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Durkan, Bernard J.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Financial Resolution No. 1: Tobacco Products Tax (Continued)

As a reformed smoker, I probably should comment on this resolution. Smoking has been proved beyond doubt to be bad for people's health. The evidence has been there for a long time. I do not agre...More Button

Financial Resolution No. 2: Stamp Duties (Continued)

I note the points raised by a number of Deputies about how it might apply to agricultural farmland. My understanding was it did not apply to agricultural farmland but the points raised are valid e...More Button

It might well affect in a negative way the transfer of agricultural land which we would not want.More Button

I ask the Minister to take note of something I have come across in the past. It relates to the timing of the contract, the signing of the contract and the discharging of the contract, which in s...More Button

Financial Resolution No. 3: Intangible Assets (Continued)

One thing we should all remember is the danger of assuming a very simple way of getting extraordinary amounts of revenue from an unexpected source. Our 12.5% profits tax is well known and well rec...More Button

Primary Medical Certificates Provision

Asked the Minister for Finance: if a primary medical certificate will issue in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

School Transport Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if an eligible concessionary school ticket or transport can be facilitated for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Naturalisation Applications

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the position regarding a stamp 4 application in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if the application for naturalisation in the case of a person (details supplied) who has been awaiting a decision for 18 years can be facilitated; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if he will grant naturalisation in the case of persons (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if he will grant naturalisation in the case of persons (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Deportation Orders

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if a deportation order in the case of persons (details supplied) can be set aside; if their case can be urgently reviewed and considered with a view to stamp 4 status.More Button

Immigration Status

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if temporary residency status can be awarded in the case of a person (details supplied); if the person's case can be examined on humanitarian grounds, in view of the fact the person is receiving sp...More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if a new application for residency status has been received from a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if he will review the decision to grant stamp 0 status in the case of a person (details supplied); if stamp 0 status can be replaced by stamp 4 in the circumstances in view of the fact the person's...More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the status of the determination of residency in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Deportation Orders Re-examination

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if the deportation order made seven years ago in the case of a person (details supplied) can be reviewed in view of the time elapsed since the making of the order; and if he will make a statement o...More Button

Visa Applications

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if he will review the application for a visa in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if urgent consideration can be given to the granting of a visa in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Primary Care Centres

Asked the Minister for Health: the opening hours for the Derrinturn and Johnstownbridge health centres; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Home Care Packages

Asked the Minister for Health: the level of home care available to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Swimming Pool Programme Status

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the extent to which recreational amenity requirements continue to be reviewed throughout County Kildare, having particular regard to previous unsuccessful applications for funding toward a swimming...More Button

Road Network

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the extent to which he expects to be able to obtain inclusion in the capital programme of the most urgently required major road projects throughout the country with a view to facilitating free move...More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the degree to which he has identified known accident black spots throughout the country on local or regional roads with a view to major or minor remedial works to alleviate the problem and improve ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the degree to which he has identified the most heavily trafficked arterial, regional or local routes with a view to provision of alternatives and in keeping with best safety standards and convenien...More Button

Brexit Issues

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the degree to which he has in mind provisions to avert the negative aspects of Brexit on the tourism industry here with particular reference to the need to ensure the maximisation under the circums...More Button

Tourism Promotion

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the extent to which potential exists for further development of the tourism sector, with particular reference to the need to encourage growth in the area most likely to be affected by global develo...More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: his plans for the development of the tourism sector in all areas throughout the country with particular reference to the need to ensure steady growth of the sector throughout the island of Ireland ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the extent to which he expects to be in a position to promote and develop activity tourism such as the use of greenways throughout the country; if he expects further developments in this regard; an...More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the extent to which County Kildare, its historical houses, its racecourses and its heritage continue to be part of the marketing programme for tourism locally and nationally; and if he will make a ...More Button

Tourism Data

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the degree to which various elements of the tourism sector have grown over the past five years; his plans for the future in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if he is satisfied regarding the availability of an adequate number of hotel and guest house beds to facilitate the growing tourism sector; if he plans particular initiatives in this regard; and if...More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the extent to which the tourism sector continues to attract business and conference tourism here, having particular regard to the use of the off season; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the countries that feature most regularly in the marketing programme for tourism globally; the degree to which tourism growth is acknowledged from those countries or those showing lower visitor num...More Button

Sports Capital Programme

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the extent to which he expects to be in position to meet the requirements of community-based sporting and recreational organisations in the context of major or minor allocations under the sporting ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if he is satisfied regarding the adequacy of sources of income for the funding of various capital sports projects throughout the country; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Sports Events

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the position regarding Ireland's application to host the rugby world cup in view of the availability of numerous stadia throughout the island; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Local Improvement Scheme Funding

Asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development: the extent to which Kildare County Council can apply for and obtain funding under the local improvement scheme in the future; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Social Welfare Benefits Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: the most appropriate payment in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Social Welfare Benefits Applications

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: the proof of address which will be accepted in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Carer's Allowance Applications

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: the eligibility for carer's allowance in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

School Meals Programme

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: the amount of funding allocated in 2016 to a programme (details supplied); the amount of funding utilised in 2016; her plans for unused funds in this regard; and if she will make a statement on the...More Button

Disability Allowance Applications

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: the status of a disability allowance application by a person (details supplied); when it is expected the application will be concluded; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Jobseeker's Allowance Payments

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: if steps can be taken to restore payment in the case of a person (details supplied); if the person's case can be urgently investigated with a view to restoration of payment or alternative appropria...More Button

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: the reason Jobseeker's Allowance has been terminated in the case of a person (details supplied); the reason a basic payment has not been made in lieu thereof; if the case can be urgently reviewed; ...More Button