Dempsey, Noel

Thursday, 30 November 2006

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 628 No. 5

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Written Answers - Alternative Energy Projects.

Was asked: if grant aid is available to install wood burning heating systems or stoves (details supplied). More Button

The Greener Homes Scheme, which I launched in March of this year, provides support to homeowners to invest in a range of renewable energy heating technologies including wood biomass boilers and stoves...More Button

Was asked: the avenues of appeal open to a person who has been refused a grant under the SEI greener homes scheme and a person who has a grant offer rescinded after an offer has been made; and if he will make a...More Button

The Greener Homes Scheme is being administered on behalf of my Department by Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI). Applications under the scheme are evaluated by the scheme’s implementation team, against ...More Button

Written Answers - Fisheries Protection.

Was asked: his views on the impact of an Irish grant aided fishing factory ship on the livelihoods of coastal communities of African countries such as Mauritania and Mozambique; the terms of this grant; and if ...More Button

Written Answers - Telecommunications Services.

Was asked: when broadband will be extended to an area (details supplied) in County Westmeath; when the next round of funding for group broadband schemes will be announced; the number of rural broadband projects...More Button

The provision of telecommunications services, including broadband, is a matter in the first instance for the private sector companies operating in a fully liberalised market, regulated by the independ...More Button

Written Answers - Alternative Energy Projects.

Was asked: the volume of duty free production that will be allowed for each of the successful applicants in the Government's biofuel support scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The information that the Deputy requested is provided in the following table:More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Properties.

Was asked: the properties his Department or bodies in his Department has leased on long or short-term lease from a private company or person since 1 January 2003 to date in 2006; the name of each company or per...More Button

Leasing of property and accommodation occupied by my Department is in the main managed by the Office of Public Works (OPW) and my Department has no direct role in these matters. My Department has a di...More Button

Written Answers - Telecommunications Services.

Was asked: the nature of discussions he has had with existing or potential services providers in regard to the provision of nationwide broadband and other state-of-the-art telecommunication facilities; if he ha...More Button

Was asked: the extent of the discussions he has had with the various service providers with a view to achieving 100% nationwide coverage in respect of broadband; if discussion has taken place with a view to ide...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 98 and 99 together. I meet with industry and interested parties on a regular basis in pursuit of my objective to facilitate the widespread availability of competitivel...More Button

Written Answers - Energy Prices.

Was asked: his policy in regard to gas, electricity, diesel and petrol prices here, in view of the fact that the Government is a beneficiary in terms of VAT from the higher prices; if his attention has been dra...More Button

I have no function in relation to the imposition of VAT on fuels or gas and electricity tariffs. This is a matter for the Minister for Finance. The Irish oil market is fully privatised and deregulated...More Button

Written Answers - Mobile Telephony.

Was asked: the degree to which the regulatory system as transposed into Irish law delivers equality in terms of cost and quality of service in respect of mobile telephony here as compared with the services thro...More Button

I have no function in these matters. In accordance with the requirements of the Communications Regulation Act 2002 and the Regulations, transposing the EU Regulatory Framework for Electronic Communic...More Button

Written Answers - Overseas Development Aid.

I propose to take Questions Nos. 102 and 103 together. Irish Aid has had a positive relationship with Self Help Development International (SHDI) for over 20 years. From 2003 to 2006, SHDI received al...More Button

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