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Broughan, Thomas P.

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Traffic Calming Measures

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: his plans to legislate for low-slow speed home zones; his further plans to review speed limits in the Road Traffic Act 2004; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Up to 9 a.m. this morning, 81 of our fellow citizens tragically lost their lives on the roads so far this year. That includes 14 pedestrians, 45 drivers, ten passengers, eight motorcyclists and si...More Button

Traffic Calming Measures (Continued)

That is a tragic figure, and it is higher than it was at this stage last year. I have asked the Minister about home zones on housing estates and in built up areas in general and why we are not bei...More Button

It is welcome that 6,400 housing estates have implemented signage for slow zones. I note the remarks the Minister made about 20 km/h speed limits but I am not sure that it is valid that we should ...More Button

I obtained figures from the Courts Service recently and they show that, in 2017, almost 26,500 speeding offences were prosecuted in the courts, of which 6,634 resulted in convictions. Similarly,...More Button

Deputy Durkan probably remembers the debates we had in the Chamber with the former Deputy, Seamus Brennan, when he was Minister. Is it not time we went back to the 2004 Act, looked at the range ...More Button

Is it time for us to move towards the Swedish vision zero approach where it is taken for granted that, unfortunately, some drivers will make mistakes? That is particularly the case at higher speed...More Button

Road Safety Authority

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if there has been an improvement in disqualified drivers sending their licences to the RSA during the first two quarters of 2019; the measures he is undertaking to improve compliance and awareness ...More Button

In my earlier question, I referred to information that came to me from the Courts Service regarding people in court for non-payment of fixed-charge notices for speeding, drink-driving and holding a...More Button

The figures are pretty shocking. The Minister quoted the Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulation 2006, which is SI 537 of 2006. It is quite clear what the penalties are. When I asked the ...More Button

Road Safety Authority (Continued)

As we were told at a meeting of the Committee of Public Accounts, An Garda Síochána is preparing a series of actions to address the non-surrender of licences, which will cover enforcement and publi...More Button

I welcome the Minister's comments, given that we have heard that the hand-held devices work brilliantly in the Limerick Garda division. People are waiting. The Government spent an extra €342 mi...More Button

Public Transport

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: his targets to convert the public transport fleet to electric vehicles; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Brexit Preparations

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the preparations the maritime transport division of his Department is making for a no-deal Brexit; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Light Rail Projects Status

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if he will provide a report on the plans and timetable for MetroLink; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Garda Station Refurbishment

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: if funding will be provided for the replacement of windows at a Garda station (details supplied); when this work will commence; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Garda Youth Diversion Projects

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the estimated full-year cost of increasing the number of juvenile liaison officers by 25%; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the estimated full-year cost if the budget for Garda youth ddiversion projects increased by 10%; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Asked the Minister for Health: the nature of the out-of-hours service provided by north Dublin Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, CAMHS, for children and families in crisis; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Psychological Services Waiting Lists

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of persons in CHO9 awaiting a primary care psychology appointment as of 1 July 2019; the length of time they have been waiting; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Bord na gCon

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: if he or his officials have met the CEO and-or chairperson of the Irish Greyhound Board recently to discuss an investigation (details supplied) into the greyhound sector; and if he will make a stat...More Button

Noise Pollution Legislation

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: his views on the lacuna in legislation regarding transport noise pollution; the measures he will introduce to mitigate noise pollution from aircraft, road vehicles and other forms of transport; and...More Button

Anti-Social Behaviour

Asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development: the projects funded by his Department that have been most successful in tackling crime and anti-social behaviour in areas of Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Pensions Legislation

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: her plans to ensure that the next social welfare Bill permits the full work record of a person to be evaluated in terms of social insurance for payment of jobseeker's benefit when he or she reachs ...More Button

Pensions Data

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: the estimated cost of awarding full State pension entitlements to each cohort of citizens when they reach 65 years of age; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button