Ring, Michael

Tuesday, 30 September 1997

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 480 No. 6

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Written Answers - Fishing Gear Destruction.

Asked the minister: the action, if any, he will take in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Mayo whose equipment has been destroyed for the second time in 12 months by large trawlers entering the 12-mile zon...More Button

Written Answers - Bellacorrick (Mayo) Power Station.

Asked the minister: the plans, if any, she has to extend the life of Bellacorrick Power Station, County Mayo, beyond 2004.More Button

Written Answers - Community Deflector Systems.

Asked the minister: when she will legalise community deflector systems.More Button

Asked the minister: the progress, if any, she has made since taking up office in relation to community deflector systems; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the estimated timeframe within which she hopes to have the community deflector systems problem resolved; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Grant Payments.

Asked the minister: the compensation, if any, for flood damage which was paid by the Government to people anywhere in Ireland for each of the years from 1995 to 1997; and if he will categorise the amounts, if any, by cou...More Button

Written Answers - Rural Environment Protection Scheme.

Asked the minister: when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will be paid the second part of his first REP scheme instalment in view of the fact that the delay is causing financial hardship.More Button

Written Answers - Grant Payments.

Asked the minister: when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will be paid his 1997 slaughter premium and top-up payment.More Button

Written Answers - Rural Environment Protection Scheme.

Asked the minister: when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will receive payment of his REP scheme instalment in view of the fact it has been promised since December 1996.More Button

Written Answers - Tax Clearance Certificates.

Asked the minister: the plans, if any, he has to abolish the need for a farmer to hold a tax clearance certificate for grant assistance over £5,000.More Button

Written Answers - Grant Payments.

Asked the minister: when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will receive his farm development grant in view of the fact that the delay is causing financial hardship.More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Correspondence.

Asked the minister: when a firm of solicitors (details supplied) in County Mayo will receive a written reply to their letter dated 23 January 1997, which was addressed to his Department.More Button

Written Answers - Grant Payments.

Asked the minister: when persons (details supplied) in County Mayo will be approved for a Leader II grant in view of the fact that they applied some time ago.More Button

Written Answers - Rural Environment Protection Scheme.

Asked the minister: when a REP scheme payment will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Mayo in view of the fact that it was due over seven months ago and the person has been inspected and passed for payment.More Button

Written Answers - Grant Payments.

Asked the minister: when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will be paid her 1995 cattle extensification premium in view of the fact that she was promised a manual payment nearly two years ago.More Button

Written Answers - Rural Environment Protection Scheme.

Asked the minister: when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will receive her third instalment on the REP scheme in view of the fact that any delay will cause financial hardship.More Button

Asked the minister: when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will be paid her first instalment of the REP scheme in view of the fact that she commenced the scheme on 1 December 1995.More Button

Written Answers - Farmers' Compensation.

Asked the minister: whether he will sanction emergency funding to farmers affected by the flash flooding in North Mayo to help rebuild their stocks, outbuildings and farms.More Button

Written Answers - Rural Environment Protection Scheme.

Asked the minister: the reason a person (details supplied) in County Mayo has not been paid his first REP scheme instalment; the reason his neighbour has already been paid the second instalment, in view of the fact that ...More Button

Asked the minister: when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will be paid his REP scheme payment.More Button

Asked the minister: when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will receive her REP scheme payment in view of the fact that the delay is causing financial hardship.More Button

Asked the minister: the number of farmers nationwide with leased commonage on their applications for the REP scheme who are waiting to be paid; and the number of these located in County Mayo.More Button

Asked the minister: the number of farmers nationwide with leased commonage on their applications for the REP scheme who have been paid; and the number of these farmers located in County Mayo.More Button

Written Answers - Leader Programme.

Asked the minister: if he will reduce the rate of private matching funding for the administration of Leader II costs in North Mayo in view of the fact that many applicants find the fees an extra burden.More Button

Asked the minister: if he will increase the maximum rate of grant aid for accommodation that Leader II gives from 20 per cent to 35 per cent to enable it to operate on a par with the Western Regional Tourism Authority ag...More Button

Written Answers - Grant Payments.

Asked the minister: when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will receive payment for the remaining two animals on his 1997 suckler cow premium application.More Button

Asked the minister: if he will expedite the reduced headage payment promised to a person (details supplied) in County Mayo on his remaining ten sheep.More Button

Written Answers - Leader Programme.

Asked the minister: the administrative structure of each of the Leader groups; the salary and title of each of their staff; the administrative budgets for each Leader Group for 1997; the overall amount of funding for eac...More Button

Written Answers - Flood Damage.

Asked the minister: the compensation, if any, for flood damage which was paid by the Government to people anywhere in Ireland for each of the years from 1995 to 1997; and if he will categorise the amounts, if any, by cou...More Button

Asked the minister: whether he will sanction emergency funding to people affected by the flash flooding in North Mayo.More Button

Asked the minister: if he will instruct the Office of Public Works to make a resolution for immediate emergency aid to help all the areas affected by flooding, for long-term measures to be put in place in order that a re...More Button

Written Answers - River Maintenance.

Asked the minister: when the Office of Public Works will clean out a river (details supplied) in County Mayo in view of the fact that the work on a certain area along this river has been requested for several years.More Button

Written Answers - Flood Damage.

Asked the minister: the solution, if any, Office of Public Works officials found to the flooding problem for a person (details supplied) in County Mayo in view of the fact that the person is unable to return to his house...More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Benefits.

Asked the minister: the reason the Western Health Board will not pay a person (details supplied) in County Mayo to look after a widower's children in view of the fact that the eldest has reached 14 years of age and the f...More Button

Asked the minister: the reason the Western Health Board will not pay a person (details supplied) in County Mayo to look after a widower's children ranging in ages from eight to 16 years in view of the fact that all of th...More Button

Written Answers - Child Care Regulations.

Asked the minister: the age at which a child is deemed responsible for housework and the minding of her sisters and brothers according to his Department's regulations in the event of the child's mother having passed away...More Button

Written Answers - Orthodontic Service.

Asked the minister: when a child (details supplied) in County Mayo will be called for orthodontic treatment in view of the fact that she has already waited over two years.More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Waiting Lists.

Asked the minister: whether a person (details supplied) in County Mayo can be called to an ear, nose and throat consultant for treatment as soon as possible in order not to disrupt his studies.More Button

Asked the minister: when an 82-year-old person (details supplied) in County Mayo will be called for a prostate operation in view of the fact that he is in severe pain and discomfort.More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Services.

Asked the minister: if he will expand the physiotherapy section at the Sacred Heart Hospital, Castlebar, County Mayo, in view of the fact that the lack of space is sorely hindering the work carried on there and further i...More Button

Asked the minister: the reason for the lack of staff and physiotherapists at the Sacred Heart Hospital, Castlebar, County Mayo; and if he will increase the staff in this hospital in view of the situation of a person (det...More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Waiting Lists.

Asked the minister: when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will be called to the Adelaide Hospital, Dublin 8, for a hip operation in view of the fact that she is in severe pain and can no longer leave her home.More Button

Asked the minister: when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will be called for a scan in Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9, in view of the fact that she has been waiting for this scan since her injury occurred in natio...More Button

Written Answers - Orthodontic Service.

Asked the minister: the average waiting time for a child to receive orthodontic treatment following his or her assessment.More Button

Asked the minister: the plans, if any, he has to sanction funding to the Western Health Board to enable it to recruit additional orthodontic and dental staff to reduce the unreasonably long waiting lists for treatment in...More Button

Asked the minister: when a child (details supplied) in County Mayo will be called for orthodontic treatment in view of the fact that she is suffering both physically and psychologically.More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Waiting Lists.

Asked the minister: when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will be called for a hip operation in view of the fact that she has been waiting for some time and she is in considerable pain.More Button

Written Answers - Pension Entitlements.

Asked the minister: if a person (details supplied) in County Mayo is entitled to a lump sum payment or pension in view of the fact that she is a former employee of the Western Health Board.More Button

Written Answers - Housing Grants.

Asked the minister: if he will reintroduce house grants in the next budget for families on low or middle incomes.More Button

Written Answers - Water and Sewerage Schemes.

Asked the minister: when the Carrowmore to Bangor, County Mayo, water scheme, which was grant-aided in 1996 with £ 2 million, will be extended from Carrowmore to Glenamoy; whether there is an application for this extensi...More Button

Asked the minister: the reason the £ 1.2 million necessary for a water supply scheme (details supplied) has not been approved by him in view of the situation of the families in County Mayo with no running water; and if h...More Button

Asked the minister: the action, if any, he intends to take in view of the situation of the people of north Mayo in the Lurgacloy and Barnagh area, who have no running water; and if so, when he intends to take such action...More Button

Asked the minister: when a group water scheme (details supplied) in County Mayo will be paid the grant sanctioned by his Department.More Button

Asked the minister: the current position in relation to Mayo County Council's plans for the Cong sewerage treatment plant, County Mayo.More Button

Asked the minister: when the people of the Cross, Claremorris area of County Mayo will be connected to the regional water supply in view of the situation of persons (details supplied) in County Mayo.More Button

Asked the minister: if he will immediately sanction the funding and contract documents for the extension of the Lough Mask scheme from Ballinrobe to Kilmaine and Shrule in County Mayo as submitted to his Department over ...More Button

Asked the minister: the compensation, if any, for flood damage paid by his Department to people anywhere in Ireland for each of the years from 1995 to 1997; and if he will categorise the amounts, if any, by county.More Button

Asked the minister: whether he will sanction emergency funding to people affected by the flash flooding in north Mayo to help rebuild road structures, bridges and so on.More Button

Asked the minister: when an application for a sewerage scheme in County Mayo will be approved by his Department in view of the fact that it was submitted several years ago.More Button

Written Answers - Piped Water Supplies.

Asked the minister: if he will estimate the number of families nationwide and in County Mayo who have no running water in their homes.More Button

Written Answers - Housing Aid for the Elderly.

Asked the minister: the percentage of applications for the special housing aid for the elderly scheme which had to be refused or retained on file due to lack of funding in the Western Health Board for the years 1996 and ...More Button

Asked the minister: the moneys which were allocated to the Western Health Board in 1997 for use under the special housing aid for the elderly scheme; and the plans, if any, he has to increase this funding for 1997.More Button

Asked the minister: the criteria for allocating funding to each health board for use under the special housing aid for the elderly scheme; and whether it is based on the ratio of elderly in each population.More Button

Written Answers - Grant Payments.

Asked the minister: the reason the survivors of a deceased person (details supplied) have not been paid the death grant which they feel strongly they are entitled to, where the deceased had worked all his life and had cr...More Button

Asked the minister: when a death grant will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Mayo, following the death of his father.More Button

Asked the minister: the reason a person (details supplied) in County Mayo, whose husband died on 10 May 1989, and who was also in receipt of a full contributory pension prior to his death, never received the death grant ...More Button

Asked the minister: whether a person (details supplied) in County Mayo, who was previously long-term unemployed on a FÁS course, qualifies for the back-to-work allowance scheme; and whether her application after commenci...More Button

Written Answers - Pension Entitlements.

Asked the minister: the reason the pension of a person (details supplied) County Mayo was so drastically reduced from £ 42 to £ 13.50.More Button

Asked the minister: when a pension appeal will be decided on for a person (details supplied) in County Mayo.More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Appeals.

Asked the minister: if an oral hearing can be scheduled for a person (details supplied) in County Mayo in relation to his unemployment appeal.More Button

Written Answers - Summer Jobs Scheme.

Asked the minister: when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will be approved for the student summer jobs scheme for 1997.More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Benefits.

Asked the minister: when persons (details supplied) in County Mayo will be approved for a family income supplement.More Button

Asked the minister: when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will be approved for a carer's allowance in view of the fact that she applied some time ago.More Button

Asked the minister: the reason a married couple (details supplied) in County Mayo, who applied for a family income supplement in early June 1997 and who received their first payment on 24 July 1997, did not receive any p...More Button

Asked the minister: when a person (details supplied) in Dublin 15 will receive unemployment benefit for which she applied in March 1997, some five months ago.More Button

Asked the minister: the reason a person (details supplied) in County Mayo was refused a second companion travel pass in view of the fact that he is suffering from a brain tumour, cannot travel alone because of his ill he...More Button

Asked the minister: if he will extend the free telephone rental allowance scheme to include mobile telephones; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Deductions.

Asked the minister: when he will introduce legislation to enable local authorities to deduct rent and loan repayments directly from a person's benefit.More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Appeals.

Asked the minister: the average length of time from when a notice of appeal is submitted to the date a decision is finalised by his officials; and whether additional staff will be recruited to the appeals office to help ...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Staffing.

Asked the minister: the plans, if any, he has to recruit staff to the disability allowance section of his Department to help process the large volume of applications it receives.More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Appeals.

Asked the minister: when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will be called for an oral hearing in relation to his disability allowance appeal.More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Benefits.

Asked the minister: when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will be paid for the week of 11 September 1997, in view of the fact that the last order in his old payable pension book was for 4 September 1997, and th...More Button

Written Answers - PRSI Rebate.

Asked the minister: when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will be paid a rebate of his PRSI.More Button

Written Answers - Pension Entitlements.

Asked the minister: when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will be reassessed for an old age non-contributory pension.More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Appeals.

Asked the minister: when a decision will be made on an appeal for a person (details supplied) in County Mayo in view of the fact that he is suffering financial hardship.More Button

Written Answers - Special Areas of Conservation.

Asked the minister: the restrictions, if any, special areas of conservation will have for farmers in respect of potential development or building when lands owned by them are designated.More Button

Asked the minister: whether a person (details supplied) in County Mayo can build a house in a special area of conservation on his land in view of the fact that outline planning permission has already been granted.More Button

Written Answers - National Heritage Areas.

Asked the minister: the change, if any, there has been in the agreement reached last year with her Department, the IFA and local farmers that if an acre of a farmer's land was in a national heritage area, all of the land...More Button

Written Answers - Television Reception.

Asked the minister: when television reception will be restored to the Briska area of Bangor Erris, County Mayo, in view of the fact that the people have paid their television licences and are entitled to a proper service...More Button

Written Answers - Grant Payments.

Asked the minister: when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will be approved for a Gaeltacht housing grant in view of the fact that she applied some time ago but has heard nothing since the application was submit...More Button

Written Answers - Gaeltacht Classification.

Asked the minister: whether an area (details supplied) in County Mayo will be classified as a Gaeltacht area.More Button

Asked the minister: the last time a new area was re-classified as a Gaeltacht area.More Button

Written Answers - Implementation of Refugee Act, 1996.

Asked the minister: when the Refugee Act, 1996, will be implemented.More Button

Written Answers - Garda Pay.

Asked the minister: when the Garda Síochána will be awarded a pay increase.More Button

Written Answers - Garda Stations.

Asked the minister: the current position on the new Ballina Garda station, County Mayo.More Button

Asked the minister: when building will commence on a new Garda station in Ballina, County Mayo.More Button

Asked the minister: if the building of a new Garda station in Ballina, County Mayo, is included on his priority list for construction in 1997; and if so, its position on that list.More Button

Asked the minister: the current position with the new Claremorris Garda station, County Mayo.More Button

Asked the minister: when building will commence on a new Garda station in Claremorris, County Mayo.More Button

Asked the minister: if the building of a new Garda station in Claremorris, County Mayo, is included on his priority list for construction in 1997; and if so, its position on that list.More Button

Written Answers - Registration of Title.

Asked the minister: if he will expedite the registration of two folio numbers lodged early in 1997 for a person (details supplied) in County Mayo.More Button

Written Answers - Deed Poll Application.

Asked the minister: when a change of name deed poll application will be dealt with for a person (details supplied) in County Mayo in view of the fact that the matter has been ongoing for over two years.More Button

Written Answers - Registration of Title.

Asked the minister: if he will expedite the issue of a schedule and maps from the Land Registry Office to a person (details supplied) in County Mayo in view of the fact that the matter is causing financial hardship.More Button

Asked the minister: if he will expedite the registration of lands in the Land Registry Office for a person (details supplied) in County Roscommon in view of the fact that the matter has been ongoing for the past six year...More Button

Asked the minister: when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will receive a folio number for his land.More Button

Asked the minister: if he will have arrangements made to expedite the registration of lands for a person (details supplied) in County Mayo in view of the fact that the delay is causing financial hardship.More Button

Asked the minister: if he will have arrangements made to expedite the issue of a copy file plan from the Land Registry Office for a person (details supplied) in County Mayo in view of the fact that the delay will cause f...More Button

Written Answers - Higher Education Grants.

Asked the minister: his views on the opinion that the non-allowance of depreciation and accrued interest for the purposes of higher education grants is linked to control of Department spending rather than the legitimate ...More Button

Asked the minister: the basis, if any, for the treatment of depreciation and accrued interest on borrowings for business purposes under the higher education grant scheme.More Button

Asked the minister: the reason his Department treats depreciation and accrued interest on borrowings in one fashion while the Revenue Commissioners treat it in exactly the opposite way, in spite of the fact that both bod...More Button

Written Answers - Pupil-Teacher Ratio.

Asked the minister: the plans, if any, he has to introduce the same teacher-to-pupil ratio in rural areas as applied in the urban areas of the country.More Button

Written Answers - Teacher Appointments.

Asked the minister: whether temporary or substitute teachers will be appointed to the one-teacher schools in County Mayo until trained teachers become available; and the reason for any delays in this regard.More Button

Asked the minister: when he will sanction a second teacher to all one-teacher schools with ten pupils or more; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: when a second teacher or a temporary or substitute teacher will be appointed to a school (details supplied) in County Mayo which has 22 pupils.More Button

Written Answers - Schools Building Projects.

Asked the minister: when he will sanction a secondary school for a town (details supplied) in County Mayo.More Button

Written Answers - School Transport.

Asked the minister: whether a child (details supplied) in County Mayo can be picked up outside her home, which is along the school route and which the school bus driver states will not put him out, from September 1997, i...More Button

Asked the minister: the reason the children of four separate families (details supplied) in County Mayo, who live in one area, cannot be picked up along their own road rather than at pick-up points located some two and a...More Button

Written Answers - Higher Education Grants.

Asked the minister: the effect, if any, the new regulations in England will have on Irish students in Northern Ireland and in Britain in relation to the British Government getting rid of free education fees.More Button

Written Answers - School Transport.

Asked the minister: whether school transport can be provided for children (details supplied) in County Mayo to an alternative school in view of the distress caused to the children at their previous school.More Button

Asked the minister: when changes to a school transport system (details supplied) in County Mayo will be implemented in view of the fact that they were promised in July 1997, effective September 1997, but nothing has happ...More Button

Written Answers - Remedial Service.

Asked the minister: when extra tuition will be provided to a pupil (details supplied) in County Mayo in view of the fact that it was promised some time ago.More Button

Written Answers - Classroom Assistants.

Asked the minister: whether a classroom assistant has been approved for a child with cerebral palsy (details supplied) in County Mayo; whether any such arrangements have been approved in the country; and the plans, if an...More Button

Written Answers - One-teacher Schools.

Asked the minister: the number of the 103 one-teacher primary schools nationwide which are located in County Mayo.More Button

Written Answers - Remedial Teachers.

Asked the minister: the number of remedial teachers for the ten schools on Achill Island and at Achill Sound, County Mayo.More Button

Asked the minister: his views on the absence of a remedial teacher for the ten schools on Achill Island and at Achill Sound, County Mayo.More Button

Asked the minister: when replacement remedial teachers will be appointed to cover the ten schools on Achill Island and at Achill Sound, County Mayo.More Button

Written Answers - Teacher Appointments.

Asked the minister: the reason a school (details supplied) in County Mayo was not offered a B post in accordance with the most recent teachers' pay agreement.More Button

Asked the minister: whether a teacher is allowed to retain their privileged assistant status or privileged assistant's allowance when he or she resigns as a principal of one school to take up the position of assistant in...More Button


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