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Bruton, Richard

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (Continued)

I wish to reassure Deputies that Bord na Móna is taking its responsibilities very seriously and has put forward a series of enterprise initiatives that will develop alternative employment. This ta...More Button

Bord na Móna (Continued)

I thank the Deputies for raising this matter. I recognise the concern that all Deputies have expressed about the potential impact of this on affected families. Bord na Móna is a commercial State ...More Button

Bord na Móna has set out in its strategic plan the opportunities it believes it can develop that will provide secure employment opportunities with good prospects for the future. Those opportunit...More Button

The other issue raised by Deputies was support for workers who are directly affected. I can absolutely assure the Deputies that not only will Bord na Móna be putting in place its own programme, ...More Button

On the issue of the redundancy terms and the need for voluntary exits, Bord na Móna has signalled that it intends that this will be a voluntary exit programme. It is consulting with the represen...More Button

It will be working with local authorities and taking on board ideas which come forward from them. It will also be working with local enterprise offices and the midlands regional skills fora to dev...More Button

Bord na Móna is envisaging the development of tech hubs and enterprise centres which could create opportunities. An application to the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund will be prepared wit...More Button

We have no intention of allowing the midlands to become a rust belt. I was the Minister who introduced regional action plans. It was the first time ever the State developed bottom-up regional ent...More Button

We have the structures in place to address the needs. We have made funds available. The regeneration fund is €1 billion, the climate action fund is €500 million and the regional enterprise fund...More Button

The creation of individual task forces does not add value when we have an implementation committee dedicated to the work of driving the midlands region forward. It has the leaders of IDA Ireland...More Button

National Broadband Plan Funding

Was asked: the capital allocations for the national broadband plan between 2013 and 2027, inclusive, by allocation under the Infrastructure and Capital Investment Plan 2012-2016, the national broadband plan, ...More Button

The Government allocated an initial €275 million in the Capital Plan published in September 2015, for the initial years of the network build-out for the National Broadband Plan State intervention. ...More Button

The total State subsidy to be allocated to the NBP State-led Intervention is to be determined through an on-going procurement and this is reflected in the National Development Plan 2018-2027. More Button

Was asked: if funding allocated for the national broadband plan but not spent remains in his Department until it is spent; if not, if it is returned to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform; and if ...More Button

Section 91 of the Finance Act 2004 provides that a maximum of up to 10% of the capital envelopes of each Vote may be carried over to the following year, subject to the approval of the Oireachtas an...More Button

Voted allocations which remain unspent at the end of the financial year must be surrendered to the Exchequer, with the exception of any approved capital carryover amounts which are allocated to t...More Button

Broadband Service Provision

Was asked: the timeframe for the roll-out of broadband of at least 30 Mbps to a location (details supplied) in County Donegal as part of the national broadband plan; if areas with poor or no broadband coverag...More Button

The premises referred to by the Deputy is in the AMBER area on the High Speed Broadband Map which is available on my Department's website at www.broadband.gov.ie.  The ...More Button

Cyber Security Data

Was asked: the number of cyber attacks recorded here in 2017 and to date in 2018; the number of these attacks that were successfully prevented; the number of these attacks believed or known to have been commi...More Button

My remit includes responsibility for both the policy and operational components of Cyber Security, and as such, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is located in my Department. The NCSC is re...More Button

The NCSC has been assigned a number of new roles under the recently signed Security of Network and Information Systems Regulations, which taken together, will mean that the State will have coordi...More Button

Details of the operational work of the NCSC are generally not publicly released for security reasons.More Button

Was asked: the funding allocated to the National Cyber Security Centre as part of his Department's budget per annum since the publication of the cybersecurity strategy in 2015.More Button

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is located within my Department, and serves to provide a range of cyber security services to owners of Government IT infrastructure and Critical National I...More Button

Departmental Staff Data

Was asked: the breakdown of staff in his Department by grade.More Button

The information requested by the Deputy is set out in the following table. The material has been prepared on a Full Time Equivalent basis.

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Salmon Hardship Scheme

Was asked: his plans to introduce a compensation scheme (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

National Broadband Plan Data

Was asked: the number of homes in counties Sligo and Leitrim included in the intervention area for the provision of a broadband service under the national broadband plan; and if he will make a statement on th...More Button

Was asked: the number of homes included in the intervention area for the provision of a broadband service under the national broadband plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 311 and 312 together.

  According to my Department’s High Speed Broadband Map, available at www.broadband.gov.ie, there are some 14,000 Sl...More Button

Mining Industry

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 434 and 435 of 9 October 2018, the status of the issues arising from subsidence; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Departmental Budgets

Was asked: the breakdown of the €3,127,000 capital allocation for inland fisheries (details supplied) in his Department for 2019, by specific project; the projects that will be commenced and completed in 2019...More Button

Was asked: the breakdown of the €31,525,000 capital allocation for environment and waste management (details supplied) in his Department for 2019 by specific project; the projects that will be commenced and c...More Button

Was asked: the details of the €74,414,000 capital allocation for communications, Vote 29 of the budget 2019 expenditure report, in his Department for 2019 by specific project in tabular form; the projects tha...More Button

Was asked: the details of the €2,023,000 capital allocation for broadcasting, Vote 29 of the budget 2019 expenditure report, in his Department for 2019 by specific project in tabular form; the projects which ...More Button

Was asked: the details of the €131,636,000 capital allocation for energy, Vote 29 of the budget 2019 expenditure report, in his Department for 2019 by specific project in tabular form; the projects that will ...More Button

Was asked: the details of the €13,275,000 capital allocation for natural resources, Vote 29 of the budget 2019 expenditure report, in his Department for 2019 by specific project in tabular form; the projects ...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 314 to 319, inclusive, together.

  The €256 million in capital funding allocated to my Department in Budget 2019 represents a 22% or €47 million ...More Button


 

 

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