D'Arcy, Michael

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 669 No. 2

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Priority Questions - Housing Grants.

Asked the minister: if he has new plans to extend a grant or incentive to improve the energy efficiency of existing properties; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

On a point of information, the map distributed by the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources shows that no broadband is available in the part of north County Wexford in which I liv...More Button

It was a point of order.More Button

Following on from the pilot programme, the 2009 allocation of €20 million shows a decided lack of ambition. This is sad because I believe the Minister and his colleague from the Green Party, the Mini...More Button

Is there scope to try to expand the fund of €20 million, especially as, apart from the warmer homes scheme to which the Minister referred, he also finished off the greener homes scheme. Consequently,...More Button

The Minister’s lack of ambition can only be described as startling. A grant of €2,000 for a house — any of those older houses — is not even a carrot on the stick; it is just a stick with the string a...More Button

The question is coming. Can I pursue the matter of the Minister’s discussions with the banks? How did he get on with the banks? Were they favourably disposed towards this when he was only offering ...More Button

Other Questions - Alternative Energy Projects.

The planting of bio-fuels on good land is a crime against humanity and nothing will ever convince me otherwise. The products to which the Minister referred do not amount to anything but bio-methane c...More Button

It is coming. More Button

This country’s bovine stock numbers run to millions. Will the Minister consider making funds available to determine the size at which a herd can become a viable bio-methane unit?More Button

Order of Business.

Question put: “That the proposal for dealing with No. 7 be agreed to.”
No IndicatorVoted No More Button

Agriculture: Motion.

I am disappointed with the representation of Members on the other side of the House. I would like to know where are all the Members opposite. Are they hiding or cowering somewhere rather than facing...More Button

How much money will it save —€8 million? The farming sector has been the last refuge of construction for months. Every penny being paid out in grant aid was being matched by the farming sector. The...More Button

Written Answers - Farm Retirement Scheme.

Asked the minister: if his attention has been drawn to the cases of people who have incurred expense in lodging proceedings with their solicitors for applications under the early retirement scheme from farming; and if h...More Button

Asked the minister: the number of people about to apply or who currently have leases prepared for the early retirement scheme from farming; the cost to his Department of such applications; and if he will make a statemen...More Button

Asked the minister: the cost of the early retirement scheme from farming to the State over the past five years; the breakdown for each year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button


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