Coveney, Hugh

Tuesday, 25 April 1995

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 451 No. 8

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Written Answers. - Gleeson Commission Recommendations.

Was asked: if recommendations 11.5.1, 11.5.2, 11.5.4 and 11.5.5 of the Gleeson Commission have been implemented; and if so, the date of implementation of each recommendation.More Button

Was asked: if the living accommodation provided for and used by the Permanent Defence Force in all locations in the Southern Command area has been graded as recommended by the Gleeson Commission; the grading awa...More Button

I propose to answer Questions Nos. 262 and 263 together. In relation to the recommendations at paragraph 11.5.1 of the report of the Gleeson Commission, a grading system for single living-in accommoda...More Button

Written Answers. - FCA and An Slua Muirí Uniform Allowance.

Was asked: the reason that the FCA and An Slua Muirí are not reimbursed the actual vouched cost of providing an officer pattern uniform as is the case for cadets and Permanent Defence Force senior and non-commis...More Button

An initial and replenishment uniform allowance, similar to that paid to officers of the Permanent Defence Force, is payable to officers of An Fórsa Cosanta Áitiúil and An Slua Muirí at rates prescribe...More Button

Written Answers. - Colour Party Policy.

Was asked: his policy on the carrying of the colours by reservists in public parades such as on St. Patrick's Day; and the reason permission to carry the colours has been withdrawn in Cork city despite the fact ...More Button

Colour parties made up of members of the Defence Forces carry the national colours at various parades throughout the country. Following an incident at the St. Patrick's Day parade in Cork some years ...More Button

Written Answers. - FCA and An Slua Muirí Welfare Services Contribution.

Was asked: the purpose for which the amount of £42.91 is deducted from reservists at summer camp in view of the fact that laundry services and hair cutting costs are not made available to reservists.More Button

The amount of £4,291 was collected from members of An Fórsa Cosanta Áitiúil and An Slua Muirí in respect of welfare services in 1993 and 1994. In practice, the deduction is a contribution mainly towa...More Button

Written Answers. - Farranfore Airport (Kerry) Flight Statistics.

Was asked: the number of trips the Government planes or helicopters have made to Farranfore Airport, County Kerry, during 1992; the number of trips which were for training or other military purposes; the number ...More Button

Air Corps aircraft, both fixed and rotary wing, made 30 flights to Kerry Airport, Farranfore in 1992. Twenty-six of those flights were for training and military purposes. Of the remaining four, one ...More Button

Written Answers. - Finner (County Donegal) Land Sale.

Was asked: when sanction will be given by his Department to Donegal County Council with regard to the sale of land at Finner, Ballyshannon, County Donegal, for the purposes of a sewage treatment plant; and if he...More Button

Proposals regarding a major review of the Ballyshannon waste water system have been received by the Department from Donegal County Council. The proposals, which may have implications in relation to t...More Button

Written Answers. - Army School of Music Appointments.

Was asked: the current status of women members of the Army bands.More Button

Was asked: if it is intended to encourage more women to join the Army School of Music.More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 269 and 270 together. All appointments in the Army School of Music and in the Army bands are open to men and women on an equal basis. At present one female officer ho...More Button

Written Answers. - Military Barracks Maintenance Services.

Was asked: the steps, if any, he will take to reintroduce the system whereby the engineering section of his Department could take on temporary general operatives and craftsmen to enable a programme of upgrading,...More Button

The requirements of the Corps of Engineers in providing maintenance services for military barracks are served by the existing complement of approximately 270 craftsmen and 200 general operatives who a...More Button

Written Answers. - Telephone Directories Recycling.

Was asked: the arrangements, if any, he has made for the recycling of old telephone directories which have been in use in his Department.More Button

Waste paper from the Department, including old telephone directories, is mainly disposed of by contract placed on the basis of competitive tendering. The arrangements are at present under review.More Button

Written Answers. - Public Liability Insurance Claims.

Was asked: the cost to the Exchequer and State agencies of public liablity insurance premia and claims paid from the Exchequer for the last year for which figures are available; the plans, if any he has to reduc...More Button

Normally the State carries its own insurance. In my Department public liability insurance is taken out only for particular activities i.e. those of Coiste an Asgard and Civil Defence. In addition th...More Button

Written Answers. - Donegal Harbour Dredging.

Was asked: the progress, if any, which has been made with regard to the completion of the dredging of Burtonport Harbour and the provision of a new pier; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

As you are aware, the drilling, blasting and dredging project at Burtonport has suffered from serious setbacks and work is currently suspended. However, it is hoped to recommence works within the next...More Button

Written Answers. - Port Investment Statistics.

Was asked: the grant aid from both Government and EU funds to the ports of Dublin, Waterford and Cork in the five year periods 1975 to 1979, 1980 to 1984, 1985 to 1989 and 1990 to 1994; and the payment per port.More Button

The information requested by the Deputy is provided in the following tabular statements. State Aid. £mMore Button

Written Answers. - Drift Net Fishing Season.

Was asked: if he will extend the existing season for drift net fishing.More Button

It has not been the practice in recent years, nor would it accord with established policy objectives, to extend drift netting seasons.More Button

Written Answers. - Dún Laoghaire Harbour Recreational Facilities.

Was asked: the reason his Department has not identified any projects for recreational or leisure facilities at Dún Laoghaire harbour four years after the completion of the development plan; if there is still a G...More Button

The Government is strongly committed to the optimum development of the leisure and recreational potential of Dún Laoghaire harbour. One of my first actions on becoming Minister for the Marine was to a...More Button

Written Answers. - Telephone Directories Recycling.

Was asked: the arrangements, if any, he has made for the recycling of old telephone directories which have been in use in his Department.More Button

Waste material, including old telephone directories, suitable for recycling is collected from the main offices of the Department under contract and delivered to outlets for recycling.More Button

Written Answers. - Public Liability Insurance Claims.

Was asked: the cost to the Exchequer and State agencies of public liability insurance premia and claims paid from the Exchequer for the last year for which figures are available; the plans, if any he has to redu...More Button

As its own insurer the State carries public liability insurance cover for all Government Departments. In 1994 £72,764 was paid out by my Department in settlement of public liability claims. Public ...More Button


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