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Rabbitte, Pat

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Shannon Airport: Motion (Continued)

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Exploration Industry Data

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Question No. 285 of 23 October 2012, if he will provide in tabular form by year, the receipts and expenditure in respect of a company (details supplied) for each of the yea...More Button

Salmon Hardship Scheme Issues

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Question No. 423 of 30 June 2009, if he will provide the names and addresses of 1,171 applicants for the salmon hardship scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matt...More Button

Electricity Transmission Network

Was asked: the reason his Department has assumed responsibility for a non-ionising radiation monitoring programme in relation to the monitoring programme for the east west interconnector magnetic fieldMore Button

Was asked: the criteria for independence applied to the formation of the independent monitoring programme for Eirgrid's east west interconnector's magnetic field and its members, including when and where the ...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 280 and 281 together. More Button

Responsibility for non-ionising radiation lies with the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government. However, I and the Minister for Health, Dr. James Reilly, TD, agreed to the appo...More Button

The independent panel met for the first time on Friday, 23 November 2012 and was provided with an introductory briefing on the background and context to the establishment of the panel. There was...More Button

Electric Vehicle Grants

Was asked: if he has considered extending the grant support for electric vehicles beyond December 2012.More Button

The VRT reliefs for electric vehicles (up to €5,000), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (up to €2,500), and hybrid and flexible fuel vehicles (up to €1,500), which were due to end on 31 December 201...More Button

EU Directives

Was asked: in view of possible gas and oil finds off the Irish coast, his plans for Ireland to sign the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, a global standard ensuring transparency of payments from ...More Button

Public Services Provision

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Question No. 237 of 4 December 2012, if he will provide a list of all new services across his Department that have been tested for external service delivery since March 201...More Button

My Department is taking the opportunity to utilise external delivery of new non-core services as set out in the Public Service Reform Plan agreed by Government in November 2011.

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Telecommunications Services Provision

Was asked: the possibility or likelihood of the provision of high-speed broadband in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare with particular reference to their business needs; and if he will...More Button

The Government’s National Broadband Plan, which I published in August, aims to radically change the broadband landscape in Ireland by ensuring that high speed services of at least 30 Mbps are avail...More Button

Renewable Energy Generation Issues

Was asked: the steps he will take to permit a full and comprehensive environmental assessment for the renewable action plan, which will allow for full public participation and which would examine all aspects ...More Button

The question raised by the Deputy is currently the subject matter of judicial review proceedings in the High Court. In light of this, I won’t be making further comment on the matter. More Button