Varadkar, Leo

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 740 No. 3

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Written Answers - Road Safety

Was asked: the steps he will take by ministerial regulation or legislation to address the growing practice of the sale of part worn tyres which may contribute to serious deficiencies in transport standards and ...More Button

While there is currently no legislation that explicitly bans the sale of second hand or part worn tyres, there is legislation in place governing the condition and standard of tyres. Statutory Instrume...More Button

Written Answers - Sports Capital Programme

Was asked: if the sports capital programme will reopen; if he will provide information on same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Rail Network

Was asked: if he has received a business case from Iarnród Éireann in relation to the development of a DART link to Dublin Airport; his views on the project; the estimated cost and forecast patronage of the pro...More Button

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

Was asked: the status of the DART interconnector project; the measures being undertaken in relation to maintaining the DART Interconnector; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The level of funding available for public transport investment from 2012 to 2016 will be dependent on the outcome of the review of capital expenditure which is being overseen by the Minister for Publi...More Button

Written Answers - Road Network

Was asked: the fact that a consultancy contract was put out to tender by the National Roads Authority to examine the introduction of multi-point tolling on a number of Ireland’s road networks, including the M50...More Button

As Minister for Transport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to the national roads programme. The planning, design and implementation of individual national road scheme...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Expenditure

Was asked: if he will provide details of the successful projects funded by the smarter travel project fund in 2010, including the name of applicants, the level of funding provided and a summary of each project;...More Button

Was asked: the extent of subventions to Iarnród Éireann, Bus Éireann, Dublin Bus and public service obligation to all airports and other entities of any for 2010; and if not, the same for 2009. More Button

Exchequer subvention paid in respect of Public Service Obligation services to the CIÉ companies for 2009 and 2010 is as follows: Subvention in relation to PSO air services to regional airports, as ...More Button

Written Answers - Road Network

Was asked: the position regarding the Slane bypass; when the completion date is envisaged; if there has been a reduction in the costing of the project; the amount that has been spent on the project to date; and...More Button

As Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to the national roads programme. The planning, design and implementation of individual roa...More Button

Was asked: the position regarding the progress made in relation to the provision of a Galway city outer bypass; if he intends to provide for this bypass in the revised national development plan; if a decision h...More Button

As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to the national roads programme. The planning, design and implementation of individual n...More Button

Written Answers - Rail Network

Was asked: his views on withdrawing the rail order for metro west unless he plans to implement the project in order to remove the need for an An Bord Pleanála oral hearing on the subject next month; and if he w...More Button

I am currently considering the appropriate balance to be struck between funding for construction and for planning and design, in the context of the forthcoming National Development Plan, and I will sh...More Button

Written Answers - Road Network

Was asked: the cost per vehicle that he is obliged to pay to the private company which operates the M3 Dublin — Navan motorway; 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 implementation of individual national road projects, including the M3,...More Button

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Question No. 55 of 6 July 2011, if he will renegotiate the commitments that the previous Government entered into in 2007 in respect of a roads investment package for Northern...More Button

As outlined in my reply to Parliamentary Question No. 55 of 6th July 2011, in the context of the March 2007 agreement between the Irish and British Governments on a funding package to support the rest...More Button

Written Answers - Swimming Pool Projects

Was asked: if consideration will be given for grant assistance towards the upgrade of the Sligo town base swimming pool. More Button

Written Answers - Appointments to State Boards

Was asked: the names of the State boards whose membership are determined by his Department; the date on which each of these memberships is due for renewal or appointment; and if he will make a statement on the ...More Button

The information requested by the Deputy is set out in the table. For the sake of clarity I have included details of ex officio and employee directors. I have also indicated when the consent of the Min...More Button

Written Answers - Road Safety

Was asked: the number of fatalities that have been recorded as a result of accidents in the vicinity of Beauliew Cross, Drogheda, County Louth, in each of the past five years. More Button

Was asked: the number of serious road accidents in County Louth in the past year. More Button

Was asked: the available statistics on fatal accidents in County Louth, including the location of fatal accidents. More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 539 to 541, inclusive, together. Collection, analysis and dissemination of statistics in relation to road traffic collisions is a matter for the Road Safety Authority...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Expenditure

Was asked: the amount of money spent producing Government reports in both Irish and English on a yearly basis. More Button

To date in 2011, my Department has spent approximately €5,259 on Irish translation fees.More Button


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