Dempsey, Noel

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 680 No. 4

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Order of Business.

Question put: “That the proposal for dealing with No. 12, motion re presentation and circulation of Revised Estimates 2009, without debate, be agreed to.”
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Question put: “That the proposal for dealing with No. 3 be agreed to.”
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Private Members’ Business - Social Welfare Benefits: Motion (Resumed).

Amendment put.
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Question put: “That the motion, as amended, be agreed to.”
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Social Welfare Bill 2009: Second Stage (Resumed).

Question put.
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Written Answers - National Car Test.

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to the difficulties being experienced by people endeavouring to book a national car test prior to 1 May 2009; and if in view of this difficulty, recognition will be gi...More Button

I am aware that the increase in inquiries to the National Car Testing Service has created some difficulties in making applications for tests. However, these are temporary and thousands of test appoi...More Button

Written Answers - Coastal Protection.

Was asked: if the review of Ireland’s preparedness and capacity to respond to ship sourced pollution, referred to in his reply to Parliamentary Question No. 220 of 3 March 2009, has been completed; his position...More Button

The review of Ireland’s preparedness and capacity to respond to ship-sourced pollution is in the final stages of consideration. Recent events will be taken into account in determining future strategy ...More Button

Written Answers - Light Rail Project.

Was asked: the position regarding the Luas works from Tallaght to Citywest; if he will seek assurances from the Railway Procurement Agency regarding the level of service to be provided following a newspaper art...More Button

In August of last year, following an application to An Bórd Pleanála (including an Environmental Impact Statement) and an Oral Hearing, the Railway Procurement Agency (RPA) secured an enforceable Rail...More Button

Written Answers - Road Haulage Licences.

Was asked: the circumstances surrounding the granting of a haulage licence by his Department to a person (details supplied) in view of reported past drug trafficking offences; and if he will make a statement on...More Button

I am in the process of reviewing all aspects of the decision to award a licence to the individual in question. I have already received a preliminary report on this matter, and a full report is being ...More Button

Was asked: the criteria for awarding a haulage licence here; the restrictions in place for applicants with former criminal convictions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The criteria for the grant of a Road Haulage Operator’s Licence are set out in Irish and EU legislation. The three criteria that must be met by every applicant are: Good Repute; Professional Competen...More Button

Written Answers - Road Network.

Was asked: if changes regarding the responsibility for local and regional roads are being considered by him; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I am considering assigning responsibility for the day-to-day administration of regional and local road grants to the National Roads Authority. Should the transfer proceed, I would propose to retain re...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Expenditure.

Was asked: the number of expense account credit cards paid by his Department; the credit limit on each card; the amount spent on expense account credit cards since 2004 to date in 2009; the instances where the ...More Button

Credit cards are issued to staff of my Department to enable them to pay for expenses which necessarily arise in the course of their duties. There are currently 13 credit cards in use. The credit card ...More Button

Written Answers - Equal Opportunities Employment.

Was asked: the extent to which his Department is meeting the agreed national target figures for employment of persons with a disability; and when in each case this target will be met or surpassed. More Button

The agreed national target figures for employment of persons with a disability has been met and exceeded by my Department.More Button


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