Colley, George

Thursday, 15 May 1980

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 320 No. 11

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Tidal Power Electricity Generation.

It is my intention that my Department will take a very active role in promoting research and development in the field of natural renewable alternative energy sources. I am at present undertaking a re...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Air Traffic Control

Unfortunately there are no sites in this country, North or South, which are really suitable for the generation of electricity by tidal power. Some are more suitable than others and the one mentioned ...More Button

It is quite clear, for instance, that the North could sell us electricity and we could contemplate selling natural gas to the North to our mutual benefit but that does not appear to be a possibility a...More Button

I am sorry about that but I thought I might mention it.More Button

We will not know until some more experimental work has been done whether there is anything more than a marginal possibility involved. I would remind Deputies that I am talking about tidal power. Wav...More Button

I am aware of that too.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Fintown (County Donegal) Test Borings.

The Nuclear Energy Board has been carrying out measurements of any radioactive content in air, soil and water in the Fintown area of County Donegal where drilling and other mineral prospecting work by...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Turf Collection at Bogs.

I have been informed by Bord na Móna that they sell machine turf on ex-works terms. This means that the purchaser provides a vehicle to be loaded at the works. Loading is liable to interruption by p...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Limerick Gasworks.

The problem of Limerick gasworks is a very difficult one. These difficulties are reflected in the fact that the utility's losses for 1979 were £317,000 and the projected losses for 1980 are expected ...More Button

I am aware that one of the important factors in the difficulties the company are now experiencing arises from the capital expenditure they have incurred and the high rate of interest they have to pay....More Button

I am aware of the nature of the consumer pattern of the Limerick gasworks and I am aware also that the average consumption of gas of their consumers is extremely low. The Deputy must be aware of the ...More Button

I do not want to put the time limit on it but I am well aware that the matter is extremely urgent.More Button

I cannot give any such undertaking. Firstly, I have indicated already in another place that a decision on the question of the construction of the pipeline and the supply of natural gas to Dublin cann...More Button

The decision to build the pipeline would be consequent on a decision to supply natural gas to Dublin. The decision to supply natural gas to Dublin is contingent on, among other things, the Dublin Gas...More Button

I can assure Deputy Barry that he need not have any worries on that score. The one gas company in the country that is assured of a supply of natural gas is Cork.More Button

There is no question of favouritism in this area for Dublin or Limerick.More Button

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