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Durkan, Bernard J.

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


NAMA Portfolio

I thank the Ceann Comhairle and his office for affording me the opportunity to raise once again this very important issue. I want to discuss the impact on the town of Naas of the stalling of the t...More Button

I have had discussions with various people who have been involved in various proposals. I have also raised the matter in the House on several occasions and hope I will not have to raise it again...More Button

NAMA Portfolio (Continued)

I have made approaches to the arbitration authorities in an effort to apply pressure and get something done in the shortest possible time. I have been in touch with the local authority, as has eve...More Button

Suffice it to say, there is still time to make a positive intervention. I am not blaming the Minister or his predecessors, but it is unacceptable that a business element in a major provincial to...More Button

There needs to be a return of footfall to the town centre. Various developments have tended to draw the commercial sector outside the town. If that is allowed to continue, there will be more se...More Button

Will the Minister of State examine the issues and contact the parties involved with a view to bringing them together and knocking heads together, if necessary, in order to kick-start what has to ...More Button

I thank the Minister of State. He rightly recognised the frustration of this and other Deputies, as well as everyone in Naas and the rest of the county, who have always regarded the town as-----More Button

-----a major business centre in the province. Sadly, people's confidence in the marketing impact of Naas is beginning to wane. The Minister of State identified the reason, namely, the ten years. ...More Button

I accept the Minister of State's bona fides on this. While a Minister cannot directly involve himself or herself in a planning application, he or she has the right to find out what is happening,...More Button

I have pursued this matter every which way. I have spoken down the years to every party involved. I have raised it in the House and received ministerial responses. It is unfair to Deputies and...More Button

The Minister of State could have a serious impact on this issue. It would be to the benefit of the area and public representatives everywhere who want to see progress when progress is demanded a...More Button

I thank the Minister of State.More Button

Education Policy

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the extent to which he expects to be in a position to address the most pressing issues in the education sphere over the next three years with particular reference to such issues as class size, acco...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the extent to which he has examined a pre-budget submission presented by unions (details supplied) with a view to examining the extent to which he expects to be in a position to positively respond ...More Button

Schools Building Projects Status

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the degree to which a satisfactory conclusion in terms of the continuation of the school building project at a campus (details supplied) which has been interrupted by the liquidation of the buildin...More Button

National Debt

Asked the Taoiseach: the extent to which Ireland's total debt and current debt compare with other European countries.More Button

Asked the Taoiseach: the degree to which Ireland's total debt has fluctuated in each of the past ten years to date expressed as a percentage of GNP and GDP.More Button

School Enrolments

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the extent to which primary and second level educational requirements are being met in Maynooth, County Kildare; if adequate provision in line with the requirements as set out by local management a...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the extent to which extra primary and-or second-level educational requirements are being met in Celbridge, County Kildare, in line with that set out by local educational interests and-or the releva...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the extent to which extra primary and-or second-level educational requirements are being met in Naas, County Kildare, in line with that set out by local educational interests and-or the relevant se...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the extent to which extra primary and-or second-level educational requirements are being met in Leixlip, County Kildare, in line with that set out by local educational interests and-or the relevant...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the extent to which extra primary and-or second-level educational requirements are being met in Clane, County Kildare, in line with that set out by local educational interests and-or the relevant s...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the extent to which extra primary and-or second-level educational requirements are being met in Kilcock, County Kildare, in line with that set out by local educational interests and-or the relevant...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the extent to which extra primary and-or second-level educational requirements are being met in Leixlip, County Kildare, in line with that set out by local educational interests and-or the relevant...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the extent to which extra primary educational requirements are being met in Timahoe, County Kildare, in line with that set out by local educational interests and-or the relevant section of his Depa...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the extent to which extra primary educational requirements are being met in Tiermohan, County Kildare, in line with that set out by local educational interests and-or the relevant section of his De...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the extent to which extra primary educational requirements are being met in Sallins, County Kildare, in line with that set out by local educational interests and-or the relevant section of his Depa...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the extent to which extra primary educational requirements are being met in Clogherinkoe, County Kildare, in line with that set out by local educational interests and-or the relevant section of his...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the extent to which extra primary educational requirements are being met in Newtown, County Kildare, in line with that set out by local educational interests and-or the relevant section of his Depa...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the extent to which extra primary educational requirements are being met in Johnstownbridge, County Kildare, in line with that set out by local educational interests and-or the relevant section of ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the extent to which extra primary educational requirements are being met in Rathcoffey, County Kildare, in line with that set out by local educational interests and-or the relevant section of his D...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the extent to which extra primary educational requirements are being met in Straffan, County Kildare, in line with that set out by local educational interests and-or the relevant section of his Dep...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the extent to which extra primary and or second-level educational requirements are being met in Prosperous, County Kildare, in line with that set out by local educational interests and-or the relev...More Button

Special Educational Needs Staff

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the extent to which he expects to be in a position to continue to ensure the availability of adequate special needs teaching places in all primary and secondary schools in County Kildare and throug...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the extent to which he expects to be in a position to continue to ensure the availability of an adequate number of # SNAs in all primary and secondary schools in County Kildare and throughout the c...More Button

Schools Refurbishment

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the extent to which he expects to progress the school building improvement and summer scheme programmes in respect of all schools in County Kildare at primary and second level with particular refer...More Button

School Playgrounds

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the extent to which the requirements of a school (details supplied) regarding the resurfacing of a playground surface have been facilitated; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Pupil-Teacher Ratio

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the extent to which he expects to be in a position to improve pupil-teacher ratio and class size in all primary schools in County Kildare and throughout the country; and if he will make a statement...More Button

Emergency Accommodation Data

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the records that are kept of families that have had to seek emergency housing provision in Garda stations throughout the country in 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: the records that are kept of families that have had to seek emergency housing provision in Garda stations throughout the country in 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Domiciliary Care Allowance Appeals

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: her plans to ensure that no delays are made in the processing of the payment of a domiciliary care allowance and all subsequent arrears to a person (details supplied) following a decision of the so...More Button

Treatment Benefit Scheme

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: if a person (details supplied) whose glasses were stolen can avail of the treatment benefit scheme to have them replaced; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Homeless Accommodation Provision

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: the number of homeless families in County Kildare; the number of families in emergency accommodation or awaiting allocation thereto; if funding has been allocated to Kildare County Council to addre...More Button