Dempsey, Noel

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 664 No. 4

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Leaders’ Questions.

There are a number of contenders for leadership on the Opposition benches.More Button

He is looking for socialism.More Button

Order of Business.

The Deputy should talk to the Department if he wants a reply.More Button

Medical Cards: Motion (Resumed).

Amendment again put.
Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

Question again put: “That the motion, as amended, be agreed to.”
Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

Written Answers - Harbours and Piers.

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the increase in harbour fees was willingly accepted by the local fishermen based on promises made of improvements to the facilities, that those improv...More Button

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to or if he will examine the plans for the development of Arklow Harbour; if he will direct the Arklow Harbour Board to ensure that the proper facilities for continued...More Button

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to the agreement regarding the increase in fees at Arklow Harbour; the reason for the differences in fees; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 113, 114 and 118 together. Policy in relation to the regional harbours such as Arklow, as published in the Ports Policy Statement in 2005, is that their continued op...More Button

Was asked: if he will examine the plans for the disposal of the material dredged from Arklow Harbour to ensure that it is disposed of safely and appropriately; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if financing will be made available to the Arklow Harbour Board to proceed with the overdue dredging of Arklow Harbour, which is in an unsafe condition; when it will be possible to obtain a licence i...More Button

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to the ongoing damage being incurred by fishermen in Arklow Harbour due to the shallowness of the harbour and the inadequate facilities; if he will ensure that these i...More Button

Written Answers - Transport Projects.

Was asked: the revised timeline for all Transport 21 projects; when planning, construction and operation phases are due to commence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: the effect the €70 million cut in the public transport investment programme budget will have on Transport 21; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if 2015 is still the completion date for all Transport 21 projects; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 119 to 121, inclusive, together. Following on from the Budget announcement, by the Minister for Finance, of the capital funding available to my Department in 2009 an...More Button

Written Answers - Public Transport.

Was asked: the status of plans to remove pinch points on quality bus corridors and other bus routes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The Quality Bus Network plays a vital role in transport in the Greater Dublin Area (GDA). This is recognised in my Department’s ten-year investment plan, Transport 21, which provides funding for the ...More Button

Written Answers - Integrated Ticketing System.

Was asked: the status of plans to introduce integrated ticketing; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

A smart card for public transport services in the Greater Dublin Area (GDA) is now available on Luas and Dublin Bus services. In recent months all buses in the Dublin Bus fleet have been fitted with ...More Button

Written Answers - Public Transport.

Was asked: the status of plans to make available real time passenger information at bus stops and on mobile phones; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

In accordance with the recently enacted Dublin Transport Authority Act 2008, the Dublin Transport Authority (DTA), when established, will have statutory responsibility for provision of integrated publ...More Button

Written Answers - Bus Services.

Was asked: when the efficiency study of the Dublin Bus fleet began; the resources allocated to the study; when he expects the results from the study; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The cost and efficiency review of Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann began on 2 July 2008. A budget of €285,000 excluding VAT, has been allocated for the review and it is expected that a final report will be ...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Agencies.

Was asked: the way the cut in the budget for the Road Safety Authority will affect the roll out of many planned safety initiatives; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Light Rail Projects.

Was asked: when the decision on whether metro north should proceed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The target date for the completion of Metro North is 2013 but this is dependent on the outcome of the planning and procurement processes. A final decision on the project will be taken once the planni...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Expenditure.

Was asked: the reason there was a 61% increase in the budget for vehicle and driver licensing expenses; the activities which require the additional funding; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The allocation is devoted to the support and maintenance of the National Vehicle and Driver File (NVDF), which is critical for the delivery of the national motor tax and driving licensing services inv...More Button

Written Answers - Decentralisation Programme.

Was asked: the way the Budget 2009 announcement on decentralisation affects his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

In light of budgetary developments, the decision was taken by Government to defer a number of decentralisation projects pending a review in 2011. This includes the moves of the National Roads Authori...More Button

Written Answers - Rail Network.

Was asked: if, with the imminent reopening of the Youghal railway line as far as Midleton, there are temporary or permanent developments or obstructions on the Midleton-Youghal section; and the measures Iarnród...More Button

I understand from Iarnród Éireann that the Midleton to Youghal section of the railway line, although disused at present, remains in CIE ownership and there have been no developments that would comprom...More Button


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