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Rabbitte, Pat

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Leaders' Questions (Continued)

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I remind Deputy Mattie McGrath it is nearly 4 p.m. and a stunt has not yet been pulled.More Button

Fisheries Protection

Was asked: the number of salmon that came through the fish counter on the River Feale between September and October of this year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

State Agencies

Was asked: if he will provide in tabular form the amount currently being spent on, or budgeted for, by State agencies under his remit for spending on the areas of communications, public relations, consultancy...More Button

I would like to advise the Deputy that expenditure by State Agencies on communication, public relations, consultancy, advertising and human resources is an operational matter for the bodies in ques...More Button

Environmental Schemes

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Question No. 146 of the 3 October 2012, the progress he has made on the restoration and re-instatement of Reendonegan Lake, Bantry, County Cork; the timetable for completio...More Button

State Bodies Expenditure

Was asked: his views on correspondence regarding Bord na Móna (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The matter referred to by the Deputy in respect of Caragh & District Turbary Association is a day to day operational matter for Bord na Móna and not one in which I have a statutory function. Howeve...More Button

Alternative Energy Projects

Was asked: the level of communications he has held with his British counterpart regarding the memorandum of understanding on the exporting of wind energy to the UK; if he will confirm if he has met the two co...More Button

The 2009 Renewable Energy Directive (Directive 2009/28/EC) provides mechanisms whereby renewable electricity can be traded between countries so that renewable power produced in one country may be c...More Button

I have met on several occasions over the past twelve months with the then UK Energy Minister Hendry and with Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey. The meetings covered a num...More Button

Exploring renewable trade was already agreed at a high level at the 2011 June British Irish Council summit and had been progressed in the interim at the British Irish Council working group level.More Button

In June this year at a meeting in London with Minister Hendry, both sides agreed to work towards concluding a Memorandum of Understanding around the end of the year which will be an important ste...More Button

Increased interconnection between the two islands offers Irish developers the prospect of being able to access a much larger electricity market. The electricity market in GB is around ten times ...More Button

There are currently a number of potential project developers that have expressed interest in renewable export. Several of these developers have met with me to indicate their interest in developi...More Button

In developing the Memorandum of Understanding, officials from both sides are examining a range of issues around the electricity market, regulatory and technical grid areas to underpin the creatio...More Button

Hydraulic Fracturing Policy

Was asked: if he has developed the terms of reference and the parameters for further research to be commissioned by the Environmental Protection Agency later this year on the issue of hydraulic fracturing her...More Button

Public Sector Reform Review

Was asked: if he will outline the opportunities that persons in lower grades of the public service have been afforded in contributing to the reforms of the public service as sought in the public service agree...More Button

My Department is fully committed to the consultation principles of the Public Service Agreement and encourages staff at all levels to be involved in the delivery of the Department’s Action Plan und...More Button