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O'Dowd, Fergus

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Business of Dáil (Continued)

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Confidence in Taoiseach and Government: Motion (Continued)

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Water Services Bill 2014: Second Stage (Resumed) (Continued)

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Water Services Bill 2014: Committee Stage

I have no problem with this provision, but will the Minister indicate why it was necessary to include these definitions?More Button

Water Services Bill 2014: Committee Stage (Continued)

This is a very important debate. I do not have any issue with when it is discussed because this is a democratic Chamber but I would much prefer that it was in the committee rooms or during normal ...More Button

I wish to respond to the point made by Deputy Naughten. He is absolutely right; as Minister of State at the time, that was the commitment I discussed with the Department and that had gone throug...More Button

When I previously acted in the House as Minister of State I gave a commitment on the Water Services (No. 1) Bill that the Water Services (No. 2) Bill would contain a commitment that Irish Water c...More Button

When the Minister comes to discuss the section, which I know will not happen tonight, I ask him to explain why the Government has decided that will not happen. In terms of the acceptability of I...More Button

At the end of the day the debate is about people having confidence in Irish Water. We should have a referendum. That is what the people I represent want. It is what people of all political par...More Button

Ordnance Survey Ireland Properties

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the proposed works to Mountjoy House which is under the aegis of the Ordinance Survey Ireland; if a restoration and a new use is envisaged for this building; and if he will make a statement on the ...More Button

Flood Prevention Measures

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: if he will provide an update on tackling flooding in an area (details supplied) in County Meath; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: if he will provide an update on any new flood relief proposals for County Louth and east Meath; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Youth Work Projects Funding

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the number of applicants in County Louth by location for the capital funding scheme to provide much needed assistance to youth projects to improve the facilities and equipment available for their w...More Button

Hospitals Building Programme

Asked the Minister for Health: the position regarding the proposed phase 2 development at our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, County Louth which will include 90 extra beds, five theatres and an extended emergency department ...More Button

National Lottery Funding Applications

Asked the Minister for Health: the details of National Lottery funding applications for community and voluntary groups for County Louth for each year since 2012; the number of applications received for each year by location; the...More Button

Services for People with Disabilities

Asked the Minister for Health: the position regarding the future of services at the St. John of God facility at St Mary's Drumcar, County Louth; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Care of the Elderly Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: his plans to improve alternative forms of housing and supports for older persons who are on waiting list for admission to nursing homes; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Nursing Home Services

Asked the Minister for Health: further to Parliamentary Question No. 652 of 4 November 2014, when a final reply from the Health Service Executive will issue; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

HSE Investigations

Asked the Minister for Health: the progress to date in meeting the recommendations of the Leas Cross inquiry which recommended a number of initiatives (details supplied) including that the provision of this care, that is residen...More Button

Schools Building Projects Status

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the position regarding a school (details supplied) in County Louth now that Stage 2 B has been approved by her Department; the criteria that will apply before this building project can proceed to t...More Button

Local Government Reform

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: the position regarding the primacy of the office of the mayor of Drogheda within the urban area of what was formerly Drogheda Borough Council; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Commercial Rates

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if there is any leeway within the law for local authorities to allow a commercial business, having fully paid all local authority rates to the moving date, move to new premises without being legall...More Button

Departmental Properties

Asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: the proposed works to Mountjoy House which is under the aegis of the Ordnance Survey Ireland; if a restoration and a new use is envisaged for this building; and if he will make a statement on the m...More Button

Alternative Energy Projects

Asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: his views on correspondence (details supplied) regarding microgeneration; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Rail Network

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if he will provide a list of the number of DART expansion projects under the Transport 21 programme which were deferred; when the assessment of these capital investment projects for 2015 will be co...More Button