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Durkan, Bernard J.

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Order of Business (Continued)

The residential tenancies (amendment) Bill and the housing (regulation of approved housing bodies) Bill are both promised. They will affect the regulation of the rental sector. Is it envisaged th...More Button

Sports Capital Programme Administration

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: when he will consider a further tranche of major and minor capital sports grants to include swimming pools and other categories previously unable to qualify for various reasons; if he has examined ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if he and his Department continue to liaise with various sporting groups that have been the beneficiaries of sports capital grants in the past with a view to ensuring that all such grants are used ...More Button

Tourism Funding

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the extent to which investment in tourism infrastructure will continue with a view to ensuring maximisation of Ireland's impact on the tourism market, availing of every opportunity to bring tourist...More Button

Passport Applications Administration

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: the correct procedure to be followed by a person (details supplied) whose passport expires in July 2018 but who reaches 18 years of age in November 2018; if an adult passport is the correct passpor...More Button

School Transport Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if the decision to refuse school transport in the case of a person (details supplied) will be reviewed; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Immigration Status

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the progress to date in the determination of an application under section 3(6) of the Immigration Act 1999 in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Refugee Data

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the number of cases referred to the International Protection Office that have been granted residency or have had their cases overturned from previous decisions; the number of cases upheld on appeal...More Button

Visa Applications

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the progress to date in respect of an appeal for a visa by a person (details supplied); when a decision is likely to be finalised; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Residency Permits

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the correct procedure to be followed in the case of a person (details supplied); if they are required to take particular steps in respect of their residency status to meet full requirements; and if...More Button

Home Care Packages Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: if a home care package will be facilitated in the case of a person (details supplied); if this case will be facilitated at an early date in view of the anxiousness of their family to have them home...More Button

Nursing Home Services

Asked the Minister for Health: when the review regarding the level of nursing home support payable in the case of a person (details supplied) is likely to be concluded; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Brexit Issues

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the extent to which he anticipates bodies under the aegis of his Department to be affected by Brexit with particular reference to inward investments and future expansion affecting the tourism and t...More Button

Road Network

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the degree to which he has examined existing road networks throughout the country in both urban and rural areas with a view to the identification of apparent difficulties in respect of capacity and...More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the extent to which his Department and Transport Infrastructure Ireland continue to examine the locations at which numerous accidents have taken place on minor or major roads including motorways th...More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the projected timeframe for the provision of vital major road networks throughout the country both in the commuter belt or elsewhere with a view to maximising access, reduction of delays and allevi...More Button

Sports Capital Programme Applications

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the extent to which applications for capital grants that were unsuccessful in 2017 for various reasons will be examined with a view to possible accommodation in the future; and if he will make a st...More Button

Rural Transport Services

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the extent to which his Department has continued to evaluate rural transport requirements with a view to bringing transport to the population rather than forcing the population to converge on towns...More Button

Transport Infrastructure Provision

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the extent to which his Department continues to evaluate the transport system, road and rail, public and private, to ensure the development of efficient and effective transport in all areas through...More Button

Tourism Policy

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the degree to which efforts continue to distribute the tourism industry evenly throughout the country with particular reference to the development of facilities at required locations having particu...More Button

Tourism Industry

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the extent to which potential growth opportunities for business tourism here continue to be identified; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Public Transport Review

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the extent to which a study has been carried out or is ongoing in respect of public transport in County Kildare with particular reference to the need to address deficiencies in respect of daily fre...More Button

Rail Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: his plans for investment in the rail services over the next five years including an extension to services; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Regional Airports

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the extent to which he plans to support and promote the role of regional airports; if a particular initiative is required in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Tourism Data

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the extent to which particular sectors of the tourism sector to date in 2018 have shown particular potential for growth with consequent economic benefit in the future; and if he will make a stateme...More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the extent to which his Department has identified the degree to which potential growth of the tourism sector region by region with particular reference to the use of historical sites, monuments and...More Button

Early Years Sector

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the grounds on which an application was not granted as part of the Capital Programme 2018 - EYC 2018 strand 1 in the case of a person (details supplied); the procedure to be followed in respect of ...More Button

School Meals Programme

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: if funding under the school meals local projects scheme for a school (details supplied) will be increased proportionally in view of its projected increase in enrolment for the next school term; and...More Button

Supplementary Welfare Allowance Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: if supplementary welfare can be facilitated in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Disability Allowance Eligibility

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

Carer's Allowance Eligibility

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

Carer's Benefit Applications

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: the progress to date in the determination of an application for carer's benefit in the case of a person (details supplied); the reason for delays in reaching a decision; when the application is lik...More Button

Illness Benefit Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: the level of support available to a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

State Pension (Contributory) Applications

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: when a person (details supplied) can receive the State pension (contributory) in view of his or her particular circumstances; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Local Authority Housing

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: the amount of land available for the provision of local authority housing by local authority area; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: the number of local authority units of accommodation under construction by local authority area; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Housing Assistance Payment Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: his plans to extend the homeless HAP scheme to additional local authority areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Homeless Accommodation Provision

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: the number of family hubs that are to be provided in Dublin in 2018; the number of families that the hubs will accommodate on an emergency basis; the planned delivery dates for each of the family h...More Button