Fahey, Frank

Tuesday, 13 November 2001

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 543 No. 5

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Written Answers. - Coastal Protection.

Was asked: when funding for work to protect against coastal erosion will be provided to Cork County Council for the Warren Strand, Rosscarbery.More Button

Coastal protection works at The Warren, Rosscarbery, County Cork, have been delayed pending the granting of a foreshore licence, which is now being finalised. Funding coastal protection works at The ...More Button

Written Answers. - Coastal Zone Management.

Was asked: if he will consider bringing forward proposals to halt the damage being caused to beaches by the mining and extraction of sand; if he will give consideration to the restriction and possible banning of...More Button

The Foreshore Acts, 1933 to 1998, contain provisions to control the removal or disturbance of beach material. For example, in order to lawfully remove or disturb such material on State-owned foreshore...More Button

Written Answers. - Company Services.

Was asked: if his Department has retained the services of a person or company (details supplied) since June 1997; if so, the nature of those services; the duration and the fees involved; if this person or compan...More Button

The services of the person or company referred to have not been retained by my Department in the period in question.More Button

Written Answers. - Water Pollution.

Was asked: when a meeting between local interest groups such as Mayo County Council, Dúchas, Teagasc and others will be convened to discuss pollution problems in the River Robe area.More Button

I have asked the Western Regional Fisheries Board to convene a meeting of key interest groups to discuss pollution problems in the River Robe catchment as soon as possible.More Button

Written Answers. - Avoca Mines.

Was asked: if the State owns the Avoca Mines.More Button

There are two major former mines in the Avoca area, St. Patrick's Copper Mines Limited and Avoca Mines Limited, both of which were involved in long running receiverships. In both cases, portions of th...More Button

Written Answers. - Farmed Salmon.

Was asked: his views on reports circulating in the south-west that 125,000 adult farmed salmon escaped from an operation (details supplied).More Button

Was asked: if he has recently received a report of the escape of 125,000 adult farmed salmon from the owners or operators of a fish farm (details supplied) or elsewhere in the south-west.More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 180 and 181 together.More Button

Written Answers. - Wage Increases.

Was asked: the reason the employees working for the fisheries board in the western region have not received the wage increases due to them.More Button

I understand that the Deputy is referring to pay increases relating to the general operative grades in the fisheries boards. In early October 2001 my Department conveyed sanction to the fisheries boar...More Button

Written Answers. - Roads Infrastructure.

Was asked: if he made a public statement on a radio station (details supplied) to the effect that the National Roads Authority was recently requested, following a Cabinet sub-committee meeting on infrastructure,...More Button

Matters relating to roads fall within the remit of my colleague, the Minister for the Environment and Local Government. I refer the Deputy to a reply by the Minister for the Environment and Local Gove...More Button

Written Answers. - Water Quality.

Was asked: the criteria which apply in the case of water quality suitable for fish life; the minimum standard and best quality in this regard; his views on the general standard of water quality in rivers and lak...More Button

The Central Fisheries Board informs me that there are no simple criteria which set down minimum standards with regard to water quality and fish. Different fish species respond differently to various p...More Button

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