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Griffin, Brendan

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Road Improvement Schemes

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the position regarding the upgrading of the N22 Ballyvourney to Ovens Road, County Cork; if he envisages that this road will be constructed in the foreseeable future; and if he will make a statemen...More Button

Undocumented Irish in the USA

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: if he has considered a proposal (details supplied) in relation to visas for highly skilled jobs and the undocumented Irish in the US; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Fuel Rebate Scheme

Asked the Minister for Finance: if the auto-diesel excise duty rebate relief will be extended to private coach operators; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Pension Provisions

Asked the Minister for Finance: if legislative proposals furnished to him by this Deputy in relation to imposing a super-levy on bailed out bankers, former politicians and civil servants will be implemented; if not, if he will pr...More Button

Property Valuations

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he will provide a county breakdown of properties nationwide valued at less than €100,000; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: the estimated number of properties nationwide valued at less than €100,000; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Budget Submissions

Asked the Minister for Finance: the reason the VFI proposals to introduce a €250 million lid levy was not adopted in budget 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Tax Code

Asked the Minister for Finance: the reason the €120 million proposal to place a 1c levy on SMS and MMS was not adopted in Budget 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: the reason a windfall winnings tax, such as the taxes in place in many other countries and recently adopted by Spain, was not adopted in budget 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: his views on stamp duty (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Property Taxation Application

Asked the Minister for Finance: the way property tax rates proposed in this jurisdiction compare with rates in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

School Staffing

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if a teaching post (details supplied) in County Kerry will be retained; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

School Accommodation

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the position regarding school accommodation (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Value for Money Reviews

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the reason for the delay in publishing the value for money report into two teacher schools; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

School Transport Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if communities for whom reforms to school transport policy have proven particularly problematic will be afforded an opportunity to propose and implement localised solutions to the problem with the ...More Button

Social Welfare Code Issues

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: if he has considered the merits of a central State means testing body to facilitate the efficient implementation of fair and progressive social protection, education and health care policy, amongst...More Button

Jobseeker's Benefit Applications

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if her reform plans would make allowances for a situation (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Child Benefit Payments

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if she will address the anomaly whereby both parents who have legal joint custody of children are not entitled to an equal proportion of child related benefits and that the means testing process, w...More Button

Environmental Regulations

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: if he will revisit the issue of restrictions on gorse burning time, taking account of the implementation method in other jurisdictions, with a view to easing the difficulties that the current calen...More Button

Microgeneration Support Scheme

Asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: if the micro energy scheme will be continued; and if additional supports will be put in place to encourage the installation of micro generation systems.More Button

Water Services Funding

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if he will provide a breakdown of funding (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Foreshore Licences Applications

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if a foreshore licence will issue to a club (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Appeals

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: when a decision will be made on a disadvantaged area scheme in respect of a person (details provided) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: when a decision will be made on an appeal for derogation in respect of a person (details provided) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: if a decision has been made on an appeal to the disadvantaged area appeal committee in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: if a decision has been made on an appeal to the disadvantaged area appeals committee in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: if a decision has been made on an appeal to disadvantaged area appeals committee in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: if a decision has been made on an appeal to the disadvantaged area appeals committee in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: if a decision has been made on an appeal to the disadvantaged area appeals committee in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: if a decision has been made on an appeal to the disadvantaged area appeals committee in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: if a decision has been made on a an appeal to the disadvantaged area appeals committee in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: if a decision has been made on an appeal to the disadvantaged area appeals committee in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Agri-Environment Options Scheme Payments

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: when a decision is due on an agri environment options scheme payment for 2012 in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Credit Availability

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: if his attention has been drawn to the lack of credit availability for farmers; if he anticipates the cash flow problem to worsen for persons due to increased winter feeding costs; if he has liaise...More Button

Agri-Environment Options Scheme Reopening

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: if future opening windows for agri schemes will be open longer to enable planners to deal with the large volumes of work that they must undertake; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Commonage Division

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the position regarding new commonage regulations; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

National Lottery Funding Applications

Asked the Minister for Health: if a service for a resource centre (details supplied) in County Kerry will be funded; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Nursing Home Services

Asked the Minister for Health: the efforts he has made, since his meeting in Dingle, County Kerry, with representatives of Valentia Community Hospital last February, to help ensure the bodies affecting its future would work to h...More Button

Rail Services

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the position regarding a train service (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button