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Kelleher, Billy

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Employment Data

Asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation: her views on the regional spread of additional jobs added in the 12 months to quarter 3 of 2018 indicated by the latest labour force survey. More Button

What are the Minister's views on the regional spread of additional jobs added in the 12 months to quarter 3 of 2018 indicated by the most recent labour force survey?More Button

Many of my colleagues tabled the same question with regard to their own counties and constituencies and they were all referred to the Department of the Taoiseach even though their questions were ...More Button

Employment Data (Continued)

We all extend congratulations and concur that there is a buoyant labour market. However, it is sometimes or often outside the control of Government policy which sets down broad parameters. It is ...More Button

I do not doubt the Minister's commitment. What I am questioning is her ability to implement the commitments she makes. It is clear and evident that she is failing dismally. There are two regions...More Button

Insurance Costs

Asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation: the steps being taken to reduce the excessive sums awarded for whiplash compensation claims in view of the latest data published by the Personal Injuries Assessment Board, PIAB. More Button

I ask the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the steps that have been taken to reduce the excessive sums awarded for whiplash compensation claims in view of the latest data published ...More Button

We are primarily talking about people who are making fraudulent claims. There is no doubt that people see whiplash injuries as a soft money-making proposition. As a society and as an Oireachtas w...More Button

The Minister of State at the Department of Finance, Deputy D'Arcy, in one of his only recent announcements in the area of insurance, discussed the holding of a referendum to cap awards. The Mini...More Button

Insurance Costs (Continued)

We have discussed this issue for a long time. I am not questioning the Minister's bona fides, but the reality is that the pace of progress is lethargic. We only have to look at the Judicial Counc...More Button

Departmental Investigations

Asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation: her plans to publish an account of the investigative failures identified by a person (details supplied); the steps being taken to address them emanating from the trial of a person; and the action p...More Button

Since I tabled the question, which asks the Minister what her plans are to publish an account of the investigative failures in a specific case, a synopsis of the report produced by the Office of th...More Button

This Parliament is being held in contempt. Rather than publishing the report, the Government is providing an account of a report that was commissioned to assess the reasons the longest criminal tr...More Button

One does not have to travel far to see the fallout from the collapse of the banking sector. Week in and week out, one can see people being hauled before the repossession courts because they are un...More Button

If the Minister gives it to me, I will publish it.More Button

She should publish the advice in that case.More Button

The Minister will do nothing.More Button

Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement Reports

Hear, hear.More Button

Nothing.More Button

Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement Reports (Continued)

There are leaks from Cabinet every day.More Button

Transport Infrastructure Provision

I welcome the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Deputy Ross, to the House to hear what I have to say. I will make it brief and to the point. We need to have ambition and vision for the g...More Button

We are now in a strong upturn. We need to put in place solid, coherent plans to address the issue of the imbalance in Cork city and the Munster region. We need an outer, northern ring road from...More Button

All of this is in the context of the expansion of the city boundary. We are going to have all this particular area inside the city limits so it is appropriate now for the Minister to use his off...More Button

A northern ring route should be developed to ensure we are not dependent on the tunnel. That would stimulate sustainable development over the short and medium term. Nearly all of the industrial...More Button

For many reasons, we need a northern ring route. I implore and urge the Minister to be imaginative, like in the old days when he had the land use and transportation study, LUTS, which clearly ma...More Button

Transport Infrastructure Provision (Continued)

I thank the Minister for his reply. There is a small problem here. The northern ring road is mentioned on just one line of the national planning framework. The plan talks about the development o...More Button

I thank the Minister.More Button

Yes.More Button

I thank the Minister.More Button

National Development Plan Data

Asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation: the decision-making process for funding applications when it comes to the new disruptive technologies innovation fund that is part of the National Development Plan 2018-2027. More Button

Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement Investigations

Asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation: when she plans to publish an account of the investigative failures identified by a judge and the steps being taken to address them emanating from the trial of a person (details supplied); and the s...More Button

IDA Ireland Data

Asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation: the status of regional IDA site visits in addition to vacant IDA properties nationwide in 2018; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Employment Investment Incentive Scheme

Asked the Minister for Finance: further to Parliamentary Question No. 114 of 29 November 2017, the estimated cost of adapting the employment investment incentive scheme (details supplied) in tabular form.More Button

Unified Patent Court

Asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation: the timeframe for holding a referendum on the implementation of the unified patent court; the impact Brexit will have on the implementation of same; if the agreement will require renegotiation; and...More Button

IDA Ireland

Asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation: her views on the report regarding an agency (details supplied) under her remit.More Button

Disability Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: when speech and language therapy, occupational therapy and psychological services will be provided to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Post Office Closures

Asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment: the number of permanent, part-time and seasonal workers, respectively, who would be made redundant with regard to the proposal to close one of the four An Post mail centres by centre; the number an...More Button