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Humphreys, Heather

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

National Parks

Was asked: if she will provide an update on a project (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

In July 2012, a Steering Group involving representatives of the key stakeholders in the Lough Leane trail project was convened and charged with the planning and development of the trail. The Group ...More Button

A planning application submitted by my Department for the provision of an access route and car park in connection with the section of the trail referred to by the Deputy is under consideration by...More Button

National Monuments

Was asked: the basis on which her officials suggested that the 1916 relatives commission a survey of Moore Street, Dublin 1; if she considers this indicated uncertainty about the structures on the street dati...More Button

I refer the Deputy to the replies to Questions Nos. 2 and 3 on 22 October 2014. The proposal that a further survey of the area would be commissioned was mooted by a delegation which met with me la...More Button

Animal Welfare

Was asked: if the National Parks and Wildlife Service may estimate the strength of the hare population in the country; if county or regional variations exist in the dispersal of the species; if there are disc...More Button

The Irish Hare (Lepus timidus hibernicus) is the only hare present in the State and is found throughout the country. It is classified as a “protected species” under the Wildlife Acts 1976 to...More Button

Was asked: her views on the growth in the numbers of foxes in the country, not least in urban areas, if the National Parks and Wildlife section of her Department has assessed the situation; and if she will ma...More Button

The fox is one of the most common and widely distributed mammals in Ireland. It is not a protected species and no national census has been undertaken. Data collated on the National Biodiversity Da...More Button

Commemorative Events

Was asked: if she will support a matter (details supplied) regarding relatives of those who took part in the 1916 Rising; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

My Department has been working to finalise the draft programme for 2016, which it is intended to publish shortly to allow for widespread public consultation. An announcement relating to this aspect...More Button

Departmental Contracts

Was asked: if she will provide the details of the average cut paid by her Department and those bodies under its aegis to recruitment and temporary employment agencies, that is the proportion of the fee paid f...More Button

Was asked: if she will provide an annual breakdown of the fees paid to recruitment and employment agencies by her Department and those bodies under its aegis.More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 269 and 270 together.

  My Department does not use the services of recruitment or employment agencies. The use of such services by the bodies an...More Button