Gormley, John

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 711 No. 4

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Written Answers - National Parks

Was asked: if he will address a matter (details supplied). More Button

There are no negotiations taking place between my Department and Kerry County Council in connection with the provision of additional burial plots in Killarney National Park at Muckross, Co. Kerry, tho...More Button

Written Answers - Grant Payments

Was asked: when hen harrier scheme payments will be awarded in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

My Department has now received confirmation from the applicant’s farm planner of compliance by the applicant with the provisions of the farm plan. Payment will issue shortly. More Button

Written Answers - Natural Heritage Areas

Was asked: if he will provide maps of the bogs in County Mayo in special areas of conservation and natural heritage areas on which the derogations for the cessation of non-commercial turf cutting will end in 20...More Button

The ten year derogation allowing a continuation of turf-cutting for domestic purposes has now ended within Flughany Bog Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and those parts of River Moy SAC that were pr...More Button

Written Answers - Water and Sewerage Schemes

Was asked: the position regarding the Dromcollogher sewerage, Dromcollogher, County Limerick; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I refer to the reply to Questions Nos. 337 and 342 of 5 May 2010. The position on the Dromcollogher Sewerage Scheme remains unchanged.More Button

Written Answers - Local Authority Staff

Was asked: the steps he will take to ensure that all local authority employers fulfil the regulation that at least 3% of staff employed are persons with a disability; and his plans to make a regulation to ensur...More Button

Part 5 of the Disability Act 2005 outlines the obligations on public service bodies to employ people with disabilities. There are three interlinked requirements. Firstly public bodies must, insofar as...More Button

Written Answers - Local Authority Housing

Was asked: the action that has been taken by him to ensure that local authorities adhere to regulations in view of the recent revelations regarding the standard of housing in Dolphin House, Dublin 8 and the leg...More Button

Written Answers - Water Quality

Was asked: when river basin management submissions will be considered by him; and if local and regional authorities will receive a draft report in each region for final adoption. More Button

The procedure for adoption of river basin management plans is set out in the European Communities (Water Policy) Regulations 2003, as amended. In accordance with the regulations, the plans have now b...More Button

Written Answers - Unfinished Housing Estates

Was asked: if he will support a matter (details supplied). More Button

Written Answers - Water Services.

Was asked: the current spend on providing water supplies; the amount recouped through charges on non domestic buildings for the latest year that figures are available; and if he will make a statement on the mat...More Button

The local authorities’ adopted budgets for 2010 include an estimate of €722 million for the provision of water services. In addition, an Exchequer provision of €508 million is available for investment...More Button

Written Answers - Local Authority Staff

Was asked: if he will renew a contract (details supplied) that will conclude on 10 June 2010; if he recognises that the relevant organisation’s work requires the involvement of a contracted officer; and if he w...More Button

A request for staffing sanction for a six month contract post of Donegal Youth County Council Coordinator was received by my Department, and approval issued to the Council on 4 June 2010. Under secti...More Button

Written Answers - Local Authority Housing

Was asked: if he is committed to urban regeneration, particularly in the south-west inner city of Dublin which has a high proportion of flat complexes in urgent need of repair; if he currently has a budget for ...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Bodies

Was asked: the details and outcome of the past three reviews by his Department’s governance support division of compliance by his Department’s State bodies with the code of practice, in particular to name the S...More Button

My Department takes seriously the governance arrangements of agencies under its aegis. In accordance with the Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies (May 2009 edition) (paragraph 13), th...More Button

Written Answers - World Heritage Sites

Was asked: if he will list the world heritage sites here; the date upon which the site was designated as a world heritage site; the advantages and disadvantages to the site and to the surrounding community of t...More Button

Ireland has two properties on the UNESCO World Heritage List at present, namely, the Archaeological Ensemble of the Bend of the Boyne (Brú na Bóinne) in County Meath (inscribed in 1993) and Skellig Mi...More Button

Written Answers - Proposed Legislation

Was asked: his plans to introduce legislation to regulate and control housing estate management services and fees; the timetable for any such legislation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Bodies

Was asked: the arrangements that are in place to implement policy in relation to determining and approving the remuneration of each chief executive officer and managing director under the auspices of his Depart...More Button

The remuneration of the Chief Executive Officers, or equivalents, of the non-commercial semi-state bodies is sanctioned by the Department of Finance in line with Government decisions on the recommenda...More Button

Written Answers - Architectural Heritage

Was asked: if he will undertake a national inventory of architectural heritage survey of the Dublin region; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Under the provisions of the Planning and Development Act 2000, each planning authority is required, for the purpose of protecting structures or parts of structures which are of special architectural, ...More Button

Written Answers - Housing Grants

Was asked: his plans to change the condition of the housing adaption grant for people with a disability, where work commenced prior to approval will not be grant aided, particularly where the waiting period for...More Button

Written Answers - State Airports

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Question No. 433 of 1 June 2010, if he will clarify the legal position relating to any decision of a planning authority to refuse planning permission for a development within...More Button

Written Answers - Environmental Policy

Was asked: his plans for a working group to examine the problems arising from an industrial site (details supplied); if the Department of Health and Children, or other health interests, will be represented on t...More Button

The Government, in 2008, considered the position in relation to the former Irish Steel/Ispat site at Haulbowline, noting the outcome of the site investigations, the requirement for various works and f...More Button

Written Answers - Planning Issues

Was asked: the number and location in County Kildare of the various urban renewal, section 23, or other incentives approved by him since the inception of the respective schemes; the extent to which all such sch...More Button

Was asked: the number and location in the country of the various urban renewal, Section 23 or other incentives approved by him since the inception of the respective schemes; the extent to which all such schemes...More Button

Written Answers - Waste Management

Was asked: if clean up operations at landfill or recycling sites in County Kildare are the responsibility of the local authorities, the Environmental Protection Agency or other bodies; if the regulatory structu...More Button

Was asked: if clean up operations at landfill or recycling sites are the responsibility of the local authorities, the EPA or other bodies; if the regulatory structures in place are sufficient to meet requiremen...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 297 and 298 together. The operation of landfills and recycling facilities is subject to the regulatory controls of either a waste licence issued by the Environmental P...More Button


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