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Humphreys, Kevin

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Waste Management Inspections

I thank the Ceann Comhairle for selecting this matter for debate. As the Minister knows, there have been radical changes in the waste industry in the past decade. When Dublin City Council had to ...More Button

The company that received the contract in Dublin, Greyhound, has engaged in many practices that need to be regulated. It started to distribute letters to customers last week informing them that ...More Button

In May this year some 4,000 tonnes of waste were found illegally stored in County Kildare. A further 2,000 tonnes of illegally stored waste were discovered in June. Last month some 1,000 bales,...More Button

The free-for-all that we are seeing needs to be controlled. We need legislation and regulation and citizens need to have confidence in the waste industry. We need to ensure the waste stream is ...More Button

Waste Management Inspections (Continued)

I thank the Minister and I know he is very committed to reforming the whole waste industry. We need to move very quickly because, unfortunately, there are cowboys operating in the market and this ...More Button

I ask the Minister to move as quickly as possible to put regulations and legislation in place. I look forward to the issue coming before the committee. At present in our cities, the local autho...More Button

This is unacceptable in a capital city. We need to empower local authorities so they can take action, and we have to do it from this House. We have to give them the powers to bring in the by-la...More Button

I urge the Minister to take action as speedily as possible. I will certainly facilitate him as far as possible through the environment committee and I will give any other assistance I can. Most...More Button

Turbary Rights

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if the money provided to turf cutters under the compensation scheme for those affected by the cessation of turf cutting on raised bog special areas of conservation is assessed as means for the awar...More Button

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: if he will estimate for 2012 the number of turf cutters that qualified for the compensation scheme for those affected by the cessation of turf cutting on raised bog special areas of conservation; t...More Button

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: the amount spent in 2012 on payments under the compensation scheme for those affected by the cessation of turf cutting on raised bog special areas of conservation; if he will provide a breakdown of...More Button

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: the number of turf cutters in 2012 that qualified for the additional once off payment of €500 under the compensation scheme for those affected by the cessation of turf cutting on raised bog special...More Button