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Smyth, Niamh

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Wildlife Conservation

Asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: the steps she has taken on foot of the recommendations from the curlew task force; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I ask the Minister to outline the steps she has taken on foot of the recommendations from the curlew task force, given its report was published in September 2019.More Button

I thank the Minister. As the Minister rightly laid out, the evidence is that the breeding productivity of the curlew in the conservation areas has improved as a result of the action on the ground ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: the steps she has taken on foot of the recommendations from the Curlew task force; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Wildlife Conservation (Continued)

Will the programme be scaled up on a national level and replicated throughout the country?More Button

Our Lady's secondary school for girls in Castleblayney had a good conference two weeks ago on Brexit. The conference covered the environmental section of that as well. The Minister mentioned nort...More Button

In August 2019, the sixth report of the UN convention on biological diversity confirmed potential catastrophic species loss and the deterioration of important habitats was accelerating. Ireland ...More Button

I apologise.More Button

Arts Council

Asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: the details of the additional responsibilities given to the Arts Council following budget 2020; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Will the Minister provide details of the additional responsibilities given to the Arts Council following budget 2020 and provide a statement on the matter?More Button

In the Minister's press release following budget 2020, we were advised the Arts Council's role was to be broadened. We were told it would take over the Department's role regarding both Culture Nig...More Button

The Minister has made the point that the €1.2 million funding to enhance the work of the Arts Council to support performing artists and the €3.7 million funding are reallocations of funds. It is a...More Button

The council is the main funding agency for arts and artists and it plays a critical role in directing funding. It was established by statute to do this. Research by Theatre Forum into pay and c...More Button

The Minister's party has been in government for eight years.More Button

Asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: the additional responsibilities given to the Arts Council following budget 2020; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Artists' Remuneration (Continued)

The Minister has spoken a number of times today about the Arts Council being happy with its budget. In an interview on the day of the budget, the new chairman of the Arts Council, Professor Kevin ...More Button

That is the same thing.More Button

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (Continued)

In 2015, the Government announced, with much fanfare, a new state-of-the-art Garda station for Bailieborough, which was to cover a wide district in east Cavan. Building work was to commence in Sep...More Button

It is in the programme for Government.More Button

National Orchestras

Asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: the reason she favoured moving the National Symphony Orchestra to the National Concert Hall over establishing it as a national cultural institution in its own right; and if she will make a statemen...More Button

Budget 2020

Asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: the way in which budget 2020 will improve income streams for those working in the arts; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Cultural Policy

Asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: the way in which she will prioritise redevelopment and renovation projects in each of the national cultural institutions under Project Ireland 2040; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Naturalisation Certificates

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the steps a person (details supplied) can take regarding the provision of a passport for the person's child; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Home Care Packages Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: if the home care hours approved for a person (details supplied) will be implemented in order that the person can return home in a safe environment and free up a nursing home bed; and if he will mak...More Button

Medical Card Reviews

Asked the Minister for Health: the reason a person (details supplied) was left with medical costs of over €800 when the person's medical card was being reviewed; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Respite Care Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: the reason a person (details supplied) cannot receive respite care; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

National Broadband Plan

Asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment: the number of premises served by a company (details supplied) in the intervention area of the national broadband plan; the number that will be served by the end of 2019; if the preferred bidder wil...More Button

Asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment: if a subsidy in the context of a conditional and contingency subsidy for the national broadband plan will be paid to a company (details supplied) in the event that a commercial operator encroaches ...More Button

Childcare Services Staff

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: if registration for a person (details supplied) will be expedited; the status of the matter; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button