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Howlin, Brendan

Tuesday, 8 October 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 469 Nbr. 5


Written Answers. - Opinion Polls.

Was asked: the number of opinion polls commissioned by him since December 1994; the purpose of each poll; and the overall cost of the polls carried out to date by his Department.More Button

No such opinion poll has been commissioned by my Department.More Button

Written Answers. - Urban Renewal Scheme.

Was asked: if he will include Carrick-On-Suir, County Tipperary, in the 1997 budget for urban renewal to enable this town to become more attractive for investment and job creation in view of the very serious ...More Button

Was asked: if he will include Tipperary town, County Tipperary, in the 1997 budget for urban renewal to enable this town to become more attractive for investment and job creation in view of the very serious j...More Button

Was asked: if he has considered urban renewal designation for smaller towns throughout the country; and if he will review the position of Moate, County Westmeath, in this regard.More Button

Written Answers. - Dundalk (Louth) Housing Refurbishment.

Was asked: the current position regarding an application by Dundalk Urban District Council for the refurbishment of Ashling Park, Dundalk, County Louth; if he will give details of the exact information reques...More Button

Written Answers. - Landlord and Tenant Legislation.

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to the consequences of recent legislation for landlords and tenants; the effect, if any, this legislation is having on tenants who are applicants for local authority...More Button

Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

Was asked: the number of applications that were received for the new house grant in each of the years from 1994 to 1996 on a county basis; the percentage of these applications which were refused; and the grou...More Button

Written Answers. - Carndonagh (Donegal) Sewerage Scheme.

Was asked: the current position in relation to Carndonagh sewerage scheme in County Donegal.More Button

Following technical examination in my Department of a revised proposal for the Cardonagh sewerage scheme, further aspects of the proposals were queried with Donegal County Council. A response to t...More Button

Written Answers. - Rahoon Park (Galway) Flats.

Was asked: when a decision will be made on the proposals submitted in 1996 by Galway Corporation to his Department on the future of Rahoon Park flats; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Córais Uisce in Inis Mór.

Déanaim tagairt do'n freagra ar Cheist Uimhir 133 dar dáta 14 Bealtaine 1996. Níl aon athrú ar an scéal ó shin.More Button

Written Answers. - Waste Tonnage.

Was asked: the total tonnage of waste paper, waste glass and waste cans which is produced in Ireland every year; and the percentage of each which is recycled.More Button

The most recent and comprehensive information on waste quantities is contained in the National Waste Database Report 1995 published by the Environmental Protection Agency; a copy of the report is a...More Button

The Environmental Protection Agency report indicates that, in relation to the combined household and commercial waste streams in 1995, the quantities of waste arising including 509,373 tonnes of wa...More Button

Written Answers. - Non-National Roads.

Was asked: the base year for the ten year special restoration programme for non-national roads; and the full and final figure allocated to this special restoration programme only, in base year prices, apart f...More Button

I refer to the reply to Questions Nos. 5, 17, 28, 41 and 56 of 15 February 1996. The pavement condition study being undertaken by consultants to determine the extent of the backlog of deficiencies...More Button

Written Answers. - Swimming Pools.

Was asked: the amounts made available to local authorities in respect of specific swimming pools for either refurbishment or construction in each of the years 1994 and 1995; whether he has allocated any money...More Button

Details of funding made available to local authorities in 1994 and 1995 for the construction of refurbishment of swimming pools are published in the Appropriation Accounts for these years.More Button

Information in relation to 1996 is set out in the following table. The balance of the 1996 provision will be fully expended on projects under construction or fully approved and on which work is ex...More Button

Written Answers. - Kildalkey (Meath) Sewerage Scheme.

Was asked: if he will approve the preliminary plan for a sewerage scheme in Kildalkey, County Meath, in view of the fact that the absence of such a scheme is inhibiting the development of the village.More Button

Preliminary proposals for a sewerage scheme to serve Kildalkey were submitted to my Department last June. Further information regarding the possible use of reed bed technology has been requested f...More Button

Written Answers. - Water Quality.

Was asked: the progress, if any, made on the proposal for a directive on the quality of drinking water in view of the fact that this is a stated priority during Ireland's Presidency of the EU concerning envir...More Button

Discussions on the European Commission's proposal to revise Council Directive 80/778/EEC of 15 July 1980 relating to the quality of water intended for human consumption commenced in July. The prop...More Button

Written Answers. - Motor Vehicle Emissions.

Was asked: the progress, if any, made on the anticipated proposals for a Directive from the EU Commission on motor vehicle emission standards for the post-2000 period and on the Framework Directive on fuel qu...More Button

Discussions on the European Commission's Auto Oil Programme, comprising proposals for directives on measures to be taken against air pollution by emissions from motor vehicles and on the quality of...More Button

An orientation debate on key issues arising under this dossier, as identified by the Presidency, will take place at the Environment Council on 15 October.More Button

Written Answers. - Modified Micro-Organisms.

Was asked: the progress, if any, that has been made in achieving a draft directive on the contained use of genetically modified micro-organisms in view of the fact that this is a stated priority during Irelan...More Button

Discussions on the European Commission's proposal to revise Council Directive 90/219/EEC of 23 April 1990 on the contained use of genetically modified micro-organisms continued under the Irish Pres...More Button

Written Answers. - Sustainable Development.

Was asked: whether political agreement has been reached on an EU Council common position on the EU Commission's proposal for a decision on the review of the Community programme of policy and action in relatio...More Button

Discussions on the European Commission's proposal for a decision on the review of the Community programme of policy and action in relation to the environment and sustainable development: “Towards S...More Button

Written Answers. - Ballymakenny (Louth) Water Scheme.

Was asked: the reason for the delay in the extension to the Ballymakenny group water scheme, Drogheda, County Louth, to service the Sandpit area; if the supply is dependent on or part dependent on the supply ...More Button

The Sandpit group water scheme, which is estimated to cost around £325,000, has been approved to commence construction in 1996. I understand the detailed planning of the scheme is now almost...More Button

The Sandpit scheme will be supplied initially from Ballymakenny. The Clogherhead water supply scheme which was recently approved at a cost of £240,000 will, in turn, integrate the Ballymaken...More Button

Written Answers. - Buncrana (Donegal) Sewerage Scheme.

Was asked: the current position in relation to the Aghilly phase V scheme Buncrana, County Donegal.More Button

I refer to the reply to Question No. 155 of 2 July 1996. The position is unchanged.More Button

Written Answers. - Electronic Surveillance.

Was asked: if he intends to introduce legislation to permit automatic electronic surveillance and photography equipment to be used to provide evidence in Court proceedings for speeding and traffic light offen...More Button

Section 105 of the Road Traffic Act, 1961, as amended by section 44 of the Road Traffic Act, 1994, provides that, where the proof of the commission of an offence under the Act involves the proof of...More Button

It is a matter for the courts to decide on the acceptance of evidence in any individual case.More Button

Written Answers. - Speeding Offence Fines.

Was asked: whether on-the-spot fines for speeding offences will be introduced; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Proposals to apply on-the-spot fines to speeding offences are currently being finalised by my Department, in consultation with the Department of Justice and the Garda. I will make the appropriate ...More Button

Written Answers. - Monivea (Galway) Sewerage Scheme.

Was asked: when a preliminary report in respect of a scheme (details supplied) in County Galway was forwarded to his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

A brief for Monivea sewerage scheme is with my Department at present. This would have to be approved before a preliminary report could be prepared. However, having regard to the high level of com...More Button

Written Answers. - An Bóthar R340.

Faoín scéim chomh-mhaointe ag an gComhpobal Eorpach do bhóithre neamh-náisiúnta, tá deis ag údaráis áitiúla moltaí do th...More Button

Beidh deis ag Comhairle Chontae na Gaillimh moltaií a dhéanamh le haghaidh deontais don bhliain 1997 don bhóthar seo roimh 18 Deireadh Fómhair 1996.More Button