Gormley, John

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 703 No. 1

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Written Answers - Water and Sewerage Schemes.

Was asked: the position regarding a submission (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: when approval will be given to advance the construction of the new Ballymore Eustace waste water treatment plant, County Wicklow, as a serviced land initiative; and if he will make a statement on the...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 425 and 436 together. The Ballymore Eustace Wastewater Treatment Plant was included in my Department’s Water Services Investment Programme 2007-2009 under the Serviced...More Button

Written Answers - Environmental Policy.

Was asked: if he will reply to a matter (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

There is no legislation in Ireland that places restrictions on the height of hedges or trees. Planning legislation does not make any particular provision for recognition of a right to light or remedy...More Button

Written Answers - Capital Investment Projects.

Was asked: the checks he has put in place to vet companies prior to the awarding of contracts for major construction projects; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

All capital investment projects initiated or funded by my Department are subject, inter alia, to EU and national public procurement requirements and to guidance relating to appraisal and management of...More Button

Written Answers - Natural Heritage Areas.

Was asked: if, in view of proposals for establishing a preferred route for a new road from Barna to Rossaveal, County Galway, there are restrictions in place to prevent this route from impinging on a proposed N...More Button

Any plan or project likely to have a significant impact on a Special Area of Conservation must undergo an appropriate assessment in accordance with Article 6(3) of the Habitats Directive to ascertain ...More Button

Written Answers - Special Areas of Conservation.

Was asked: if the Heritage and Wildlife Service have reconsidered its opposition to the proposal to breach the causeway linking the Bull Island, County Dublin to the mainland in order to restore a tidal flow an...More Button

Bull Island is both a Special Area of Conservation and a Special Protection Area under the EU Habitats Directive and the Birds Directive, respectively. Unless they could be described as necessary for...More Button

Written Answers - Planning Issues.

Was asked: the position regarding the power of local authorities to dezone land and or to alter a development boundary; when local authorities have such power; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Section 10(8) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 states that there shall be no presumption in law that any land zoned in a particular development plan (including a development plan that has been...More Button

Written Answers - Water and Sewerage Schemes.

Was asked: when approval will be given to proceed to contract stage for sewerage schemes at Johnstown, Freshford and Goresbridge, County Kilkenny. More Button

The Freshford/Johnstown/Goresbridge Sewerage Scheme was included in my Department’s Water Services Investment Programme 2007-2009. My Department approved Kilkenny County Council’s brief for the appoi...More Button

Written Answers - Environmental Policy.

Was asked: if he has received a plan for the south-western river basin district; if so, his plans to publish same; the actions he will take as a result of the plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter...More Button

The making of a river basin management plan is a function reserved to local authorities and the process of finalising plans, including that for the South-Western River Basin District, will be complete...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Bodies.

Was asked: when he received the report on the Dublin Docklands Development Authority; the reason he has not published that report; when he expects to act on the report; and if he will make a statement on the ma...More Button

Was asked: if he has received a report on the Dublin Docklands Development Authority; if he will release this report on receiving it; and if he will make a statement on its recommendations. More Button

I propose to take Question Nos. 433 and 444 together. On foot of my request to the Chair of the Dublin Docklands Development Authority last Autumn to undertake a comprehensive review of corporate gove...More Button

Written Answers - Water and Sewerage Schemes.

Was asked: the position regarding a sewerage scheme (details supplied) in County Limerick. More Button

The Kilmallock Sewerage Scheme was included for funding in my Department’s Water Services Investment Programme 2007-2009. My Department is currently examining Limerick County Council’s revised contra...More Button

Written Answers - Proposed Legislation.

Was asked: if the greyhound breeding kennels are exempt from the provisions of the proposed Dog Breeding Establishment Bill; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if he has received any correspondence or submission from an organisation (details supplied) seeking to have keepers and breeders of greyhounds excluded and exempted from the proposals in the Dog Bree...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 435 and 440 together. The Dog Breeding Establishments Bill 2009 commenced committee stage in the Seanad on 10 February 2010. The Bill contains provisions to give statu...More Button

Written Answers - Fire Services.

Was asked: the guidelines that are provided to local authorities for the provision of fire brigade services; the money spent by each local authority in each of the past three years in providing fire services to...More Button

The provision of a fire service in a fire authority’s functional area, including the establishment and maintenance of a fire brigade, the assessment of fire cover needs, the provision of a premises, a...More Button

Written Answers - Planning Issues.

Was asked: his views on the provision of drying facilities in new and old apartments; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I am aware that many apartment management companies do not permit the drying of clothes on balconies and that this is stipulated in the lease/letting agreement. Insofar as new apartment developments...More Button

Written Answers - Housing Grants.

Was asked: his plans for the redevelopment of a premises (details supplied) in Dublin 1; the amount of funding he will make available; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Planning Issues.

Was asked: if a person who is concerned about a zoning proposal in a draft local area plan or county and city development plan can make a submission or complaint directly to him; the course of action following ...More Button

The making, reviewing and varying of a development plan or a local area plan is a reserved function of the elected members of the planning authority for the area. The statutory consultation process ...More Button

Written Answers - Company Closures.

Was asked: if he is dealing with the appeal of a company (details supplied) as headland of leases at Marino Point, Cork, in relation to rent increases for which a company may as a sub-tenant have partial liabil...More Button

Following the enactment of the Foreshore and Dumping at Sea (Amendment) Act 2009, my Department assumed responsibility on 15 January 2010 for a range of foreshore functions including all foreshore ene...More Button

Written Answers - Planning Issues.

Was asked: if the task force to examine the planning implications of the siting and location of adult entertainment shops has completed its deliberations; when he expects to publish the findings; his plans to i...More Button

Was asked: when he expects to publish the report from the task force his Department established in 2007 to examine the way the planning system could support the wider regulatory context around the siting and lo...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 443 and 445 together. I refer to the reply to Question No. 587 of 9 February 2010. In 2007, my Department established a task force to examine the planning and land use...More Button

Written Answers - Private Rented Accommodation.

Was asked: the break down of all rental tenancies here by type (details supplied) from 1999 to 2009. More Button

Written Answers - Consultancy Contracts.

Was asked: the amount he has spent on hiring or use of outside consultants in 2007, 2008 and 2009 in tabular form; if he is satisfied that this practice represents good value for money; and if he will make a st...More Button

Total expenditure through my Department’s Vote in respect of consultancies for the years 2007 to 2009 is published in the Revised Estimates for Public Services for the relevant years and is set out in...More Button

Written Answers - Waste Disposal.

Was asked: if he has issued any guidelines to the public regarding the disposal of video cassette recording tapes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

My Department has not issued guidelines to the public regarding the disposal of video cassette recording tapes. In general, these items are disposed by way of landfill or they can be shredded and recy...More Button


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