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Colreavy, Michael

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Energy Policy

Asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: if and how he will encourage semi-State companies such as Bord na Móna, Coillte and the Electricity Supply Board to promote renewable energy generation as part of the White Paper on energy policy.More Button

As I will not be going forward for re-election, it is safe to say I will not be asking questions of the Minister again in the Chamber. I take this opportunity to thank the Leas-Cheann Comhairle, t...More Button

We have had differences of opinion but at all times I have tried to ensure that I was speaking to the issue and not to the person.More Button

Energy Policy (Continued)

There are a number of issues about which I feel passionately and sometimes that passion might have spilled over into impatience. One of the first things I said when I put questions to the then Min...More Button

There is no doubt this nation faces a huge challenge following the agreement in Paris to pursue efforts to limit the increase in temperature to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. It ...More Button

I thank the Minister for his reply. It is good to hear his response. I look forward to the White Paper. If the Minister can see his way to giving me a sneak preview of it tonight, I might be abl...More Button

My final question concerns the role of educational establishments and universities. Has the Minister thought about talking to the educational establishments? This will be a continuing challenge...More Button

Alternative Energy Projects

Asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: if the Environmental Protection Agency's study of hydraulic fracturing could be compromised in the public's opinion owing to the close relationship of some of the participants with hydraulic fractu...More Button

My question concerns the Environmental Protection Agency's study of hydraulic fracturing. Every time its representatives appear before the Joint Committee on Communications, Energy and Natural Res...More Button

One of the reasons I came to the Dáil was to have fracking banned anywhere in Ireland. The area most at risk from this pernicious technology is where my children and I live. It is where my grandc...More Button

Yes.More Button

I thank the Minister of State. That is very wise. Will the interim report be placed before the Joint Committee on Communications, Energy and Natural Resources for its consideration before any dec...More Button

Alternative Energy Projects (Continued)

I have tabled a motion to be taken at tomorrow's meeting of the Joint Committee on Transport and Communications. The TTIP-ISDS negotiations are going on at the moment. The Joint Committee on Tr...More Button

On a point of clarification. Does that mean the land-based studies will not being going ahead from 1 January?More Button

So nothing further will happen.More Button

1916 Quarter Development Bill 2015: Second Stage [Private Members] (Continued)

Almost 100 years ago, Dublin and the entire island of Ireland were in a state of desperation. Unemployment was rampant. There was a massive rate of child mortality and swelling slums were rife. ...More Button

For the past 100 years we have drawn inspiration from their heroism and as we are now in these difficult times we should still draw inspiration from them into the future, yet, a Government in this ...More Button

Seán Mac Diarmada came from north Leitrim. His cottage is preserved as it was when he was alive. The vandalisation that will be visited on the Moore Street area is as bad as what Seán Mac Diarm...More Button

National Broadband Plan Implementation

Asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: the ownership of the broadband infrastructure as part of the national broadband plan intervention strategy; the cost to the public Exchequer; and the date for the construction of this project.More Button

Energy Resources

Asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: the action he has taken to ensure Whitegate oil refinery in County Cork will remain in operation after July 2016.More Button

Wind Energy Guidelines

Asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: if he has reached agreement with the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government on the regulation of wind farm projects.More Button

Energy Conservation

Asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: if Ireland will opt in to the mandatory smart metering system. More Button

Community Services Programme

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection: why the grant payable to community organisations under the community services programme employment scheme is not being increased to meet the increased minimum wage of programme participants.More Button