Dempsey, Noel

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 698 No. 5

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Written Answers - State Property.

Was asked: the reason Mayo County Council is refusing to allow a caretaker’s agreement regarding a venture (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

During a meeting between the Irish Coast Guard, the Chief State Solicitor’s Office, Mayo County Council and their solicitors on the 11th June 2008, the Coast Guard was advised that such an Agreement w...More Button

Written Answers - Cycle Facilities.

Was asked: if his Department has received any proposal from Cork City Council regarding plans to introduce a public bicycle scheme similar to that put in place by Dublin City Council this year. More Button

My Department received an application under the Smarter Travel Project Fund from Cork City Council regarding a proposed feasibility study for a public bike scheme. A total of 121 applications for fun...More Button

Was asked: if he has received correspondence from Waterford City Council regarding plans to introduce a public bicycle scheme similar to that put in place by Dublin City Council this year. More Button

I am informed that my Department has no record of having received correspondence from Waterford City Council regarding plans to introduce a public bicycle scheme similar to that put in place by Dublin...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Staff.

Was asked: the number of staff employed by his Department on 1 January 2009; and the number of staff employed on 10 December 2009. More Button

The number of whole time equivalent staff employed by my Department on 1 January 2009 was 559. The number of whole time equivalent staff employed in my Department on 10 December 2009 was 520.More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Expenditure.

Was asked: the breakdown of the programme changes that will be made in order to achieve the savings in his Department outlined in budget 2010; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The current allocation for my Department in the recent Budget announced an underlying expenditure cut of €60 million. This is made up of Pay and administrative savings of €2.9 million which will be ...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Reports.

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Question No. 572 of 16 September 2009, the position regarding the review; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

My Department has completed the review of the Disabled Parking Scheme and I have approved the recommendations in full. I expect the review to be published on the Department’s website shortly, and imp...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Bodies.

Was asked: the remuneration package of the chief executive of the Irish Aviation Authority for each of the years 2007, 2008 and 2009; if he has legal power to instruct the authority to change the remuneration p...More Button

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) is a commercial state-sponsored company, which was established in 1994 under the Irish Aviation Authority Act 1993. Under Section 38 of the Act, the Board of the Iri...More Button

Was asked: the details of the remuneration package of the chief executive of Dublin Airport Authority for each of the years 2007, 2008 and 2009; if he has legal power to instruct the authority to change the rem...More Button

Details of the remuneration package of the Chief Executive of the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) are included in the company’s annual report and a copy of the annual report is laid before the Houses o...More Button

Written Answers - Rural Transport.

Was asked: the amount of funding that has been allocated to the rural transport programme under budget 2010; the amount that will be directly allocated to the RTP in total and individually to each of the 36 rur...More Button

The provision for the Rural Transport Programme (RTP) in 2010 is being maintained at €11 million in recognition of the important role it plays in combating social exclusion in rural Ireland, particula...More Button

Written Answers - Smarter Travel Policy.

Was asked: if he will report on the increase from €10 million to €25 million for the smarter travel programme under budget 2010; if he will indicate the carbon reduction programmes that will be financed under s...More Button

When I published Smarter Travel in February this year I indicated that the ambition in that strategy required investment over a long period of time in a series of integrated measures. These measures,...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Expenditure.

Was asked: the status of the proposals on transport contained in the Special Group on Public Service Numbers and Expenditure Programmes; if he is considering implementing any further recommendations on transpor...More Button

Was asked: if he will report on the €60 million reduction in current expenditure under budget 2010; the programmes and agencies that will be affected by this reduction; and if he will make a statement on the ma...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 156 and 157 together. The Report of the Special Group on Public Service Numbers and Expenditure Programmes recommended full year savings of €127 million in my Departme...More Button

Written Answers - Public Transport.

Was asked: the public service obligation allocation for CIE, Irish Rail, Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus under budget 2010. More Button

The Estimates provision in respect of the public service obligations of the CIÉ companies for 2010 is €276.189 million. Allocation of this provision between the subsidiary companies is a matter for t...More Button

Written Answers - Road Network.

Was asked: if he will report on the 15% reduction in roads improvement and maintenance budget under the 2010 transport capital budget; the road building and maintenance plans that will be affected by the budget...More Button

As part of the necessary correction to the public finances, the overall budget for the improvement and maintenance of national, regional and local roads will be reduced by 15% from €1.9 billion in 200...More Button

Written Answers - Public Transport.

Was asked: if he will report on the capital provision for public transport investment in budget 2010; the Transport 21 infrastructure projects that have no funding allocation for 2010; and if he will make a sta...More Button

The capital provision for public transport investment in 2010 is €625 million. This will see the completion of a number of important projects such as: Western Rail Corridor Phase 1; Luas extension to ...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Expenditure.

Was asked: the funding that has been allocated to the Road Safety Authority under budget 2010; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The 2010 capital allocation for the Road Safety Authority is €200,000. The current expenditure allocation for the same year is being finalised to take account of the pay savings announced on Budget D...More Button

Was asked: the allocation for regional airports and for aviation public service obligations under budget 2010; the way in which this figure compares to the allocations for 2005 to 2009, inclusive; and if he wil...More Button

My Department provides financial support to six regional airports in the State: Ireland West Airport Knock, Kerry Airport, Waterford South East Regional Airport, Donegal Airport, Sligo Airport and Gal...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Agencies.

Was asked: the agencies under his remit who process entitlement payments; the number of staff who process entitlement payments broken down by agency; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: the number of agencies under his remit that have a role in carrying out inspections; the number of staff involved in the carrying out of inspections broken down by agency; and if he will make a state...More Button

Was asked: the number of agencies under his remit who have a role in the collection of payments; the number of staff involved in the collection of payments broken down by agency; and if he will make a statement...More Button

Was asked: the number of agencies under his remit who have a role in the issuing of licences; the number of staff involved in the issuing of licences broken down by agency; and if he will make a statement on th...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 163 to 166, inclusive, together. The following table lists the Agencies under the aegis of my Department and the role they have in processing entitlement payments, the...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Expenditure.

Was asked: further to a recent parliamentary question, if he will confirm a matter (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

My Department is awaiting a report on the scale and cost of works while will determine the order in which work will be done. I will review the matter in the second quarter of 2010 and work will commen...More Button


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