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Ó Cuív, Éamon

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Fuel Rebate Scheme

Asked the Minister for Finance: in view of his statement that under EU law a fuel rebate system may not be restricted to Irish licensed hauliers but would have to be extended to all vehicles intended exclusively for the carriage ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: if permission has or will have to be sought from the EU for the essential users rebate for road haulage operators; the reason that was given for excluding vehicle for the carriage of passengers; if...More Button

National Procurement Service Framework Agreements

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if he has any concerns regarding the effect on local small indigenous businesses as a result of circulars issuing from his Department in relation to the purchase of consumables such as stationary w...More Button

Teachers' Remuneration

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: when the new payment scale for new primary school teachers agreed with the social partners of €30,702 will come into effect; the reason for the delay in implementing this arrangement; whether arrea...More Button

Public Sector Allowances Review

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: if he will provide details of all allowances to public and civil servants that were abolished this year including details of the estimated savings in 2013 of the elimination of such allowances in e...More Button

Public Sector Staff Increment Payments

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: if he consulted with the Equality Authority as to whether paying new entrants to the public and Civil Service lower wages, salaries and allowances was contrary to employment equality and general eq...More Button

Rural Social Scheme Applications

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: if he instructed the Department of Social Protection to carry out a review of the rural social scheme; the result of such a review; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the number of participants on the rural social scheme broken down on an integrated company basis; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the number of participants on the rural social scheme broken down by county; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Social Welfare Schemes Administration

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the number of applications on hand, under each social welfare scheme, that have not been decided and were made more than three months ago; the reason for the delay in processing applications; and i...More Button

Social Welfare Schemes Appeals

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the number of appeals on hand in the appeals office for more than three months; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Airport Development Projects

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: the progress made to date in providing air terminals at the airstrips on Inisbofin and Cleggan; if it is intended to build these in 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: his policy in relation to the provision of a subsidised air service to Inishbofin; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Rural Environment Protection Scheme Payments

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: the reason a person (details supplied) was not entitled to a top up on their REP scheme payment and the interim payment from his Department as they are farming in the Twelve Bens Area of Connemara ...More Button

Foreshore Licences Applications

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: the reason there is a discrepancy between the charges for foreshore licences in Kenmare, County Kerry, in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry and other licences granted in Kenmar...More Button

Community Development Initiatives

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if the allocation of all funding to deliver local development programmes such as Leader and LCDP, under the Putting People First proposals will be channelled through the socio-economic committees o...More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if under the Putting People First Proposals the local authority socio economic committees will be the applicant bodies for the next round of LEADER funding 2014-2020; if he will confirm that the SE...More Button

Leader Programmes Funding

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if it is intended to transfer allocations by his Department between the different headings under which the Leader programme operates to ensure full spend of the Leader rural development fund in vie...More Button

Ministerial Appointments

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if it is intended to appoint an independent chairperson to Comhairle na Tuaithe; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Landowners' Indemnity Scheme

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: the progress made to date in providing a state indemnity scheme against claims by recreational users walking on farm land; the reason this has not been introduced; and if he will make a statement o...More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if he will provide details of the proposal from the State Claims Agency for a national indemnity scheme for farmers against claims by recreational users; and if he will make a statement on the matt...More Button

Alternative Energy Projects

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: when he or Minister of State Jan O’Sullivan will meet a community organisation (details supplied) concerned regarding planning policy in relation to wind farms; and if he will make a statement on t...More Button

Flood Risk Assessments

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: if he will request Teagasc to investigate new drainage issues that have arisen in the east Galway area in the Suck catchment basin, as fields that were never flooded before have been flooded on a c...More Button

Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the changes in the disadvantaged area scheme for 2013 for applicants in designated mountain areas; the amount to be saved by these cuts; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the reason that the press release issued by him (details supplied) did not outline the cut to non-sheep farmers in disadvantaged mountain areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Application Numbers

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the number of farmers in mountain areas who applied for the disadvantaged area scheme in 2012; the numbers of these who have mountain sheep holdings; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Departmental Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the money provided in the estimate for 2012; the amount spent to date in 2012 broken down between capital and current expenditure; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Commonage Division

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: when vesting of the Pollnacloughe Commonage near Moycullen, County Galway, will be complete; the details of any outstanding issues that need to be resolved before this vesting takes place; and if h...More Button

Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the reason a person (details supplied) has not been paid their disadvantaged area payment for 2012 in view of the fact that they were not written to by his Department in relation to their 2011 stoc...More Button

Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Applications

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the number of persons who have applied for a derogation under the stocking density rules of the disadvantaged area scheme 2012; the number who have been granted a derogation; the number refused and...More Button

Harbours and Piers Funding

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the amount of money allocated in the 2013 estimates for the development of Fishery Harbours managed by his Department; the amount of this required to meet existing commitments in 2013; and if he wi...More Button

Forestry Sector

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: if there are any restrictions on Coillte in relation to the sale of land in view of the proposed sale by Coillte of 11,000ha of land near Ballybofey, County Donegal; if he was consulted about this ...More Button

Services for People with Disabilities

Asked the Minister for Health: the decrease in funding provided for the disability sector in 2013 compared to 2012 in both financial terms and percentage terms; if this money will be ring-fenced by his Department for disability ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the provision made in the estimates for 2013 for school leavers in the disability budget; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if the Health Service Executive will in allocating funding to the disability sector be obliged to take into account the effects of cuts to date in each organisation; the efficiency measures already...More Button

Health Services Staff Issues

Asked the Minister for Health: the projected reduction or increase in staff in the disability sector in 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Coast Guard Stations

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if it is intended to seek tenders for the provision of a site for a Coastguard station in the Cleggan area of County Galway; and if it is, the reason that the Coastguard do not use the site at Clua...More Button