Gogarty, Paul Nicholas

Thursday, 15 December 2005

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 612 No. 70

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Other Questions - Adult Education.

Asked the minister: when it is planned to implement the recommendations of the McIver report, in view of the serious concerns expressed by the TUI and others.More Button

On the monitor, I listened with interest to the Minister’s previous responses to priority questions. Any suggestion that this Government is committed to implementing the McIver report is balderdash. T...More Button

She will have questions to answer about that. How can the Ministers present expect the PLC sector to be treated seriously if it does not have proper equipment or technical know-how? Can they seriously...More Button

We stand full square behind implementing it.More Button

It is as good as dead, given the way the Minister of State is going on.More Button

There is collective responsibility.More Button

If it is not dead, it is on life support.More Button

Other Questions - Educational Disadvantage.

I asked this question to use the example of the northern part of my constituency, which is a type of microcosm of what is happening in the country. I had access to some of the information which showed...More Button

Other Questions - Education Policy.

The Minister could dip into and extract best practices from this report, which is distinct from the McIver report. Has the Department set out a timeframe within the lifetime of the current Government ...More Button

Written Answers - Physical Education Facilities.

Asked the minister: the reason the physical education and sports grant continues to be withheld in view of increasing levels of obesity in schools; her plans to tackle this problem from an exercise, diet and sponsorship ...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services.

Asked the minister: where the moneys raised through the sale of the hospital lands at St. Loman’s have been allocated to date in 2005; the proportion which has been spent locally in Lucan, Palmerstown and Quarryvale or i...More Button

Asked the minister: her plans to provide a day centre for the treatment of schizophrenia in Lucan with some of the funds raised from the sale of the St. Loman’s lands.More Button

Asked the minister: when the Health Service Executive plans to build and operate a drug treatment centre off Loman’s Road in Lucan.More Button

Written Answers - Mental Health Services.

Asked the minister: the funding being provided to the mental health centre in Ballyfermot; if additional funds are planned; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - National Parks.

Asked the minister: the position regarding the survey being carried out by the Office of Public Works on a feasibility study on the proposed Liffey Valley national park.More Button

Written Answers - Pension Provisions.

Asked the minister: the reason the situation exists whereby a spouse, who has not worked up sufficient credits in their own right, is entitled to be included in their partner’s pension payments.More Button

Asked the minister: his plans to respect the dignity of Irish workers not entitled to a full State pension (details supplied) to be provided with a reduced or partial pension in their own right.More Button

Written Answers - Road Traffic Offences.

Asked the minister: his plans to make overtaking a school bus an offence when it is stopped to drop off students.More Button

Written Answers - Light Rail Project.

Asked the minister: the timeframes and routes for the operation of a Luas link to Lucan and Clondalkin as indicated in the Transport 21 plan.More Button

Written Answers - Rail Services.

Asked the minister: the timeframes and routes for the operation of a Metro serving Liffey Valley shopping centre, Lucan and Clondalkin as indicated in the Transport 21 plan.More Button

Written Answers - Public Transport.

Asked the minister: if the 20 buses announced as part of the Transport 21 plan were already ordered by Dublin Bus in the months preceding the announcement; and if any of the buses are earmarked for routes in the Clondalk...More Button

Asked the minister: if his Department will ring-fence funding for a regular bus service from Clondalkin to Tallaght, in view of the lack of a real service and the lack of available resources at Dublin Bus; and if he will...More Button

Written Answers - Visa Applications.

Asked the minister: if an Australian citizen residing here on a working visa can commence an approved third level course before the end of that visa or if they need to apply for a student visa in the meantime; and if he ...More Button

Asked the minister: the reason a visa application and subsequent appeal was refused to persons (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - School Staffing.

Asked the minister: the reason the 100 new teaching posts provided for the further education colleges are concessionary posts; if these posts will be available in 2006-07; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the reason only 74.29 posts have been taken up by schools out of the 96.25 made available in colleges of further education (details supplied); if this has anything to do with new posts being concessio...More Button

Written Answers - School Services Staff.

Asked the minister: her plans to provide laboratory assistants or technicians to look after laboratories, order and prepare materials, store and maintain equipment, and perform other similar tasks to assist teachers of s...More Button

Written Answers - Educational Disadvantage.

Asked the minister: the funding streams available to tackle educational disadvantage and the number of primary schools availing of such funding in each stream.More Button

Written Answers - Air Services.

Asked the minister: the position on issues raised by his Department in regard to Weston Aerodrome, Lucan; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the measures in place to ensure the regular monitoring of noise in residential areas from the operation of Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel, given that there is no statutory body responsible for monitori...More Button

Written Answers - Noise Pollution.

Asked the minister: the regulations which exist in relation to road noise pollution where residents are experiencing high levels of noise pollution from traffic; the body which is responsible for enforcing such regulatio...More Button

Written Answers - Local Authority Procedures.

Asked the minister: the powers that exist to investigate the procedures and practices in local authorities; the action that can be taken if a local authority is found not to be acting appropriately in the performance of ...More Button

Asked the minister: the recourse that is available to public representatives and private citizens if they are unhappy with the local authority’s discharge of its duties; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Noise Pollution.

Asked the minister: his plans to ensure that statutory responsibility is given to his Department, a local authority or the Irish Aviation Authority to measure noise pollution arising from the operation of an aerodrome.More Button

Written Answers - Waste Management.

Asked the minister: his views on a special grant to allow cash strapped local authorities such as South Dublin County Council provide adequate coverage and collection of litter bins, in view of the growing litter problem...More Button


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