WATCH: Robert Emmet CDP

Transcript: Patrick Costello TD: Robert Emmet Community Development Project, CDP, in Dublin 8 is facing a rent increase of 300%. The CDP provides supports to the Oliver Bond Street community and the wider Liberties in ways that no other service simply does. Will the State step in and increase the funding on offer in order…

WATCH: Fair Procedures in the Administration of Justice Bill 2024

Transcript: Deputy Patrick Costello I move: That leave be granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to provide and guarantee that administrative decision makers operating under Article 37 of Bunreacht na hÉireann are obligated to dispense of their quasi-judicial functions in accordance with due process and fair procedures, to give the Minister power to…

WATCH: Review of the Multi-Unit Developments Act

Transcript: Deputy Patrick Costello The issues surrounding apartment and fire defects have highlighted in some instances the deficiencies in the Multi-Unit Developments Act. There is a commitment in the programme for Government to review this legislation. Given the Government’s time is drawing to a close, will this review start and, more important, finish before the…

WATCH: Law Reform (Contracts) Bill 2024

Full Transcript: Deputy Patrick Costello: I move that leave be granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to provide for third party rights in relation to enforcement and performance of contracts; to provide for orderly consequences of discharge of a contract due to frustration; and to provide for related matters. At the outset, I…

WATCH: Cherry Orchard Hospital

Full transcript: Deputy Patrick Costello: I wish to raise a serious issue relating to Cherry Orchard Hospital and the impact it is having on families. A briefing paper from the multidisciplinary team last August highlighted the significant clinical risk relating to a move, including the potential for high mortality rates. Will the Minister of State…

WATCH: Ratification of the Optional Protocol of the UNCRPD

Transcript: Deputy Patrick Costello: My question is for the Minister with responsibility for disabilities. Will the Minister commit to ratifying the optional protocol of the UNCRPD in the lifetime of the Government? There is not much time left. Minister Roderic O’Gorman: As the Taoiseach outlined in the House last week, the Government’s commitment is to…