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Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Test (14 Jul 2022)

Hildegarde Naughton: The operation of the national driving test service is the statutory responsibility of the Road Safety Authority and 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: Road Safety (14 Jul 2022)

Hildegarde Naughton: The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is responsible for compiling road traffic collision statistics and for conducting research into this and other road safety related matters. I have therefore referred this question to the RSA for direct reply. I would ask the Deputy to contact my office if a response has not been received within ten days. However, I would assure the Deputy that my department...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Electric Vehicles (14 Jul 2022)

Hildegarde Naughton: The Programme for Government committed us to legislating for e-scooters and e-bikes and accordingly the Road Traffic and Roads Bill, which recently completed committee stage, will clarify the legal position of these vehicles in the Road Traffic Acts. Under the Road Traffic Acts as they presently stand, electric scooters, or e-scooters, are defined as mechanically propelled vehicles and...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Haulage Industry (14 Jul 2022)

Hildegarde Naughton: The Ukraine crisis – and matters arising from it – continue to adversely affect European and Global oil markets, causing a sustained increase in the price of crude and in the price of refined products on the retail market. Increasing costs is not limited to a specific sector and we are now seeing the development of a much broader issue of rising costs impacting across many...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Test (14 Jul 2022)

Hildegarde Naughton: The operation of the national driving test service is the statutory responsibility of the Road Safety Authority and 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: Coast Guard Service (14 Jul 2022)

Hildegarde Naughton: Following the formalisation of the lease agreement between OPW and Wicklow County Council, the OPW will then be in a position to commence the tendering process. The exact length of time it will take for the formalisation of the lease is unfortunately beyond our control as my Department is not directly involved in this part of the process. However, I understand that the tendering process...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Aviation Industry (14 Jul 2022)

Hildegarde Naughton: Under the Montreal Convention, air carriers are liable for damage occasioned by delay in the carriage by air of passengers, baggage or cargo. A passenger's rights are clear where baggage is not returned within 21 days of the flight, the airline concerned should treat the baggage as lost and settle the passenger's claim on that basis. The air carrier liability for baggage delay is limited to...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Electric Vehicles (14 Jul 2022)

Hildegarde Naughton: The details requested by the Deputy on state owned vehicles are provided in the tabular table below. The data reflects the number of vehicles licensed (with a current motor tax) at 30th June 2022. The overall number of all vehicles licensed for the same period is 2,921,718. Fuel Type 30th June 2022 % DIESEL/ELECTRIC 29 0.24 ...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Departmental Data (14 Jul 2022)

Hildegarde Naughton: The details requested by the Deputy are provided in the tabular table below. The data reflects the number of vehicles licensed (with a current motor tax) at 31st December 2018 to 2021 and 30th June 2022. The overall number of vehicles licensed for the same periods is provided. Fuel-type 2018 2019 2020 2021 30th June 2022 ...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Transport Policy (13 Jul 2022)

Hildegarde Naughton: I propose to take Questions Nos. 98 and 112 together. Motor tax can be paid annually, half-yearly or quarterly. Half-yearly or quarterly renewals involve additional costs to process and administer. Therefore, the rate for the half-yearly option is 55.5% of the annual rate, and, for the quarterly option, 28.25% of the annual rate. These ratios have remained generally consistent since the...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Pension Provisions (13 Jul 2022)

Hildegarde Naughton: In line with the provisions of Dublin Port Superannuation Scheme 1996, any increase in pensions requires Ministerial consent. Further to my reply to the Deputy on the 28 June 2022, I wish to clarify that Dublin Port Company wrote to the Department on 3rd June 2021 seeking Ministerial consent to a 2.5% increase in pensions in payment and deferred pensions. The request for consent was...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Maritime Safety (13 Jul 2022)

Hildegarde Naughton: In line with our responsibilities under the Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, my Department publishes marine notices once notified of any activities or operations that may impact safety of navigation. In the case of Marine Notice 43 of 2022 my Department was notified by Ondine Limited of its intention to undertake geophysical survey works between 1 July and 15 August 2022. Marine...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Air Services (13 Jul 2022)

Hildegarde Naughton: I would like to advise the deputy that while the daa is responsible for the baggage system infrastructure in the terminal buildings at Dublin Airport, the handling of baggage at the airport is the responsibility of the airline and their chosen handling partner and passengers are advised to contact their airline directly in relation to lost baggage.

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Marine Accidents (13 Jul 2022)

Hildegarde Naughton: Firstly, I would like to highlight that the Report referred to in the question is not a report on the Marine Casualty Investigation Board per se – rather it was centred on the optimal structure for marine casualty investigation. The Report is still the subject of an engagement with the Office of the Attorney General to obtain legal advice on certain aspects therein. Once this...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Transport Policy (13 Jul 2022)

Hildegarde Naughton: The Government is committed to legislating for e-scooters. The Road Traffic and Roads Bill 2021, which recently completed committee stage in the Dáil, creates a new category of vehicle in the Road Traffic Act, 1961 called powered personal transporters (PPTs), which will not need registration, licensing, taxation or a driving licence. The PPT category will include powered light...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Pension Provisions (12 Jul 2022)

Hildegarde Naughton: Under section 46 of the Postal and Telecommunications Services Act, 1983, the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, with the concurrence of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, approves any superannuation schemes submitted by An Post. The operation of the schemes is a matter between the management of An Post, staff representatives and the trustees of the...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Postal Services (12 Jul 2022)

Hildegarde Naughton: Capita Business Support Services Ireland, trading as Eircode, assigns Eircodes to new property addresses using a valid postal address and verified geo-locations. An Post collects information on all new and existing buildings, as well as changes to existing addresses and Ordnance Survey Ireland provides the geo-locations for these buildings. An Post GeoDirectory, a subsidiary company of An...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Local Authorities (12 Jul 2022)

Hildegarde Naughton: Wexford County Council submitted a request for payment of costs in relation to the testing facility to the Department of Transport in May 2022. The Department subsequently requested additional detail from Wexford County Council - latest material in reply was provided by the Council on 04 July. This information is currently being reviewed by the Department and payment will be processed on...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: An Garda Síochána (12 Jul 2022)

Hildegarde Naughton: Enforcement of motor tax, insurance and roadworthiness obligations and equipment used for enforcement measures, including the application of automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) technology, are matters for An Garda Síochána. An Garda Síochána currently utilise a number of technologies for enforcement of road traffic legislation. A mobility app allows members of the...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Road Traffic Offences (12 Jul 2022)

Hildegarde Naughton: The disqualification of drivers and the enforcement of the various provisions is a shared responsibility of the Road Safety Authority (RSA), the Courts Service, An Garda Síochána and my Department. Given the number of bodies involved, and the integration of various IT systems, finalisation of the technical solution has taken a little longer than originally envisaged. In addition,...

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