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Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Noise Pollution (25 May 2017)

Shane Ross: As stated in my previous responses on this matter, I intend to ensure that there will be ample opportunity for community representatives, living in the vicinity of Dublin airport, to be consulted before any final decisions are made on aircraft noise management.   However, before any consultation can take place, the Competent Authority will firstly need to be...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: National Car Test (25 May 2017)

Shane Ross: Directive 2014/45/EU on periodic roadworthiness tests for motor vehicles and their trailers, requires, from 20 May 2018, the mandatory periodic testing of tractors with a maximum design speed exceeding 40 km/h (category T5), and which are used mainly on the public road for commercial road haulage purposes. There is however, no requirement on Member States to introduce compulsory testing...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Test (25 May 2017)

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

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Brexit Issues (25 May 2017)

Shane Ross: The focus of the Government in the upcoming Brexit negotiations is to protect Ireland's interests and to advance our priorities.  The draft EU guidelines for the Brexit negotiations include strong acknowledgement of Ireland's unique circumstances and the importance of maintaining bilateral arrangements with the UK such as the Common Travel Area.  In the context of both the haulage...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Haulage Industry (25 May 2017)

Shane Ross: ​The issue of the designation of the licensed haulage sector as a special essential user category is a matter for the Minister for Finance, as it relates to the rebating of fuel and road toll charges.  I understand that the haulage industry has made a budget submission in this regard to the Minister for Finance for his consideration.

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: National Driver Licensing Service (25 May 2017)

Shane Ross: ​The operation of the National Driver Licensing Service is the statutory responsibility of the Road Safety Authority.  I have therefore referred the 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: Railway Stations Upgrade (25 May 2017)

Shane Ross: The National Transport Authority (NTA) has statutory responsibility for the planning and development of public transport infrastructure in the Greater Dublin Area.  This includes the planned works to the environs of Bray DART Station.   Noting the NTA's responsibility in the matter, I have referred your question to the NTA for reply.  Please advise my...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Regional Airports (25 May 2017)

Shane Ross: I propose to take Questions Nos. 259 and 260 together. I met with representatives of the Board and management when I visited Waterford Airport on 13 February 2017. The securing of routes and negotiations with airlines for the provision of services are matters for the Board and management of the Airport.  In that regard, I am aware from Waterford Airport that commercial...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Road Projects Status (24 May 2017)

Shane Ross: Under the Fresh Start Agreement, the Northern Ireland Executive and the Government agreed to undertake a review of the proposed Narrow Water Bridge project with a view to identifying options for its future development, for consideration by the North South Ministerial Council (NSMC). The current status of the project is that, as part of the ongoing work by both administrations on the...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Road Tolls (24 May 2017)

Shane Ross: The statutory power to levy tolls on national roads, to make toll bye-laws and to enter into toll agreements with private investors in respect of national roads is vested in Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII, formerly NRA) under Part V of the Roads Acts 1993 to 2015. The Roads Act 1993 sets out the legislative provisions regarding tolling and section 62 of the Act specifies the...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Vehicle Registration (24 May 2017)

Shane Ross: Overall responsibility for matters relating to the re-registration of imported vehicles lies with the Revenue Commissioners, a body under the aegis of the Department of Finance. As the issues raised in this Question would be more appropriately addressed to the Minister for Finance, I would advise the Deputy to contact that Department.

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Test (24 May 2017)

Shane Ross: ​The operation of the driver testing service is the statutory responsibility of the Road Safety Authority.  I have therefore referred the 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: Electric Vehicles (23 May 2017)

Shane Ross: The Government is committed to facilitating the increased take up of low emitting vehicle technology. My Department carried out a public consultation in October and November last on a draft national policy framework for alternative fuels infrastructure to support the deployment of alternative fuels in Ireland.  Submissions received have been considered and I...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Road Traffic Accidents Data (23 May 2017)

Shane Ross: ​This is a matter for the Road Safety Authority in the first instance, as the body responsible for monitoring and reporting on statistics relating to fatalities and serious injuries on our roads generally. I am informed by that agency that a considerable amount of statistical analysis is required to provide the information and this may take some time to provide. ...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Test Data (23 May 2017)

Shane Ross: ​The operation of the Driver Testing Service is the statutory responsibility of the Road Safety Authority. I have therefore referred the Question to the Authority for direct response. 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: Driver Test Data (23 May 2017)

Shane Ross: ​The operation of the Driver Testing Service is the statutory responsibility of the Road Safety Authority. I have therefore referred the 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: Driver Test Data (23 May 2017)

Shane Ross: ​The operation of the Driver Testing Service is the statutory responsibility of the Road Safety Authority. I have therefore referred the 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: Transport Infrastructure Ireland Projects (23 May 2017)

Shane Ross: ​As Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, I have responsibility for overall policy in relation to national roads. More specifically, the statutory powers to levy tolls on national roads, to make toll bye-laws and to enter into toll agreements with private investors are vested in TII. €100 million is not available to TII arising from the European Court of...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Transport Infrastructure Ireland Projects (23 May 2017)

Shane Ross: ​As Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to the national roads programme. The planning, design and operation of individual road projects is a matter for Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) under the Roads Acts 1993-2015 in conjunction with the local authorities concerned. Noting the above position, I have...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Rail Network (23 May 2017)

Shane Ross: ​The issue raised by the Deputy is an operational matter for Irish Rail. Accordingly, I have referred your question to Irish Rail for direct reply to you. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within 10 working days.

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