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Joint Committee on Public Petitions to consider petition to ban herbicides in public areas

11 May 2022, 16.30

The Joint Committee on Public Petitions will meet tomorrow, Thursday, 12 May, to consider a petition seeking to ban herbicides in public areas.

The meeting at 2.30pm in Committee Room 4 of Leinster House will hear from the petitioner, James Walsh, regarding Public Petition Number P00008/22. The Committee will also consider a number of other petitions.

Committee Cathaoirleach Deputy Martin Browne said: “Mr Walsh and his co-signatories want the use of herbicides banned from all public areas and are seeking a non-toxic method of maintaining grass and plant growth similar to those in use in other countries. The Committee looks forward to discussing this petition with him.

“We will also consider a number of other petitions, including a call to raise the Upper Age Limit in the Defence Forces, for a 100 per cent redress or compensation scheme for people with houses affected by defective concrete block and aggregate due to the presence of mica and/or pyrite, and to support access to employment for Non-EEA PhD students' spouses in Ireland.”

The Joint Committee on Public Petitions is a standing Committee of the Houses of the Oireachtas and has 11 Members, seven from the Dáil and four from the Seanad.

The meeting in the Committee Room 4 can be viewed live on Oireachtas TV.

Committee proceedings can also be viewed on the Houses of the Oireachtas Smartphone App, available for Apple and Android devices.

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Sinn Féin

Fianna Fáil

Fine Gael

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