Ryan, Eamon

Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 654 No. 4

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Written Answers - Grant Payments.

Was asked: the progress made in regard to the commitment given in the Programme for Government to introduce a national attic and wall insulation grant scheme to the value of €100 million. More Button

I launched a pilot Home Energy Saving Scheme on 24 April this year. The pilot scheme, for which funding of €5 million is provided in 2008, is designed to encourage owners of older homes to improve th...More Button

Written Answers - Fisheries Protection.

Was asked: the reason the former salmon drift net licence holders who availed of the hardship payments did not get a tax break from the Government unlike other schemes, that is, the decommissioning of the white...More Button

The treatment of payments made from the Salmon Hardship Fund for tax purposes is a matter for the Revenue Commissioners in their assessment of each individual’s liabilities. I am advised, however, tha...More Button

Was asked: if it is intended to repeal, review or in any way revise the Fisheries Acts 1959 to 2006 in light of the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry who was penalised in an arbitrary fashion ...More Button

I have no proposals to make changes to Section 25 of the Fisheries (Amendment) Act 1999 as inserted by Section 3 (b) of the Fisheries (Amendment) Act 2000. Under the Fisheries Acts, primary responsib...More Button

Written Answers - Decentralisation Programme.

Was asked: the number of public servants from outside Ordnance Survey Ireland who have applied to join OSI in Dungarvan, County Waterford; the number of those who are administrative staff; the number who are te...More Button

A total of 36 external administrative and eight external technical staff have applied to join the Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi) through the central applications facility. For the purpose of decentral...More Button

Was asked: the number of administrative staff of Ordnance Survey Ireland who have applied to transfer to Dungarvan, County Waterford; the percentage of the total OSI administrative staff this represents; and if...More Button

Was asked: the number of technical staff of Ordnance Survey Ireland who have applied to transfer to Dungarvan, County Waterford; the percentage of the total OSI technical staff this represents; and if he will m...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 595 and 596 together. Ordnance Survey Ireland has a total of 12 staff who have applied to decentralise to Dungarvan, County Waterford. The organisation has in place a...More Button

Written Answers - Consultancy Contracts.

Was asked: the expenditure by his Department on consultants to date in 2008; and if he will compare this to the expenditure on consultants for each of the past five years. More Button

In the time available, it has not been possible to identify and assemble the information requested by the Deputy. My Department is in the process of identifying and assembling the information. I will...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Expenditure.

Was asked: the number and cost of mobile phones or such communications equipment issued to programme managers, advisers, press officers and departmental personnel during each of the past three years; and the an...More Button

The information required by the Deputy is set out in the following table. *To date.More Button

Written Answers - Energy Conservation.

Was asked: the amount allocated to the warmer homes scheme for 2006, 2007 and 2008; the amount spent for each of those years; the person who is in charge of administering this scheme; and if he will make a stat...More Button

The Warmer Homes Scheme provides insulation and other energy efficiency solutions to low income homes across Ireland. The service is coordinated by Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI) and is delivered p...More Button

Was asked: the steps he is taking to promote the use of domestic renewable energy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The Greener Homes Scheme provides support to homeowners to invest in a range of domestic renewable energy heating technologies including solar panels, biomass boilers and stoves and heat pumps. There...More Button

Written Answers - Electricity Generation.

Was asked: the steps he is taking to ensure the availability of quality electricity supply here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Statutory responsibility for monitoring and ensuring quality of electricity supply rests with the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER). The performance of the electricity networks has significantly...More Button

Written Answers - Alternative Energy Projects.

Was asked: the percentage of total fuel consumption comprised of bio-fuels; the percentage of Irish bio-fuels production that is waste based; the percentage that is crop based; and if he will make a statement o...More Button

Was asked: the amount of bioethanol produced here in percentage terms and tonnes; the way this compares to the target for bio-fuels in the Programme for Government; and if he will make a statement on the matter...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 602 and 603 together. Definitive figures on bio-fuel production for 2007 have not yet been finalised and it is likely that the figures included here will increase when...More Button

Written Answers - Ministerial Staff.

Was asked: the number of civil servants who have worked in the constituency offices of the Minister and Ministers of State since 1997 to date in 2008; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The number of civil servants who have worked in the constituency offices of the Minister and Junior Minister within my Department since its formation is as set out in the following tables.More Button


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