Brennan, Seamus

Tuesday, 21 February 1995

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 449 No. 4

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Copenhagen Summit Attendance.

You have given it all to the banks.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Aer Lingus's Financial Position.

Asked the minister: his policy in regard to the financial situation at Aer Lingus and TEAM Aer Lingus.More Button

Asked the minister: when he proposes to advance further funds to Aer Lingus under their agreement.More Button

Asked the minister: the current situation at TEAM Aer Lingus.More Button

I congratulate the Minister on his appointment and wish him a happy and fruitful, but not necessarily long term of office. I am concerned about his comments in regard to TEAM Aer Lingus. Is he aware...More Button

I do not understand the Minister's reply. The last accounts were published in March 1993 and, therefore, the next accounts should have been published in March 1994. I understand the board decided n...More Button

Does the Minister accept it?More Button

May I ask——More Button

It has been some months since we had an opportunity to discuss Aer Lingus.More Button

Will the Minister publish the document after he receives it from Aer Lingus next week to facilitate a discussion on it? Are jobs in TEAM Aer Lingus at risk in the immediate future?More Button

Will the Minister publish the report?More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Telecom Éireann Investment Programme.

Asked the minister: the way in which he intends to provide the £1 billion estimated by the IDA to be required by Telecom Éireann over five years to maintain the international competitiveness of the economy.[3780/95]More Button

I am sure most people will be surprised to learn that Telecom Éireann can find £1 billion internally over the next five years. Has this anything to do with the fact that Telecom Éireann's charges are...More Button

I was suggesting that perhaps the Minister would not sanction the £1 billion investment until Telecom Éireann agrees to reduce its rates but that is a matter for the Minister and I will pursue it anot...More Button

Everybody else in the country seems to know what I am talking about; I am referring to the mobile network, the talks that are taking place with AT&T, Cable and Wireless and nine or ten other groups th...More Button

It arises from the proposed investment of £1 billion by Telecom Éireann over the next five years.More Button

So the sell-off is imminent?More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Financial Contributions to Political Parties.

A good bet.More Button

And prizes.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Disposal of State Assets.

Asked the minister: his policy in regard to the disposal of State companies, State assets or parts thereof.More Button

Will the Minister confirm that the Government is united behind the decision to dispose of a part of Telecom Éireann, to break-up RTE to permit private competition and to introduce a bus competition Bi...More Button

My question referred to the Government's policies across the State companies sector. Will the Minister confirm—he has not yet done so —that he is saying to the potential purchasers of any part of a S...More Button

That is not in the programme.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - National Energy Policy.

Will the Minister confirm that he has received an application for an increase in electricity charges to householders and industry? Has he made a decision on whether to grant that price increase sought...More Button

When does the Minister envisage he will be in a position to make a decision?More Button

So householders can relax?More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Assistance for Small Business.

As a former businessman, I am sure the Minister does not believe that answer. Yesterday a firm of accountants suggested that semi-State companies should pay their bills on time and the taskforce on s...More Button

I am talking about small companies. Is the Minister aware that the previous Government had a proposal to introduce legislation to ensure that the public service would pay its bills within the due dat...More Button

She cannot tell you what to do.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - State Mining Facility Applications.

Has the Minister an answer for Deputy Treacy?More Button

I am sorry the Minister is not in a position to answer Deputy Treacy's question.More Button

I accept that. Considering that no licences were granted in 1994 and only one in 1995, to what does the Minister attribute the low number of applications for mining licences? Will the Government stu...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Rail Network.

Asked the minister: his views on a figure of up to £500 million being the amount needed by Iarnród Éireann to ensure safety standards over the next five years; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

While not wanting to alarm the public — which would not be proper — about our rail services——More Button

Harcourt Street will arise later. Is the Minister aware that there are 1,500 miles of track nationwide, of which 50 per cent is in excess of 50 years old? Independent studies have shown that a sum o...More Button

Will the Minister consider commissioning an independent safety study of the 50-year old track?More Button

The Minister is not the Minister for CIE, he is the Minister for Transport, Energy and Communications.More Button

Written Answers - Bord na Móna.

Asked the minister: if he intends removing or reducing the debt of Bord na Mona; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Transport Subsidy.

Asked the minister: the reason for the 5 per cent reduction in the CIE State subsidy in the 1995 Estimates.More Button

Written Answers - Irish Aviation Authority.

Asked the minister: the future plans, if any, he has for the Irish Aviation Authority.More Button

Written Answers - Accomodation Needs of Primary Education.

Asked the minister: if her attention has been drawn to the fact that her policy on the accommodation needs of primary education is preventing a person (details supplied) in County Dublin from securing a place at Mount An...More Button

Written Answers - Competition in Transport Industry.

Asked the minister: the plans, if any, he has to increase competition in the bus industry, both in cities and in the country.[3782/95]More Button

Written Answers - Mobile Telephone Operating Licence.

Asked the minister: when he intends to issue a licence for a second national mobile phone company; and the person to whom this licence will issue.More Button

Written Answers - Telecom Éireann Ownership.

Asked the minister: his policy in regard to the future ownership of Telecom Éireann.More Button

Written Answers - Electricity Cost.

Asked the minister: if he intends to allow an increase in ESB prices charged to the public.More Button

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