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Murphy, Catherine

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 752 Nbr. 2


Topical Issue Debate - Gas Explosion

I thank the Ceann Comhairle for selecting this topic and the Minister for coming in. I hope he will be able to respond in a constructive way to some of the points I want to make. While the gas ex...More Button

After I heard about the explosion on Saturday, I visited the area because not only are these people constituents but some of them are friends. The house in which the explosion occurred does not ha...More Button

The house next door to that in which the explosion occurred has gas. The people from BGE came out, fixed the leak and left. I am not sure if the electricity went off at this stage but there seems...More Button

Many of the residents in the area were concerned that a wider check was not undertaken to test for the presence of gas in their houses and to evacuate some of them. The only action taken was to tr...More Button

What happened last Saturday is rare. Many houses are connected to the network. I am connected to the gas network and I have confidence in the system. I welcome that the report will be delivered ...More Button

Written Answers - School Patronage

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the meaning of the words “a development of the existing designated community college model or a new community school model” in part 2(a) of the clarification of patronage models for new second leve...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Staff

Asked the Minister for Finance: the number of civil servants from his Department who are based in the European Commission working in the relevant permanent representative offices; their titles and functions; and if he will make a...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the number of civil servants from his Department who are based in the European Commission working in the relevant permanent representative offices; their titles and functions; and if he will make a...More Button

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the measures the Civil Service has in place to allow members of the Irish public service gain work experience within the European Commission or to be seconded to the Commission from relevant Irish ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the number of civil servants from each Government Department who are based in the European Commission working in the relevant permanent representative offices; their titles and functions; and if he...More Button

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: the [346]number of civil servants from his Department who are based in the European Commission working in the relevant permanent representative offices; their titles and...More Button

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the number of civil servants from her Department who are based in the European Commission working in the relevant permanent representative offices; and their titles and functions. More Button

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: the number of civil servants from his Department who are based in the European Commission working in the relevant permanent representative offices; their titles and functions; and if he will make a...More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: the number of civil servants from his Department who are based in the European Commission working in the relevant permanent representative offices; their titles and functions; and if he will make a...More Button

Asked the Minister for Defence: the number of civil servants from his Department who are based in the European Commission working in the relevant permanent representative offices; their titles and functions; and if he will make a...More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the number of civil servants from his Department who are based in the European Commission working in the relevant permanent representative offices; their titles and functions; and if he will make a...More Button

Written Answers - Members' Allowances

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the annual amount paid to each qualifying party leader and each Independent Deputy and Senator under section 1 of the Oireachtas (Ministerial and Parliamentary Offices) (Amendment) Act More Button

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the annual amount paid to each qualifying party under the Electoral Acts, and not section 1 of the Oireachtas (Ministerial and Parliamentary Offices) (Amendment) Act 2001, for the period of 1 Janua...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Bodies

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: his plans for the future of the Dublin Docklands Development Authority; if the existing authority or Dublin City Council has responsibility for planning the development of the Poolbeg area; if his ...More Button

Written Answers - Appointments to State Boards

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if he intends to appoint additional board members to An Bord Pleanála; if so, the prospective timelines for such appointments; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Cycle Facilities

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the position regarding the proposed Sutton to Sandycove cycle track, County Dublin; the budget allocation for the project for 2012; the timeline and project plan he envisages for the concept; and i...More Button

Written Answers - Light Rail Project

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the proposed timetable for the construction of the Luas BDX line from St Stephens Green to Broombridge; the budget allocation for the project in 2012; when he expects the line to be in operation; a...More Button