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Keaveney, Cecilia

Tuesday, 26 November 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 558 Nbr. 1


British-Irish Agreement (Amendment) Bill, 2002: Second Stage.

I wish to share time with the Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Deputy Kitt.More Button

Coming from the British-Irish Interparliamentary Body meeting at the weekend, it is with relief that I observe this Bill being brought before the House. It continues to move things that have alread...More Button

I look at this in the context of the number of cross-Border activities in which I am involved. I am involved in the north-west region crossBorder group and when we had local issues to raise with Mi...More Button

I am glad to see the Taoiseach here tonight. It is essential the revision of the Foyle Fishery Act, 1952, is progressed as soon as possible. I live on the Foyle and many of my votes come from the f...More Button

The locks agency in the Foyle has had a chequered history between fishermen and staff but the situation is improving. The people see the progress being made, the plans for the development of marine...More Button

The locks agency has a role in relation to the Foyle but it did not lead on a wind farm that was promoted on the mouth of the Foyle. I am not opposed to wind energy but I have to protect those I re...More Button

I have been informed that the environmental impact assessment will address the issue of fisheries and will provide me with the answers I seek. However, the environmental impact assessment will be c...More Button

At the British-Irish Interparliamentary Body yesterday, Paul Murphy and I asked that a public inquiry into this project be initiated, and we were supported by John Hume. It is important to the nort...More Button

As chairperson of the committee with responsibility for Gaeltacht affairs I welcome the fact that we have the PEACE II and INTERREG moneys to disperse. I commend Foras na Gaeilge and those involved...More Button

We need to get the Executive up and running as soon as possible. The elections must take place on 1 May and many people are working hard to ensure that happens. In areas such as my own there could ...More Button

Written Answers. - Schools Building Projects.

Asked the Minister for Education and Science: the position in relation to an application for a building project (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - School Transport.

Asked the Minister for Education and Science: if a new bus will be provided at 3 p.m. each day to replace or complement a bus which has been acknowledged as being overcrowded on a route (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on th...More Button

Written Answers. - Fisheries Protection.

Asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources: the role that the seal plays in conservation of fish stock; the proposals within the Fischler plans to deal with this aspect of sustainable development; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources: his views on whether the electromagnetic field which guides salmon back to their spawning grounds could be distorted by the close proximity of a wind farm to the water; and if he will make a statem...More Button

Asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources: if an environmental impact statement, which is supposed to address the possible implications of the development of a wind farm on the Foyle for fisheries, will be considered credible if the complet...More Button

Written Answers. - Hospital Waiting Lists.

Asked the Minister for Health and Children: the position in relation to an application by a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Identification Cards.

Asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform: his views on the need for a mandatory identification card for proof of age; and if an obligation should be placed on all licencees to demand the age card for the purchase of alcohol by young people.More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform: his views on the need for mandatory identity cards to assist in combating underage drinking; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Juvenile Offenders.

Asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform: his views of the value of community service for young offenders as opposed to prison sentences, particularly for criminal damage and public order type offences; and if he will make a statement on t...More Button

Written Answers. - Drugs Offences.

Asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform: his views on the adequacy of the penalties which exist for possession of drugs in small quantities; and if he will make a statement on the expansion of the drug task force into more rural areas wit...More Button

Written Answers. - Housing Aid for the Elderly.

Asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government: his views on the recommendations from the housing aid for the elderly report 2000; when action will be taken to put this scheme on a permanent footing and increase the funding to that which is agre...More Button