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Ahern, Dermot

Wednesday, 8 May 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 465 Nbr. 1


Order of Business.

Everything will be done in the autumn.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - All-Party Talks.

With regard to the indicative timeframe for all-party talks, Mr. David Ervine of the PUP commented that decommissioning was not and should not be on the agenda for any talks between the Taoiseach o...More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Dundalk (Louth) Unemployment.

I wish to share my time with Deputies O'Rourke and McGahon.More Button

There has been a dramatic rise in the unemployment figures in the past year in the Dundalk area, especially in the most recent months. I made a request for an Adjournment matter on this issue last...More Button

The number on the live register in Dundalk increased by 10 per cent in the past year, the highest figure in the last decade. At the end of 1994 the figure on the live register was approximately 4,...More Button

Some 50 per cent of this increase occurred in the last four months. This happened for a number of reasons. In the first instance, there is an ongoing dispute at AIBP in Ravensdale which I mention...More Button

These are small aspects. Of greater significance are the dramatic layoffs this year in two long standing industries in the town, Keytronic and Harris Ireland. These major developments led me and m...More Button

I ask the Minister to adopt a hands on approach and to ensure that the State agencies in the area become directly involved in the creation of an emergency procedure whereby existing companies have ...More Button

Written Answers. - Appointments to State Bodies.

Asked the Taoiseach: the persons appointed by him to the boards of semi-State companies and other organisations under the aegis of his Department since February 1995; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs: the persons appointed by him to the boards of semi-State companies and other organisations under the aegis of his Department since February 1995; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: the persons appointed by him to the boards of semi-State companies and other organisations under the aegis of his Department since February 1995; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the persons appointed by him to the boards of semi-State companies and other organisations under the aegis of his Department since February 1995; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Equality and Law Reform: the persons appointed by him to the boards of semi-State companies and other organisations under the aegis of his Department since February 1995; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht: the persons appointed by him to the boards of semi-State companies and other organisations under the aegis of his Department since February 1995; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment: the persons appointed by him to the boards of semi-State companies and other organisations under the aegis of his Department since February 1995; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Education: the persons appointed by her to the boards of semi-State companies and other organisations under the aegis of her Department since February 1995; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice: the persons appointed by her to the boards of semi-State companies and other organisations under the aegis of her Department since February 1995; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Social Welfare: the persons appointed by him to the boards of semi-State companies and other organisations under the aegis of his Department since February 1995; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Tourism and Trade: the persons appointed by him to the boards of semi-State companies and other organisations under the aegis of his Department since February 1995; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Enterprise and Employment: the persons appointed by him to the boards of semi-State companies and other organisations under the aegis of his Department since February 1995; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport, Energy and Communications: the persons appointed by him to the boards of semi-State companies and other organisations under the aegis of his Department since February 1995; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Defence: the persons appointed by him to the boards of semi-State companies and other organisations under the aegis of his Department since February 1995; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for the Marine: the persons appointed by him to the boards of semi-State companies and other organisations under the aegis of his Department since February 1995; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Detention of Person in Northern Ireland.

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs: the result of his representations regarding the case of a person (details supplied) in County Louth currently being detained in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Eccles Breast Screening Programme.

Asked the Minister for Health: if his attention has been drawn to the fact that a breast screening programme for the detection of cancer, known as the Eccles Programme, which has been running in the northeast for the last number...More Button

Written Answers. - Residential Places.

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will give details of the waiting list currently in place in the North-Eastern Health Board area in respect of residential places for persons suffering from mental handicap; the number of peop...More Button

Written Answers. - Vehicular Spray Dampers.

Asked the Minister for the Environment: the plans, if any, he has to examine the possibility of insisting that all heavy vehicles and articulated trucks use spray dampers on their vehicles in order to minimise the spray from their vehicl...More Button

Written Answers. - Petrol Prices.

Asked the Minister for Enterprise and Employment: the reason unleaded petrol is approximately 6 pence per litre cheaper in the Dundalk area of County Louth in comparison with the price, for example, in the Limerick area; and if he will make a stat...More Button

Written Answers. - Appointment to State Bodies.

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry: the persons appointed by him to the boards of semi-State companies and other organisations under the aegis of his Department since February 1995; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Cost and Competitiveness Review.

Asked the Minister for Transport, Energy and Communications: the cost of the ESB's organisational restructuring, exclusive of the proposed voluntary severance package; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button