Ferris, Martin

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 736 No. 1

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Priority Questions - Departmental Agencies

Asked the minister: when it is proposed to establish the NewERA company; and the way that this will impact on State companies currently under his remit. More Button

Can the Minister of State guarantee that such a company, if established, will not lay the groundwork for the eventual privatisation of what were formerly State assets? For example, a new State compan...More Button

I thank the Minister of State for his categoric assurance. I hope it stands the test of time.More Button

Regarding another aspect of the NewERA programme, the fate of Bord na Móna and Coillte’s assets, especially Coillte’s forestry, is unclear following the companies’ merger into a new bioenergy company....More Button

What about the forestry side of it?More Button

Priority Questions - Energy Exploration

Asked the minister: his views on the proposed gas exploration project at Lough Allen; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

We have both had fracturing in the past, although, unlike the Minister, I am not in denial. With regard to the Lough Allen project, in particular hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, as it is known, i...More Button

I welcome that the Minister is prepared to, let us say, investigate the consequences of fracking in other jurisdictions. I am not referring to any horror movie. I understand a very alarming presenta...More Button

Other Questions - Departmental Bodies

Asked the minister: if he has considered the recommendations of the McCarthy report on State assets and liabilities regarding companies under his responsibility; and his response to those recommendations. More Button

Does the Minister agree that the sale of public assets which have been built up over generations of investment by taxpayers into leading successful entities, both economically and socially, would repr...More Button

Criminal Justice (Amendment) Act 2009: Motion

Question put.
No IndicatorVoted No More Button

Offences against the State (Amendment) Act 1998: Motion

Question put.
No IndicatorVoted No More Button

Workers’ Remuneration: Motion

I support this motion and reiterate my party’s opposition to any attempt to undermine further the wages and conditions of low-paid workers. I reiterate there has been an attempt to create a type of m...More Button


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