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Ó Cuív, Éamon

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


National Broadband Plan

Asked the Minister for Climate Action and Communication Networks: the expected progress that will be made with the roll-out of the national broadband plan in 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The Minister knows I am a great proponent of the levelling effect rural broadband will have. It is important to rural areas. What progress has been made about the roll-out of the national broadba...More Button

Am I correct in thinking that the way this is being rolled out by National Broadband Ireland is from the centre outwards? It is starting at the periphery of towns and cities and working outwards f...More Button

The Minister said that 10% will not be done within five years. I take it that 10% is in the mountains and hills or the kind of place I live in. Is there any way that could be expedited? Otherw...More Button

Rural Carrigaline or rural Bushypark, perhaps.More Button

Is it possible for the Department, in consultation with National Broadband Ireland, which has got this fantastic State contract, to perhaps get an outline of how it plans on rolling out this partic...More Button

Has the Minister any information on the growth in connections of fibre to a house where it already passes the house under the Eir scheme. In recent times, has there been a significant pick-up pe...More Button

Community Employment Schemes

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the number of places approved nationwide for community employment schemes; the number of participants on such schemes; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Mining Industry

Asked the Minister for Climate Action and Communication Networks: if he plans to continue to issue prospecting and mining licences for minerals in or near Natura 2000 sites; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Environmental Policy

Asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage: when a decision will be made on an application (details supplied) in relation to a preservation order on lands; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Schools Building Projects

Asked the Minister for Education: her plans to provide a post-primary school in Moycullen, County Galway in view of rapid growth in the area; if so, if a Gaelcholáiste is planned in view of the fact the village is in the Gaeltacht;...More Button

State Examinations

Asked the Minister for Education: the number of complaints her Department has received in relation to the calculated grades system from pupils whose grades were marked down by her Department compared to those awarded by the school;...More Button

Employment Rights

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: when legislation will be published to implement the recommendations of the Duffy Cahill Report; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the reason a self-employed person (details supplied) who went on maternity leave on 17 February 2020 and who was not as result eligible for the pandemic unemployment payment is now being refused th...More Button

Probate Applications

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: when an application by a solicitor (details supplied) for clearance to take out probate and pay out the beneficiaries of a will, will be provided; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

CLÁR Programme

Asked the Minister for Community and Rural Development and the Islands: her plans to reintroduce the CLÁR group water top up that was part of the CLÁR programme until 2010; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Community and Rural Development and the Islands: her plans to reintroduce measure 1V of the CLÁR scheme in 2020; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button