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Murphy, Catherine

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


National Archives

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: the proposals in the capital plan for the National Archives; the proposals that will be funded in the first phase; how this funding is intended to address the deficiencies in storage capacity, digi...More Button

This question relates to the capital allocation and the capital plan for the National Archives. What is likely to be contained in the first phase of the plan? Will it address some of the key defi...More Button

I have had the benefit of a tour of the National Archives and I have also visited the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland, which was built recently. There is a world of difference between th...More Button

A significant number of records, some 70,000 boxes, are not catalogued. This makes it very difficult to retrieve these records and use them in a meaningful way for research. Is it intended to d...More Button

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: to what extent an all-Island approach is being adopted to the ongoing digitisation of records at the National Archives, in collaboration with the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland; to what ...More Button

In some ways, this follows from my previous question about the record management policy. There is a high level of co-operation between the cultural institutions, North and South. There is already...More Button

National Archives (Continued)

Regarding the allocation on the digital side, is it intended to be used to develop a standard, or is it for the purpose of carrying out specific work? If the latter, will the Minister indicate whe...More Button

We do not want to end up with a collection of different standards and a long lead time where various Departments are operating to different standards and there must be an expensive retrofit. We co...More Button

The Minister has outlined shared heritage and the need for it. We will be accessing information that is stored in different locations and it is a very sustainable approach, whereby people will not...More Button

I would like to mention before I finish that I had been asking routine questions about allocations to the National Library, so I welcome the allocation that has been made as a good investment in th...More Button

Leaders' Questions (Continued)

I also express my revulsion at what I saw last night on the "RTE Investigates" unit programme. While it was sickening, I cannot honestly say I am hugely surprised. The culture of non-compliance a...More Button

The lack of consequences drives people nuts. The refrain is that "Nothing ever changes" or "Nothing ever happens and there are no consequences". I hear that over and over again. I do not know h...More Button

The Taoiseach wrote to me last Friday regarding the problems with the Cregan inquiry, the investigation into IBRC and transactions involving Siteserv and Topaz, which was in the news recently. W...More Button

In recent days Topaz was sold at a significant profit by the person who purchased it at a significant discount from IBRC, the same person who acquired Siteserv from IBRC at a significant discount...More Button

Given that the Mahon tribunal in 2012 found endemic and systemic corruption in political life and the Moriarty tribunal in 2011 was critical of the political culture and clandestine donations, it...More Button

The Taoiseach listed much legislation, but what we have is a fragmented response to enforcement. It is fairly toothless and this keeps on happening. The Moriarty and Mahon tribunals combined cost...More Button

It is one thing to have legislation, but we need an agency with teeth that can operate across sectors and have a cross-sectoral response. This is what we propose. Will the Taoiseach accept the pr...More Button

Establishment of Independent Anti-Corruption Agency: Motion [Private Members]

I will be sharing time with Deputy Shortall, Deputy McGrath and so on. We have sent in a list. I propose to take ten minutes.More Button

I move:More Button

Establishment of Independent Anti-Corruption Agency: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

The establishment of the agency will ensure full oversight of public procurement, new anti-corruption legislation and a standing commission of investigation, along with other measures.

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We did not even know the programme would be on when we tabled the motion.More Button

Wildlife Protection

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: if she will introduce urgent measures to conserve the Golden Eagle population which has fallen to a critically low level; if she has discussed eliminating the threats to the Golden Eagle population...More Button

National Monuments

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: why a 3,000 year old Bronze Age timber roadway at Mayne Bog in Coole in County Westmeath was completely destroyed in June 2015; why the recommendation of the National Monuments Service, which exami...More Button

Waterways Issues

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: the extent of Waterways Ireland's role in developing and using canal ways and canal banks to incorporate recreational cycle and walking routes; the sections of the canals which have been developed ...More Button

National Heritage Plan

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: why no national heritage plan has been in place since 2007; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button