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Ó Fearghaíl, Seán

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Business of Dáil (Continued)

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Confidence in Taoiseach and Government: Motion (Continued)

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Order of Business (Continued)

Could I ask when we can expect the public health (alcohol) Bill to come to the House? Have the heads of the Bill been considered by Government? We were given to understand that substantial work h...More Button

No. 101 on the C list is the low wage commission Bill. Much has been made of the low pay commission. Have the heads of the Bill been agreed by Cabinet as of yet and when is the Bill expected to...More Button

Water Services Bill 2014: Second Stage (Resumed) (Continued)

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National Cultural Institutions

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: if it is still Government policy that all members of boards of national cultural institutions would serve on a pro bono basis; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

This is like the start of the graveyard shift. The question simply seeks the Government to elucidate whether it and the Minister remain committed to the position as set out by her predecessor that...More Button

I thank the Minister for her response and I acknowledge that when she recently made a detailed presentation to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Environment, Culture and the Gaeltacht we dealt with...More Button

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: her views on the current funding situation of the National Museum of Ireland; the way she will address the funding difficulties of this institution; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

This question was tabled in the context of the difficulties of the National Museum and the indication of its possible closure or introduction of charges. That came against a background of a 40% cu...More Button

I thank the Minister for her response which I welcome. It is positive. It begs the question whether this €2 million in funding will be secured in future. Will the Minister explain how she envisa...More Button

I understood that the National Museum required 650,000 to continue to operate as heretofore notwithstanding the constraints it is now under. I also understand that the National Library had indicat...More Button

National Cultural Institutions (Continued)

If moving to a pro bono basis was the objective, sadly it would appear that the objective has not been achieved. Are the chair and the five new members being remunerated or not? If th...More Button

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Air Strips

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Commemorative Events

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: her views about the discontent of some relatives of those who partook in the 1916 Rising with regard to the centenary commemoration plans; if she has requested a meeting with these relatives; and i...More Button

I wonder whether the Minister has met some of the relatives of the 1916 participants who have expressed their disappointment with the commemoration ceremonies. I hope she will meet as many as poss...More Button

Commemorative Events (Continued)

I commend the Minister on meeting some of the relatives. I encourage her to continue that work. Recently, I became conscious of the fact that there may be a large number of relatives, including i...More Button

The Gathering. There may be some merit in reaching out nationally and internationally to people with direct connections to those who fought and died in this formative event in Irish history. Has ...More Button

A figure of €4 million has been mentioned in the context of the commemorative ceremonies. In the limited time available, will the Minister tell the House a little about that? Will the €4 million ...More Button

Ministerial Travel

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: if she will provide in tabular form her travel schedule overseas since taking office; the expense associated with this travel including total staff travel and accommodation costs; and if she will m...More Button

Departmental Bodies Board Remuneration

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: if she will provide in tabular form any remuneration or expenses that have been paid to each member of the Arts Council board in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014; and if she will make a statement on the m...More Button

Medical Card Applications

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will assist in the provisions of a medical card in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare who is blind and is receiving ongoing medical treatment for a number of illnesses; ...More Button

Social and Affordable Housing Provision

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if he will provide in tabular form the number of Part V social and affordable units which are available on a county basis, but which have not been as yet acquired by the relevant local authorities;...More Button