Cullen, Martin

Tuesday, 4 October 2005

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 606 No. 64

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Railway Safety Bill 2001: Instruction to Committee.

I move: That, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, it be an instruction to the committee to which the Railway Safety Bill 2001 may be recommitted, that it has power to make provision in the Bi...More Button

Written Answers - Parking Regulations.

Was asked: if he will consider an increase in the on-the-spot parking fine which remains at a €19 level.More Button

Was asked: if he will consider an increase in the on-the-spot parking fine which remains at a €19 level.More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 364 and 380 together. The Road Traffic Act 2002 provides for the replacement of the on-the-spot fine system with the new fixed charge system. That system currently app...More Button

Written Answers - EU Directives.

Was asked: when Directive 2002/15/EC will be transposed into Irish law; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Air Services.

Was asked: if a full impact study will be undertaken on the effects of open skies; the measures that will be required both in the short term and long term to counterbalance the number of transatlantic passengers...More Button

Was asked: if he will arrange for an impact study to be carried out in advance of any decision to alter the bilateral agreement between Ireland and the US on transatlantic air routes in the context of open skies...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 366 and 381 together. As I have said before, I do not believe that an impact study of the kind proposed by the Deputies is required. The restructuring of the State air...More Button

Written Answers - Decentralisation Programme.

Was asked: the progress which is being made in the decentralisation of the road haulage division to Loughrea, County Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Under the decentralisation programme, 50 posts are due to transfer to Loughrea. A suitable site has been identified and the Office of Public Works is currently in discussion with the county council ab...More Button

Written Answers - Rail Services.

Was asked: if differences (details supplied) exist between the old trains on the Sligo to Dublin rail network and the new trains which his Department is introducing; if the new trains will provide adequate comfo...More Button

The allocation and timetabling of trains to particular routes is a day-to-day operational issue for Iarnród Éireann to consider. However, I understand that Iarnród Éireann plans to replace the existin...More Button

Written Answers - Public Transport.

Was asked: the measures which are in place to ensure that social services provided by Dublin Bus will continue to operate in the absence of additional Government funding for public transport; the plans which are...More Button

Over the past six years, the Government has significantly increased the subvention paid to CIE in respect of the provision of socially necessary but commercially non-viable services. Since 1999 and in...More Button

Written Answers - Road Safety.

Was asked: if arrangements will be put in place in order that the scene of serious road traffic accidents will be independently evaluated to ascertain any breach of construction standards and if he will make a s...More Button

The primary immediate investigative role in relation to road accidents is vested in the Garda Síochána. Priority in such an investigation must be given to the determination of the causes of road accid...More Button

Written Answers - Rail Services.

Was asked: the number of new commuter carriages due for delivery to the Drogheda depot; the date upon which the carriages are expected to be commissioned; the details of the timetable revision expected on the Dr...More Button

Iarnród Éireann is taking delivery of 36 — nine sets of four carriages — new class 29000 railcars. These add to the 80 units of the same type of rolling stock that it introduced into service during th...More Button

Written Answers - Light Rail Project.

Was asked: the plans he or the Rail Procurement Agency have to extend the Luas to Clondalkin and Lucan.More Button

My Department is preparing a ten-year transport investment framework. The draft framework takes account of the work already done on investment priorities under the current capital envelope to the end ...More Button

Written Answers - Road Safety.

Was asked: if he will consider introducing regulations in view of the imminent EU regulation in respect of mandatory daytime car lights and in view of their proven contribution to accident reduction.More Button

Written Answers - Rail Network.

Was asked: when it is proposed to open a railway station at the old cattle bank, Cabra, Dublin 7; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The provision of railway stations is entirely a day-to-day operational matter for Iarnród Éireann to consider in the first instance and not one in which I have a direct role. I understand that Iarnród...More Button

Was asked: when it is proposed to develop the Heuston Station to Connolly Station line for commuter traffic; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I refer the Deputy to a similar question put to me in the House on Wednesday, 28 September 2005. I stated in answer to that question that the railway line between Heuston Station and Connolly Station ...More Button

Was asked: the future plans for the development of the Broadstone railway station and the Broadstone Liffey Junction railway line; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The redevelopment of the railway line between Broadstone and Liffey Junction is one of a large range of possible options under consideration as part of the multi-annual framework for transport, which ...More Button

Written Answers - Semi-State Bodies.

Was asked: if he has given consideration to the SIPTU alternative proposal for the funding of Aer Lingus expansion through a State owned holding company; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

As the Deputy will be aware, in its decision of 18 May the Government agreed to the State disposing of a majority shareholding in Aer Lingus and retaining a stake of at least 25% to protect strategic ...More Button

Written Answers - Rail Network.

Was asked: the amount of the €5 million allotted for Spencer Dock in the last Estimates which has been spent; the way in which it has been spent; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I understand that Iarnród Éireann is examining a number of options for the location of a new railway station in the docklands area. When the company has concluded its examination, I expect that propos...More Button

Was asked: when the extension of Ennis rail and bus station car park will be carried out following the allocation of funding for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I understand that Iarnród Éireann is reviewing its overall requirement for car parking throughout the rail network and that Ennis is one of the locations being addressed. However, I have not received ...More Button


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