Ryan, Eamon

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 668 No. 3

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Order of Business.

Question put: “That the Dáil shall sit later than 8.30 p.m. tonight.”
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Question put: “That the proposal for dealing with Nos. 8 to 15, inclusive, be agreed to.”
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Written Answers - Energy Conservation.

Was asked: when the funding for the energy saving upgrades at a heritage centre (details supplied) in County Donegal which was promised in 2007, will be made available; and if he will make a statement on the ma...More Button

I am informed by Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI) that no funding application was received from the Colmcille Heritage Centre in 2007. However, I understand that the Centre is seeking to establish if...More Button

Written Answers - Telecommunications Services.

Was asked: the position regarding MANS broadband for Boyle and Castlerea in County Roscommon; and when is it envisaged it will be up and running. More Button

Future investment decisions, including any investment in any new Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs) will be guided by (i) the final policy paper on Next Generation Broadband, which I expect to publish ...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Bodies.

Was asked: the number and names of organisations or agencies under his auspices which have been amalgamated or eliminated due to budgetary measures; the estimated savings in each case; and if he will make a sta...More Button

As the Deputy will be aware, measures announced in Budget 2009 included proposals to rationalise State Agencies. In the context of this Department, a new national inland fisheries body will be establ...More Button

Written Answers - Proposed Legislation.

Was asked: when the proposed Broadcasting Bill will be complete; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The Broadcasting Bill has been referred to the Select Committee following the completion of Second Stage in Dáil Éireann on 6 November, 2008 and having been passed by Seanad Éireann on 25 June 2008. ...More Button

Written Answers - Energy Conservation.

Was asked: the way, in relation to the recent announcement regarding additional funding for the warmer homes scheme, this additional funding will be administered; the works and schemes in the Dublin area that w...More Button

The Warmer Homes Scheme, which is overseen by Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI), invests in insulation and other energy efficiency measures for low income homes across Ireland. The scheme is targeted ...More Button

Written Answers - Telecommunications Services.

Was asked: when broadband will be available to a person (details supplied) in County Donegal. More Button

The provision of telecommunications services, including broadband, is a matter for the private sector. Broadband service providers operate in a fully liberalised market, regulated, where appropriate,...More Button

Written Answers - Consultancy Contracts.

Was asked: the amount of expenditure on consultancy by his Department in 2006 and 2007; the numbers of consultants engaged by his Department in those years; the names of the consultancy companies awarded contra...More Button

The identification of records prior to January 2007 cannot be facilitated without undue commitment of staff resources and administrative cost. However, if the Deputy has a question in relation to a s...More Button

Written Answers - Telecommunications Services.

Was asked: the plans he has to provide broadband to Newhall, Ennis, County Clare; when it can be expected that residents will have broadband access in Newhall; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The provision of telecommunications services, including broadband, is a matter for the private sector. Broadband service providers operate in a fully liberalised market, regulated, where appropriate,...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Expenditure.

Was asked: the estimated spend on mileage allowances for his Department in 2007; the number of claimants in respect of categories (details supplied) under which mileage is paid; the total number of claimants; a...More Button

It has not been possible in the timeframe available to provide the data in the format sought by the Deputy. The information is being compiled and will be forwarded directly to the Deputy.More Button

Written Answers - Nuclear Power.

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Question No. 480 of 18 November 2008, if he plans to launch a national debate on the merits and dangers surrounding nuclear power; and if he will make a statement on the matt...More Button

I have consistently encouraged a debate on nuclear power in Ireland and it is clear that there is a range of views and perspectives on the matter. Informed debate on nuclear energy, as indeed with al...More Button

Written Answers - Energy Conservation.

Was asked: the number of homes in County Kildare that have benefited from the greener homes scheme and the warmer homes scheme since both schemes were launched; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Under the Greener Homes Scheme a total of 870 applicants to date in County Kildare have grant approval for the installation of renewable energy heating, 600 of whom have already installed their techno...More Button

Written Answers - Telecommunications Services.

Was asked: the number of telephone exchanges nationwide; the number that have not been broadband enabled; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The provision of telecommunications services, including broadband, is primarily a matter for private sector companies operating in a fully liberalised market, regulated by the Independent Commission f...More Button

Written Answers - Ministerial Staff.

Was asked: the number of persons employed in his private office and his constituency offices; the annual amount paid in respect of salaries and expenses in regard to each such office in tabular form; and if he ...More Button

There are currently 9 staff employed in my private office and 3 in my constituency office. Salaries and expenses in regard of the previous 12 month period are in the following table.More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Expenditure.

Was asked: the costs involved in off-site rental storage of his departmental documents in designated document storage centres (details supplied). More Button

As the Deputy will be aware, the Office of Public Works (OPW) manages and operates dedicated Public Sector file storage facilities in Dublin. My Department uses these facilities for storage of files ...More Button


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