Smith, Brendan

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 676 No. 5

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Investment of the National Pensions Reserve Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Bill 2009: Second Stage (Resumed).

Question put: “That the words proposed to be deleted stand part of the main question.”
Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

Investment of the National Pensions Reserve Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Bill 2009: Committee and Remaining Stages.

Amendment put.
No IndicatorVoted No More Button

Question put.
Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

Public Finances: Motion.

Amendment put.
Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

Written Answers - Foreshore Licences.

Was asked: when a foreshore licence will issue for a project (details supplied) in County Clare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

An application for a foreshore lease to facilitate construction of a pier at Doonbeg Co Clare was received on 9 October 2007. The application was circulated to my Department’s consultees in the normal...More Button

Written Answers - Harbours and Piers.

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Question No. 393 of 1 July 2008 the status of a project (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The pier at Doonbeg is the property of Clare County Council and responsibility for its repair and upkeep rests with the Local Authority in the first instance. In 2008, funding of €525,000 was allocate...More Button

Written Answers - Pigmeat Sector.

Was asked: when and the means by which the Dutch authorities contacted his Department in relation to the discovery of PCBs in pork fat samples; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

On the evening of December 5th 2008 an official from the Dutch food safety authority phoned an official in my Department seeking information on contents of my Department’s Press Release which had been...More Button

Was asked: if he will make a statement on a matter (details supplied). More Button

The agreement concluded with pig processors in December involved making available a facility of €180 million from the public finances to assist processors in funding the recall and destruction of cert...More Button

Written Answers - Grant Payments.

Was asked: if he will ensure that a REP scheme four payment is made in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Sligo; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

REPS 4 is a measure under the current Rural Development Programme 2007-13 and is subject to EU Regulations which require detailed administrative checks on all applications to be completed before the f...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Programmes.

Was asked: if there are further incentives and reliefs to assist a person (details supplied) in County Louth; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

There are no grants or reliefs available from my Department for assisting in home feed mixing operations.More Button

Written Answers - Grant Payments.

Was asked: when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will be awarded a REP scheme three payment. More Button

Payment will issue to the person named within the next 10 days. More Button

Written Answers - Rural Environment Protection Scheme.

Was asked: if he will clarify the situation regarding REP scheme four; his plans to phase in payments in line with his recent decision on the farm waste management scheme; if funding is available in the long-te...More Button

My Department’s Vote for 2009 includes a provision of €355 million for REPS. I have previously indicated my intention to make REPS available to farmers as a scheme that meets environmental imperativ...More Button


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