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Durkan, Bernard J.

Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Economic Competitiveness

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment: the extent to which international call centres are required in Ireland; the degree to which competition from other jurisdictions has affected location here; and if he will make a statement on the m...More Button

Brexit Issues

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment: the extent to which it remains possible to ensure that previous online business sourced in the UK in respect of which Irish consumers are now experiencing difficulty can be accessed in a timely man...More Button

Energy Usage

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications: the current availability of grant aid for the replacement of peat burning stoves with pellet burning heating systems; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications: the extent to which meeting carbon reduction targets continues; if it is in line with or ahead of expectations; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications: the extent to which he expects to meet carbon reduction targets in the transport, agriculture and other sectors without damaging Ireland’s economic capacity; and if he will make a statement on the ...More Button

Energy Production

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications: the extent to which the national grid currently relies and draws on renewable energy as a percentage of total requirement; if he has in mind specific proposals in this regard; and if he will make a...More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications: the degree to which the national electricity grid currently relies on the various renewable components in respect of electricity generation; the extent to which hydro, solar, biomass and wind on an...More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications: the extent to which the national electricity grid continues to rely on fossil electricity generated fuels; the degree to which this reliability has fluctuated in recent years to date; and if he wil...More Button

Wind Energy Generation

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications: the extent to which the offshore wind energy sector is progressing to meet its targets within the next ten years with particular reference to the progress to date; and if he will make a statement o...More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications: the degree to which wave and offshore wind electricity generation is being pursued as an alternative to reliance on fossil fuels; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

National Broadband Plan

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications: the degree to which high-speed broadband is being made available to various industrial parks throughout the country in order to facilitate the increasing number of persons who may require the optio...More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications: the degree to which the national broadband plan continues at pace including the linking up of the various areas throughout the country in which the greatest efficiency occurs; and if he will make a...More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications: the degree to which high-speed, high-quality broadband is available throughout the country as a percentage of the total requirement; the progress towards dealing with the areas most poorly served a...More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications: the extent to which he expects to meet the targets set for the provision of a satisfactory broadband service in all areas throughout the country; the measures being taken to address locations of pa...More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications: the degree to which the national broadband plan continues at pace including the linking up of the urban and rural areas throughout County Kildare in which the greatest efficiency occurs; and if he ...More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications: the degree to which high-speed, high-quality broadband is available throughout County Kildare as a percentage of the total requirement; the progress towards dealing with the areas most poorly serve...More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications: the extent to which he expects to meet the targets set for the provision of a satisfactory broadband service in all areas throughout County Kildare; the measures being taken to address locations of...More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications: the extent to which the national broadband plan continues to address the issues of the lack of high-speed broadband in areas in County Kildare in both urban and rural settings, having particular re...More Button

Air Quality

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications: the extent to which air quality continues to be monitored; the extent of the deterioration quality in all areas throughout the country; the areas most seriously affected; and if he will make a stat...More Button

Waste Management

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications: the extent to which the national waste management plan continues to address the relevant issues, with particular reference to reduction, reuse and recycle; and if he will make a statement on the ma...More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications: the degree to which landfill remains a major part of waste disposal; the extent to which it has been replaced by incineration and or recycling; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Schools Building Projects

Asked the Minister for Education: the progress to date or in hand in meeting the school place requirements, replacement of facilities, new school requirements and special needs provision in respect of each school project at primary...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education: the progress to date or in hand in meeting the school place requirements, replacement of facilities, new school requirements and special needs provision in respect of each school project at primary...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education: the progress to date or in hand in meeting the school place requirements, replacement of facilities, new school requirements and special needs provision in respect of each school project at primary...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education: the progress to date or in hand in meeting the school place requirements, replacement of facilities, new school requirements and special needs provision in respect of each school project at primary...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education: the progress to date or in hand in meeting the school place requirements, replacement of facilities, new school requirements and special needs provision in respect of each school project at primary...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education: the progress to date or in hand in meeting the school place requirements, replacement of facilities, new school requirements and special needs provision in respect of each school project at primary...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education: the position regarding the replacement of a school (details supplied); the degree to which progress has been made to advance the three-school project campus; the degree of negotiation with Kildare ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education: the position regarding the completion of schools (details supplied); the extent to which previously made commitments in regard to the alternative use of the existing school sites remain positive wi...More Button

School Funding

Asked the Minister for Education: the position regarding the funding for a school (details supplied) given that the project is nearing completion; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Exceptional Needs Payment

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if an application for an exceptional needs payment to cover funeral expenses will be reconsidered in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if a person (details supplied) qualifies for an exceptional needs payment in respect of the person's spouse's funeral expenses; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Social Welfare Payments Waiting Times

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: when a basic social welfare payment will be awarded in the case of a person (details supplied); if immediate steps can be taken to ensure the restoration of emergency payment given that they have t...More Button

Social Welfare Schemes

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if a person (details supplied) qualifies for five weeks' non-contributory old age payment in respect of the person's spouse who recently passed away; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Immigration Status

Asked the Minister for Justice: the position in relation to residency status in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice: the progress to date in the determination for residency and naturalisation in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Medicinal Products

Asked the Minister for Health: if the HSE drugs group met in December 2020; if not, if it is scheduled to meet; the drugs being considered for reimbursement, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the status of the reimbursement of Onpattro; when the drug will be made available to eligible patients; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if his attention has been drawn to the existence of specific antiviral treatment for Covid-19 or any other treatment currently undergoing trials or in respect of which trials have been completed; i...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: his plans to offer reimbursement for Luxturna which is essential for treatment of rare retinal disease; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Home Care Packages

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

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

Hospital Appointments Status

Asked the Minister for Health: if a required appointment at the gynae clinic can be facilitated in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Horticulture Sector

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the degree to which the horticultural sector can rely on an adequate supply of moss peat for the future given that such activity is largely carbon neutral; and if he will make a statement on the ma...More Button