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Humphreys, Heather

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Special Areas of Conservation Management

Was asked: if she will address a matter (details supplied) regarding a clubhouse; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

As the Deputy is aware, the location in question is within a National Park, a Biosphere Reserve, Special Area of Conservation and Special Protection Area. The identification and development of an ...More Button

Waterways Ireland Staff

Was asked: if her attention has been drawn to the fact that there is no civil engineer working on the north and mid-Shannon for Waterways Ireland; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I have been informed by Waterways Ireland that it has a full complement of Civil Engineering staff working on the North and Mid-Shannon navigations.   More Button

Was asked: the position regarding the recent job advertisement on a website (details supplied) in which ten positions were advertised; the reason only one position was available here in view of the fact that ...More Button

Was asked: if her attention has been drawn to the fact that there is deep upset among workers of Waterways Ireland with regard to the fact they are of the view that the apportionionality of positions between ...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 250 and 251 together.

  I am informed by Waterways Ireland that it undertakes recruitment campaigns throughout the year when required. The recen...More Button

Hare Coursing Regulation

Was asked: if each coursing club affiliated to a club (details supplied) in the 2016 to 2017 season contacted their local ranger to advise them of the locations netting of hares was to take place; if so, if t...More Button

The current Condition No. 5 of the Licence under Section 34 of the Wildlife Act, 1976 (as amended) issued by my Department to the club referred to by the Deputy to capture hares provides that, “det...More Button

Hare Coursing

Was asked: the number of hares coursed in 2015 to 2016 and to date in 2017, by county; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The total number of courses run during the years in question were as follows: 8,811 during the 2014-15 season; 8,408 during the 2015-16 season and 8,278 during the 2016-17 season. To date in the 2...More Button

Was asked: the number of staff assigned to monitor hare coursing in each of the years 2014 to 2016 and to date in 2017; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Of the total Departmental staff, 330 work in the area of natural heritage in the National Parks and Wildlife Service, NPWS, of my Department. In addition, my Department takes on about 70 seasonal ...More Button

Was asked: if a NPWS ranger was present at the hare coursing meeting at Kilflynn, County Kerry, on the weekend of 30 September 2017; and the timeframe for a report to be available regarding the welfare and re...More Button

The National Parks and Wildlife Service of my Department was present at each day of the recent coursing meeting at Kilflynn, County Kerry. A report on that meeting will be prepared and published a...More Button

Heritage Projects

Was asked: if a number of items from both the W.B. Yeats collection on display in Dublin and artefacts recently raised from the Spanish Armada off the coast of County Sligo, which are not currently on display...More Button

The matters to which the Deputy refers are day-to-day matters for both the National Library and the National Museum. I have, however, referred the Deputy's question to both the National Library an...More Button

Ministerial Functions

Was asked: the powers she has delegated to the Ministers of State in her Department; the date on which such delegation was made; if there were changes in powers delegated relative to the situation in place pr...More Button

I refer the Deputy to Parliamentary Question Number 119 of 27 September last. The Government Chief Whip, Joe McHugh, T.D., is the only Minister of State currently attached to my Department. Detai...More Button

Irish Language

Was asked: her views on developing a facility for those who wish to learn Irish at their own level, independently of a class; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: her views on allocating funds for scholarships for young persons to support the learning of Irish in their communities; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: her views on establishing an annual fund that various communities can draw upon to set up Irish language communities that would especially benefit the south; and if she will make a statement on the...More Button

Was asked: her views on increasing the number of Irish language community schemes available to local community committees in order to develop Irish in their own local areas; and if she will make a statement o...More Button

Departmental Staff Remuneration

Was asked: the number of staff in her Department and agencies under her aegis who were paid salaries between €80,000 and €100,000 in 2015, 2016 and 2017, by job title, amount, name of organisation or institut...More Button

I am advised that that the tables below indicate the numbers of staff that were on salaries between €80,000 and €100,000 during the years concerned. It should be noted that this takes account of t...More Button

Was asked: the number of staff in her Department and agencies under her aegis who were paid salaries over €100,000 in 2015, 2016 and 2017, by job title, amount, name of organisation or institution, in tabular...More Button

I am advised that that the tables below indicate the numbers of staff that were on salaries above €100,000 during the years concerned. It should be noted that this takes account of the reconfigura...More Button

Lobbying Data

Was asked: the number of occasions on which she has been lobbied in respect of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill since March 2016; the persons she has met with; the dates of these meetings; the details of the ...More Button

Since March 2016, I have received representations in relation to the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill from the Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland, the Galway Healthy Cities Alcohol Forum and the Al...More Button

Arts Funding

Was asked: the representations she has received from business organisations in regard to the funding of an event centre in Cork city; and when they were received.More Button

I can confirm that I received a representation on Cork Event Centre from a business organisation in August 2017. As Cork Event Centre is a project that is being developed and managed by Cork City ...More Button

Public Sector Staff Recruitment

Was asked: the positions requested and sanctioned by her Department over the past three years in relation to a library (details supplied).More Button

From 1 January 2014 to 11 June 2015, the following posts were requested and approved for the National Cultural Institution referred to by the Deputy:

  Senior Security Attendant,...More Button