Varadkar, Leo

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 761 No. 2

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Written Answers - Road Safety

Was asked: if he will explore the possibility of making it a legal requirement for persons driving motorcycles to use their lights on a continuous basis during daylight hours; and if he will make a statement on...More Button

Draft Regulations regarding improved motorcycle standards are currently under discussion in the EU. The Road Safety Authority (RSA) represents my Department at these discussions and I am informed that...More Button

Was asked: if he will explore the possibility and viability of making it compulsory for persons cycling bicycles to wear high visibility vests; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Observation studies conducted by the Road Safety Authority have, in the past, reported high levels of wearing of visibility clothing of approximately 47% by cyclists in Ireland and this is considered ...More Button

Written Answers - Ministerial Travel

Was asked: the cost incurred by his Department, for this year’s overseas travel programme for St Patrick’s Day, which saw the Taoiseach and eight Ministers heading abroad for the holiday; and if he will make a ...More Button

The total cost of flights, travel and subsistence incurred by this Department for the overseas travel programme for the St. Patrick’s Day period was €1,396.More Button

Written Answers - Taxi Regulations

Was asked: his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding the entry test for the taxi regulator directorate; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Road Network

Was asked: if he expect construction works to commence on the N5 Scramoge to Ballaghderren, N13 Stranorlar to Derry, N17 Tuam to Claremorris and the N61 Athlone to Boyle; and if he will make a statement on the ...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 reason for the decision not to allocate any money under the local improvement scheme in 2012 and the reason that the provision of funding to upgrade roads that are not in local authority charge i...More Button

The current expenditure for regional and local roads will be reduced significantly over the next few years. Cuts of the magnitude proposed necessitated that some very good and worthwhile projects be ...More Button

Written Answers - Public Transport

Was asked: the reason under the terms and conditions of grants available under the smarter travel funding scheme, that local authorities are compelled to contract out the work involved, and are not allowed to c...More Button

Written Answers - Road Signage

Was asked: the reason that the National Roads Authority is spending money on road signs at present; persons living on local roads pulling out onto national primary routes are now seeing signs directing them to ...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 r...More Button

Written Answers - Public Transport

Was asked: if he will meet with a bus transport business in County Meath that is suffering due to a number of issues such as falling demand, fuel costs, lack of rebates, inability to claim back VAT and also com...More Button

The responsibility for the licensing of Public Bus Passenger Services was transferred under Statutory Instrument No. 566 of 2010 from my Department to the National Transport Authority (NTA) with effec...More Button


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