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Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Summer Works Scheme Applications (17 Apr 2014)

Noel Harrington: 91. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding an application for funding under the summer works scheme in respect of a school (details supplied) in County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18327/14]

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Summer Works Scheme Applications (17 Apr 2014)

Noel Harrington: 92. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding an application for funding under the summer works scheme in respect of a school (details supplied) in County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18329/14]

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Fodder Crisis (17 Apr 2014)

Noel Harrington: 209. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the total funds that were allocated for relief of the fodder shortage in spring 2013; if he will provide in tabular form the full list of applicants and the amount sought; the full list of these applicants whose applications were approved and the amount approved; the full list of all these applications whose payments have been made...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Agri-Environment Options Scheme Payments (17 Apr 2014)

Noel Harrington: 210. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) in County Cork will receive their agri-environment options scheme payment for 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18394/14]

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Severe Weather Events Response (17 Apr 2014)

Noel Harrington: 211. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will provide an update on the compensation scheme on replacement pots after the winter storms; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18403/14]

Competition and Consumer Protection Bill 2014: Second Stage (Resumed) (16 Apr 2014)

Noel Harrington: I welcome the opportunity to speak to the Bill. I welcome the Minister's presence in the Chamber. I welcome the Bill as part of the Government's programme to reform State agencies and to merge those deemed suitable to be merged, leading to better value for the consumer and the taxpayer. However, it is important that we evaluate what the Bill will do for the consumer. Consumer protection is...

Topical Issue Debate: Fish Quotas (15 Apr 2014)

Noel Harrington: I thank the Minister of State for his reply. I agree with the sentiments he expressed and I share his disappointment. The European Commission sacrificed sustainability for expediency in the context of the agreement that was reached. Unfortunately, the UK authorities were blinded by the offer of 30 pieces of silver for short-term gain. The point I really wish to get across is that the...

Topical Issue Debate: Fish Quotas (15 Apr 2014)

Noel Harrington: I thank the Ceann Comhairle's office for selecting this topic for discussion and the Minister of State, Deputy Tom Hayes, for coming to the House to respond to it. The background to this issue rests with what I would describe as the jewel of the crown of the Irish fishing industry, namely, the mackerel fishery, which is worth more than €100 per annum to the State and the industry. ...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications: Broadcasting Rights: Gaelic Athletic Association (15 Apr 2014)

Noel Harrington: I apologise for being late. I travelled from west Cork this morning but I was caught out in Dublin by the traffic restrictions due to the protest. I welcome the uachtaráin and ard-stiúrthóir of the GAA. Some of the lads here do not have inter-county experience but I was a club player for the bones of 20 years. I was very glad to have won a Cork county senior football medal...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Education and Training Boards Issues (15 Apr 2014)

Noel Harrington: 275. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he has set out the statutory instrument or the rules for the nomination and election of members of the Education and Training Board after the local elections; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18060/14]

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Visa Applications (15 Apr 2014)

Noel Harrington: 501. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 439 and 464 of 8 April 2014 that he is stating that there is no statutory instrument, guidelines, rules, or written instructions that the deciding officer must operate under in requesting personal information from the applicant and or host in assessing applicants for visitor visas; his views that he...

Order of Business (10 Apr 2014)

Noel Harrington: When will the health (transport supports) Bill will come before the House to provide for the restoration of the mobility grants to the disability sector?

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Public Service Oversight and Petitions: Decisions on Public Petitions Received (9 Apr 2014)

Noel Harrington: I agree with the recommendation as outlined. May I suggest that the joint committee write to Cork ETB, the amalgamated city and county VECs, to confirm that circulars issued from the Department of Education and Skills are now applied automatically to all employees?

Topical Issue Debate: Schools Anti-Bullying Procedures (9 Apr 2014)

Noel Harrington: With the co-operation of the Leas-Cheann Comhairle, I propose that the issue be deferred. As it is a technical fisheries issue, I ask that the senior Minister deal with it.

Topical Issue Debate: Schools Anti-Bullying Procedures (9 Apr 2014)

Noel Harrington: Yes. I mean no disrespect to the Minister of State present, but the issue demands the presence of the senior Minister because it is a technical fisheries issue.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications: Developments in Renewable Energy Technologies and Practices: SEAI (9 Apr 2014)

Noel Harrington: Does SEAI monitor contractors who de-list from the register, liquidate and return under a different name? They are the same people with the same problems returning to the consumer and the SEAI.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications: Developments in Renewable Energy Technologies and Practices: SEAI (9 Apr 2014)

Noel Harrington: SEAI is accrediting them in its name and putting the SEAI stamp on the same players. Surely SEAI has a role in that.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications: Developments in Renewable Energy Technologies and Practices: SEAI (9 Apr 2014)

Noel Harrington: Has SEAI made recommendations on financial support to microgeneration schemes similar to the refit scheme?

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications: Developments in Renewable Energy Technologies and Practices: SEAI (9 Apr 2014)

Noel Harrington: Is that analysis in the public domain?

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