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Rabbitte, Pat

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 754 Nbr. 3

Leaders’ Questions

Spoken like a true expert.More Button

(Interruptions).More Button

It is the team that we have had for the past 14 years——More Button

For the information of Deputy Martin, we found the missing briefs.More Button

We will have to wait for Sinn Féin to desludge.More Button

Is there any bandwagon Deputy Adams would not get on?More Button

Take a laxative, Mattie.More Button

Written Answers - Prospecting Licences

Was asked: when exploration licences for hydraulic fracturing were granted; to whom they were granted; the locations for which they were granted; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Health and Safety Regulations

Was asked: his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding the Commission for Energy Regulation regarding the recently published document titled, Petroleum Safety Implementation Project Overview: C.E.R./11...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Funding

Was asked: if funding has been made available to Inland Fisheries Ireland to retain contract staff in 2012 to continue with the work of controlling the African Pond Weed otherwise known as Lagarosiphon due to...More Button

Written Answers - Broadcasting Services

Was asked: if he will request that RTÉ address issues raised by a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

RTÉ is responsible for the rollout and operation of the Saorview TV network. Part 8 of the Broadcasting Act 2009, sets out RTÉ’s powers and responsibilities in this regard.More Button

The RTÉ decision to provide a satellite service is being made by RTÉ on a commercial basis. RTÉ has indicated that this service in conjunction with the DTT network will provid...More Button

In regard to coverage in the Dingle area, I have asked my officials to contact RTÉ and RTÉNL who will revert to you directly on this matter.More Button

Written Answers - Electricity Generation

Was asked: if he anticipates delays in payments under the REFIT scheme this year; when he anticipates that these payments will be made; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The REFIT scheme is funded through the Public Service Obligation (PSO) levy which is charged to all electricity consumers and the mechanism is well established. The PSO levy is calculated and cert...More Button

Five months ahead of the start of the PSO year (which commences 1 October), electricity suppliers are obliged to advise CER of those generators with whom they have entered into REFIT Power Purchase...More Button

The calendar year 2012 as is the norm with the PSO mechanism straddles two PSO years. The 2011/2012 PSO year runs to 30 September 2012 and the 2012/2013 PSO year will commence on 1 October 2012. ...More Button

My Department is currently also working to finalise the terms and conditions for the new REFIT Scheme recently cleared by the EU Commission, with a view to its launch shortly.More Button

Written Answers - Inland Fisheries

Was asked: the reasons for the relative brevity of the 2011 fishing season in respect of two lakes (details supplied) in County Kerry; if the 2012 season will be extended; and if he will make a statement on t...More Button