Varadkar, Leo

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 737 No. 2

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Written Answers - Departmental Bodies

Was asked: the number of Iarnród Éireann employees holding contracts of indefinite duration who have had those contracts terminated; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The issue raised is an operational matter for Iarnród Éireann. I have referred the Deputy’s question to the company for direct reply. The Deputy should advise my private office if he does not receive ...More Button

Written Answers - Rail Network

Was asked: the proposed figure expected to fund the upkeep, maintenance and any other works on the Irish Rail network bridges following the report conducted by Iarnroid Éireann following the Malahide, County D...More Button

The upkeep and maintenance of rail bridges is funded under the Railway Safety Programme from my Department's capital budget for transport. The 3rd Railway Safety Programme, 2009 to 2013, estimated a f...More Button

Written Answers - Driving Licences

Was asked: his plans regarding the format of the Irish drivers licence; his views on a smaller wallet size and card similar to that produced within other jurisdictions to replace the existing paper copy; and i...More Button

Under EU law, this country is required to introduce a plastic card driving licence by January of 2013. In addition, introduction of a plastic card form of licence is a target of the current Road Safet...More Button

Written Answers - Salvage Operations

Was asked: if the receiver of wreck can insist that a security provision for a wreck is provided by the owner of the wreck which has been in the receiver’s possession if a claim for salvage payment has been lo...More Button

Was asked: if the receiver of wreck has to put out notice in accordance with the Merchant Shipping (Salvage and Wreck) Act 1993 Section 45 even if the owner is known. More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 209 and 210 together. The Merchant Shipping (Salvage and Wreck) Act 1993 governs salvage and wreck issues. The day to day operation and implementation of the provisio...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Funding

Was asked: if he or any of the agencies under his remit provide any funding for marketing to new start up tourist businesses. More Button

Neither the Department of Transport Tourism and Sport, nor the State tourism agencies provide grant funding for marketing to new start up tourism businesses. The National Tourism Development Authorit...More Button

Written Answers - Tourism Promotion

Was asked: if he will commission a report into the way Ireland can be promoted as an angling tourism destination; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The matter raised is an operational matter for Fáilte Ireland. I have referred the Deputy’s Question to the agency for direct reply. The Deputy should advise my private office if he does not receive ...More Button


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