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Ferris, Anne

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 765 Nbr. 3


Comptroller and Auditor General (Amendment) Bill 2012: Second Stage (Resumed).

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Topical Issue Debate - Air Quality Controls

I am raising this matter because I have been contacted by constituents who are concerned about the lack of a ban on the marketing, sale and distribution of bituminous coal, smoky coal as it is gene...More Button

I was first contacted about this matter by a father of two young children who suffered from asthma. Their neighbours burn high bituminous coal and the prevailing wind blows the resulting smog stra...More Button

During the years many other towns and cities have been added to the list of areas in which a ban has been put in place. They include Arklow in 1998 and my home town, Bray, in 2003. The results of...More Button

I know the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government is undertaking a review of the situation, which is very welcome. Given the recent census results which demonstrated a large ...More Button

I thank the Minister for his reply and I am delighted that Greystones has been included. As I mentioned, the population in Greystones, Delgany and other areas has grown. The Minister, unfortunate...More Button

Written Answers - UN Commission on Population and Development

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: his views on the UN Commission on Population and Development resolution on the theme of adolescents and youth; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Human Rights Issues

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: in view of the serious and humanitarian needs of the affected population in South Kordofan and the Nuba Mountains, if he will call for full humanitarian access to be facilitated by the Governments ...More Button

Written Answers - Third Level Staff

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if he will provide a breakdown of all unauthorised allowances to each of the senior academics for the 2005 to 2011 period; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Architectural Heritage

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: his views on the purchase of numbers three to eight Hume Street, Dublin, for the purposes of a cultural centre; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: in view of recent reports that many historic buildings in Dublin are in danger of falling into dereliction due to funding cuts, the actions are being taken to remedy this deterioration; if he will ...More Button

Written Answers - International Agreements

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the reason the International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has not been incorporated into domestic law in view of the fact that Ireland has incorporated other international...More Button

Written Answers - Criminal Prosecutions

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if he will provide data on the number of charges and convictions brought under the Prohibition of Incitement to Hatred Act per year since its enactment; and if he will make a statement on the matte...More Button

Written Answers - Crime Levels

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if he is aware of any cases where the Judge has considered racial motivation as an aggravating factor at sentencing; if he will provide data on the number of such cases per year over the last ten y...More Button

Written Answers - Inter-Country Adoptions

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: if she will prioritise efforts to enact a bilateral agreement for inter-country adoption between Ireland and Russia; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Services for People with Disabilities

Asked the Minister for Health: the reason that children with disabilities are not being assessed within legal time limits; the actions he is taking to address the backlog of overdue assessments especially in the Dublin/Leinster ...More Button

Written Answers - Medicinal Products

Asked the Minister for Health: the reasons the Multiple Sclerosis drug, Gilenya, remains unavailable to patients; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button