé an bhliain seo caite ar an ábhar céanna. Dá mbeinn leisciúil agus mé ag ullmhú, d’fhéadfainn an óráid sin a phriontáil amach chun í a úsáid arís. Go deimhin, creideann na Glasaigh san athchúrsáil agus b’fhéidir…

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