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Durkan, Bernard J.

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Questions on Proposed Legislation (Continued)

The mortgage arrears special courts Bill has been promised as legislation. Will the legislation appear in the House before the end of this session and, if not, would it be possible to set down gui...More Button

Election of Leas-Cheann Comhairle (Resumed) (Continued)

I thank the Ceann Comhairle. I of course wish to congratulate the successful candidate, Deputy Pat The Cope Gallagher, and wish him well. I will do my utmost, as all of us in the House try to do,...More Button

On occasions like this one should always thank one's proposer and seconder, but the way the system works means it does not always work out that way. I want to thank those who voted for me, those...More Button

Insurance Costs (Continued)

The Minister has half a minute, because we are over time.More Button

Foreshore Licence Applications (Continued)

I am sorry, Deputy Connolly, but we must move on to the next business.More Button

Report of the Committee on Housing and Homelessness: Motion

I call Deputy John Curran to move the motion.More Button

Cultural Policy

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: the extent to which she and her Department expect to be in a position to continue to utilise events of a cultural and heritage nature to promote the national image at home and abroad with particula...More Button

Heritage Sites

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: the extent to which she and her Department continue to support, maintain, preserve and promote heritage sites throughout the country with particular reference to the need to ensure that nothing is ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: the extent to which various at-risk heritage sites and buildings continue to be protected; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asylum Applications

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality: the procedure to be followed to facilitate an application for refugee and asylum status for a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Residency Permits

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality: the extent to which options are available to persons (details supplied) to obtain leave to remain or otherwise facilitate their application for residency given that they have established relationsh...More Button

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality: the current and potential residency status of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality: the means whereby persons (details supplied) can regularise their residency status; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality: the current and expected position in respect of residency for persons (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Immigration Status

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality: if she will facilitate an extension of time within which a person (details supplied) can make an application to renew a stamp 4 due to the difficulties in obtaining relevant documentation.More Button

Naturalisation Applications

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality: the procedure to be followed to facilitate naturalisation for a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Jobseeker's Allowance Appeals

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: when he will issue payment to a person (details supplied) under the jobseeker's allowance scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Arts Promotion

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: the extent to which she and her Department continue to encourage the development and promotion of the arts with particular reference to the maximisation of employment opportunities arising therefro...More Button

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: the extent to which the arts and heritage sectors continue to generate employment throughout the country; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: if support from philanthropists continues to be available towards the support of the arts and possibly the retention of paintings or other objets d’art which might be deemed to be a loss to the nat...More Button

Film Industry Promotion

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: the extent to which she and her Department continue to encourage internationally the use of Ireland as a film location with obvious beneficial economic implications; and if she will make a statemen...More Button

Architectural Heritage

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: the extent to which her Department is engaged in the restoration of major historical or cultural sites throughout the country at present; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Turf Cutting Compensation Scheme

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: the extent to which full and-or final settlement has been achieved in respect of displaced turf cutters in County Kildare arising from the application of special areas of conservation, SACs and nat...More Button

Arts Funding

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: the extent to which her Department continues to provide funding for the arts at local and community level, directly or indirectly; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: the extent to which her Department directly or through bodies under her aegis continues to support various festivals or cultural events organised annually or on a once-off basis throughout the coun...More Button

Waterways Issues

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: the extent to which she and her Department either directly or through Waterways Ireland have reached agreement with traditional canal dwellers and canal recreational users with regard to draft prop...More Button

Respite Care Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: if respite care will be reinstated in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Medical Card Applications

Asked the Minister for Health: the procedure to be followed by a person (details supplied) in seeking a renewal in September 2016 under the medical card scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button