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Ó Cuív, Éamon

Tuesday, 26 November 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 558 Nbr. 1


Adjournment Debate. - Population Decline.

Ba mhaith liom buíochas a ghlacadh leis an Teachta as ucht na deise a thabhairt dom labhairt ar an ábhar seo. Dar ndóigh, táimíd ag caint mar gheall ar cheantair ...More Button

The Deputy is aware that on setting up CLÁR, I highlighted rural depopulation as the main challenge facing rural Ireland. At the time many people wanted me to use other indices which were to...More Button

This is not an isolated phenomenon and many rural areas, particularly in the west of Ireland, are trying to come to grips with similar problems. There is a need for clearly focused policies and act...More Button

A sum of more than €4 million has been provided for road improvements in north-west Mayo through a variety of funding sources including Mayo County Council, the Department of the Environment a...More Button

Comhar lorrais Teoranta has implemented the Leader programme in the north-west Mayo Gaeltacht for a number of years and has recently been allocated €1.88 million under the current programme. I...More Button

In terms of employment creation, Údarás na Gaeltachta has had considerable success. Following a major refurbishment of the former Warner premises, a new venture in the ICT sector with...More Button

Many things are happening. The Deputy referred specifically to the gas pipeline. As the Deputy knows, we are putting in the ring in Belmullet and this is the key to broadband. The provision of gas ...More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Job Losses.

Tá soláthar dóthain curtha ar fáil don údarás don bhliain seo chugainn. Tá an ceart ag an Teachta nach bhfuil an oiread céanna airgid bheith ...More Button

Is comhlacht é BMR Teoranta a bhfuil aonad táirgíochta aige ar an eastát tionscail i nGaoth Dobhair i gContae Dhún na nGall agus aonad riaracháin eile ar E...More Button

D'fhógair an comhlacht inniu go bhfil sé le 35 phost sealadach i nGaoth Dobhair agus 16 phost sealadach eile i nGaillimh a scaoileadh chun bealaigh ag deireadh na seachtaine seo. F&aa...More Button

Maidir leis na fostaithe atá ag cailleadh a bpost, is daoine iad seo a fhostaítear go sealadach chuile bhliain nuair a bhíonn éileamh trom ar thairgí an chomhlach...More Button

Níl aon amhras ach gur cúis imní dom féin agus d'Údarás na Gaeltachta aon phostanna a bheith á gcailliúnt in aon tionscal Gaeltachta ach, sa ...More Button

I gcás Ghaoth Dobhair, tuigim go maith an imní atá ar an Teachta mar gheall ar an líon postanna atá caillte ar an eastát tionscail le tamall anuas. Mar a m...More Button

Bhunaigh an t-iarAire Stáit ag an Roinn Ealaíon, Oidhreachta, Gaeltachta agus Oileán, an Teachta Coughlan, grúpa oibre idiráisínteacht roinnt míonna...More Button

Ag eirí as moltaí an ghrúpa oibre seo, agus ag cur leis na tosaíochtaí atá glactha ag an údarás cheana féin, tá mé d&oac...More Button

Tá dul chun cinn maith déanta le tamall maidir le tograí nua a aimsiú do cheantar Ghaoth Dobhair. Cé go bhfuil se ró-luath sonraí a thabhairt, t&aac...More Button

Mar a dúirt mé cheana, is údar mór imní dúinn ar fad an lagtrá seó atá le sonrú i gcúrsaí fostaíochta, i d...More Button

Tá sé i gceist agamsa le linn mo thréimhse mar Aire athruithe suntasacha a dhéanamh ar struch túr eagras éagsúla atá faoi scáth ma Roi...More Button

The Dáil adjourned at 10.35 p.m. until 10.30 a.m. on Wednesday, 27 November 2002.More Button

Written Answers. - Inland Waterways.

Was asked: the reason the dry dock in Richmond Harbour, Clondra, County Roscommon, has been out of use since the early 1990s; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that this requires boaters on the Rive...More Button

Waterways Ireland is one of the six North-South implementation bodies established on 2 December 1999 by the British-Irish Agreement Act, 1999, and the North-South Co-operation Order 1999. Waterways...More Button

Waterways Ireland informs me that the dry dock at Richmond Harbour was closed on health and safety grounds. The re-opening of the dry dock is being considered at present and investigations into the...More Button

Tá iarratas ó Chomhairle Chontae Dhún na nGall á scrúdú ag mo Roinnse faoi lathair. Tuigim ón gcomhairle atá curtha ar fáil dom go bhf...More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental Expenditure.

Was asked: the exact cutbacks which were made in his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The programme areas of my Department that have a reduced allocation in the AEV 2003 compared to 2002 are shown in the following table:More Button

The administrative budget for my Department is also lower than the REV 2002 administrative budget, although direct comparisons with the 2002 administrative budget allocations are misleading. Admin...More Button

A number of key areas of my Department have also secured increased allocations in 2003. These include Ciste na Gaeilge – +8%, Tithe Gaeltachta – +5%, Oileáin – +9%, and the...More Button

I have no doubt that with responsibility for both community and local development now in the one Department, streamlining can take place to ensure more efficient delivery of services and better val...More Button

In the longer term this will ensure enhanced and more efficiently delivered services to those most in need of assistance. My Department will spend approximately €265 million next year on comm...More Button

Written Answers. - Grant Applications.

Was asked: the grant applications which were made to his Department under the grants for community and voluntary service; the persons who applied for grants under this scheme; the persons who received grants ...More Button

Was asked: the applications which were made under CLÁR; the persons who have applied for funding under CLÁR; the persons who received grants under CLÁR; and if he will make a statement on...More Button

There are 18 measures in the CLÁR programme ranging from local road improvements to village enhancement and sports capital grants. It is not practical here to provide all the information sou...More Button

In general the measures are implemented by local authorities or other official agencies and not by my Department. Accordingly, in the case of some measures, such as village enhancement and bilingua...More Button

Was asked: the grant applications which were made under Íocaíocht leis an Foras Teanga; the persons who applied under this scheme; the persons who received grants under this scheme; and if he wi...More Button

The allocation under the heading Íocaíocht leis An Foras Teanga in my Department's Vote represents the annual grant paid to An Foras Teanga, which, as the Deputy is aware, is one of t...More Button

The annual allocation from my Department's Vote to An Foras Teanga in any year is delivered by way of periodic payments to the agencies, the amounts of which are agreed with the other sponsoring De...More Button

I have asked the agencies to forward to the Deputy all available details regarding grant applications and payments made, as requested by him.More Button

Written Answers. - Housing Grants.

Was asked: if grants for new houses in the Gaeltacht areas and the islands will continue to be paid; and if so the details thereof.More Button

I take it the Deputy is referring to Gaeltacht islands. Grants for new houses under the Housing (Gaeltacht) Acts will continue to be paid in Gaeltacht areas, including Gaeltacht islands. The grant,...More Button

An information leaflet on the grants available under the Acts will be forwarded to the Deputy.More Button

Written Answers. - Dormant Accounts.

Was asked: the progress which has been made on dormant account funds; the total figure for allocation; when they will be allocated; the areas in which the funds will be allocated; the persons to whom; and if ...More Button

Written Answers. - CLÁR Programme.

Was asked: if CLÁR funding will be allocated to provide an access bridge for a person (details supplied) in County Mayo.More Button

Under the CLÁR pro gramme funding is available for local improvement scheme roads and class 111 local roads in CLÁR areas. Mayo County Council has advised me that the access bridge do...More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental Estimates.

Was asked: the budget breakdown under each subhead for the past three years for his Department; and the proposed allocation breakdown on a subhead basis for the Estimates for 2003 (details supplied).More Button

The information requested by the Deputy is as follows:More Button

*This figure represents the joint REV 2000 allocations to An Foras Teanga, €1.075 million, and to its predecessor, Bórd na Gaeilge €4.51 million, which it replaced that year.More Button

The figures reflects programmes that were transferred from the Department of Social Community and Family Affairs to the new Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs earlier this year.More Button