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Kyne, Seán, Kyne, Seán

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

European Council: Statements (Continued)

As the Taoiseach and the Minister of State, Deputy McEntee, outlined, the European Council considered a number of important issues on Thursday and Friday last. Meeting in three different formats, ...More Button

We will engage positively as we always do. We were cautious about rushing to take short-term measures which can have unintended consequences. The Minister of State, Deputy McEntee, spoke in some ...More Button

As Deputies are aware, the European Council meeting on Article 50 format adopted a set of conclusions on the Brexit negotiations. Leaders expressed disappointment at the lack of progress on the ...More Button

Inland Waterways Maintenance (Continued)

I thank Deputy Buckley for submitting this Topical Issue matter. I acknowledge its importance. In recent weeks I have had conversations with all his colleagues in the constituency. The Minister ...More Button

Cork County Council is the owner of the weir in Fermoy, as the Deputy pointed out, and is the authority responsible for carrying out any works to the weir. Local authorities are under the remit ...More Button

The engineering advisers of the council and Department have agreed the essential details of the permanent proposals. A number of options were considered by the engineering advisers and the prima...More Button

Funding of the works is entirely a matter for the council as the owners of the weir infrastructure. The Department and IFI have undertaken, however, to support any bid the council makes for cent...More Button

I have no problem in visiting Fermoy, making it my business or meeting the four Deputies or a group at some stage. I ask that the Minister of State and Deputies in the council go back to Cork Co...More Button

There is a bit of history in this with regard to proposals that the Office of Public Works, OPW, had to assist in this, going back to 2008 and 2010. There were a number of objections. There wer...More Button

I thank the Deputy for raising the issue. It is important. I ask that he go back to Cork County Council and let it update our officials about where it is with its plans to bring it along in des...More Button

As the Deputy is no doubt aware, a by-law was recently signed relating to catch and release and fly fishing only, downstream from the weir, within 10 m. Seven signs have been erected to notify the...More Button

This is something that came from the local angling community. It wanted a by-law because it was felt salmon stocks were under threat and we were happy to be able to ensure it was enacted. I und...More Button

Community Development Initiatives

My Department provides funding to the organisation in question under the Scheme to Support National Organisations and the funding scheme for members of the Community and Voluntary Pillar. My Depar...More Button

The Scheme to Support National Organisations (SSNO) has a primary focus on the provision of core funding to national organisations that demonstrate good governance and deliver services and suppor...More Button

My Department also provides funding to members of the Community and Voluntary Pillar to allow for input into the policy making process within the community and voluntary sector.More Button

I understand that the organisation in question also receives funding from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine for its role in leading the consortium running the National Rural Netw...More Button