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Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Post Office Network (27 Jul 2021)

Hildegarde Naughton: I propose to take Question Nos. 76, 100 and 156 together. An Post is a commercial State body with a mandate to act commercially. It has statutory responsibility for the State’s postal service and the post office network. Decisions relating to the network, including those in relation to the size, distribution and future of the network are operational matters for the Board and...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Ports Policy (27 Jul 2021)

Hildegarde Naughton: The International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code) is a part of the International Maritime Organisation's SOLAS Convention and is implemented by means of EU Regulation 725/2004 on Enhancing Ship and Port Facility Security. The main objective of the Regulation and the ISPS Code is to introduce measures aimed at enhancing the security of ships used in international trade and...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Transport Policy (27 Jul 2021)

Hildegarde Naughton: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and the subsequent mass grounding of passenger aircraft fleets, there has been a decrease in air cargo capacity and an increase in air cargo costs. Throughout the Pandemic, contact has neem maintained with business representative organisations regarding such capacity and cost. A substantial share of air cargo was previously transported in the...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Charitable and Voluntary Organisations (27 Jul 2021)

Hildegarde Naughton: The Irish Coast Guard is responsible for maritime Search and Rescue.  Its resources are voted through my Department for that purpose. The provision of a permanent building would have to be considered in the overall policy and budgetary context.

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Test (27 Jul 2021)

Hildegarde Naughton: The driving test is the statutory responsibility of the Road Safety Authority. Individual cases are a matter for the Authority and the question in relation to this case is being referred to it 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 (27 Jul 2021)

Hildegarde Naughton: The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is the body responsible for the operation of the Theory Test. This is an operational matter for the RSA and I do not have any role in this process. This question is therefore being referred 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 (27 Jul 2021)

Hildegarde Naughton: The driving theory test is the statutory responsibility of the Road Safety Authority. Information regarding the number of tests carried out weekly and to date are held by the Authority and this part of the question is being referred to it for direct reply. I would ask the Deputy to contact my office if a response has not been received within ten days.  The...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Industrial Relations (27 Jul 2021)

Hildegarde Naughton: Industrial relations  issues are a matter are for the Company and the trade unions concerned with the assistance, where appropriate, of the industrial relations institutions of the State. I have therefore not had engagement with the unions on the matters referred to by the Deputy.

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Licences (27 Jul 2021)

Hildegarde Naughton: Ireland received authorisation from the EU to extend driving licences that expire between 1 July and 31 October 2021 for an additional 10 months. This extension was applied on 2 July 2021. It was granted under EU Regulation 2021/267 and is recognised by all EU Member States. A copy of the Regulation can be found on the European Union Law website:...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Test (27 Jul 2021)

Hildegarde Naughton: The driving test is the statutory responsibility of the Road Safety Authority. Individual cases are a matter for the Authority and the question in relation to this case is being referred to it 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: Shannon Airport Facilities (27 Jul 2021)

Hildegarde Naughton: I propose to take Questions Nos. 189 and 190 together. Shannon Group plc. has informed my Department that the numbers provided from 2001 to May 2021 refers to US military personnel travelling on both civil (commercial) aircraft and military aircraft. The Company will reply directly to the deputy, with figures of US military personnel on military aircraft. If you do not receive a reply...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Road Safety (27 Jul 2021)

Hildegarde Naughton: There is no doubt that driving is an expensive activity for all drivers.  Even leaving aside the costs referred to by the Deputy to get a young driver up and going, the ongoing costs of running a vehicle are high.  Insurance companies are private companies that enter into private contracts with their customers.  EU rules specifically prohibit Member States from...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Consumer Protection (27 Jul 2021)

Hildegarde Naughton: I propose to take Questions Nos. 195, 196, 197 and 198 together. As the Deputy may be aware, the Commission for Aviation Regulation (CAR) is the body with statutory  responsibility for operating the insolvency protection scheme relating to licensed travel agents and tour operators in Ireland.  Accordingly, the issues raised by the Deputy are operational matters for the...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Aviation Industry (27 Jul 2021)

Hildegarde Naughton: As the Deputy may be aware, Stobart Air previously held the contract for operating Public Service Obligation (PSO) air services on two routes between Dublin and the airports of Kerry and Donegal.  Following Stobart Air’s announcement on 12 June that it was entering liquidation, all services on the PSO routes were cancelled with immediate effect. As regional connectivity is of...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Test (27 Jul 2021)

Hildegarde Naughton: My Department is liaising with the RSA on an ongoing basis to meet the growing demand for driver theory tests and driver tests. Driving tests for essential workers continue to be the priority for the service. Driving test for those not classed as essential began in a limited fashion from May.  In line with the reopening of services on a phased basis, capacity to provide driving...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Road Safety (27 Jul 2021)

Hildegarde Naughton: Under the terms of the Road Safety Authority Act, the Road Safety Authority (RSA) is responsible for drawing up the nation's multiannual Road Safety Strategies (RSS), which must then be submitted to me as Minister for approval. The RSA is currently working to finalise a submission to me of a new draft RSS to run from 2021 to 2030. Consultation is an essential part of the development of...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Test (27 Jul 2021)

Hildegarde Naughton: The driver theory test is the statutory responsibility of the Road Safety Authority. Individual cases are a matter for the Authority and the question in relation to this case is being referred to it 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: Tax Code (27 Jul 2021)

Hildegarde Naughton: I propose to take Questions Nos. 208 and 209 together. Motor tax is payable on an annual, half-yearly or quarterly basis.  The rates applicable to the half-yearly and quarterly options are 55.5% and 28.25% of the annual charge, respectively. These relativities have remained generally consistent since the 1960's. The loss to the Exchequer arising from the elimination of the additional...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Test (27 Jul 2021)

Hildegarde Naughton: The operation of the driver theory testing service is the statutory responsibility of the Road Safety Authority.  As Minister, I have no role in operational matters and no power to intervene. I understand from the Authority that the test centre in Cavan does not open every day. It opens only when candidates are scheduled with confirmed appointments. I further understand that there...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Test (27 Jul 2021)

Hildegarde Naughton: The driver theory test is the statutory responsibility of the Road Safety Authority. Individual cases are a matter for the Authority and the question in relation to this case is being referred to it for direct reply.  I would ask the Deputy to contact my office if a response has not been received within ten days.

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