Fahey, Frank

Wednesday, 2 May 2001

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 535 No. 2

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Private Members' Business. - Stadium Ireland: Motion (Resumed).

As a former Minister of State with responsibility for sport, I listened with interest to the debate on Sports Campus Ireland. Much of the comments I heard, as I am sure some of the Members across the ...More Button

Why not put 1% of GNP over the next 25 years into the national pension fund into which we have put £2 billion from the sale of Eircom and the State banks? More Button

Why should we proceed with this, if the argument put forward by Fine Gael and Labour was to stand up? Public expenditure policy is a question of finding a balance between the interests of the public ...More Button

The Leaders of the two parties, in particular, have displayed a degree of political opportunism and desperation in the way in which they have engaged in this debate.More Button

The focus of Opposition criticism has been on the proposed outdoor stadium which is estimated to cost £230 million. The Government agreed yesterday to an independent review of the costs of the stadium...More Button

This is a welcome development and it will give us an informed critical analysis, which will ensure that the project, when it proceeds, will command the support it deserves. To abandon the main thrust ...More Button

Written Answers - Energy Project Funding.

Was asked: the current status of the funding for the Energy Valley Project, Arigna, County Roscommon; when this funding will be approved; the reason for the current delays; and if he will make a statement on the...More Button

As I explained in my reply to Parliamentary Question No. 107 of 3 April last, the grant aid of £600,000 towards the Arigna mining heritage project was approved in principle by the Minister for Finance...More Button

Written Answers - Harbours and Piers.

Was asked: the current position in relation to funding for a pier (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The pier in question is owned by Donegal County Council and its repair and maintenance is the responsibility of the local authority in the first instance. My Department provided funding of £41,250 to ...More Button

Written Answers - Grant Payments.

Was asked: if he will consider approving a 30% increase in forestry premiums.More Button

Following discussions with the European Commission, the Minister of State at the Department of the Marine and Natural Resources, Deputy Hugh Byrne, announced in March 2000 significant increases averag...More Button

Written Answers - Port Development.

Was asked: the position regarding the development of a marina (details supplied) in County Cork; the financial support which will be forthcoming from his Department; and if he is satisfied that it has met all th...More Button

Under the National Development Plan 2000-2006, £20 million has been allocated to marine tourism, and targeted particularly at improving marine access infrastructure such as marinas, berths and slipway...More Button


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