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Sargent, Trevor

Tuesday, 26 November 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 558 Nbr. 1


Ceisteanna – Questions. - Regulatory Reform.

Asked the Taoiseach: if he will report on the progress of implementing the recommendations of the OECD report on regulatory reform; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Tá trí cheist agam don Taoiseach faoin ábhar seo.More Button

Does the Taoiseach agree that regulatory reform is very much market led and can he address the need for regulatory reform which does not apply only to the financial cost, but to the environmental c...More Button

Can the Taoiseach ensure there is a level playing pitch vis-à-vis the State funding that went into Moneypoint to connect it to the grid and the lack of State funding to connect offsho...More Button

Is it correct to say this will not be a fully independent body?More Button

Prices are going up.More Button

The price of electricity will go up.More Button

Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 31.

I seek the Adjournment of Dáil Éireann under Standing Order 31 to allow a full debate following the statement of the Minister for Transport, Deputy Brennan, on the allegations that a ...More Button

Order of Business.

I agree with previous speakers and seek clarification on the actual spending proposed between this year and next year. It is clear from previous changes in Government policy that we do not always a...More Button

Many people want to see the Gas Regulation Bill urgently implemented, given the undue influence that has come from the Department and the Government on Mayo County Council regarding the gas field w...More Button

British-Irish Agreement (Amendment) Bill, 2002: Second Stage.

Ba mhaith liomsa a rá freisin go bhfuil díomá orm go bhfuil an Bille seo os ár gcomhair amach. The Green Party supports the passage of this Bill as a necessity to mainta...More Button

Cuirim fáilte roimh an leanúnachas atá taobh thiar de na hinstitiúidí Thuaidh-Theas ar an oileán seo ar fad. Tá sé tábhachtach ar go l...More Button

The North-South institutions are important for all of us. They are as important for the Green Party in this jurisdiction as they are for the Green Party in Northern Ireland, the Scottish Green Part...More Button

While we acknowledge that the Agreement is a well crafted document, it is not a panacea. That must be recognised by people who celebrate the Agreement but who fail to understand that it is nothing ...More Button

Although the referendum on the peace process was carried overwhelmingly in this country, referenda in other jurisdictions have sparked conflict. The former Yugoslavia is an example of where referen...More Button

We must take initiatives, but this is not the time for cross-Border bodies to do so. This is an exercise in marking time. We must give the Assembly time and space to get up and running again. One w...More Button

The sinking of the Prestige tanker shows that when there is doubt about who takes responsibility for problems as well as day-to-day issues, the situation can become more disastrous than it s...More Button

During the foot and mouth disease every person in the North and the South had to co-operate to avoid an all-Ireland catastrophe. There is no reason for complacency. It is also important from a tour...More Button

The establishment of institutions, such as Waterways Ireland, is a common sense approach. Rivers, such as the Rhine, the Rhone and the Danube are managed by catchment area bodies. When water flows ...More Button

Many people feel overwhelmed and alone, such as the Irish speaking communities in the North and the South. The cutbacks, to which Deputy Ó Caoláin referred, highlight that further. Th...More Button

Written Answers. - Rail Services.

Asked the Minister for Transport: if a favourable response can be given to keep open and develop the passenger rail and freight capacity from Rosslare Harbour and Limerick Junction.More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport: if his attention has been drawn to the logic of setting an objective and timeframe to reinstate the rail links north-south from Sligo to Cork via Galway, Ennis, Shannon and Limerick with an extensi...More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport: his policy in relation to providing capacity on the northern suburban line in view of the expectation that population in towns such as Balbriggan is due to treble in the coming decade and the prese...More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport: the extent to which he supports the policy of bike and ride in relation to rail travel; the financial support and bicycle parking facilities, both covered and secured which will be required from Ia...More Button

Written Answers. - Traffic Congestion.

Asked the Minister for Transport: if he has evaluated the chaos in store for traffic access to and from Dublin Airport if it is permitted to grow from 18 million passengers to a forecast of over 40 million per annum should the Aer ...More Button

Written Answers. - Rail Network.

Asked the Minister for Transport: his policy regarding upgrading of signalling especially between Connolly and Pearse Stations which has now been deferred by Iarnród Éireann ending the prospect of a 33.3% increase in ...More Button

Written Answers. - Regional Airports.

Asked the Minister for Transport: the cost to the Exchequer of each PSO payment per air passenger between regional airports and Dublin Airport and to and from overseas airports; the overall cost of these PSO payments in the course ...More Button