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Durkan, Bernard J.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Arts Funding

I thank the Ceann Comhairle for affording me the opportunity to raise this issue, which is a very important matter locally. I thank the Minister for coming into the House to reply to the debate.More Button

The matter I raise refers to The Moat Club in Naas, County Kildare, which is famous for its traditional fostering of the arts in drama and music and also for the number of people it has assisted,...More Button

Like all voluntary organisations, The Moat Club has ongoing funding needs, and in order to comply with health and safety requirements and to ensure patrons, staff and all associated with it are i...More Button

The Minister has access to some funding later in the year which could possibly facilitate groups and organisations such as The Moat Club in Naas. It would be money well spent. I ask the Ministe...More Button

The club is a local community organisation that has put on shows for generations. It has won awards at national and international level and people of international stature perform at the club. ...More Button

Arts Funding (Continued)

I hope that in the course of the discussions that take place in the near future, it will be possible to identify the most likely opportunities to make some funding available. I do not wish to sele...More Button

I hope the Minister will find ways and means to address the issue in a favourable way. To quote the old phrase, the show must go on. It cannot go on unless we have resources and meet health and...More Button

Transport Policy

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the extent to which a comprehensive, integrated road passenger transport plan is being developed, with particular reference to the need to ensure an adequate level of passenger transport throughout...More Button

Brexit Issues

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the extent to which he is engaging with the tourism sector with a view to identifying and offsetting the negative impact of Brexit; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Rail Services

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: his plans for investment in the rail services over the next five years, including any extension to services; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Sports Events

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the extent to which he continues to have discussions with the major sporting organisations with a view to encourage the use of this country as an international venue for sporting events; and if he ...More Button

Tourism Promotion

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the extent to which potential growth opportunities for business tourism in this country continue to be identified; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the extent to which he continues to promote Ireland as a conference venue in view of the likely economic benefit, including job creation and tourism; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Tourism Industry

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the extent to which any particular sectors of the tourism sector to date in 2017 have shown particular potential for growth with consequent economic benefit in the future; and if he will make a sta...More Button

Public Transport Review

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the extent to which a study has been carried out of the public transport sector in County Kildare with particular reference to the need to address any deficiencies in respect of daily frequency of ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the extent to which the public transport sector in County Kildare is monitored on an ongoing basis with particular reference to addressing any deficiencies in respect of the daily frequency of rail...More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the degree to which the increased requirement of the Kildare commuter rail sector continues to be monitored to ensure the availability of the highest possible quality of service to meet the needs o...More Button

Transport Infrastructure Provision

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the extent to which road, rail, air and sea transport facilities continue to be measured in the context of overall integration with particular reference to a maximisation of efficiency and availabi...More Button

Regional Airports

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if he is satisfied that adequate focus remains on the need to ensure the future of regional airports in the context of a modern economy; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Road Safety

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the extent to which well known and identifiable accident black spots remain an issue throughout the country; the extent to which efforts are being made to address the issue; and if he will make a s...More Button

Road Network

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the extent to which plans are in hand to extend motorway services to other regions throughout the country with a view to ensuring that the availability of such transport is seen as an incentive for...More Button

Road Projects Status

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the extent to which the upgrading of over-trafficked sections of motorway such as the M50 continue to be a priority both from a health and safety point of view and meeting the needs of the travelli...More Button