McFadden, Nicky

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 740 No. 1

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Reform of the Common Agricultural Policy: Motion

The European Common Agricultural Policy allows farmers to produce a sustainable supply of high quality food. The agrifood sector is this country’s most important indigenous manufacturing sector, whic...More Button

Written Answers - Tax Code

Asked the minister: his views on the possibility of lowering the VAT rate for the craft industry in order to allow the industry to grow business and generate employment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Higher Education Grants

Asked the minister: if funding or grant opportunities are available to a person (details supplied) in County Westmeath to enable them to continue their studies in a third level institution. More Button

Written Answers - Natural Heritage Areas

Asked the minister: the steps he must take to designate Lough Ree as a special protection area for wild birds; the way this designation might impact on residents living near the lake and also on flood relief maintenanc...More Button

Written Answers - Postal Services

Asked the minister: the universal service obligation of An Post; the length of time for which this obligation will apply; and his views on the importance of An Post as a postal operator. More Button

Written Answers - Grant Payments

Asked the minister: if there is a procedure in place for public representatives to contact the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland on behalf of grant applicants with a view to requesting information and application ...More Button

Written Answers - Tourism Development

Asked the minister: if he will examine the possibility of developing the transmitting centre at Moydrum, Athlone, County Westmeath, which houses an original Marconi transmitter from 1932, into a technological and commun...More Button

Written Answers - Job Protection

Asked the minister: his views regarding jobs at the Eircom call centre in Athlone; if consolidation plans are being made for Athlone call centre; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Local Authority Charges

Asked the minister: if he will comment on the difficulty facing businesses in paying rates; if any changes to the way rates are calculated will be considered; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Unfinished Housing Developments

Asked the minister: if there is a procedure in place for local councils to reclaim money spent on demolishing and restoring ghost estates in their respective areas; and the further procedure to ascertain who owns and is...More Button

Written Answers - Water and Sewerage Schemes

Asked the minister: when the replacement of water mains at Coosan, Athlone, County Westmeath is due to commence; when the further 12 km of water mains repairs will take place in Athlone, County Westmeath; and if he will...More Button

Asked the minister: his views on the process of discharging raw sewage into the River Shannon at eight locations in Athlone, County Westmeath, during times of heavy rainfall; and if an alternative method of dealing with...More Button

Written Answers - Garda Stations

Asked the minister: the number of garda stations that are operating in counties Longford and Westmeath; the number of staff at each station and the opening hours of each station More Button

Asked the minister: the position regarding plans for an extension and refurbishment of Athlone Garda station, County Westmeath; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Grant Payments

Asked the minister: his views on proposals from the EU Commission to introduce EU flat payments by 2019; and his further views on proposals to distribute the single farm payment on a uniform per hectare basis within a r...More Button

Written Answers - Animal Identification Scheme

Asked the minister: his views on recent centralised movement monitoring system, CMMS, data showing the reduction of 177,000 cattle in the country; his further views on the tight nature of finished cattle supplies at pre...More Button

Written Answers - Animal Feedstuffs

Asked the minister: his views on the proposals by a proposal by the Irish Grassland Association for farmers to consider re-seeding as a practice; and his further views on the economic benefits this may bring to the farm...More Button

Written Answers - Grant Payments

Asked the minister: when the 1,000 REP four scheme farmers, who have not yet received their payment of 2010, will expect to be paid; when the 2,000 REP four scheme farmers who are awaiting a final 25% will be paid; and ...More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Services

Asked the minister: the overall budget allocation for Mullingar Regional Hospital, County Westmeath, in 2011; and if he will provide a breakdown of this allocation. More Button

Written Answers - Health Services

Asked the minister: the position regarding of MiDoc services in the midlands; his plans to reorganise services and expand services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the minister: his views on the implications for St. Vincent’s Hospital, Athlone, County Westmeath in view of the fact that a residential unit is to be built at St. Mary’s Care Centre, Mullingar, County Westmeath; ...More Button

Written Answers - Mental Health Services

Asked the minister: the list of the acute psychiatric services available for young persons in counties Longford and Westmeath; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Rail Network

Asked the minister: his plans to reopen the Mullingar to Athlone railway line, County Westmeath; if he will suggest alternative uses for unused railway lines generally; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Tourist Attractions

Asked the minister: his views on the possibility of utilising the canal path between Mullingar and Dublin as a tourist attraction and for walking tours; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button


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