Durkan, Bernard

Tuesday, 16 May 2006

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 619 No. 20

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Leaders’ Questions.

He cannot remember all of them.More Button

That is the Taoiseach’s leaf.More Button

Order of Business.

Is the Government aware of the implications for the national electricity grid, particularly continuity of supply, in the event of the closure of any further station due to the failure of materials or ...More Button

The single electricity market Bill would be a suitable vehicle.More Button

As long as it is a threat to the security of supply, it would be a good idea to ask my question on Wednesday and Thursday of next week. Will the Taoiseach address the question in this context?More Button

Excellent.More Button

Pupil-Teacher Ratio: Motion.

King Kong.More Button

If he ever gets to make it.More Button

I do not seek to criticise this Minister but every time a Minister addresses the House, he or she informs us that more money is being spent than at any time in the past, as if this was a major achieve...More Button

Yes, the question in these circumstances is whether one leaves children out in the cold or changes the rules. I have written to the Minister on this issue calling for the rules to be changed.More Button

I have sent the Minister a ream of letters and tabled a number of parliamentary questions on this issue. Recently, I learned of a case of children at risk, a serious issue. The Departments of Educatio...More Button

Written Answers - Community Development.

Asked the minister: his plans to extend or expand the CLÁR programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the amount awarded by him or his Department to urban or rural community groups from the dormant accounts fund in the year 2005 and to date in 2006; the extent to which he has outstanding applications ...More Button

Asked the minister: the amount spent to date from the dormant accounts fund; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the amount expected eventually to accrue to the State from the dormant accounts fund, including insurance accounts; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - National Drugs Strategy.

Asked the minister: the funding he has provided in 2005 and to date in 2006 to groups involved in combating drug abuse; the extent to which this is in accord with the National Drugs Strategy; and if he will make a statem...More Button

Written Answers - Nursing Home Subventions.

Asked the minister: if an increase in nursing home subvention will be offered to a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Tax Code.

Asked the minister: to apply the Business Expansion Scheme to wind farms; to increase the BES limit from €1 million to €5 million; to increase personal BES contributions to €100,000; to ensure the extension of the BES to...More Button

Asked the minister: if he has received correspondence from a person (details supplied) in County Wexford setting out consideration with regard to improvement in REFIT price and the grant aid of 20 per cent of the capital...More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Benefits.

Asked the minister: the reason rent assistance was refused in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Road Safety.

Asked the minister: further to his public pronouncements, the number of serious road accidents deemed to have been caused by road conditions at recognised accident blackspots; and if he will make a statement on the matte...More Button

Written Answers - Public Transport.

Asked the minister: the extent to which research has been carried out into accessing Dublin Airport by road, rail or otherwise as per Transport 21, in the future in view of the chaotic traffic situation that already exis...More Button

Asked the minister: the way in which it is intended, in the context of Transport 21 or otherwise, to alleviate traffic congestion in the vicinity of Dublin Airport; his views on whether he should take particular initiati...More Button

Written Answers - Community Development.

Asked the minister: the expenditure to date on various projects in County Kildare funded by his Department; the source of such funding; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: if closing dates for grant aid available from his Department have been reached in respect of 2006; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - National Drugs Strategy.

Asked the minister: the extent to which he is prepared to assist groups involved in the fight against drugs in the eastern region; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the number of applications for funding he has received from local or community groups in the eastern region involved in the fight against drugs.More Button

Asked the minister: the extent to which his attention has been drawn to the growth of drug abuse on a county basis; his intentions for dealing with the issue; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: his expected expenditure in 2006 for utilisation in the prevention of drug abuse; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Community Development.

Asked the minister: his future intentions regarding the RAPID programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Decentralisation Programme.

Asked the minister: the extent to which the decentralisation programme for his Department has progressed; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Citizenship Applications.

Asked the minister: the procedure to be followed in the case of a Moldavian national who has been here legally for some years and who wishes to marry their Irish partner; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Asylum Applications.

Asked the minister: the position regarding the application for family reunification in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 1; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Garda Investigations.

Asked the minister: when a Garda report will issue in relation to a file appertaining to a person (details supplied) in Dublin 20; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Asylum Support Services.

Asked the minister: if he will authorise the transfer of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare to accommodation more adjacent to the Rotunda Hospital for the duration of her pregnancy, in view of previous medical...More Button

Written Answers - Citizenship Applications.

Asked the minister: if a review of an application for naturalisation will be offered to a person (details supplied) in Dublin 15; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Residency Permits.

Asked the minister: the progress to date in the determination of residency status in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 22 who is anxious to obtain employment; and if he will make a statement on the matter...More Button

Written Answers - Visa Applications.

Asked the minister: the position in relation to family reunification in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 22; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Citizenship Applications.

Asked the minister: the progress in the application for naturalisation in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare in view of the fact that all details have been submitted; and if he will make a statemen...More Button

Written Answers - Drug Seizures.

Asked the minister: when a full reply will be available on foot of Parliamentary Question No. 312 of 6 April 2006; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Schools Building Projects.

Asked the minister: if her attention has been drawn to the need to acquire lands adjacent to a school (details supplied) in County Kildare for the provision of an extension and extra facilities required; if she has enter...More Button

Written Answers - Dual Mandate.

Asked the minister: if he has satisfied himself that local authorities are honouring the commitment given by his predecessor to the effect that Oireachtas Members would in the future continue to receive full co-operation...More Button


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