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Ó Fearghaíl, Seán

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


North-South Implementation Bodies

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: the reason the Ulster-Scots Agency spent more than €480,000 of public funds over 12 months without proper authority in 2010; the reason there is a delay of two years in the publication of the agenc...More Button

The question is posed in the context of our strong support for the work of the Ulster-Scots Agency, but we are conscious of the fact that the agency has not published-----More Button

Yes.More Button

Under Standing Orders that the Government parties imposed upon us some weeks ago.More Button

The question is posed in the context of our support for the Ulster-Scots Agency, but we are conscious of the fact that we have not seen the publication of the annual accounts since 2010 and of the ...More Button

North-South Implementation Bodies (Continued)

I welcome the Minister of State's response, to some extent. This is really unfortunate in the context of the valuable work that the organisation does, and we all wish it well as it faces fairly ma...More Button

The Minister of State said legacy problems exist which date back to 2001 and 2005. In 2013 we should not be talking about legacy issues from that period. If there were problems then they should h...More Button

Could the Minister of State outline the engagement he has personally had with his Northern counterpart on the matter? Could he assure the public that the legacy issues to which he referred have ...More Button

Air Strips

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: the current status of the airstrips at Inishbofin and Cleggan in Connemara; the way his Department plans to ensure that the airstrips are successful in their operations; and if he will make a state...More Button

This question focuses on the interconnectivity between Cleggan and Inishbofin Island, Connemara, County Galway. Up to €8.6 million in public funding was allocated to the provision of two runways a...More Button

I am disappointed and horrified by the Minister’s response. My understanding was that the Minister appointed a firm of consultants to carry out a detailed design and costing in order to prepare te...More Button

Is the Minister saying the population of Inishbofin will not be served by this air interconnector, that the economic development of the area is being abandoned and that the Government is powerles...More Button

Air Strips (Continued)

It is also a reality that the Minister of State commissioned consultants to design the next phase of the development and that the €8.6 million of public money which has been invested appears to be ...More Button

Order of Business (Continued)

Ireland’s ratification of the Antarctic treaty has been raised on several occasions with both the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Taoiseach. More than 40 countries have...More Button

-----he stated that the administrative costs associated with signing the treaty would be problematic. I have tabled parliamentary questions to various Departments on this, only to be informed that...More Button

I was just wondering-----More Button

The Antarctic treaty is an important international treaty. When does the Tánaiste propose to introduce legislation and sign up to it?

  Deputy McLellan raised the important poin...More Button

There was the burning of a horse following by the burning of a human being two days later.More Button

You have it, a Cheann Comhairle. Will the Tánaiste assure us that the Garda will have sufficient resources to tackle those two acts of utter depravity?More Button

City of Culture Initiative

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: the plans in place for the Limerick city of culture initiative; if he is satisfied with the budget allocated to the city of culture programme; the long-term benefits expected for the artistic commu...More Button

Culture Night

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: if he has made any progress on the commitment in the programme for Government to make the Culture Night initiative a twice yearly event; the actions he plans to ensure this commitment is kept; and ...More Button

Philanthropy Initiatives

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: if he is satisfied that his Department’s current strategy relating to philanthropy here will result in a rise of donations to philanthropic causes in the coming years; the actions he will take in 2...More Button

National Monuments

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: the contact he has had with the National Asset Management Agency and Chartered Land relating to the national monument on Moore Street, Dublin 1; the progress made on the redevelopment of this site;...More Button

Defence Forces Operations

Asked the Minister for Defence: the number of telecommunications or postal intercepts that he or his predecessors have authorised in each of the past five years on foot of a request from the Defence Forces; and if he will make a ...More Button

Defence Forces Personnel Data

Asked the Minister for Defence: further to Parliamentary Question No. 162 of 20 November 2013, the date on which the Defence Forces commenced electronically recording the medical classification code of Defence Forces personnel; t...More Button

Medical Card Applications

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will issue a full medical card to a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

National Treatment Purchase Fund

Asked the Minister for Health: the purpose and the public interest that is served by delaying publication of national treatment purchase fund waiting list data so as to coincide with the publication of Health Service Executive m...More Button