Kelly, Alan

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 730 No. 4

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Nurses and Midwives Bill 2010: Report Stage

Amendment put.
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Priority Questions - Rail Interconnector

It is clear that traffic congestion has reduced as a result of the economic downturn but a number of pinch points remain, especially during peak periods. I will ask the National Transport Authority, ...More Button

To be straight with the Deputy, of course it is a good idea. As a concept it really works and in theory there would be huge support for it. Given the financial reality, however, we must look at priori...More Button

Other Questions - Public Transport

I propose to take Questions Nos. 29, 49 and 59 together. The Deloitte report on the cost and efficiency of Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann identified significant scope for the redesign and more efficient o...More Button

I thank the Deputy for his passionate reply.More Button

As a former tourism executive, I am aware of the huge merit of such visits and their potential for the country. As far as the Government is concerned, the review that has been carried out is working. ...More Button

To be fair, it is impossible to find more funding in this environment. I have some sympathy for the argument that the subvention given to Dublin Bus is low by comparison to that given to similar opera...More Button

The review will not be stopped. It is not fair to describe its purpose as being to secure cutbacks. Its purpose is to obtain as much as possible for what we have. I have made an offer on specific hard...More Button

While I would not necessarily fully subscribe to the option to which the Deputy refers, every option is on the table and will be examined, including, if necessary, by the relevant committee.More Button

I understand and respect the reason this issue raises passions in local communities. We have encouraged as much consultation as possible. While I am open to correction, I understand demographic profil...More Button

Other Questions - Road Network

Following the establishment of the National Transport Authority in December 2009, responsibility for the delivery of an integrated transport system, including funding for quality bus corridors in the...More Button

I presume the Deputy’s concerns relate to the greater Dublin area. The National Transport Authority is examining this matter, although it is not the subject of a review. I could request that such a re...More Button

Commission of Inquiry into Banking Sector: Statements

When reading the Nyberg report last night, I recalled a moment when the scale of the devastation the Irish banking crisis came to the fore at the European Parliament. In my former capacity as an MEP, ...More Button

Energy Resources: Motion (Resumed)

Amendment put.
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Question put: “That the motion, as amended, be agreed to.”
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