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Stanley, Brian

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Post Office Network

On a point of order, Question No. 22 relates to post offices. Question No. 23, which is in my name, relates to the national broadband plan. Could the Ceann Comhairle provide clarification?More Button

With respect, if the Ceann Comhairle is going to deal with the one on the national broadband plan, and he is going in the order of the questions as listed on the Order Paper-----More Button

Asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment: his views on changes in An Post, both retail and mail businesses; and the steps he plans to take in the coming months to ensure that services are protected. More Button

Post Office Network (Continued)

On a point of order, can I ask a question before the Ceann Comhairle starts the clock on the next question?More Button

My question relates to the order of the questions. Sinn Féin has one question on the priority list. I understand that as Fianna Fáil is a larger party, it has three priority questions. I have ra...More Button

Consistently, the five oral questions that I table are down at the back of the queue. For example, No. 54 is my first oral question this week. This is the first time I have raised this issue with...More Button

I thank the Ceann Comhairle for that clarification.More Button

I am raising the point with the Ceann Comhairle because it is not as if I am coming out at the wrong end of it in just one month. Every month for the last 60 or 70 months-----More Button

I do not, for that very reason.More Button

National Broadband Plan

Asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment: his views on whether he has sufficient control of the tender process of the national broadband plan to ensure that each household will have high speed broadband; if the date for completion will not...More Button

My question relates to the national broadband plan.More Button

National Broadband Plan (Continued)

I want to raise with the Minister the fact that we have no timeframe for its completion, or even a tender date for the completion process. Does the Minister feel that he has sufficient control ove...More Button

I have only one priority.More Button

The Minister spent a lot of time talking about what the commercial companies are doing, particularly with regard to what is already happening. This has very little to do with the State. I am awar...More Button

It can do it as slowly as it wants and turn the roll-out of it on and off. It is in the command position because of the 300,000 households but also because it already has copper going to many rura...More Button

There is no incentive for it to roll out the fibre quickly to the house for the reason that it will not get anything extra out of it, or very little, whereas any competitor would have to reach the ...More Button

The Minister has been saying for a week that the tender process is competitive and everything is okay with it but he knows and I know that it was significantly skewed once SIRO pulled out. It is a...More Button

The reason it is complex is because it is a muddle and a mess. I told the Minister that this has become the plaything of capitalism. It is no longer a State broadband scheme. All the taxpayer ...More Button

We do know what we want.More Button

This has been debated here for six years.More Button

Waste Disposal Charges

Asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment: if his attention has been drawn to increases in charges for household waste collection in recent weeks; and if his Department has considered in recent years an alternative permit charging structure...More Button

Energy Prices

Asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment: the analyses that have been undertaken by his Department on Irish energy prices, which are among the highest compared to other EU Member States. More Button

Renewable Heat Incentive

Asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment: the interactions his Department has had with other Government Departments to encourage the growth of indigenous biomass further to the recent launch of Bioenergy Ireland.More Button

EU Conventions

Asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment: the actions his Department will be taking concerning breaches in view of the decision of the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee recommendations concerning environmental impact assessment on the...More Button