Gormley, John

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 713 No. 1

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Question put: “That the proposal for dealing with No. 21 be agreed to.”
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Written Answers - Foreshore Licences

Was asked: the position regarding instructions being issued to complete the granting of a foreshore licence in respect of a person (details supplied) in Cork South-West; and if he will make a statement on the m...More Button

The application for a foreshore licence made by the person in question is currently under consideration by my Department and I expect to make a decision on the matter as soon as possible.More Button

Written Answers - Water and Sewerage Schemes

Was asked: if he will confirm that water-main rehabilitation contracts have gone to tender; if so, when he expects construction work to commence on these projects; and if he will make a statement on the matter....More Button

Was asked: the position regarding any estimates that have been carried out and available to his Department on the total expenditure required to carry out mains rehabilitation work throughout the country to redu...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 386 and 424 together. Mains rehabilitation is a key priority under my Department’s Water Services Investment Programme 2010-2012, a copy of which is available in the O...More Button

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Question No. 951 of 3 November 2009, the position regarding funding; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I refer to the reply to question No. 316 of 11 May 2010 which sets out the position on the Cooraclare Sewerage Scheme.More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Correspondence

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Question No. 122 of 6 May 2010 and No. 223 of 26 May 2010, the reason his Department has not contacted this person as stated in the previous replies; when his Department will...More Button

My Department wrote to the legal representatives of the person in question on 15 June 2010.More Button

Written Answers - Social and Affordable Housing

Was asked: the reason local authorities have different maximum income thresholds which prevent applicants from inclusion on the social housing list and the steps he will take to create uniformity in the system....More Button

Was asked: the maximum income threshold of each of the local authorities here which is preventing applicants from being included on the social housing list. More Button

Written Answers - Local Authority Housing

Was asked: if detailed legislation is now in place for the sale of existing local authority houses to tenants based on the incremental purchase model as contained in Part 4 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisi...More Button

Written Answers - Building Regulations

Was asked: if he will carry out an audit of all buildings constructed before 2007/08 which have been damaged by pyrite infill; if he has directed local authorities to carry out such an audit; and if he will mak...More Button

Was asked: if he will carry out an audit of all materials used in housing construction from a quarry (details supplied) in Dublin 15 or from other similar quarries in north Dublin and north Leinster; if he has ...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 392 and 393 together. The position in regard to pyrite in house construction has been set out in replies to previous questions and most recently in the reply to Questi...More Button

Written Answers - Local Authority Housing

Was asked: the number of persons on local authority housing lists per county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: the number of people on the local authority housing list by county at the end of 2006 to 2009 inclusive; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Local Authority Funding

Was asked: the position of service providers who sign up to participate in the early childhood care and education scheme regarding the payment of rates; the conditions under which such providers are exempt from...More Button

Local authorities are under a statutory obligation to levy rates on any property used for commercial purposes in accordance with the details entered in the valuation lists prepared by the independent ...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Offices

Was asked: the number of Government-run canteens operating in Government buildings in his Department and agencies; the number of commercially-run cafes or restaurants that are operating in Government buildings ...More Button

There is a staff restaurant, operated by a private company, in my Department’s offices in the Custom House. There are also seven catering concessions open to the public in the National Parks. While ...More Button

Written Answers - Water Services

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

In December 2009, following a decision by Government, I informed the House that I would be bringing forward proposals for the installation of water meters in households served by public water supplies...More Button

Written Answers - Local Authority Housing

Was asked: if there are regulations or guidelines in place on the way local authorities should treat applicants on their housing waiting list who have received a financial settlement as a result of a marital br...More Button

Written Answers - Water Quality

Was asked: his plans to improve water quality in the Fingal area in view of a report identifying it as being the worst in the country; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The EPA published its report on The Quality of Bathing Water in Ireland 2009 earlier this month. The report identified nine beaches which were non-compliant with the EU mandatory bathing water qualit...More Button

Written Answers - Radon Levels

Was asked: the position regarding homes in which the radon levels have been found to be high in view of the risks associated with prolonged exposure to high radon concentrations; the grants that are available t...More Button

The Government, largely through the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland (RPII), has been active for a number of years in assessing radon-related issues in Ireland. Between 1992 and 1999 the ...More Button

Written Answers - Local Authority Charges

Was asked: the position regarding a matter (details supplied); the exemptions, if any, available for the elderly, particularly when the second home is not occupied; the date on which this will have to be paid i...More Button

The €200 non-principal private residence charge was introduced in the Local Government (Charges) Act 2009, which came into force in July 2009. As an exceptional measure for the year of introduction, ...More Button

Written Answers - Architectural Heritage

Was asked: if he will support a group which is endeavouring to preserve a building (details supplied) which has had literary significance for more than a century; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The conservation principles of care and protection of the architectural heritage are set out in Part IV of the Planning and Development Act 2000. Generally, under the Act, planning authorities have a...More Button

Written Answers - Water and Sewerage Schemes

Was asked: if he will allocate funds to rectify the issues affecting water treatment plants (details supplied) in County Mayo. More Button

Was asked: the reason there is a delay in implementing recommendations from consultants (details supplied) regarding the replacement of filters at water treatment plants. More Button

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the filters in water treatment plants (details supplied) in County Mayo have degraded to the extent that both schemes are now on a boil notice; and if...More Button

Written Answers - Land Aggregation Scheme

Was asked: if he will guarantee that local authorities will have first option on lands that they surrender to the agency under the proposed land aggregation scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter...More Button

Written Answers - Local Authority Housing

Was asked: the way persons who hold neither a passport nor a driving licence can prove their identity when making an application for social housing to local authorities; and if he will make a statement on the m...More Button

Written Answers - Proposed Legislation

Was asked: if he will address the concerns (details supplied) of the Irish Greyhound Board regarding the Dog Breeding Establishments Bill; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I have met on a number of occasions with the Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) as has my Department, with a view to addressing their concerns regarding the proposed legislation contained in the Dog Breeding...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Expenditure

Was asked: the number of departmental credit cards in use in his Department; the names of the authorised signatories of same; the credit limit of same; the amount spent in respect of each card in each of the pa...More Button

There are currently five credit cards in use in my Department. Details of the cardholders and credit limits are as follows: Charges to these cards from 2007 to May 2010 were as follows: Private Secre...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Agencies

Was asked: the amount that has been awarded in bonuses to staff in each of the semi-State or similar bodies within his remit in each of the past three years; if he will provide a breakdown of these bonuses; and...More Button

Performance-related bonus payments in non-commercial semi-state bodies were suspended in 2009 pending a review of the levels of remuneration for this group by the Review Body on Higher Remuneration in...More Button

Written Answers - Ministerial Staff

Was asked: the number of special advisers his Department has had since June 2007; the names of same; the amount each has claimed in expenses in each of the past three years; the amount that has been spent on tr...More Button

Four special advisers have been appointed to the Department since June 2007. They are Donall Geoghegan, Programme Manager; who is based in the Department of the Taoiseach; Ryan Meade and David Healy,...More Button

Written Answers - Building Control Act

Was asked: if he has received an invitation from the Joint Committee on Environment, Heritage and Local Government to appear before it to answer questions on the problems arising with architects from the imposi...More Button

I have not received the invitation referred to in the question. On receipt of such an invitation I will respond directly to the Committee.More Button

Written Answers - House Prices

Was asked: the progress which has been made on the setting up of a national house price register database; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: the steps he will take to establish a national house price register database; his views on whether there is a need for such database to which the general public should have access and for greater tra...More Button

Written Answers - Social and Affordable Housing

Was asked: the number of applications that have been accepted under the terms of the long-term leasing scheme for social housing; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: the number of social housing starts expected to be made by county for 2010; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: the number of social housing units built in 2006 to 2009 on a county basis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Foreshore Licences

Was asked: when a club (details supplied) in County Kerry will receive the result of its application for a foreshore licence. More Button

This is a case of an unauthorised development which is the subject of court proceedings. I understand that the applicant has been given ample opportunity to regularise the position but has failed to d...More Button

Written Answers - Private Rented Accommodation

Was asked: his plans to introduce a deposit protection scheme for tenants in private rented dwellings as proposed by an organisation (details supplied); the consideration he has given to such a scheme; and if h...More Button

Written Answers - Urban Renewal Schemes

Was asked: if he has Cabinet support for the revised Limerick regeneration plan; the amount of money that has been committed for the implementation of the plan; the time period over which funding has been commi...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Correspondence

Was asked: the proposals he has to ensure that representations made by Members of the Oireachtas on behalf of members of the public to his Department are responded to; and if he will make a statement on the mat...More Button

My Department’s Customer Service Action Plan 2009-2011 commits to ensuring that timely and accurate responses are given to all requests for information received by my Department. Individual standards ...More Button

Written Answers - Building Control Act

Was asked: his plans to address the concerns of an organisation (details supplied) regarding promoting diversity and choice in architecture; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Part 3 of the Building Control Act 2007 sets out the detailed requirements for registration of the title of “Architect”. Section 14 of the Act sets out the eligibility criteria for registration in the...More Button


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