Parlon, Tom

Tuesday, 23 November 2004

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 593 No. 1

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Order of Business.

Question put: “That the proposal for dealing with the late sitting be agreed.”
Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

Council of Europe Development Bank Bill 2004: Order for Report Stage.

I move: “That Report Stage be taken now.”More Button

Council of Europe Development Bank Bill 2004: Report and Final Stages.

The Acting Chairman could be forgiven for forgetting the business of the House. We are dealing with amendments to the Bill, with which I want to deal.More Button

I apologise to the Acting Chairman. I remind the House that we are dealing with amendments to the Council of Europe Development Bank Bill. We have dealt with many other issues. When we took Committee ...More Button

In response to Deputy Boyle, the reporting of the activities of the bank is carried out through the Council of Europe in which Ireland has a permanent representative. I am sure an annual report is sub...More Button

The issue the Deputy raised is irrelevant to what we are dealing with today. We are dealing with amendments to the Council of Europe Development Bank Bill and the criteria set down for spending the mo...More Button

The referendum to which the Deputy referred was put to the people recently. I recall the public voted 9:1 in favour of the referendum.More Button

One of the laudable reasons we decided to join the bank and make a contribution was because of some of its policies. We are members of the bank because of our €13 million contribution, but in terms of...More Button

Perhaps the Deputy will make available to the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform or me the names of some of the people to whom she referred. She is exaggerating the situation.More Button

To how many people is the Deputy referring?More Button

The number is minimal. When a decision is taken by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, it is for a very good reason.More Button

The Minister is fully supported by the people following the 9:1 margin in the referendum result.More Button

The question is entirely irrelevant to what we are dealing with. I am satisfied that the day-to-day running of the Council of Europe Development Bank will deal with the issues the Deputy raised.More Button

Written Answers - Decentralisation Programme.

I propose to take Questions Nos. 110 and 127 together. The Budget Statement 2003 set out a major new programme of public service decentralisation involving the relocation of 10,300 civil and public se...More Button

Written Answers - Flood Relief.

I propose to take Questions Nos. 115 and 133 together. At its meeting on 2 November 2004 the Government approved the establishment of a humanitarian aid scheme to relieve hardship arising from the flo...More Button

Written Answers - Asbestos Remediation Programme.

In the five years since the commencement of the asbestos management programme in schools, approximately €55 million has been spent on remedial works, including extensive reinstatement works following ...More Button

Written Answers - Garda Stations.

The Commissioners of Public Works are continuing to negotiate for a suitable site for a Garda station in Castleisland. The commissioners identified a number of sites that were regarded as suitable by ...More Button

Written Answers - Flood Relief.

Preliminary reports from Cork County Council suggest that approximately 50 homes and 20 business premises were flooded in the Youghal and Ballynacoda areas in east Cork following the severe rainfall i...More Button

Written Answers - Natural Heritage Areas.

The OPW undertook the restoration of the Palm House at the Botanic Gardens on behalf of the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government. I am glad to report that restoration of the Pa...More Button

Written Answers - Asylum Support Services.

Ionaid Folain, Myshall, was purchased by the Office of Public Works on behalf of the Reception and Integration Agency of the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform for the sum of €1,333,225.00...More Button

Written Answers - Natural Heritage Areas.

Guide and information officers will be deployed by the heritage services of the Office of Public Works at Scattery Island in 2005 at a level that is necessary and appropriate to protect the monuments ...More Button

Written Answers - Decentralisation Programme.

The evaluation of property solutions to fulfil the accommodation brief for staff decentralising to Kanturk is at an advanced stage. Preliminary negotiations have commenced with the respective owners o...More Button

Written Answers - Flood Relief.

The Office of Public Works has no responsibility for the availability of insurance against flood risk. I regret, therefore, that I am not in a position to assist with this matter.More Button

Written Answers - Garda Stations.

The Commissioners of Public Works acquire sites and erect new Garda stations in accordance with priorities established by the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform. There are no current plans...More Button

Written Answers - Water and Sewerage Schemes.

The survey referred to in my reply to Parliamentary Question No. 158 of 10 November 2004 is an ongoing staff operation. When engineering staff visit heritage sites on other business the opportunity is...More Button

Written Answers - Flood Relief.

The Office of Public Works has not received any information on flooding on any island arising from the recent heavy rainfall. It is highly likely that any flooding on the islands resulted solely from ...More Button

Written Answers - Grant Payments.

The Office of Public Works has not received a request for €1.685 million from the group but has received a copy of the report of the group dated October 2004. The Office of Public Works does not have ...More Button

Written Answers - Flood Relief.

The Government is committed to a strategic flood management policy. In October, the Government approved the recommendations of the flood policy review group. This confirms the lead role of the Office ...More Button

Written Answers - Garda Stations.

A revised brief was received from the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform which has increased the scale of the Garda station. Negotiations are nearing completion with Kildare County Council...More Button


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