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Varadkar, Leo

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Parking Regulations

Was asked: if he intends to make provision to allow for the partial review of local authority parking bye-laws; if such an arrangement is possible under the Local Government Act of 2001 either in respect of t...More Button

The making of pay-parking bye-laws by road authorities, under section 36 of the Road Traffic Act 1994, is a reserved function of each authority. Guidelines issued by the Minister under that section...More Button

Road Safety

Was asked: if he will ensure that funding is allocated to Westmeath County Council for the provision of street lighting at Tang, County Westmeath (details supplied).More Button

As Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to the national roads programme.  The planning, design and implementation of individual ...More Button

Tourist Accommodation

Was asked: if he will provide accommodation occupancy statistics for hotels, guest houses, bed and breakfasts, hostels and self catering accommodation for year to date in 2012, or alternatively accommodation ...More Button

The collection of statistics, including tourism statistics, is primarily a matter for the Central Statistics Office (CSO).  Although the CSO does not compile any statistics on accommodation occupan...More Button

Tourism Industry

Was asked: the change in tourist numbers that has been experienced for the years to date in 2012, or alternatively for the first six months of 2012, from the same period in the previous year in Dublin city, t...More Button

The collection of statistics is primarily a matter for the Central Statistics Office (CSO).  I understand that the CSO does not provide a regional breakdown of statistics in their monthly 'Overseas...More Button

Air Services

Was asked: the total number of passengers between 1 June 2012 and 31 August 2012 into Dublin Airport, Shannon Airport and Kerry Airport.More Button

Was asked: the average number of passengers per week to date in 2012 for Dublin Airport, Shannon Airport and Kerry Airport.More Button

Was asked: the change in the total number of passengers in months June, July and August 2012 from the same tourist season 2011 into Dublin Airport, Shannon Airport and Kerry Airport.More Button

Was asked: the number of extra flights into Dublin Airport, Shannon Airport and Kerry Airport to date in 2012 compared to 2010.More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 140 to 143, inclusive, together.More Button

The matters raised by the Deputy in relation to passenger numbers at Dublin and Shannon Airports fall within the operational responsibilities of Dublin Airport Authority and I have referred the q...More Button

Sport and Recreational Development

Was asked: the negative impact abuse of youth in sport has had on participation levels; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The Irish Sports Council, which is funded by my Department, is the statutory body with responsibility for the promotion, development and co-ordination of sport, including increasing participation a...More Button

Road Safety Authority Campaigns

Was asked: if the Road Safety Authority will consider using some of its safety advertising budget on a campaign that encourages cyclists to follow the rules of the road and to cycle safely.More Button

The subject matter of this particular question, i.e. how the Road Safety Authority spends its budget, is a matter for that Authority and I have referred the question to them for direct reply.  I wo...More Button