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Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government: General Scheme of the Tailte Eireann Bill 2020: Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage (16 Sep 2021)

Joe Flaherty: I will take the second slot.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government: General Scheme of the Tailte Eireann Bill 2020: Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage (16 Sep 2021)

Joe Flaherty: Given my technical difficulties, the committee probably thinks that my contribution will be earth-shattering, particularly as I have made three desperate attempts to contribute. Hopefully, I will live up to the committee’s expectations. My question is technical in nature. I have been contacted by a constituent who is in an unusual position in that he works with Ordnance Survey...

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (15 Sep 2021)

Joe Flaherty: I ask the Taoiseach for an update on a proposal to extend the gas pipeline to Longford town from Ballymahon, where it currently services Center Parcs, under the climate change action plan. The council has made a submission for the extension to Longford town under the climate action plan and it is currently being reviewed. Local employers, including Panelto and Birds Eye, are keen to see it...

Written Answers — Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment: Enterprise Policy (15 Sep 2021)

Joe Flaherty: 92. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if he will report on the Midlands Regional Enterprise Plan. [43825/21]

Written Answers — Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment: Covid-19 Pandemic Supports (15 Sep 2021)

Joe Flaherty: 105. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the number of businesses in counties Longford and Westmeath that have applied to the small business assistance scheme; the number of same that have received funding; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43826/21]

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Nitrates Action Programme: Discussion (14 Sep 2021)

Joe Flaherty: I will be very brief as I know there is time pressure. I thank everybody for the excellent information and presentations. There is just another point that is an undue additional pressure on farmers, which is the eight-week period particularly for dairy farmers relating to soil and water. The IFA has done extensive work on this. In December and January, it reckoned on 65 l per cow to wash...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Forestry Sector: Discussion (Resumed) (14 Sep 2021)

Joe Flaherty: The officials will be delighted to hear I am not one for beating up an official and so they are going to get a small moment of respite. I appreciate that an earnest effort is being made on their part to try to get to the root of this problem. I am sure they do not welcome having to come before the committee to face members but I acknowledge that they have said they respect the work of the...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Forestry Sector: Discussion (Resumed) (14 Sep 2021)

Joe Flaherty: I will come in very briefly on that. It was very good to get an insight into the process. I am particularly heartened to note that there is an escalation mechanism within the licensing process. As I said, there is disappointment that we are going to end up with 4,000 licences at the end of the year. I know the witnesses are sick to the teeth of comparisons with the private sector but any...

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Fire Stations (9 Sep 2021)

Joe Flaherty: 329. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the status of plans for a new fire station in Ballymahon, County Longford. [42041/21]

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Housing Schemes (9 Sep 2021)

Joe Flaherty: 330. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of successful applications under the mortgage allowance scheme by year and local authority. [42042/21]

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Foreign Birth Registration (9 Sep 2021)

Joe Flaherty: 430. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade when his Department will recommence the processing of foreign birth registrations (details supplied). [42157/21]

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Foreign Birth Registration (9 Sep 2021)

Joe Flaherty: 431. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the number of foreign birth applications awaiting processing; and if applicants are advised that it can take 12-18 months to process a completed application. [42158/21]

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Foreign Birth Registration (9 Sep 2021)

Joe Flaherty: 432. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the details of the workflow and the reason it can take 12 to 18 months to process a foreign birth registration application. [42159/21]

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Covid-19 Pandemic (9 Sep 2021)

Joe Flaherty: 579. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his Department will issue a directive to national schools advising that pupils can wear masks if they wish. [42552/21]

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Departmental Data (9 Sep 2021)

Joe Flaherty: 681. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of persons in receipt of the Widow and Widowers’ pension. [42039/21]

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Third Level Fees (9 Sep 2021)

Joe Flaherty: 833. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of SUSI grant recipients including a parent in receipt of a widows or widowers pension. [42038/21]

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Third Level Fees (9 Sep 2021)

Joe Flaherty: 834. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if consideration will be given to omitting income from widow and widowers pensions from the reckonable income for SUSI grants. [42040/21]

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Challenges for the Forestry Sector: Discussion (Resumed) (4 Aug 2021)

Joe Flaherty: I thank the Minister of State and her officials. I will try not to repeat any of the issues that have been raised. Many of my colleagues have emphasised that there is disquiet, disappointment and indeed frustration in the agricultural community regarding afforestation. Deputy Fitzmaurice used very strong words on this issue. There is growing disquiet and a sense of frustration because...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Challenges for the Forestry Sector: Discussion (Resumed) (4 Aug 2021)

Joe Flaherty: I am sorry to interrupt and I know my colleague, Deputy Browne, wishes to come in but I would like to get back to the kernel of the question I had asked. I appreciate there has been progress on this issue but is Mr. Collins telling me that the Department will not countenance my suggestion? The Minister of State has said that there would be a fear of High Court action but the reality is that...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Electricity Generation (27 Jul 2021)

Joe Flaherty: 55. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the status of plans to allow homeowners using solar energy to sell any surplus solar energy back to the grid. [39407/21]

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