Dempsey, Noel

Thursday, 29 November 2001

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 545 No. 3

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Road Traffic Bill, 2001: Second Stage (Resumed).

Or one's wife if she is in bad form.More Button

The Minister gets the blame when everything goes wrong so he ought to get the credit when everything goes right.More Button

Written Answers. - Planning and Development.

Was asked: if his atten tion has been drawn to recent developments to the effect that systematic objection is being made to planning applications for once-off housing developments in rural Ireland; if he has exa...More Button

Under planning legislation each planning authority is obliged to prepare a development plan setting out an overall strategy for the planning and development of its area. Such plans would include the p...More Button

Written Answers. - Smokeless Fuel.

Was asked: his plans to introduce legislation regarding smokeless fuel throughout the country; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that up to 1,500 jobs in the coal industry may be lost; his plans to gra...More Button

Was asked: if, further to his reply to Parliamentary Question No. 216 of 21 November 2001 and his reference to the availability of information in the Dáil library, he or his Ministers of State have given instruc...More Button

Written Answers. - Review of Fire Service.

Was asked: if the strategic review of fire safety and fire services in Ireland is on schedule; and if the final report will be with him, as anticipated, before the end of November 2001.More Button

I expect to receive the final report of the consultants engaged to assist in the review of fire safety and fire services in Ireland very shortly.More Button

Written Answers. - Local Charges.

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to the increasing burden that local taxation is causing for local business concerns in Ennis, County Clare, as outlined in attached correspondence; and if he will make ...More Button

The levying and collection of local charges are matters for individual local authorities. Since the introduction of the local government fund in 1999, I have limited the extent by which commercial rat...More Button

Written Answers. - Motor Taxation.

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to the difficulties that a person (details supplied) encountered with his motor tricycle vehicle; his plans to amend the existing motor vehicle taxation classification ...More Button

Under motor tax legislation, there is a specific class of vehicle covering tricycles. I understand that the particular vehicle imported earlier this year by the company in question has now been taxed ...More Button

Written Answers. - Services for People with Disabilities.

Was asked: if he will amend the arrangements for sanctioning home adaptations for infirm or disabled people.More Button

Written Answers. - Water Scheme.

Was asked: when Galway Corporation applied for a grant and extension of water mains for a person (details supplied) in County Galway; and when his Department rejected this application for funding to facilitate a...More Button

A request to approve Exchequer funding of up to £80,000 for a water main extension to serve the dwelling in question was received in my Department from Galway Corporation on 8th October 2001. As the w...More Button

Written Answers. - Roads Funding.

Was asked: the level of funding which was made available to Kerry County Council in 2000, 2001 and 2002 for non-national roads in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Kerry County Council's non-national road grant payment for 2000 was £11,487,288 (14,585,846) and the grant allocation to the Council for 2001 was £12,240,000 (15,541,594), an increase of 7% on the pay...More Button


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