Category: Dáil Contributions

Report on the progress of the Sustainable Development Goals 2023

Report on the progress of the Sustainable Development Goals 2023

Full Transcript An Ceann Comhairle I call on Deputy Ó Cathasaigh, the Leas-Chathaoirleach of the Joint Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands. Deputy Marc Ó Cathasaigh I move: That Dáil Éireann shall take note of the Report of the Joint Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the…

Read More Read More

Research and Innovation Bill

Research and Innovation Bill

Transcript of Dáil debate contribution from Dep. Ó Cathasaigh: I will pick up on a couple of the points made by Deputies Cullinane and Sherlock. This is welcome legislation. The Minister, in a relatively new Department, has made a habit of producing substantial and consequential pieces of legislation. I think back to the Higher Education…

Read More Read More

State Funding for UNRWA in Gaza

State Funding for UNRWA in Gaza

Deputy Marc Ó Cathasaigh Over the course of the weekend a number of allegations surfaced relating to a small number of workers with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, UNRWA. The allegations are serious in nature and I am in no way well placed to make an adjudication on whether they are well founded…

Read More Read More

Recruitment of Bus Drivers to ensure better public transport services

Recruitment of Bus Drivers to ensure better public transport services

I draw the Minister’s attention to an issue we are encountering around recruitment of qualified bus and haulage drivers. It is a real constriction point within the economy. We have access to an excellent pool of qualified bus and haulage drivers from abroad but some of the quirks in the system mean that the people…

Read More Read More

Tribute to Michael Ewing

Tribute to Michael Ewing

I take the opportunity to pay tribute to a long-time member of NESC, Mr. Micheal Ewing, who passed away last week. Michael served for a decade on NESC, representing the environmental pilar. He was instrumental in establishing the environmental pilar which became the fifth pilar of social partnership. He was a kind, considerate and very…

Read More Read More

Electoral Reform Act regarding political advertising and online electoral information

Electoral Reform Act regarding political advertising and online electoral information

We have had quite a while now without a major election in this country, the last one being in February 2020, but 2024 will be a year of elections, between local, European and directly elected mayoral, as well as a referendum and Lord knows what else. Four years might seem a short timeframe, but there…

Read More Read More

Shadow Price of Carbon

Shadow Price of Carbon

Full Transcript: Question: Deputy Marc Ó Cathasaigh asked the Minister for Public Expenditure, National Development Plan Delivery and Reform when the revised and increased carbon pricing will be published; if there is a particular barrier to its publication; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52341/23] Deputy Marc Ó Cathasaigh A number of parameters are…

Read More Read More