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McGinley, Dinny

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

North-South Implementation Bodies

I have not yet answered the question.More Button

Is that something new?More Button

I did not realise that. When did this come in?More Button

More reform.More Button

I thank the Acting Chairman for the explanation. The Ulster-Scots Agency is an agency of the North-South Language Body, An Foras Teanga, with responsibility for promoting the Ulster-Scots language...More Button

North-South Implementation Bodies (Continued)

The Comptrollers and Auditors General have noted the actions taken by the agency to improve its financial controls surrounding grants in general, which include additional staff training, revision o...More Button

In regard to the publication of annual reports and accounts, it is worth noting that the production of consolidated accounts is particularly complex in this case, arising from the unique organisa...More Button

As I stated, there are legacy issues, and the 2000 annual report was not published until 2005. I am sure the Deputy agrees that major progress has been made, and the 2011 report will be published ...More Button

There have been legacy issues. Ms Carál Ní Chuilín MLA, our opposite number in the Northern Ireland Assembly, the Minister, Deputy Deenihan, and I have given top priority to ensuring the account...More Button

The draft report for 2012 has already been prepared by the Ulster-Scots Agency but we cannot have the 12th before the 11th.More Button

I reiterate that major progress has been made. There were legacy issues but we are not dealing anymore with 2001 or 2005, we are dealing with 2011. The report will be published in the near future...More Button

Air Strips

My Department does not intend to engage in any further development at the airstrips on Inishbofin and at Cleggan in County Galway. A decision has been made to dispose of the airstrips. This decis...More Button

Air Strips (Continued)

My priorities are to maintain the existing level of access services currently available to the island, and I conveyed that to the Irish Islands Federation when I met its representatives shortly aft...More Button

As the Deputy has pointed out, the air strips at Cleggan and Inishbofin were developed at a cost of €8.6 million at a time when we thought we had unlimited economic resources in this country, alt...More Button

We have just initiated a process on whether to sell or lease or whatever. No decision has been made yet. We are in touch with the island community as well. I was there during the summer and I to...More Button

Irish Language (Continued)

My Department has overarching responsibility for co-ordinating the implementation of the 20-Year Strategy for the Irish Language 2010-2030. The strategy promotes a holistic, integrated approach to...More Button

The Deputy has put forward a creative and imaginative idea and, as I said, I certainly will convey it to the relevant authorities, including Foras na Gaeilge and perhaps some of the voluntary langu...More Button

Leaders' Questions (Continued)

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Commemorative Events

I propose to take Questions Nos. 8 and 22 together.

  I refer the Deputy to the earlier reply to Priority Question No. 2 in which I outlined the situation in relation to the ongo...More Button

Question No. 9 answered orally.More Button

Scoileanna Gaeltachta

Mar eolas don Teachta, chuir mo Roinnse cúnamh gur fiú €780,000 (bunaithe ar 75% den chostas) ar fáil d’Eagraíocht na Scoileanna Gaeltachta (ESG) ón mbliain 2007 chun cur ar a gcumas foireann a fho...More Button

Foras na Gaeilge

Mar a mhínigh mé i bhfreagra ar Cheist Dála 81 ar 22 Deireadh Fómhair 2013, rinne an Chomhairle Aireachta Thuaidh Theas socruithe nua maoinithe a fhaomhadh, in ionad múnla reatha bunmhaoinithe Fhor...More Button

Beidh an fóram comhpháirtíochta uile-oileáin comhdhéanta de cheannasaithe na n-eagraíochtaí ceannais agus Foras na Gaeilge. Bunófar an fóram seo chun cur chuige comhoibríoch ag na heagraíochtaí c...More Button

Beidh an fóram forbartha teanga uile-oileáin ionadaíoch de shainleasa teanga áitiúla atá maoinithe ag Foras na Gaeilge ag leibhéal an phobail. Tabharfaidh an fóram seo aischothú don bhfóram comhp...More Button

Táthar ag súil go dtógfaidh bord Fhoras na Gaeilge cinneadh maidir le roghnú na n-eagraíochtaí ceannais le linn mhí Eanáir 2014 agus go gcuirfear an dá fhóram uile-oileáin ar bun ina dhiaidh sin.More Button

Togra Caomhantais

Is togra taispeána é an togra Aran LIFE+ a chuirfear i bhfeidhm ar na hOileáin Árann thar thréimhse ceithre bliana ó 2014 go 2017. Tá mo Roinnse ag feidhmiú mar thairbhí comhordúcháin don togra. More Button

Is cúram é don Choiste Stiúrtha atá ag feidhmiú faoi mo Roinnse, i gcomhar leis an bhfoireann de thriúr atá le ceapadh don togra go luath, socruithe a dhéanamh maidir le ceanncheathrú na foirne t...More Button

Ferry Services Provision

I propose to take Questions Nos. 215 to 218, inclusive, together.More Button

The tenders received for the Aran Islands cargo service were assessed by a committee comprising officials from my Department. This is in accordance with the standard approach adopted in relation ...More Button

I can also assure the Deputy that I am satisfied that the contract in this case was awarded following an open and fair tendering process, using the scoring system contained in the Request For Ten...More Button

In relation to docking on Inis Meáin, my Department’s information is that the cargo vessel failed to dock there on 2 days in the period from 1 January 2013 to 31 October 2013. It may also be note...More Button

In conclusion, I want to emphasise that my Department is dedicated to ensuring that a quality cargo service is in place for the Aran Islands. A number of issues that remain to be addressed have b...More Button