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Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Vehicle Registration (14 Jun 2018)

Shane Ross: A search of data in the archives of my Departments National Vehicle and Driver File (NVDF) indicates there are details available for both of the vehicle registration numbers provided. These numbers can be retained, and be inserted on the new log books of both vehicles. The individual concerned will need to go to their local motor office where they will be advised of the process, including...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Freedom of Information Data (14 Jun 2018)

Shane Ross: My Department received 201 FOI Requests this year to 8 June. Of this amount, 44 Requests were refused, 56 were granted, 49 were part-granted and 31 withdrawn. There are 21 active requests with decisions pending. 3 Request decisions were appealed. Fee receipts related to FOI total €258.88.

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Air Accident Investigations (14 Jun 2018)

Shane Ross: The Air Accident Investigation unit (AAIU) is the independent state body responsible for the investigation of aviation occurrences in Ireland and also assists foreign states who conduct investigations into Irish registered and operated aircraft abroad. S.I. No. 460 of 2009 Air Navigation (Notification and Investigation of Accidents, Serious Incidents and Incidents) Regulations 2009,...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Road Safety Authority (14 Jun 2018)

Shane Ross: This is a matter for the Road Safety Authority. I have referred the question to the Authority for direct reply. I would ask the Deputy to contact my office if a response is not received within 10 days.

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Test Data (14 Jun 2018)

Shane Ross: This is a matter for the Road Safety Authority. I have referred the question to the Authority for direct reply. I would ask the Deputy to contact my office if a response is not received within 10 days.

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Licences (13 Jun 2018)

Shane Ross: The operation of the National Driver Licensing Service is the statutory responsibility of the Road Safety Authority. I have therefore referred this Question to the Authority for direct reply. I would ask the Deputy to contact my office if a response has not been received within ten days.

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: State Airports (13 Jun 2018)

Shane Ross: As the Deputy is aware, the daa has statutory responsibility to manage, operate and develop Dublin Airport, including the North Runway project. The Deputy will also be aware that I have met previously with residents’ groups in relation to the second runway at Dublin Airport and ensured that their concerns were brought to the attention of daa. I have always made myself available to...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Rail Network Expansion (13 Jun 2018)

Shane Ross: As the Deputy is aware, both the "Programme for a Partnership Government" and the recently-published "National Development Plan" commit to independent review of the costings for a proposal to extend the existing Western Rail Corridor. My Department is currently at an advanced stage in developing an approach for progressing such a review in line with these commitments, and I expect to be...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Test Centres (13 Jun 2018)

Shane Ross: These are matters for the Road Safety Authority. I have referred the question to the Authority for direct reply. I would ask the Deputy to contact my office if a response is not received within 10 days.

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Road Safety Authority Data (13 Jun 2018)

Shane Ross: These are matters for the Road Safety Authority. I have referred the question to the Authority for direct reply. I would ask the Deputy to contact my office if a response is not received within 10 days.

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Departmental Bodies Data (13 Jun 2018)

Shane Ross: As the Deputy is aware the preparation and publication of the Annual Reports is a matter for the Board of the relevant State Body and is subject to the establishing legislation of the State body in question and other applicable legislative and policy frameworks, including the Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies. A number of my Department’s commercial State bodies have...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Sports Organisations (13 Jun 2018)

Shane Ross: I received a representation on 28 February 2018 relating to the club mentioned by the Deputy. On 12 April I replied to the person who made the representation and informed them that the matter raised is a matter for the GAA as the National Governing Body for Gaelic Games. National Governing Bodies are independent, autonomous bodies and are responsible for their own governance procedures and...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Bus Services (12 Jun 2018)

Shane Ross: I propose to take Questions Nos. 48 and 85 together. As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport. The National Transport Authority (NTA) has responsibility for the development and implementation of public transport infrastructure including the provision of bus shelters. The capital funding allocated under...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Transport Policy (12 Jun 2018)

Shane Ross: As the Deputy is aware, the National Transport Authority's (NTA) "Transport Strategy for the GDA 2016-2035" provides the overarching framework for the planning and delivery of transport infrastructure and services in the Greater Dublin Area (GDA) over the next two decades.  The measures proposed in the Strategy are linked to the NTA's assessment of current and projected levels of...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Sports Capital Programme Applications (12 Jun 2018)

Shane Ross: The 2017 round of the Sports Capital Programme attracted a record 2,320 applications.  In November and December last, Minister Ross and I announced €60m in allocations to a record 1,800 projects under the 2017 round. A review of the 2017 round of the programme has now been finalised and published on my Department's website...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Road Improvement Schemes (12 Jun 2018)

Shane Ross: The improvement and maintenance of regional and local roads in its area is a statutory function of local authorities in accordance with the provisions of Section 13 of the Roads Act, 1993.  Works on such roads are a matter for the relevant local authority to be funded from its own resources supplemented by State road grants.  The initial selection and prioritisation of projects...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Traffic Management (12 Jun 2018)

Shane Ross: I fully recognise the pressures on transport infrastructure in the greater Dublin area, including on the M50. Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) along with other stakeholders, is continuing to implement a number of measures on the M50 to manage demand and optimise operational efficiency, including: - enhanced vehicle recovery services; - establishment of an Interagency...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Tourism Promotion (12 Jun 2018)

Shane Ross: As an island destination, direct, convenient and competitive access services are critical to achieving growth in inbound tourism for Ireland. A total of 129 million Chinese people travelled overseas in 2017, making China the world’s largest outbound travel market. Accordingly, China and Hong Kong are important emerging travel markets for Ireland.  The new direct flights from...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Sport and Recreational Development (12 Jun 2018)

Shane Ross: In line with responses that have previously been given to this House in response to similar questions, the new national sports policy in nearing completion and will be published shortly, following its consideration by Government. A very thorough and comprehensive process has been followed in the preparation of this new policy, which will set out Ireland’s Vision for Sport in...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Appointments to State Boards (12 Jun 2018)

Shane Ross: Since becoming a Minister, I have been particularly struck by the personal experiences related to me in my meetings with people with disabilities who use public transport.  As a result of wide consultation with members of the disability community and with disability bodies striving to make an impact, I decided that the public transport companies under my aegis should each have at...

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