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Crawford, Seymour

Tuesday, 3 December 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 558 Nbr. 4


Priority Questions. - Rural Development.

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Asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs: if he will have sufficient funds in his community and rural affairs sections to maximise the cross-Border and other benefits from the EU, INTERREG and PEACE programme funds; if, under the CLÁ...More Button

I welcome the Minister's commitment that there will be sufficient funds for INTERREG and the PEACE programme in the future. In the past, however, programmes such as INTERREG and the PEACE programme...More Button

I welcomed the CLÁR programme when the Minister visited my parish of Aghabog. The Minister said previously and earlier today that the study being carried out at present will allow him to dec...More Button

Does the Minister accept that Border areas, in spite of the funding that has gone to them in recent years, have experienced the lowest increase in population according to the last census and that i...More Button

Other Questions. - Charities Legislation.

Is the Minister of State satisfied there is sufficient control of charities? There are many of them and I have been led to believe some have been established in this country solely because there is...More Button

Private Members' Business. - Community Employment Schemes: Motion.

I thank Deputy Hogan for the opportunity to speak on this important motion. Community employment schemes are at the heart of rural areas and have played a significant role in what rural Ireland is ...More Button

I know unemployment figures have come down dramatically over the last eight to ten years, and we will hear that from the Tánaiste in a few minutes. However, I wish to spell out to her that t...More Button

There is a market house in my village of Newbliss. One day the people who owned it, the church body, received a letter from the county council to say it was an important listed building and another...More Button

Inniskeen is the home of Patrick Kavanagh, one of the renowned Irish poets who maybe was not thought so much of during his time on this earth. I attended the Kavanagh weekend last weekend and it wa...More Button

Clones was devastated during the Troubles and there was only one road into it. A factory there is under pressure at present. Some 40 workers have been let go while the jobs of 100 more are under pr...More Button

By taking part in the CE project at Clones Chamber of Commerce I have found the self-confidence to be part of the workforce after spending several years unemployed. I am a person who was unemployed...More Button

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CE has given me the opportunity to bridge the barriers that prevented me from getting work. If you continue with these cutbacks in CE, I will experience great difficulty in getting a job, since yo...More Button

I received letters from Monaghan parish group of churches, Annalee, Butlersbridge, County Cavan, and from Ballybay Development Company. Ballybay was a derelict town which was revolutionised. The T&...More Button

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Written Answers. - Departmental Expenditure.

Asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs: the way in which he can justify a cut of 16% in grants for community and voluntary services at the same time as his colleague, the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, is withdrawing over...More Button

Written Answers. - Inland Waterways.

Asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs: if he will give a commitment that over the next five to seven years he will provide matching funds with his Northern Ireland counterparts to restructure and reopen the Ulster Canal; if or when he h...More Button

Written Answers. - North-South Bodies.

Asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs: the number of offices which are set up for cross-Border purposes as a result of the Good Friday Agreement; the location of each office; the number employed in each office; if other offices are need...More Button

Written Answers. - Urban Renewal Schemes.

Asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government: if the tax incentive scheme will be extended to towns such as Kingscourt, County Cavan; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button