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Rabbitte, Pat

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Departmental Expenditure

Was asked: if any of his Department’s 2012 capital expenditure allocation was used for current expenditure purposes last year, the amount used for this purpose; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: if he will provide the month by month profile for his Department's 2013 capital expendiuture;; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I propose to take Question Nos. 177 and 178 together.

  I can confirm for the Deputy that none of my Department’s 2012 capital allocation was used for current expenditure purpose...More Button

Departmental Bodies

Was asked: if he will reconsider the appointment of a person (details supplied) to the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, that this person's position is in conflict with his directorship of Mainstream R...More Button

In January of this year I signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with my UK counterpart, Mr. Edward Davey M.P., to explore the potential for exporting wind based renewable energy from Ireland t...More Button

More generally, a technical review of the Wind Energy Guidelines is being overseen by officials from the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government, my Department and the SEAI. Th...More Button

The Environmental Protection Agency is an independent public body operating under the aegis of the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government and issues concerning its remit ar...More Button

Finally, the appointments of the Chair and Directors to the Board of SEAI are made in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Sustainable Energy Act 2002. The Board acts in accordance wit...More Button