Carey, Donal

Wednesday, 21 February 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 461 No. 8

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Western Development Plan

An action plan for the western region has been completed by the Western Development Partnership Board. The objective of the plan is to achieve, by the end of the decade, population stability on a cou...More Button

This is the first time an action plan of this kind has been attempted. It has been a progressive step in tackling the serious problems affecting western communities as a result of declining populatio...More Button

That is a rather simplistic notion. It is similar to the bargaining between the parties about allocating a pound for each first preference vote in an election as a funding operation.More Button

Realistically speaking, I should not say anything about funding until the Government has examined this matter. This has always been the way in the House.More Button

It is premature to answer those questions. I expect that the work of the Western Development Partnership Board will be ongoing. It sets out targets, some of which are realisable. Elements of the re...More Button

This question deals directly with the Western Development Partnership Board. Funding of £120,000 has been set aside under the Western Development Partnership Board subhead in 1996 and that will be on...More Button

It was not my party which set up the setaside regime which has benefited so many people. I am disappointed in Deputy Ó Cuív. I did not find anybody who groused about the state of the west as much as...More Button

I do not think there is any depression there.More Button

The problem about engendering lack of confidence cannot be underestimated. I am surprised Deputy Ó Cuív, who made so much progress in co-operative movements in the west, is knocking efforts which hav...More Button

I inherited this case, involving the western development partnership board plan, from the previous Taoiseach and I continued it. The report was completed in good time and the small farmers in Loughre...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Border Counties Funding.

Funding for Border counties under my Department is through the local development programme. The sub-programme to the operational programme for local, urban and rural development is implemented throug...More Button

I fully accept Deputy Ahern's point about the need for emphasis on additionality. The meetings I have held to date discussed putting arrangements in place in that regard. I admit there is considerab...More Button

I am certain, when the groups are properly established and the CSF programme becomes clearer——More Button

——the points made by Deputy Dermot Ahern will be taken into consideration. However, as yet we have not cleared the hurdle of having definite information available for people to make proper applicatio...More Button

I inherited the system. I understood agreement was reached between the previous Government and the Commission.More Button

I can only do my best for the Border regions and this is what I am doing.More Button

The Combat Poverty Agency and ADM together are trying to assist in this area. The simplified application form they devised is a forward move at least for genuine applicants.More Button

In addition, both agencies have opened an office in Monaghan and guidelines for applicants for funding will be available in the first week of March. These guidelines will be issued to all those who at...More Button


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