Dempsey, Noel

Tuesday, 2 October 2007

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 638 No. 3

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Written Answers - Port Development.

Was asked: the envisaged capacity of the proposed development of Bremore Port; and the extent to which it will fulfil the need for expansion of port capacity on the east coast and remove the pressure for expans...More Button

The Bremore proposal is in line with established ports policy. Subject to the necessary further feasibility, commercial and regulatory work, it also presents a unique opportunity to provide significan...More Button

Was asked: the respective roles of An Bord Pleanála in respect of an application for Dublin Port expansion to be treated as a critical infrastructure, the Dublin City Council which is preparing a strategic plan...More Button

Was asked: the intended make-up of the task force on Dublin Bay; and its terms of reference and powers. More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 282 and 284 together. An Bord Pleanála’s Strategic Infrastructure Division has responsibility for implementation of the provisions of the Strategic Infrastructure Act...More Button

Was asked: if he has completed his review of port capacity need; and when he will publish the Government’s plans for the sector. More Button

In 2005/06 UK consultants, Fisher Associates, in conjunction with the Department carried out a port capacity study. This report was delivered to the Department in June 2006. Seven ports made detailed...More Button

Written Answers - Air Services.

Was asked: the amount spent by his Department on public service obligation in services in 2006; the services that benefitted; the amount of payment in each case; the number of passengers who availed of the serv...More Button

I presume that the Deputy is referring to air services operated between Dublin and the regional airports on foot of a Public Service Obligation under my Department’s Essential Air Services Programme. ...More Button

Was asked: the proposals he has to introduce public service obligation on service from Waterford Airport; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Under the terms of Council Regulation (EEC) No. 2408/92 of 23 July 1992, a Member State may, in limited circumstances, impose a Public Service Obligation in respect of an air service and may subvent t...More Button

Written Answers - Road Network.

Was asked: the position regarding the collapsed culvert (details supplied) in Dublin 12; the plans in place to repair same and re-open the road; when this will take place; and if he will make a statement on the...More Button

The improvement and maintenance of public non-national roads in its area is a statutory function of each road authority in accordance with the provisions of section 13 of the Roads Act, 1993. More Button

Written Answers - Public Transport.

Was asked: when the application by the private bus operator for a new service from Swords to Dublin city via the Dublin Port tunnel will be finalised and the new service commenced; the way the Dublin Bus applic...More Button

Was asked: the necessary procedures to facilitate the use of Dublin Port tunnel by Dublin Bus for its services from the Fingal, north Dublin region; and the expected time frame involved. More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 288 and 289 together. The Dublin Port Tunnel is currently being used by Dublin Bus, Bus Éireann and a number of private operators, resulting in significant time saving...More Button

Written Answers - Rail Network.

Was asked: if he will report on progress on the metro rail transport system to Swords, County Dublin; and the various procedures and timescales involved. More Button

Following an extensive public consultation process, the Minister for Transport announced the selected route for Metro North in October 2006. Work is now well underway by the Railway Procurement Agenc...More Button

Was asked: his views on the provision of a metro west spur to serve Tyrrelstown, Damastown and Clonee/Ongar; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Transport 21 includes provision for Metro West, linking Tallaght, Clondalkin, Liffey Valley and Blanchardstown to Metro North. Following a detailed public consultation exercise which involved the con...More Button

Written Answers - Rural Transport Services.

Was asked: his proposals, in regard to the commitment given in the programme for Government, to enhance and extend the rural transport initiative nationwide; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The Programme for Government restates the commitment to rural transport that underpins my Department’s Rural Transport Programme (RTP) which was launched last February. The new Programme, administere...More Button

Written Answers - Appointments to State Boards.

Was asked: the boards, bodies, authorities, agencies and quangos under the remit of his Department; the date of establishment; the number of members, staff and budget for each of the past ten years; and if he w...More Button

The information requested by the Deputy is being compiled and will be forwarded to him as soon as possible.More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Bodies.

Was asked: the boards, bodies, authorities, agencies and quangos under the remit of his Department that have been abolished in the past ten years; the number of members, staff and budget in the year of abolitio...More Button

The information requested by the Deputy is being compiled and will be forwarded to him as soon as possible.More Button

Written Answers - Appointments to State Boards.

Was asked: the appointments he has made to State boards, agencies, quangos, bodies and authorities since 1 July 2007; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The following table contains the information requested by the Deputy.More Button

Written Answers - Railway Stations.

Was asked: if his Department will accept the contents of the recent feasibility study which strongly advocates the re-opening of the railway stations at Killucan, Hill of Down and so on; if his Department will ...More Button

The location of stations on the rail network is an operational matter for Iarnród Éireann. I understand from the company that Westmeath and Meath County Councils have submitted to them the results of...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Programmes.

Was asked: if he will confirm recent reports that thousands of euro are to be spent in promoting the Transport 21 programme again; the reason for same; and the budget allocated. More Button

Transport 21 represents the largest capital investment commitment ever made by Government to the development of transport infrastructure in this country. It comprises a programme of projects that wil...More Button

Written Answers - Light Rail Project.

Was asked: when he will begin the public consultation process to select a preferred route for the new LUAS line to Lucan, Co. Dublin. More Button

As the Deputy may be aware, on Thursday last, 27th September, I launched the public consultation process on behalf of the RPA for the new Luas Line from Lucan to the City Centre. The Lucan Luas Line i...More Button


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