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Durkan, Bernard J.

Tuesday, 3 December 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 558 Nbr. 4


National Development Finance Agency Bill, 2002: Second Stage (Resumed).

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Written Answers. - Gaeltacht Commission Report.

Asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs: the new initiatives he will take following the recent census data to attract new Irish speaking families into the Gaeltacht; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Flood Relief.

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he has received a communication from Kildare County Council regarding the repeated flooding at Mill Lane, Leixlip, Straffan, Johnstown and Maynooth, with particular reference to the co-ordinatio...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: the extent to which areas of serious and repeated flooding have been identified throughout the country in both urban and rural settings; if he has liased with local authorities in respect of each s...More Button

Written Answers. - Tax Collection.

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he will review the tax issue in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare who wishes to ascertain if repayments of tax could be extended to be repaid over a period of five or six...More Button

Written Answers. - Schools Building Projects.

Asked the Minister for Education and Science: the process to date in regard to the provision of new facilities to replace St. Patrick's post primary school, Naas, County Kildare; the original plan in respect of the project; the proposals and p...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Science: the current requirements in respect of facilities sought by the school authorities at Maynooth post primary school, Maynooth, County Kildare; the precise position in regard to the provision of such...More Button

Written Answers. - Arts Council.

Asked the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism: if he sees a role for his Department in the promotion of the arts; if his Department can provide funding in such circumstances; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Roads Funding.

Asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government: if he will contact Kildare County Council with a view to the provision of the necessary funding to carry out emergency repairs to the road network arising from damage caused through recent flooding...More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government: if he has received communications from the various local authorities requesting urgent funding for the restoration of roads and footpaths following recent inclement weather conditions; and if he wi...More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government: if he will issue the necessary instructions and funding to the various local authorities to facilitate urgent road restoration and repairs following recent bad weather; and if he will make a statem...More Button

Written Answers. - Waste Disposal.

Asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government: his policy in respect of incineration and landfill waste disposal; the alternative being pursued; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Dual Mandate.

Asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government: if it is Government policy to abolish the dual mandate; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government: the number of Government Deputies likely to be affected in the event of the abolition of the dual mandate; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government: if it is his intention to abolish the dual mandate; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government: the way he proposes to deal with the ongoing issue of the dual mandate in respect of membership of local authorities by Oireachtas Members; the nature of the discussions which have taken place in r...More Button

Written Answers. - Local Authority Housing.

Asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government: the average price of a basic three bedroomed semi-detached house in each local authority area in the country; the location at which it is possible to acquire such a home through the local authority...More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government: if he will authorise an increase in the maximum shared ownership and annuity loan through Kildare County Council to facilitate first time home buyers who cannot acquire a home under the current max...More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government: the likely number of housing starts in respect of family homes anticipated through the various local authorities in 2003; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government: the number of persons living in rented accommodation throughout the country; if this figure corresponds with a combination of those on local authority housing waiting lists and those in rental acco...More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government: his plans to address the serious housing shortage affecting first-time home seekers who are unable to access the market for a variety of reasons; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - National Spatial Strategy.

Asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs: the extent to which he has studied the recently announced spatial strategy and its impact on his Department's work; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Community Development.

Asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs: the extent of his work to date in revitalising rural and urban communities; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs: the number of urban and rural communities which have currently registered with his Department or the extent to which he has made contact with such groups with a view to offering assistance, whether...More Button

Written Answers. - Interdepartmental Liaison.

Asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs: the extent to which he has liaised with other Departments, the activities of which can have an effect on his Department's role and function; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs: if there have been recent discussions with the Department of the Environment and Local Government in regard to the impact of decisions taken jointly or separately which may impact on the quality of...More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental Funding.

Asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs: the extent to which and the headings under which his Department is likely to provide grant aid towards community based socially or culturally enhancing projects; if all applications in this regard ...More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental Objectives.

Asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs: his Department's proposals in terms of prioritising objectives in 2003; if any such projects are likely to be affected in a negative way by budgetary restrictions; and if he will make a statement o...More Button

Written Answers. - Rural Development.

Asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs: his strategy for rural development; the way in which these proposals are likely to receive support from other Departments; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button