Dempsey, Noel

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 666 No. 2

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Order of Business.

The Deputy will talk himself out of it.More Button

It is not up to the Government to enforce it.More Button

In due course.More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Staff.

Was asked: the number of staff employed in his Department whose function it is to deal with representations from his constituency; the number of these staff that are located in the constituency and in his Depar...More Button

Aside from a Special Advisor, there are four staff employed by my Department who deal with representations from my constituency. Two are located in the constituency and if they were not paid by the D...More Button

Was asked: the number of staff employed by Ministers of State in his Department whose function it is to deal with representations from the Ministers of State’s constituency; the number of these staff that are l...More Button

There are three staff in the Minister of State’s constituency office. These are based in the Department and all of them deal with representations from the Minister of State’s constituency. Their deta...More Button

Written Answers - Taxi Regulations.

Was asked: the situation with regard to the over supply of taxis in cities such as Galway, where the proliferation of the issuing of taxi licences has led to a situation where there is no parking place or not e...More Button

The Commission for Taxi Regulation is the independent public body with statutory responsibility for the regulatory framework for the control and operation, including licensing, of taxis, hackneys, lim...More Button

Written Answers - Search and Rescue Service.

Was asked: if he has made a decision in regard to the future of Malin Head and Valentia coast guard stations; and the result of that decision. More Button

Was asked: the stage the decision-making process in regard to the futures of Malin Head and Valentia Island coast guard stations is at; and when this decision will be finalised. More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 143 and 144 together. It is my intention to strengthen the Irish Coast Guard and Maritime Administration to meet the needs of this country well into the 21st century. ...More Button

Written Answers - State Airports.

Was asked: the position in relation to the separation of the three State airports of Dublin, Shannon and Cork under the State Airports Act 2004; and the timeline for the competition of the process. More Button

Under the State Airports Act, 2004 the boards of Cork and Shannon airport are required to prepare business plans for eventual separation. All three airport business plans have to be coordinated by the...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Expenditure.

Was asked: the position regarding the €13.6 million paid to CIÉ in 2007 as the railway safety grant and what is was used to fund; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The Railway Safety Programme 2004 — 2008 is the second of three five-year programmes designed to improve all aspects of safety across the Iarnród Éireann network and to maintain levels of risk as low ...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Staff.

Was asked: the systems his Department has in place for tracking absences from work for various reasons, for benchmarking them against best standards and for estimating the cost of cover or lost input as a resul...More Button

Absences from work, with the exception of annual leave, are recorded on the Department’s Human Resources Management System (HRMS). Such leave includes sick leave, parental leave, maternity leave, pate...More Button

Written Answers - Bridge Repairs.

Was asked: if his Department has received an application from Longford County Council for funding to repair the Camlin Bridge at Clondra; if finance will be made available for these works; and if he will make a...More Button

The provision and improvement of regional and local roads, including bridges, in its area is a matter for Longford County Council to be funded from its own resources supplemented by State grants. All ...More Button

Written Answers - National Disability Strategy.

Was asked: the Budget 2009 allocation for the advancement of the national disability strategy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

My Department has allocated Euro 20 million for 2009 under the National Disability Strategy for accessibility improvements to existing public transport infrastructure and facilities. This is in additi...More Button


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