de Valera, Síle

Tuesday, 30 January 2001

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 529 No. 1

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Written Answers. - National Museum.

Was asked: the number of and recruitment method for tour guides and other staff to be employed at the National Museum at Turlough Park House, Castlebar, County Mayo; and if she will make a statement on the matte...More Button

The current sanctioned staffing at the National Museum at Turlough Park House, Castlebar, County Mayo is 20, and these posts are being dealt with by internal transfer and by open public competition. T...More Button

Written Answers. - Schools Building Projects.

Was asked: her views on whether the plans submitted by the Department of Education and Science for the upgrading of a school (details supplied) in Dublin 7 are appropriate; and if she will arrange for discussion...More Button

The existing school building, together with adjoining residence, which dates from the 1840s, is an elegant single-storey protected structure and is the only known school in Ireland of its type designe...More Button

Written Answers. - Architectural Heritage.

Was asked: if she will provide details of the proposed survey of south County Dublin as part of the drawing up of a national inventory of architectural heritage; when the south Dublin survey will commence; and i...More Button

Under the provisions of the Architectural Heritage (National Inventory) and Historic Monuments (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1999, a nationwide survey is currently being carried out by my Department...More Button

Written Answers. - Special Areas of Conservation.

Was asked: if it is proposed to designate the Clew Bay area in County Mayo as an area of special conservation.More Button

I wish to confirm to the Deputy that the Clew Bay complex was proposed for SAC designation because it contains eight habitats listed in the Habitats Directive and hosts two listed species, the otter a...More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental E-mail System.

Was asked: the e-mail address to which members of the public should send queries relating to her Department; if her Department routinely replies to e-mails sent by the public; the timescale for such responses; i...More Button

Written Answers. - Telecommunications Services.

Was asked: if she will publish a study, commissioned by Údarás na Gaeltachta, of the technology infrastructure of the Gaeltacht and the Islands; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Commonage Framework Plans.

Was asked: when the preparation of framework documents for commonages will be completed and implemented.More Button

The preparation of commonage framework plans is a joint operation of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development and my Department. Completed framework plans for upland commonages in the...More Button

Written Answers. - Scéim na mBóithre Áise.

Was asked: if a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will receive funding for his Gaeltacht road for 2001.More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental Properties.

Was asked: the amount paid for a site for the location of an interpretative centre in Ballycroy, County Mayo; the name of the auctioneer who administered the sale of the site to her Department; the fees the auct...More Button

The purchase of a site for the proposed visitor centre at Ballycroy has not yet been concluded. A draft contract relating to the proposed purchase is currently with this Department's legal representat...More Button

Written Answers. - Job Creation.

Was asked: the number of jobs created in the Mayo, Galway and Donegal Gaeltacht areas for the years 1999 and 2000; the number of jobs lost in these areas; and the number of bad debts written off by Údarás na Gae...More Button

Written Answers. - National Development Plan.

Was asked: the works to be carried out under the national development plan at Bective Abbey, County Meath, at St. Eric's Hermitage at Slane, County Meath, at Trim Town Hall and at Trim Castle; and if she will gi...More Button

Under the national development plan I propose to carry out the following works at the sites referred to by the Deputy. Bective Abbey, County Meath. I propose providing a reception building, public toi...More Button

Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

Was asked: the reason a person (details supplied) in County Mayo was refused payment in respect of the ewe cull scheme.More Button

According to the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, this person has been participating in the rural environment protection scheme, REPS, since 1997. Under REPS, payments are made f...More Button

Written Answers. - Turf Cutting.

Was asked: if a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will be compensated following the directive he received from Dúchas to cease the commercial cutting of sausage turf.More Button

Any owner of property rights in or over lands in special areas of conservation that are the subject of turf cutting restrictions is entitled to compensation for actual financial losses arising from th...More Button

Written Answers. - Compensation Payments.

Was asked: if her Department is in a position to pay compensation to landowners in designated callows; the reason for the delay in compensating landowners; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

My Department provides compensation to landowners for actual income losses arising from any restrictions needed to maintain the favourable conservation status of land included in special areas of cons...More Button

Written Answers. - Natural Heritage Areas.

Was asked: when national heritage areas will be enshrined into law; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The Wildlife (Amendment) Act, 2000, was enacted on 18 December 2000.More Button

Written Answers. - Hare Coursing.

Was asked: if she will initiate an investigation into the recent Abbeyfeale coursing event to establish whether breaches of the Wildlife Act, 1976, occurred; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The Greyhound Industry Act, 1958, provides for the regulation of coursing by greyhounds and designates the Irish Coursing Club as the controlling body for the breeding and coursing of greyhounds. The ...More Button

Written Answers. - Electronic Government.

Was asked: her plans for the development and encouragement of e-government in 2001, and the amount of money included in her Department's Estimate for this purpose in 2001.More Button

My Department is commissioning a consultancy for the development of an e-strategy which will also provide cost projections. In addition, a contract will be placed shortly for the design of a new websi...More Button

Was asked: the number of hits recorded on her Department's website in 2000.More Button

According to statistics available to me, the number of hits on my Department's website (www.irlgov.ie/ealga) is estimated as being 480,000 for the year 2000.More Button

Written Answers. - Compensation Payments.

Was asked: if she will intervene on behalf of a person (details supplied) in County Leitrim and waive all reduction of his ewe supplementary measure stock reduction compensation; and if she will make a statement...More Button

I am advised that the correct payment was made in respect of the year 2000. Unfortunately, the person involved was overpaid in 1999. Based on the information supplied by the Department of Agriculture,...More Button

Written Answers. - Special Areas of Conservation.

Was asked: if her Department has submitted the final proposals to the EU for bogs designated as SPCs; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

My Department has transmitted to the EU Commission its proposals for SAC designations in respect of bog sites already advertised in accordance with the European Communities (Natural Habitats) Regulati...More Button

Written Answers. - Turf Cutting.

Was asked: if her Department has reviewed its position on turf cutting on designated bogs; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the cost and numbers of staff from her Department who will be involved in policing the prohibition of turf cutting on designated bogs; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 959 and 960 together. There has been no change in my Department's position on turf cutting on designated bogs. Please see attached copies of press releases that outlin...More Button

Was asked: the research carried out by her Department to assess the damage or potential damage caused by domestic turf cutting on designated bogs in west Roscommon and County Galway; and if she will make a state...More Button

A research programme, involving a wide range of scientific disciplines, was carried out by Dúchas, the heritage services division of my Department, on designated bogs in County Offaly. This programme,...More Button

Written Answers. - Roads Projects.

Was asked: if funding will be allocated to a Gaeltacht road (details supplied) in County Mayo in 2001.More Button

Written Answers. - Inland Waterways.

Was asked: when outstanding works (details supplied) will be carried out by the Office of Public Works in order to complete the scheme at the Tralee Ship Canal, County Kerry; the plans her Department has to ensu...More Button

The Tralee Ship Canal restoration project has largely been completed, following the dredging of the main channel, the installation of the swing bridge at Blennerville and the completion of the basin w...More Button

Written Answers. - Museum Projects.

Was asked: if she has received a copy of the proposal for the major restoration and redevelopment of the County Wexford museum; if she will meet a deputation from the Enniscorthy Urban District Council and the b...More Button

An application has been made for funding for the development of Wexford county museum under the ACCESS (Arts and Culture Capital Enhancement Support Scheme). A total of £36 million of Exchequer fundin...More Button

Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

Was asked: if she is in receipt of an application from a group (details supplied) in County Limerick for a grant under the access scheme; and if so, when the grant will be paid.More Button

An application has been made for funding for the development of Banogue parish centre, Croom, County Limerick, under the ACCESS (Arts and Culture Capital Enhancement Support Scheme). A total of £36 mi...More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental E-mail System.

Was asked: the arrangements she has in place to respond to e-mail queries to the address posted on the Department's website; the number of e-mail queries received during the last quarter of 2000; the number of t...More Button

Inquiries to the e-mail address, eolas@ealga.ie, are dealt with on a daily basis by the press and information office. Inquiries are either answered by the press and information office directly, or are...More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental Staff.

Was asked: the total number of civil servants who are currently on the transfer list to other sections of Departments outside Dublin; the locations and numbers involved; and if she will make a statement on the m...More Button

There are currently 23 officers in my Department who have requested transfers to various offices outside of Dublin. Some officers have applied for transfers to more than one location. The numbers and ...More Button

Written Answers. - Arts Funding.

Was asked: if she has sanctioned the necessary finance for the provision of an arts centre for County Kilkenny; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

An application has been made for funding of an arts centre in Kilkenny under the ACCESS – Arts and Culture Capital Enhancement Support Scheme. A total of £36 million of Exchequer funding is available ...More Button

Written Answers. - Sale of Estate.

Was asked: if her attention has been drawn to the sale of Ballinacor estate; if her Department has a role in protecting the future of the estate; if the State is interested in purchasing the property; and if she...More Button

I am aware that Ballinacor estate is currently on the market. My Department is concerned to secure the future conservation status of those elements of the estate which are of conservation interest, bu...More Button

Written Answers. - Seal Sanctuary.

Was asked: if she has received an application for funding of volunteers and development by the Irish Seal Sanctuary; and if she is in a position to support this application in view of the growing importance of t...More Button

The position remains as outlined in my reply of 7 Samhain 2000 to Question No. 760 and to Question Nos. 142 and 151 of 14 Samhain 2000.More Button

Written Answers. - Roads Projects.

Was asked: if funding will be allocated to a Gaeltacht road (details supplied) in County Mayo in 2001.More Button

The application received by my Department under Scéim na mBóithre Áise – accommodation roads scheme – for the repair of the road referred to by the Deputy will be taken into account when applications ...More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental E-mail System.

Was asked: the number of occasions on which viruses occurred in incoming e-mails in her Department in the past 12 months; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

My Department installed Department-wide internet e-mail facilities in June 2000. Since the introduction of the new e-mail, there have been three instances of virus infection within the Department. As ...More Button

Was asked: the number of occasions on which hackers have attempted to breach her Department's e-mail security in the past 12 months; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

To date there have been no breaches or attempted breaches to my Department's e-mail security. As part of the introduction of internet e-mail throughout the Department, the issue of security was examin...More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental Funding.

Was asked: if she will provide details of the public funding provided to a project (details supplied) in County Clare in each of the past years 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000; the reasons such funding was provided; a...More Button

The International Folk Music Centre in Ennis is a major cultural and tourism project being developed by the Clare local authorities with grant-aid from my Department and from Shannon Development. Of a...More Button


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