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Deenihan, Jimmy

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Special Areas of Conservation Designation

Was asked: the statutory footing for the management plan of lands owned by an organisation (details supplied) in County Wicklow; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The lands referred to in the question are situated within the Murrough Wetlands candidate Special Area of Conservation and the Murrough Wetlands Special Protection Area.More Button

The lands in question are in the ownership of the organisation referred to by the Deputy and I understand that they are managed principally for their ecological value. I am not aware of any stat...More Button

Departmental Expenditure

Was asked: if any of his Department’s 2012 capital expenditure allocation was used for current expenditure purposes last year, the amount used for this purpose; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

As the Deputy will be aware, my Department's provision for capital expenditure in 2012 was €43m. Capital expenditure to year-end totalled circa €41.6m and an amount of €1.2m in capital funding was ...More Button

Was asked: if he will provide the month by month profile for his Department's 2013 capital expendiuture;; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The month-by-month profile for my Department's capital expenditure is provided in the table below:

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Architectural Heritage

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to the fact that many thatched houses are falling into ruin in view of the fact that owners cannot afford the 60 or 70 thousand euros needed to redo the thatch; if h...More Button

Part IV of the Planning and Development Acts 2000-2011 provides for the protection of architectural heritage. The Act gives primary responsibility to planning authorities to identify and protect a...More Button

Forestry Grants

Was asked: if he will provide an update on a forestry application (details supplied)More Button

While decisions on forestry applications are a matter for the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, my Department is a statutory consultee under the regulatory framework governing forestr...More Button

I understand that the decision to refuse the application in question has been appealed to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and that, as part of the appeal process, further obser...More Button

Arts Promotion

Was asked: if he will consider a proposal to allow the Arts Council to register and recognise craft workers along the lines of people working in the Arts Council; if she will outline the role of the county ar...More Button

The Arts Council is a statutory body under the Arts Act 2003. Its functions are laid down by section 9(1) of that Act and are specific to the arts.

  The Crafts Council of Irel...More Button

Irish Genealogy

Was asked: the access and rights that will be afforded to adopted people in tracing their genealogy as part of the Irish genealogy.More Button

As the Deputy may be aware, the issue of adoption is dealt with by my colleague, the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Ms Frances Fitzgerald, T.D.

  My Department runs a...More Button

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