Varadkar, Leo

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 731 No. 5

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Ceisteanna — Questions - Cabinet Sub-Committees

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Written Answers - An Caighdeán Oifigiúil

Was asked: cén dul chun cinn atá déanta ag an gCoiste Athbhreithnithe ar an gCaighdeán Oifigiúil a bhunaigh an Rialtas anuraidh, an mbeidh an obair críochnaithe faoi lár na bliana seo mar a bhí beartaithe; an n...More Button

Written Answers - Computerisation Programme

Was asked: if he has considered extending the facility to tax motor vehicles online to commercial vehicles; if not, the reason for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The national vehicle fleet comprises over 2.4 million vehicles and the online motor tax service can currently be availed of by a very significant 85% of owners. Arrangements being made by my Departmen...More Button

Written Answers - Training Programmes

Was asked: the number of persons on waiting lists for Fáilte Ireland's skills programme; and the way he will accommodate these persons. More Button

Was asked: the number of persons currently on a waiting list for skills courses with Fáilte Ireland; the number of persons on a waiting list in each Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Waterford training centres; and th...More Button

Was asked: the reason the Fáilte Ireland training centre at a location (details supplied) closed last month; the action he will take to provide for the 250 bar, restaurant and culinary training places lost foll...More Button

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to the fact that Fáilte Ireland has indefinitely suspended its series of skills courses in its four training centres; the reasons behind the move; if he foresees the r...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 407, 410, 422 and 434 together. The matters raised are operational matters for Fáilte Ireland. I have referred the Deputies’ Questions to the agency for direct reply...More Button

Written Answers - Road Safety

Was asked: if it is against the law to send texts and e-mail and drive while using a hands free device; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Section 3(1) of the Road Traffic Act 2006 and Statutory Instruments 443 and 444 of 2006 provide for the offence of driving a mechanically propelled vehicle in a public place while holding a mobile pho...More Button

Written Answers - Swimming Pool Projects

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

Under the Local Authority Swimming Pool Programme, which is administered by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport grant aid to a maximum of €3.8 million is provided to Local Authorities towar...More Button

Written Answers - Cycle Facilities

Was asked: his views on the storage of bicycles (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The issue raised is an operational matter for Bus Éireann. I have referred the Deputy’s question to the company for direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within ...More Button

Written Answers - Road Network

Was asked: if there are any requirements for road works affecting cycle lanes to be finished to a higher standard than would otherwise be the case, in view of the fact that cycle lanes are paid for out of the p...More Button

The improvement and maintenance of regional and local roads is the statutory responsibility of each local authority, in accordance with the provisions of Section 13 of the Roads Act 1993. Works on th...More Button

Was asked: his views on a matter (details supplied). More Button

As Minister for Transport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to the national roads programme. The construction, improvement and maintenance of individual national roads ...More Button

Was asked: his policy in regard to the introduction of further road tolling; if it is intended to toll the Jack Lynch Tunnel and or the Mallow Road, Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

As Minister for Transport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to the national roads programme. The construction, improvement and maintenance of individual national roads ...More Button

Written Answers - Swimming Pool Projects

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

Under the Local Authority Swimming Pool Programme, which is administered by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport grant aid to a maximum of €3.8 million is provided to Local Authorities towa...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Bodies

Was asked: if he will provide a detailed breakdown of projected savings from the merging of the National Road Authority and Rail Procurement Agency; and the additional costs foreseen in the setting up of said m...More Button

The Report of the Steering Group on the Merger of the National Roads Authority and the Railway Procurement Agency, which is available on my Department’s website, examines costs and savings in Chapter...More Button

Written Answers - Public Transport

Was asked: if he will provide a breakdown of spending to date on a project (details supplied); and the proportion these figures represent of the overall projected spend on each. More Button

As Minister for Transport, I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport. Following the establishment of the National Transport Authority (NTA) on December 2009,...More Button

Written Answers - Road Traffic Accidents

Was asked: the percentage of road accident fatalities in the most recent years for which figures are available involving vehicles of ten years old or older; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The subject matter of this particular question i.e. statistics on road accident fatalities, is the responsibility of the Road Safety Authority, and I have referred the question to them for direct rep...More Button

Written Answers - National Car Test

Was asked: the number of private motor vehicles over ten years old that fail the national car test; the percentage of failures in this category concerned with issues of safety; if he will provide details as to ...More Button

Under the Road Safety Authority Act 2006 (Conferral of Functions) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 477 of 2006) the Road Safety Authority has responsibility for the delivery of the National Car Test. I have refe...More Button

Written Answers - Tourism Promotion

Was asked: the State-funded tourism projects that are currently under way in the west Cork area; the amount of funding that has been ring-fenced to promote tourism in the area in 2011; and if he will make a sta...More Button

The matter raised is an operational one for Fáilte Ireland. I have referred the Deputy’s Question to the agency for direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within...More Button

Written Answers - National Car Test

Was asked: the rationale used by him and the national car test in determining that cars of more than ten years require testing every 12 months from June 2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Under the Road Safety Authority Act 2006 (Conferral of Functions) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 477 of 2006) the Road Safety Authority (RSA) has responsibility for the delivery of the National Car Test. In acc...More Button

Written Answers - Driving Tests

Was asked: the position regarding a driving test in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 3. More Button

The subject matter of this particular question, i.e. driver testing, is the responsibility of the Road Safety Authority, and I have referred the question to them for direct reply. I would ask the Dep...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Bodies

Was asked: the staffing levels in the National Roads Authority in each of the years 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and to date in 2011; if NRA staff are being let go; and, if so, the number of same and from which Depar...More Button

The staffing levels for the National Roads Authority (NRA) for each of the years requested by the Deputy are as follows: 2011 to date — 132 or 130 WTE *WTE refers to staff members work patterns As a n...More Button

Written Answers - Road Network

Was asked: his plans to expand the network of service areas on the motorway network; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

As Minister for Transport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to the national roads programme. The construction, improvement and maintenance of individual national roads ...More Button

Was asked: if he has reviewed the operation of all toll charges across the national road network in view of the recent legal disputes that have arisen regarding overcharging; and if he will make a statement on ...More Button

As Minister for Transport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to the national roads programme. The construction, improvement and maintenance of individual national roads ...More Button

Was asked: when construction contracts will be awarded to begin works on the N3 Belturbet bypass; the N4 downs grade separation; the N3 Longford bypass; the N7 Newlands Cross-N11 Arklow to Rathnew PPP and Gorey...More Button

As Minister for Transport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to the national roads programme. The construction, improvement and maintenance of individual national roads ...More Button

Was asked: if he will report on the National Roads Authority’s pilot programme of improvements on sections of national secondary low-volume routes; when this pilot programme will commence; and if he will make a...More Button

As Minister for Transport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to the national roads programme. The construction, improvement and maintenance of individual national roads ...More Button

Was asked: when the following road schemes will be submitted to An Bord Pleanála for approval: N14-N15 link to Strabane; N56 Dungloe to Glenties; N59 Westport to Mulranny; N59 Oughterard to Clifden; N59 Moycull...More Button

As Minister for Transport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to the national roads programme. The construction, improvement and maintenance of individual national roads ...More Button

Written Answers - Rural Transport Services

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to the charge applied to disabled persons in County Donegal for travel to their training day or day centres under the rural transport initiative and his plans to eithe...More Button

I understand that the transport services in question are not provided under my Department’s Rural Transport Programme but are operated under contract with the Health Services Executive (HSE), to whom ...More Button

Written Answers - Partnership Agreements

Was asked: the progress being made on the implementation of the Croke Park agreement; if he will meet all targets within the time frame required; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Progress in relation to the implementation of the Croke Park Agreement Action Plans in my Department and its non-commercial semi-state agencies has been reported up to end-Quarter 1 2011 showing good ...More Button

Written Answers - Expenditure Reviews

Was asked: if he will identify all assessments, reviews or reports being carried out by him under the terms of the EU-IMF programme of financial support; if these assessments, reviews or reports are being carri...More Button

There are no specific assessments, reviews or reports being carried out by my Department under the terms of the EU/IMF Programme of Financial Support. My Department is currently engaging in the Compr...More Button

Written Answers - Road Network

Was asked: the position on the Ballybofey Stranorlar by-pass on the N15, County Donegal. More Button

As Minister for Transport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to the national roads programme. The construction, improvement and maintenance of individual national roads ...More Button


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