Naughten, Denis

Wednesday, 4 May 2005

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 601 No. 5

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Priority Questions - EU Directives.

Asked the minister: the steps she is taking to secure a derogation for Irish farmers from the nitrates directive; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

With regard to the proposals submitted to Brussels, the nitrates directive is to be implemented as and from 1 January next. Is the Minister confident a derogation will be in place by 1 January? What w...More Button

Farmers will carry the can.More Button

The derogation will involve a complex nutrient management system for those farmers who will have to put it in place. Would it not have been easier to seek a derogation had we started to implement the ...More Button

Priority Questions - Disadvantaged Areas Scheme.

I was telling him to keep quiet.More Button

Other Questions - Land Prices.

Will the Minister circulate her initial response to the National Roads Authority because what that authority offers people for land purchased by CPO is a gross insult to them? With regard to the issue...More Button

There is no financial incentive for leasing.More Button

There would be plenty of land available for that price in County Roscommon.More Button

Other Questions - EU Directives.

She met a number of representatives in Donegal recently.More Button

Other Questions - Alternative Farm Enterprises.

Has the Minister of State considered the implications of the early retirement scheme? Farmers on the early retirement scheme cannot apply to get the enhanced grant available to someone who has been fa...More Button

Is the Minister of State confident that it will be changed?More Button

The Minister of State has proved to be a great political fighter in Wexford.More Button

Other Questions - Farm Household Incomes.

I will give the Minister another statistic to consider as she has doled out many of them in the past few minutes. Since her Government took office in 1997, 70 farmers a week have left agriculture. In ...More Button

Answer the question, Minister.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions (Resumed) - Departmental Expenditure.

He could come down the River Shannon anyway.More Button

What about the Internet?More Button

Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 31.

I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to debate the following urgent matter: the procedures employed by Teagasc’s estate agency to move cattle off its research facility in Ballina...More Button

Land Bill 2004 [Seanad]: Second Stage (Resumed).

We cannot forget the beef overshoot.More Button

That is a long shopping list.More Button

They have a great love of the land in County Clare.More Button

Written Answers - EU Directives.

Asked the minister: the discussions she has had with the EU Commission and the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government regarding a derogation under the nitrates directive; and if she will make a stat...More Button

Written Answers - Food Industry.

Asked the minister: the plans she has to develop the marketing potential of Bord Bia; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Services.

Asked the minister: further to Parliamentary Question No. 88 of 22 March 2005, when a reply will be furnished; the procedures in her Department to ensure that replies to parliamentary questions are furnished within an a...More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Staff.

Asked the minister: further to Parliamentary Question No. 87 of 22 March 2005, when a reply will be furnished; the procedures in her Department to ensure that replies to parliamentary questions are furnished within an a...More Button

Written Answers - Proposed Legislation.

Asked the minister: when she intends to publish legislation to refund nursing home over-payments; if the legislation will address the issue of charges in private nursing homes as well as public institutions; and if she w...More Button

Asked the minister: when she intends to publish legislation to facilitate the improvement of food labelling; the title of such legislation; the discussions her Department has had with the Department of Agriculture and Fo...More Button

Written Answers - Services for People with Disabilities.

Asked the minister: the number of respite places for adults and children with an intellectual disability in counties Galway, Mayo, Roscommon, Leitrim and Westmeath, respectively; the waiting list and times for such servi...More Button

Written Answers - Sugar Beet Sector.

Asked the minister: the meetings held with the Department of Transport regarding the provision of time slots by Iarnród Éireann to accommodate two sugar beet trains from the Portlaoise depot to Mallow in County Cork; and...More Button

Written Answers - Sports Capital Programme.

Asked the minister: if he will approve a sports capital grant (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Work Permits.

Asked the minister: the maximum penalty which can be imposed on an employer for the employment of a person outside of the EEA without a work permit; if, in view of a recent court case in Galway, he intends to review the ...More Button

Written Answers - Road Safety.

Asked the minister: if he will furnish a copy of the guidelines issued to local authorities on the implementation of special speed limits; when these guidelines issued to local authorities; and if he will make a statemen...More Button

Written Answers - Rail Services.

Asked the minister: if Irish Rail will provide time slots to accommodate two sugar beet trains from the Portlaoise depot to Mallow in County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Disadvantaged Areas Scheme.

Asked the minister: the Government’s negotiating position regarding the EU review of disadvantaged areas; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Farm Retirement Scheme.

Asked the minister: her plans to implement the recommendations of the Joint Committee report on the ERS; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Single Payment Scheme.

Asked the minister: her plans for cross-compliance under the single farm payment; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Farm Retirement Scheme.

Asked the minister: if the age limit for the transferee under the ERS is a State or EU rule; if she will consider the review of such an age limit in the context of the difficulty in obtaining a transferee following the i...More Button

Asked the minister: her Department’s views on correspondence from a person (details supplied) in County Tipperary.More Button

Asked the minister: if the off-farm income limit of the transferee under the ERS is a State rule or EU rule; if she will consider the removal of this limit in the context of the difficulty in obtaining a transferee follo...More Button

Written Answers - Bovine Diseases.

Asked the minister: the action her Department is taking to reduce the incidence of botulism in bovine animals within the vicinity of poultry farms; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Crime Levels.

Asked the minister: the crime statistics for the south Roscommon area in the Roscommon-Galway East division for each year from 2000 to 2004; if he will establish a full-time Garda station in the area; and if he will make...More Button

Asked the minister: the crime statistics for the Castlerea area in the Roscommon-Galway East division for each year from 2000 to 2004; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the crime statistics for the Ballaghaderreen area in the Roscommon-Galway East division for each year from 2000 to 2004; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the crime statistics for the Boyle district in the Roscommon-Galway East division for each year from 2000 to 2004; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the crime statistics for the Elphin area in the Roscommon-Galway East division for each year from 2000 to 2004; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the crime statistics for the Strokestown area in the Roscommon-Galway East division for each year from 2000 to 2004; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the crime statistics for the Roscommon district in the Roscommon-Galway East division for each year from 2000 to 2004; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Irish Prison Service.

Asked the minister: the measures which he intends to take to resolve the dispute with prison officers; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Schools Building Projects.

Asked the minister: if she will approve funding for the construction of a new community school (details supplied) in County Leitrim; if she will meet with a deputation representing the school; and if she will make a stat...More Button


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