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Kenny, Martin

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (Continued)

There is a clear commitment in the programme for Government to deal with the issue of insurance, particularly insurance for younger drivers. Where I live in the north west, and in many parts of ru...More Button

Not for young drivers.More Button

Rural Resettlement Scheme

Asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development: his views on whether the allocation of €100,000 to six towns as part of the scheme to encourage families to return to live there will be adequate to achieve that purpose; the way in which he plans ...More Button

The Minister has introduced a scheme to encourage families to return to live in towns and villages. He has allocated €100,000 to six different towns. While I understand what he is trying to do, t...More Button

This is basically money to pay for a study in six different towns. I presume the study will involve employing a consultant to do a report. That seems to be where we are going here. The Minister ...More Button

It is a waste of resources compared with the problem we have. With €100,000 allocated, people in those towns think that it is coming to deliver something in that area and not to produce another ...More Button

We knew the schemes were not working. We should not throw more good money after bad because the schemes have not worked. One of the examples is the repair and leasing scheme where a person could ...More Button

We need money put into the schemes that require money. We need proper grant schemes to allow people to do up those old buildings and make them available for rent without restrictive conditions. ...More Button

Why does the Minister need to spend €100,000 asking other people?More Button

Rural Regeneration and Development Fund

Asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development: the status of the rural regeneration and development fund.More Button

An announcement was made in recent weeks that there were almost 300 applications for category 1 of the rural regeneration and development fund and that there were some 18 approvals of projects thro...More Button

The announcement of funding for 18 projects is welcome. However, there were 125 shovel-ready projects in category 1 and, therefore, many disappointed communities did not get funding. With regard ...More Button

I have looked through the list of projects, all of which are worthy and deserving of the funding they have received. However, in many cases, they are projects for which funding from other Depart...More Button

Rural Regeneration and Development Fund (Continued)

Why is everything left over being gathered up with the notion that the Department of Rural and Community Development will look after it? I just wonder about that.More Button

I never said that.More Button

Regional Development Initiatives

Asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development: the progress made on the key objectives of the Atlantic economic corridor task force; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Project Ireland 2040 Funding

Asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development: if allocations of funding by his Department are guided by Project Ireland 2040; if not, if funding is allocated on an ad hoc basis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

GLAS Payments

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: if a person (details supplied) will receive the outstanding 15% of GLAS payments for 2016 and 2017 and the 2018 advance payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button