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Dooley, Timmy

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Post Office Network

Asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment: his plans to address concerns that wholesale closures of post offices are imminent; his further plans for the post office network; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

A procurement process has been under way for some time around the national broadband plan. The national broadband plan has been in the offing since 2012. At this stage, could the Minister give us...More Button

I do not have the Order Paper in front of me. If that is what the Ceann Comhairle says, I agree.More Button

Very good.More Button

Asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment: his plans to address concerns that wholesale closures of post offices are imminent; his further plans for the post office network; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Post Office Network (Continued)

Take two. As the Minister is well aware, there is very significant concern, particularly throughout the vast tracts of rural Ireland, about the proposed closures of post offices. People fear that...More Button

That strategic review has been completed for some time now. An Post, through various different guises, has begun a process of closing post offices. Some are closing because, quite frankly, the le...More Button

What we need is Government intervention. The Minister talks about the importance of a wide area network and a sustainable network. However, the nature of the changes that are happening in the t...More Button

I accept that Deputy Naughten supported the Kerr report prior to becoming Minister but I have not heard him offer much support for that report since taking office. He is now overlaying the NewEra ...More Button

I would prefer to be on the programme on a Saturday night.More Button

National Broadband Plan

Asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment: the procurement status of the national broadband plan; the date by which all premises in the country will have access to broadband; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment: the procurement status of the national broadband plan; the date by which every premises in the country will have access to broadband; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

National Broadband Plan (Continued)

I would be happy to let the same question from all three of us be answered.More Button

There is no point in myself and the Deputy standing up and repeating the same question. We can use that time for something else.More Button

The Minister said that SIRO informed him just before close of business last week that it was not going to participate in this bid contract. The dogs in the street have known for the past six month...More Button

-----or 542,000 who are no closer to having broadband.More Button

We have all sorts of experts and the Minister has identified them. Do we have a project management expert as part of that? The Minister listed an array of what he has at his disposal. Surely t...More Button

If he has all the information and knows what the price is and that the companies have the capacity to roll it out, how in God's name has the Minister found himself involved in such an intricate and...More Button

National Mitigation Plan

Asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment: his views on concerns that the national mitigation strategy will fail to reduce Ireland's carbon emissions sufficiently resulting in significant fines from the European Union and dangerous weather ...More Button

There are serious concerns that Ireland's national mitigation strategy will fail to reduce Ireland's carbon emissions sufficiently resulting in significant fines from the European Union and dangero...More Button

National Mitigation Plan (Continued)

The Minister spoke about the Environmental Protection Agency's report of March 2016, indicating that projected emissions in 2020 in Ireland could be in the 4% to 7% range.More Button

My reading is they will be 6% to 11% below 2005 levels. As we are supposed to have a 20% reduction on 2005 levels, we will be significantly below that figure, if my numbers are correct. I do not ...More Button

If the Minister is to make any meaningful progress towards reaching our targets, we need a plan and action. I get where the Government is when it speaks about the mitigation plans being an organic...More Button

Both. The Minister knows the decisions he must take in order to move the public. It requires much greater incentivisation to move people into electric vehicles, which will to some extent address ...More Button

Waste Tyre Disposal

Asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment: his plans to address concerns that the proposed environmental levy on tyres will push consumers to procure tyres from outside of the State; the level of engagement he has had with the tyre industry...More Button

Renewable Heat Incentive

Asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment: his views on whether delays in the launch of the renewable heat incentive has stalled developments in the biomass industry and make it even more likely that Ireland will fail to meet its renewable ...More Button

Brexit Issues

Asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment: his plans to address concerns that Brexit will jeopardise ongoing co-operation between Northern Ireland and the State in the area of environmental management and protection; if he has engaged with ...More Button

Services for People with Disabilities

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of business cases in County Clare being held for persons with intellectual disabilities that require emergency residential placement; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button