McDowell, Michael

Wednesday, 9 November 2005

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 609 No. 41

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Private Members’ Business - Road Safety: Motion (Resumed).

Amendment put.
Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

Written Answers - Registration of Title.

Was asked: the reason for the delay in issuing deeds to a person (details supplied) in County Mayo; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I have requested the Land Registry to contact the Deputy directly concerning the current position of the application in question.More Button

Written Answers - Joyriding Offences.

Was asked: if a report will be requested from the Garda authority regarding the complaint from a local residents group that the area (details supplied) is a haven for joyriders and unregistered motor cyclists an...More Button

I am informed by the Garda authorities that the area in question is owned by Fingal County Council. The only access to this area is through privately owned land. I understand that as a result of advic...More Button

Written Answers - Asylum Applications.

Was asked: if he will grant humanitarian leave to a family of a person (details supplied) in County Cork.More Button

The person referred to by the Deputy entered the State in March 2003 with her twin children. She was unsuccessful in her application for asylum and was informed that the Minister proposed to make depo...More Button

Written Answers - Pension Provisions.

Was asked: the number of retired members of the Garda Siochána in receipt of pensions without the pension benefit of those allowances which were made pensionable from 1 January 1993; the cost of awarding the pen...More Button

With effect from 1 January 1993, unsocial hours allowance, which covers night duty, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays was made pensionable under the Garda Síochána pension scheme. There are 1,446...More Button

Written Answers - Garda Remuneration.

Was asked: the allowances payable to members of the Garda Siochána which were made pensionable in 1982; the allowances which were made pensionable in 1993; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

With effect from 1 October 1982, the following allowances were made pensionable under the Garda Síochána pensions scheme, namely, those in respect of rent, instructor, transport, public service vehicl...More Button

Written Answers - Consultancy Contracts.

Was asked: if his internal auditors are satisfied with the procurement process used in the purchase of a consultancy service (details supplied); if the process used conforms with the Department of Finance guidel...More Button

Was asked: if value for money has been achieved by his Department in its purchase of a consultancy service (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: if any of his officials have attended as VIP guests at a conference organised by a company (details supplied); the locations, dates and costs involved; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: his knowledge of a consultancy service (details supplied); the number of officials of his Department who are members of this particular programme; the basis on which the decision was taken to subscrib...More Button

Was asked: the number of competing companies that were considered in his Department’s assessment before a company (details supplied) was granted a programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 348 to 352, inclusive, together. My Department has a basic entry level contract with the company in question for vendor independent research material on the IT industr...More Button

Written Answers - Citizenship Applications.

Was asked: when a decision will be made regarding an application for citizenship by a person (details supplied) in County Carlow; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

In my response to Question No. 261 on 27 October 2005, I informed the House that I asked my officials to expedite the processing of the application of the person concerned. Processing is now almost fi...More Button

Written Answers - Garda Stations.

Was asked: the amendments proposed by the Garda Síochána to the revised sketch scheme for the new Leixlip Garda station; the person responsible for agreeing or disagreeing to these proposed amendments; when a de...More Button

I refer the Deputy to my reply to Question No. 501 of 8 November 2005, which set out the current position with regard to the proposed new Garda station for Leixlip. The Office of Public Works, taking ...More Button

Written Answers - Road Traffic Offences.

Was asked: further to Question No. 363 of 12 October 2005, if he will provide the figures requested.More Button

I have made inquiries with the Garda authorities and the information requested by the Deputy is outlined in the following table. This table lists the Garda stations in which evidential breath testing ...More Button

Written Answers - Extradition Requests.

Was asked: further to Question No. 494 of 2 November 2005, the countries which made requests in respect of Nos. 1 to 24, inclusive, on table one and in respect of Nos. 1 to 47, inclusive, on table two.More Button

I regret that I am unable to provide the Deputy with the information sought since to do so may have the effect of alerting some of the people concerned to the fact that a request has been received for...More Button

Written Answers - Public Service Contracts.

Was asked: the number of Government awarded contracts from 1995 to 2004, inclusive, that over-ran financially as a result of jobs being incorrectly specified; if the people responsible for the incorrect specific...More Button

My Department’s arrangements for procurement and monitoring of expenditure are in line with established Government procedures and the Department’s appropriation accounts are subject to scrutiny by the...More Button


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