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Donnelly, Stephen

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Action Plan for Jobs

Asked the Minister for Finance: if the planned survey of demand for small and medium enterprise credit, as outlined in action 206 of the Action Plan for Jobs, will be brought forward as a result of the recent comments by Professo...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: if the planned collaboration with KfW and the German Ministry of Finance to develop an initiative that will improve funding mechanisms for small and medium enterprises as per action 212 of the Acti...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: the position regarding the implementation of the cross-governmental small and medium enterprise access to finance online tool, as per action 221 of the Action Plan for Jobs; and if he will make a s...More Button

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: if the proposed working group on the public procurement opportunities for small and medium-sized enterprises has been established, as per action 241 of the Action Plan for Jobs; if it has not been ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: the reason the number of high potential and early stage start-ups to be supported by the State, as per Action 12 of the Action Plan for Jobs, has been set at 155; the way this figure was calculated...More Button

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: the reason for the nature of the intended extent of the expansion of the student enterprise awards as per Action 18 of the Action Plan for Jobs; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: if he will provide a statistical analysis on the expected 10,000 new jobs to be created over five years by the Industrial Development Agency Ireland as per Action 29 of the Action Plan for Jobs; th...More Button

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: the reason his Department suggests rolling out Enterprise Ireland's market access grant to 35 companies; the way this figure was arrived at, as per Action 31 of the Action Plan for Jobs; and if he ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: the number of companies in the manufacturing and services sectors to be supported by the Industrial Development Agency through its client transformation programme has been set at 70 as per Action 4...More Button

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: if he will provide more information on the targeted call for innovation vouchers in the manufacturing sector; and the way this will be implemented as per Action 61 of the Action Plan for Jobs.More Button

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: the nature of the targeted call for innovation vouchers in the area of data analytics; and the way this will be implemented as per Action 67 of the Action Plan for Jobs.More Button

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: the progress being made in identifying policy options to address the competitiveness challenges facing the business sector in Ireland as per Action 92 of the Action Plan for Jobs; and if he will hi...More Button

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: when the report on restrictions on competition in sheltered areas of the economy might be expected, as has been outlined in Action 93 of the Action Plan for Jobs; and if he will make a statement on...More Button

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: if tenants for proposed regionally based manufacturing facilities being built by the Industrial Development Agency in Waterford, Athlone and Letterkenny have been already found as per Action 114 of...More Button

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: the reason the collaborative research projects between industry and academia has been set at 825 as per action129 of the Action Plan for Jobs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: if he will provide an update and details on the proposed partnership between Science Foundation Ireland and the Department for Employment and Learning Northern Ireland, as per action 142 of the Act...More Button

Asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: if he will provide more information on the national scheme relating to the distribution of 1,000 vouchers as per action 78 of the Action Plan for Jobs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Mortgage Data

Asked the Minister for Finance: following the recent publication of mortgage approval data by the Irish Banking Federation which showed that there were 1,587 approvals in January 2014, and following the publication on 3 March 201...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: the total number of new mortgages advanced by KBC, Ulster Bank and Investec in 2013; if he will provide an overall anonymised total of volume and value of new mortgages issued; and if he will make ...More Button

Government Deficit

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he will provide the latest available estimate of the 2014 deficit.More Button

Budget Measures

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he will provide the latest available estimate figure of carry forward measures introduced in previous budgets that will affect budget 2015; and if he will list the budgetary measures that compri...More Button

Budget 2015

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he will provide the latest available estimate for the non-budgetary adjustment to the 2014 deficit to be considered in budget 2015. More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he will provide an estimate of the earliest date that the full no policy change budget for budget 2015 will be seen. More Button

European Stability Programmes

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he will provide an estimate of the earliest date at which his Department will publish the stability programme update; and if he will guarantee that members of the Houses of the Oireachtas will h...More Button

State Examinations

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if he will provide a refund in a case (details supplied) involving costs incurred due to errors in leaving certificate marking; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Schools Building Contractors

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the number of contracts for replacement schools, school extensions and alterations to existing schools that have not been completed on time or on budget since 2011; the number of these failures to ...More Button

Languages Programme

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the foreign languages that will be prioritised as part of the languages education strategy, as per action 37 of the Action Plan for Jobs; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Further Education and Training Programmes Provision

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the position regarding the implementation of the further education and training plan, as per Action 170 of the Action Plan for Jobs; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Student Grant Scheme Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the reason the legitimate costs of running a business, that is, capital allowances on expenditure for business equipment, equipment leasing, bank interest on loans, depreciation and rental losses, ...More Button

Energy Usage

Asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: the specific supports to be provided to businesses to help them reduce costs through energy and resource efficiency, as outlined in action 96 of the Action Plan for Jobs; and if he will make a stat...More Button

Broadband Service Speeds

Asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: the steps being taken to achieve 100Mbps connectivity to 272 secondary schools, as outlined in action 102 of the Action Plan for Jobs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Wastewater Treatment

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: the position regarding the works to provide Arklow, County Wicklow, with a wastewater treatment plant, and a full programme of work from now until completion, in view of the Environmental Protectio...More Button