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Madigan, Josepha

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Budget Submissions

Was asked: if she will address a matter (details supplied) regarding a budget 2019 submission; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Wildlife Control

Was asked: if she will provide a copy of each application for a licence to carry out control actions on seagulls including the reason for each application; and the case made to justify each application from 1...More Button

Was asked: if she will provide a copy of each licence granted that permitted control actions on seagulls including site reports from rangers in circumstances in which such arose; the determination made toward...More Button

Was asked: if she will provide a copy of each decision to refuse a licence sought to carry out control actions on seagulls including site reports from rangers in circumstances in which such arose since 1 Janu...More Button

Was asked: if a licence was issued for public safety reasons only with regard to all licences issued by her Department since 1 January 2016 permitting control action on seagulls, as distinct from public healt...More Button

Was asked: the evidential basis for determinations with regard to all licences issued by her Department since 1 January 2016 permitting control action on seagulls in cases in which licences were issued for pu...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 555 to 559, inclusive, together.More Button

There are provisions under sections 22 and 42 of the Wildlife Acts allowing for the granting of licences and permits to control bird species, including seagulls, in certain circumstances. These ...More Button

Given the volume of material sought here, I am arranging for my Department to provide the Deputy with information in tabular format on the number of such licences/permits issued by my Department ...More Button

The following deferred reply was received under Standing Order 42A

I refer to my reply to Parliamentary Questions Nos 555 to 559, inclusive, of 9 October 201...More Button

Arts and Culture Capital Scheme

Was asked: if she will announce a new arts and culture capital scheme from 2019 onwards; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Project Ireland 2040 has given explicit recognition to the importance of our culture, language and heritage to our sustainable development by the unprecedented commitment by Government to invest €1...More Button

Wildlife Rangers

Was asked: the estimated full cost of recruiting an extra 50 full-time conservation rangers for the National Parks and Wildlife Service; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I am advised that, based on current pay levels, the estimated cost of recruiting an additional 50 full-time Conservation Rangers for the National Parks and Wildlife Service would be €1,302,986 per ...More Button

Architectural Heritage

Was asked: her plans for the restoration of a castle and a house (details supplied); if alternative plans exist for the two buildings; if funding has been allocated to Monaghan County Council in this regard; ...More Button

My role, as Minister, with regard to the protection and management of our architectural heritage, is set out in the provisions of relevant legislation, as are the role of local authorities and the ...More Button

The buildings referred to by the Deputy are in local authority ownership. In relation to the first building, I understand the local authority is working to assess the potential to redevelop and ...More Button

My Department provides financial support for the protection of heritage buildings and historic structures through the Structures at Risk Fund (SRF) and the Built Heritage Investment Scheme (BHIS)...More Button

I have also provided funding of €1 m in 2018 for the Historic Towns Initiative, which is a joint initiative of my Department and the Heritage Council. This initiative is supporting six historic ...More Button

In terms of future funding, Investing in our Culture, Language and Heritage 2018–2027 represents a major capital investment scheme of €1.2 billion over the next 10 years, which will include incre...More Button

Harbours and Piers Funding

Was asked: the amount of funding granted for an upgrade of Magheroarty Pier, County Donegal; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Local Authority Funding

Was asked: the amount allocated to Donegal County Council to carry out works to the Bunbeg Bridge, Gweedore; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Structures at Risk Fund

Was asked: if an application for funding (details supplied) will be expedited; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I refer the Deputy to my responses to Parliamentary Questions No. 549 of 25 September 2018 and 262 of 26 September 2018, in relation to the same structure. My Department is currently assessing pro...More Button

Official Languages Act 2003 Compliance

Was asked: the number of State bodies that have not to date submitted a language plan under the Official Languages Act 2003; the name of each such organisation, in tabular form; and if she will make a stateme...More Button

Ministerial Communications

Was asked: if there is a policy regarding ministerial use of private email for Government business in her Department; and if so, if it will be published. More Button

As I advised the Deputy in my response to Parliamentary Question 553 of 25th September, official email business in my role as Minister is conducted via Department and Oireachtas email accounts. On...More Button

Minister of State Joe McHugh has also confirmed that only Oireachtas and Department email addresses are used for official business and that no personal email accounts are used for business purpos...More Button

For completeness, I would advise the Deputy that, while my Department operates an Acceptable Usage Policy in relation to the use of ICT equipment, this policy does not specifically preclude the u...More Button

Official Engagements

Was asked: if she and-or officials in her Department attended the 2018 Ryder Cup; if so, the reason they attended; the days on which they attended; the officials they met from a Ryder Cup organisation or the ...More Button

Neither I nor any representatives of my Department attended this event in an official capacity. I can also confirm that neither I nor any of my officials have engaged in any meetings of the kind r...More Button