Roche, Dick

Tuesday, 14 June 2005

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 603 No. 6

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Written Answers - Tax Code.

Was asked: if he will work closely with the Department of Finance on tax relief or support in assisting the supply of dog dazers; and if he will make a statement on this public health issue.More Button

The Control of Dogs Acts 1986 and 1992 place statutory responsibility for dog control on county and city councils. Under the Acts, dogs are required to be licensed and to be kept under effectual contr...More Button

Written Answers - National Spatial Strategy.

Was asked: the progress in implementing the national spatial strategy as far as County Monaghan is concerned; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the progress in implementing the national spatial strategy for County Cavan; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 843 and 844 together. The national spatial strategy, NSS, aims to achieve a better balance of social, economic and physical development across Ireland, supported by mo...More Button

Written Answers - Water and Sewerage Schemes.

Was asked: when funding will be made available for the installation of a water filtration plant for the public water supply in Ennis (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The Ennis town water supply treatment scheme has been approved for construction in my Department’s water services investment programme 2004-2006. My Department is awaiting submission of Clare County C...More Button

Was asked: when funding will be made available for the construction of a secondary sewage treatment plant in Ennis (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The Ennis-Clarecastle sewerage scheme has been approved for construction in my Department’s water services investment programme 2004-2006. Clare County Council’s preliminary report for the scheme is b...More Button

Written Answers - House Prices.

Was asked: the average price of a domestic dwelling house in the Wexford district of the Wexford constituency in the period 2000 to 2005; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the average price of a domestic dwelling house in the Enniscorthy district of the Wexford constituency in the period 2000 to 2005; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Housing Grants.

Was asked: if an application for a new house grant was received in 1999 in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Water and Sewerage Schemes.

Was asked: if he will approve funding for a sewerage scheme (details supplied) in County Roscommon; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The Roscommon towns and villages sewerage scheme, of which Tulsk is an element, is included in my Department’s water services investment programme 2004-2006 as a scheme to commence construction in 200...More Button

Was asked: the number of sewerage schemes which will commence construction in the Waterford constituency in 2005; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Details of approved waste-water schemes in Waterford city and county are set out in my Department’s water services investment programme 2004-2006 which is available in the Oireachtas Library. The most...More Button

Written Answers - Local Authority Housing.

Was asked: the number of social houses which have been provided by each of the county councils in each of the past four years; if he has satisfied himself that all councils are making sufficient effort to utilis...More Button

Written Answers - Professional Qualifications.

Was asked: if there is a definition of the profession architect which is recognised nationally and internationally; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The EU architects directive — 85/384/EEC of 10 June 1985 —provides for the mutual recognition of diplomas, certificates and other formal qualifications in architecture to facilitate freedom to provide...More Button

Written Answers - Register of Electors.

Was asked: if he will respond to the request for voting rights to be given to Irish citizens; and if he has any advice to offer (details supplied).More Button

The compilation of a register of electors is a matter for the appropriate registration authority in accordance with electoral law. To be able to vote at elections and referenda in this jurisdiction, a...More Button

Written Answers - Breaches of Legislation.

Was asked: if hedge cutting took place at a location (details supplied) in recent weeks in breach of the Wildlife Act 1976.More Button

I am informed that the cutting of the hedge in question, by a statutory body, was necessitated by security considerations and to facilitate redevelopment work.More Button

Was asked: if reports have been received from the national parks and wildlife service detailing breaches of licence conditions by coursing clubs (details supplied) in counties Laois and Offaly; if the licence to...More Button

Reports of the coursing meetings referred to in the question and which were held in late 2004 have been compiled by my Department’s national parks and wildlife service, NPWS. As these raise certain co...More Button

Written Answers - Housing Grants.

Was asked: his policy towards the provision of disabled persons grants for the modification of accommodation of persons with special needs; if he has or will issue instructions to the local authorities in this r...More Button

Written Answers - Planning Issues.

Was asked: if it is appropriate and safe to build 162 apartments above the Dublin Port tunnel while it is being constructed; if all planning and traffic count procedures were adhered to at the proposed apartment...More Button

The Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government is generally precluded from exercising any power or control regarding any individual matter with which a planning authority or An Bord P...More Button

Written Answers - Local Authority Housing.

Was asked: if Dublin City Council will not gazump shared ownership bidders for houses in its administrative area; and if any bid made by the council does not exceed the maximum price that a shared ownership bidd...More Button

Written Answers - Planning Issues.

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to the number of planning applications being declared invalid based on the Planning and Development Regulations 2001; the cost of these rejections to the ordinary house...More Button

To decide on a planning application, it is necessary for the planning authority to have received from the applicant all the information, documentation and maps which have been prescribed for the purpo...More Button

Written Answers - Ministerial Travel.

Was asked: the most up-to-date information on his travels abroad for the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations; the persons who travelled with him in his official party; the duration of the visit; and the total cost.More Button

I visited Shanghai and Beijing, China, from 13 March to 20 March 2005 for the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations to build on the successful visit by the Taoiseach and his delegation to that country. Durin...More Button

Written Answers - Conservation of Buildings.

Was asked: if he will make a statement on funding of the Maritime Museum, Haigh Terrace, Dún Laoghaire; and the condition of the Mariners Church which is in need of major investment to prevent its further deteri...More Button

Direct funding of museums is not provided by my Department. I understand, however, the Maritime Museum is housed in the Mariners’ Church for which my Department made a grant of €20,000 in 2002 from th...More Button

Written Answers - Water and Sewerage Schemes.

Was asked: the stage of planning the proposed sewerage scheme for Gweedore, County Donegal is at; when the project will proceed to tender stage; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The Gweedore sewerage scheme is included in my Department’s water services investment programme 2004-2006 and construction is due to commence in 2005 at an estimated cost of €22 million. The submissio...More Button

Written Answers - Local Authority Funding.

Was asked: if his Department has received an application from Kildare County Council for funding for the provision of a civic amenity site in Newbridge; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

My Department has not received such an application from Kildare County Council. We have received a number of other grant applications from this Council and have allocated capital grant assistance, tot...More Button

Written Answers - Water and Sewerage Schemes.

Was asked: when work will commence in the development of the Croom sewerage scheme.More Button

Extensions to sewers and surface water drains have been completed in Croom under the serviced land initiative measure of my Department’s water services investment programme. The Department has no furt...More Button

Written Answers - Social and Affordable Housing.

Was asked: if the design for the affordable housing scheme in County Cork (details supplied) is complete; and when work will commence on this scheme.More Button

Written Answers - Waste Management.

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to the concerns of groups (details supplied) regarding the fact that the UK has postponed the implementation of the waste electrical recycling law until January 2006 an...More Button

The EU directive on waste electrical and electronic equipment, WEEE, presents a challenge to all relevant stakeholder groups and its effective implementation will require a focused, committed approach...More Button

Written Answers - Grant Payments.

Was asked: the number of bog owners and those with turbary who are still awaiting their €4,700 top up payment; when payment will be issued; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: when he intends to issue acreage top up payments to bog owners; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 868 and 875 together. I recently announced that the increased rates per acre agreed under Sustaining Progress for the sale of bog or turbary rights on raised bogs whic...More Button

Written Answers - Water and Sewerage Schemes.

Was asked: the position of the Castleisland sewerage scheme; when this will go to tender; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Stage 2 of the Castleisland sewerage scheme is included in my Department’s water services investment programme 2004-2006, as a scheme to commence construction in 2006, at an estimated cost of €5.5 mil...More Button

Written Answers - Water Quality.

Was asked: his Department’s views on an acceptable level of formaldehyde in lakes and rivers; if baseline figures exist; if not, the mechanisms he proposes to put in place in view of the dangers posed by contami...More Button

Was asked: his Department’s views on whether 0.5 parts per million of formaldehyde is an acceptable level; if he proposes to carry out independent research to examine possibly contaminated lakes and rivers; and ...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 870 and 871 together. Formaldehyde is not commonly encountered in the management of Irish water quality. It is not prescribed in EU or national legislation as a substa...More Button

Written Answers - Environmental Policy.

Was asked: if he has a supervisory or statutory role in relation to the operation of the Environmental Protection Agency; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: his views on whether the Environmental Protection Agency is fulfilling its role as originally set-up; if he proposes to carry out an evaluation of the agency in relation to original aims and objective...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 872 and 873 together. I am satisfied that the Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, is discharging its functions in accordance with its statutory role. A strategic rev...More Button

Written Answers - EU Directives.

Was asked: when he intends to submit the nitrates action plan to the EU; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I refer to the reply to Questions Nos. 194 and 286 of 18 May 2005. Discussions involving officials of my Department, the Department of Agriculture and Food and the European Commission are ongoing in r...More Button

Written Answers - Social and Affordable Housing.

Was asked: if his Department conducts any analysis of local authority housing waiting lists; if his attention has been drawn to the longest length of time an individual or family have been placed on such a list;...More Button

Written Answers - Planning Issues.

Was asked: if he will meet with persons (details supplied) in County Offaly who have been in regular correspondence with his office; and if so, when such a meeting will be possible.More Button

Some correspondence has been received from the persons concerned seeking to discuss a particular development that is the subject of an appeal to An Bord Pleanála. The Minister for Environment, Heritag...More Button

Written Answers - Hazardous Substances.

Was asked: if he will name the 78 dangerous substances mentioned in the EPA report issued in the 6 April 2001 in relation to item 24 of the European Court of Justice judgement C-282/02; the locations of where th...More Button

The Environmental Protection Agency instigated a survey of Irish surface waters in 1999-2000 to establish the occurrence of certain toxic metals, pesticides and other organic compounds. The survey rel...More Button

Written Answers - EU Directives.

Was asked: if the directive 2004/35/EC of 21 April 2004 on environmental liability with regard to the prevention and remedying of environmental damage has been transposed into national law as yet; if the environ...More Button

Ireland is working towards the deadline of 30 April 2007 for implementing the EU Directive 2004/35/EC on environmental liability. The directive will apply, inter alia, to installations which are subje...More Button

Written Answers - Water Pollution.

Was asked: the costs expended by Ireland in defending a case in the Courts of Justice in view of the recent case taken against Ireland C-282/02, which Ireland lost on 2 June 2005; the costs expended by the Europ...More Button

The judgment of the European Court of Justice against Ireland in case C-282/02 included an order that the State should pay costs. It is not possible at this stage to indicate these costs, as they rema...More Button

Written Answers - Site Development.

Was asked: if he is satisfied that the proposals for the development of Dún Laoghaire Baths and the Carlyle Pier are being assessed in full compliance with Department of Finance guidelines for the appraisal and ...More Button

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the financing of the proposed development of Dún Laoghaire Baths and Carlyle Pier has or will be considered by the National Development Finance Agency;...More Button

Was asked: when he will receive a detailed financial appraisal of the proposed development projects at Dún Laoghaire Baths and Carlyle Pier and a detailed PPP assessment as required by the Department of Finance ...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 881 to 883, inclusive, together. The land at Carlyle Pier is owned by Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company. My Department has no function in relation to this proposed develop...More Button

Written Answers - National Parks.

Was asked: if the Office of Public Works will use all local media and possibly door-to-door deliveries to ensure that all residents in towns adjoining the Liffey Valley are made aware of and can contribute to th...More Button

This proposal is being co-ordinated by the Office of Public Works which placed advertisements in the daily newspapers on 27 May 2005 advising of the appointment of consultants to undertake a feasibili...More Button

Written Answers - Coastal Erosion.

Was asked: if he has allocated or intends to allocate funding to halt the coastal erosion and remediate the old landfill site north of Bray Harbour that straddles the administrative boundaries of Wicklow and Dún...More Button

I understand that Wicklow and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Councils are in consultation regarding the carrying out of trial digs and the taking of samples to facilitate a risk assessment for this sit...More Button

Written Answers - Local Authority Housing.

Was asked: if he will provide funding for a sheltered housing scheme (details supplied) in County Kerry; if he has received and is considering an application for grant aid for the project; and if he will make a ...More Button

Written Answers - Waste Disposal.

Was asked: the capital expenditure which has been expended by his Department on waste disposal technologiesother than landfill or incineration since 1997; and the amount expended on each technology.More Button

Capital funding is not made available by my Department for the construction of facilities for final disposal of waste. In the Dublin and the south-east waste management regions limited grant assistanc...More Button


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