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O'Shea, Brian

Tuesday, 3 December 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 558 Nbr. 4


Priority Questions. - Languages Bill.

Asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs: further to Parliamentary Question No. 257 of 26 June, 2002, if he is still of the view that broadly speaking no significant additional costs are envisaged on Departments, over and above those alrea...More Button

My concern is that, in effect, an aspirational Bill could be passed into law because the costing has not been done. We could end up with something that really does not promote the Irish language at...More Button

The Minister is well aware that there is a marked difference in practice between statutory obligations and voluntary guidelines. We are heading into a situation where people can demand certain serv...More Button

Is the Minister satisfied that there are sufficient Irish speakers, people who are líofa a dhóthain, to provide the necessary services across the wide range of Departments, Government...More Button

Other Questions. - Charities Legislation.

I thank the Minister of State for the comprehensive reply. Obviously there has been movement since the previous occasion on which he answered questions in the Dáil.More Button

Does the Minister of State envisage that the consultation document will be published in the first half of next year? What type of document does he think it will be? It is important that the documen...More Button

The Commissioners for Charitable Donations and Bequests do not have statutory powers to keep a register of charities. Will the Minister of State consider this work being commenced immediately on a...More Button

Other Questions. - Reachtaíocht Molta.

Chuala mé an tAire ag rá bliain ó shin dá mba rud é go mbeadh airgead breise ag teastáil ó Údarás na Gaeltachta, go bhféadfadh ...More Button

Cad iad na deacrachtaí leis na leasuithe a bheidh ag dul os comhair an tSeanaid ar Chéim an Choiste a luaigh an tAire?More Button

Other Questions. - An Foras Teanga.

Nuair a bhíonn níos lú airgid ann, déanfar níos lú. Sin mar atá cúrsaí an tsaoil. An rud is tábhachtaí, áfach, n&...More Button

Chonaic mé tuairisc nuachtáin le déanaí go raibh an tAire ó thuaidh agus gur bhuail sé le lucht Ultais Albannach. Cád iad na rudaí ba mh&oacu...More Button

Other Questions. - Western Investment Fund.

Asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs: the reason for the cut in the 2003 Estimate for his Department of 10% for the Western Development Commission and 68% for the Western Investment Fund; if his attention has been drawn to the serious ...More Button

Is the Minister challenging the statement by the chairman of the commission that the reductions were a devastating blow? I understand the Minister's discussions were with the chief executive. What ...More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental Expenditure.

Asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs: further to Parliamentary Question No. 110 of 23 October 2002 the progress which has been made regarding the allocation of grants for federations and networks to support their member groups; and if ...More Button

Written Answers. - Official Language Equality.

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment: the additional costs which have arisen from the obligations on her Department in relation to the adoption by the Government in July 2002 of official language equality as one of the three new princi...More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food: the additional costs which have arisen from the obligations on his Department in relation to the adoption by the Government in July 2002 of official language equality as one of the three new princi...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: the additional costs which have arisen from the obligations on his Department in relation to the adoption by the Government in July 2002 of official language equality as one of the three new princi...More Button

Asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs: the additional costs which have arisen from the obligations on his Department in relation to the adoption by the Government in July 2002 of official language equality as one of the three new princi...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Science: the additional costs which have arisen from the obligations on his Department regarding the adoption by the Government in July 2002 of official language equality as one of the three new principles ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources: the additional costs which have arisen from the obligations on his Department in relation to the adoption by the Government in July 2002 of official language equality as one of the three new princi...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health and Children: the additional costs which have arisen from the obligations on his Department in relation to the adoption by the Government in July 2002 of official language equality as one of the three new princi...More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport: the additional costs which have arisen from the obligations on his Department in relation to the adoption by the Government in July 2002 of official language equality as one of the three new princi...More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform: the additional costs which have arisen from the obligations on his Department in relation to the adoption by the Government in July 2002 of official language equality as one of the three new princi...More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government: the additional costs which have arisen from the obligations on his Department in relation to the adoption by the Government in July 2002 of official language equality as one of the three new princi...More Button

Asked the Minister for Social and Family Affairs: the additional costs which have arisen from the obligations on her Department in relation to the adoption by the Government in July 2002 of official language equality as one of the three new princi...More Button

Written Answers. - Language Equality.

Asked the Minister for Defence: the additional costs which have arisen from the obligations on his Department in relation to the adoption by the Government in July 2002 of official language equality as one of the three new princi...More Button

Written Answers. - Special Educational Needs.

Asked the Minister for Education and Science: if approval will be given for resource hours to a school (details supplied) in County Waterford; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Academy for the Performing Arts.

Asked the Minister for Education and Science: the position regarding the development of the Academy for the Performing Arts; the amount of money spent on the project to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Therapy Training Places.

Asked the Minister for Education and Science: the number of students who took up third level places to study speech and language therapy in the 2002-03 academic year; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Science: further to Parliamentary Question No. 364 of 18 June, if all the additional 175 places indicated in the reply have been taken up; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Schools Building Projects.

Asked the Minister for Education and Science: further to Parliamentary Question No. 323 of 18 June 2002, the position regarding the building project for Ballyduff national school; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Fishing Vessel Licences.

Asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources: the proposals he has to meet the concerns of the Dungarvan Sea Angling Club and the Irish Federation of Sea Anglers (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Language Equality Policy.

Asked the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism: the additional costs which have arisen from the obligations on his Department in relation to the adoption by the Government in July 2002 of official language equality as one of the three new princi...More Button

Written Answers. - Radiotherapy Services.

Asked the Minister for Health and Children: further to Parliamentary Question No. 547 of 18 June 2002, if there is a definite date when the report of the expert group on the future of radiotherapy services will be presented to him; and if he...More Button