Mitchell, Olivia

Wednesday, 19 October 2005

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 608 No. 68

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Leaders’ Questions.

This is not the first time this has happened.More Button

Priority Questions - Airport Development Projects.

Asked the minister: if he has received the business plans from three State airports to date; if not, if he views the immediate completion of such plans as a priority; his views on whether the airports cannot adequately r...More Button

I thank the Minister for his reply. Will he agree that we are now at an absolutely critical juncture as far as aviation is concerned? There is a complete lacuna as regards the restructuring of the var...More Button

The Minister is assuming there are no charges.More Button

The Minister assumes that the same cost levels are involved but that cannot be assumed.More Button

I accept that Dublin Airport is working well and that the new board is trying to work well but it is faces unbelievable disadvantages. I forgot to mention the fact that the authority now faces the pos...More Button

I am not saying that we do not have a clear view on open skies. However, we are not delivering any of the policies that will benefit Ireland.More Button

There is no terminal, no plans, no runway.More Button

Where will they land? On what runway will they land?More Button

Priority Questions - Traffic Management.

He dropped the strategic infrastructure Bill.More Button

It is very much in the hat. The Government spent €1 billion on building a tunnel for which there is no purpose and no clear plan and, as such, deserves to be criticised.More Button

Priority Questions - Public Transport.

Asked the minister: if he has considered the impact of projected population changes within the greater Dublin area and its implication for his Department’s ten-year transport plan; and if he will make a statement on the ...More Button

And nothing to do with the subject.More Button

After eight years in Government we might have one.More Button

We all agree that a longer-term horizon is welcome but the idea of such a horizon is that it gives certainty as to what projects will go ahead. That has not happened. There has been every effort to ob...More Button

——and yet every day we hear that there are tailbacks on the new section of the motorway, which it is not planned to widen. The reality is we are losing competitiveness every day as a result of congest...More Button

This all would be far more credible if we had not heard it week in, week out for the past 12 months. Would the Minister accept, at least, that it is totally false economy to keep postponing projects, ...More Button

It is the scale of the response that is needed.More Button

Since 1998 we have listened week in, week out to the Minister telling us the Government would give us a metro system in Dublin. Where is it?More Button

It is a time-wasting project.More Button

The buses were promised in 2000.More Button

Dublin Bus is certainly flexible. It juggles buses every day.More Button

Not us; the Minister promised the buses in 2000.More Button

Other Questions - Road Safety.

When I made inquiries recently about the causes of accidents and what investigations are done, I was horrified to discover that depending on the type of accident and whether a criminal prosecution was...More Button

Other Questions - Driver Testing.

I agree with the Minister that driver behaviour is the single biggest cause of most accidents. However, driver behaviour is influenced by official action and particularly by official indifference. The...More Button

The Minister is in charge.More Button

If the backlog is growing, how will it be cleared?More Button

The logic of what the Minister is saying is completely wrong.More Button

Other Questions - State Airports.

The Minister said he is negotiating a transition deal for Shannon. A transition deal is not only one for Shannon but is one for Ireland. Is it in Ireland’s interest in the context of an open skies pol...More Button

I asked the Minister a question. It was not an analysis.More Button

That is not the case for Aer Lingus.More Button

Land Bill 2004 [Seanad]: Report and Final Stages.

Amendment put.
Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

Written Answers - Press Releases.

Asked the minister: if, as a matter of courtesy and in accordance with long standing protocols, he will allow the communication of press statements from his Department to the Opposition spokesperson; and if he will make ...More Button

Written Answers - Road Safety.

Asked the minister: if the assessment of the case for banning supersize trucks has been completed; if he has set a deadline for his decision on this issue; and the remaining steps that need to be taken before a decision ...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Expenditure.

Asked the minister: the amount spent by his Department on capital projects to date; the details of these projects; the degree to which there has been an underspend on such projects to date; the reason therefor; and if he...More Button

Written Answers - State Airports.

Asked the minister: his views on whether the planned developments at Dublin Airport necessitate the development of a mass public transport system to the airport; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button


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