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Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Forestry Sector (15 Jul 2021)

Charlie McConalogue: ...Hackett and I are engaging intensively with all parties to try to resolve the issues. Many measures have been put in train to progress felling licences within the Department. Approximately 75% of homegrown roundwood that is processed by the sawmills in Ireland comes from Coillte forests and approximately 25% from private forests and it is therefore important that both Coillte and the...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Forestry Sector (15 Jul 2021)

Charlie McConalogue: ...few weeks. To date this year (9thJuly), 1,836 forestry licences have issued – 1,164 tree felling; 308 afforestation and 364 forest road works licences. This represents 40% of the target of 4,500 licences to issue in 2021. The afforestation licences cover 2,695ha of potential new forestry. This is an increase of 21% on the area licensed to the same date in 2020 and a 5% increase...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Forestry Sector (15 Jul 2021)

Charlie McConalogue: ...weeks. To date this year (9th July), 1,836 forestry licences have issued – 1,164 tree felling; 308 afforestation and 364 forest road works licences. This represents 40% of the target of 4,500 licences to issue in 2021. The afforestation licences cover 2,695ha of potential new forestry. This is an increase of 21% on the area licensed to the same date in 2020 and a 5%...

Written Answers — Department of Rural and Community Development: Digital Hubs (15 Jul 2021)

Heather Humphreys: ..., with an additional 49 hubs in the process of being onboarded. Furthermore, the number of hubs identified through the Western Development Commission's hub discovery process has increased to 505. These are in the process of being verified before they are mapped online at www.connectedhubs.ie. This website provides an interactive map of hubs which provides useful information in relation...

Written Answers — Department of Rural and Community Development: National Broadband Plan (15 Jul 2021)

Heather Humphreys: ..., with an additional 49 hubs in the process of being onboarded. Furthermore, the number of hubs identified through the Western Development Commission's hub discovery process has increased to 505. These are in the process of being verified before they are mapped on connectedhubs.ie/nationalhubsmap.html. This interactive map provides useful information in relation to each of the hubs and the...

Written Answers — Department of Rural and Community Development: Digital Hubs (15 Jul 2021)

Heather Humphreys: ..., with an additional 49 hubs in the process of being onboarded. Furthermore, the number of hubs identified through the Western Development Commission's hub discovery process has increased to 505. These are in the process of being verified before they are mapped on connectedhubs.ie/nationalhubsmap.html. This interactive map provides useful information in relation to each of the hubs and the...

Written Answers — Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment: Customs and Excise (15 Jul 2021)

Leo Varadkar: As the Deputy may be aware, the European Union imposed safeguard measures on steel imports into the EU in July 2018 in response to the United States applying a 25% tariff on steel imports originating from 3rd Countries, including the European Union. As a consequence of the US measures, there was an increased risk of steel originally destined for the US market being diverted to the EU market...

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Housing Policy (15 Jul 2021)

Darragh O'Brien: To date, Serviced Sites Funding of almost €200 million has been approved in principle in support of 40 infrastructure projects in 14 local authority areas across 9 counties, which will assist in the delivery of almost 4,200 affordable homes for purchase or for rent, all of which will be delivered on local authority land. Affordable Cost Rental homes will also be delivered by...

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Housing Provision (15 Jul 2021)

Darragh O'Brien: To date, Serviced Sites Funding of almost €200 million has been approved in principle in support of 40 infrastructure projects in 14 local authority areas across 9 counties, which will assist in the delivery of almost 4,200 affordable homes for purchase or for rent, all of which will be delivered on local authority land. Details of 35 SSF projects which received approval in principle...

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Voluntary Housing Sector (15 Jul 2021)

Darragh O'Brien: ...with payments based on the number of inspections undertaken. Significant progress was made across the sector with the number of inspections more than doubling from 19,645 in 2017 to 40,728 in 2019. €6 million was made available to local authorities in 2020 and €10 million in 2021. However, restrictions arising from the Covid-19 pandemic have greatly impacted on inspection...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Agriculture Industry (15 Jul 2021)

Charlie McConalogue: I propose to take Questions Nos. 472, 474, 475 and 477 together. I am very aware of the contribution of the meat and dairy sectors to Irish agri-food as a whole, supporting significant levels of direct employment as well as their role in supporting rural economies and the wider national economy. The Department and I continue to prioritise supporting the sustainable development of these...

Written Answers — Department of Rural and Community Development: Departmental Schemes (15 Jul 2021)

Heather Humphreys: I propose to take Questions Nos. 488, 491 to 495, inclusive, and 504 together. My Department delivers a wide range of policies and measures to support urban and rural communities. All policy is underpinned by broad consultation with a wide range of stakeholders including rural and urban stakeholder groups, young people and the wider public, Government Departments and State Agencies. This...

Committee on Budgetary Oversight: Summer Economic Statement: Minister for Finance and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform (15 Jul 2021)

Paschal Donohoe: ...regard to the upcoming budget. The summer economic statement incorporates an upward revision to the gross domestic product, GDP, projection for this year, which is now projected to grow by 8.75%. Projected growth in modified domestic demand remains unchanged at 2.5% this year and 7.5% next year, although all of this depends on where we are with our health. Put simply, I expect the...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence: Situation in Belarus: Discussion with Ms Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya (15 Jul 2021)

...Its editor-in-chief, Jahor Marcinovi, was arrested and the newspaper's website was blocked. Later that day, we found out that an ambulance visited him at the detention centre. All in all, more than 35,000 Belarusians have been arrested and hundreds were tortured. There have been at least ten regime-related deaths. Some 555 people are recognised as political prisoners in Belarus today...

Finance (Local Property Tax) (Amendment) Bill 2021: Committee and Remaining Stages (14 Jul 2021)

Pearse Doherty: I move amendment No. 5: In page 9, between lines 32 and 33, to insert the following: “(d) a liable person forms a view that the property has been damaged as a result of the use of defective concrete blocks,”. Táimid ag plé le section 18 den Bhille agus tá seo ag déileáil le tithe atá impleachtaí ó thaobh mica agus pyrite ag...

Health (Amendment) (No.2) Bill 2021: Second Stage (14 Jul 2021) See 1 other result from this debate

Michael Collins: .... It is mainly an attack on the young people of Ireland. If it was a sketch from "Killinaskully", people might laugh, but it is reality. Some 260,000 jobs are being affected. Between €5 billion and €7 billion has been lost to the economy. Most of these businesses have been closed for 400 days. Imagine closing a business for 400 days and trying to survive with the door...

Lifting of Covid-19 Restrictions: Motion [Private Members] (14 Jul 2021) See 1 other result from this debate

Anne Rabbitte: ...of the pandemic. This is a testament to global collaboration and human accomplishment. In Ireland we are reaping the benefits. Our national vaccination programme continues at pace. Over 4.7 million vaccines have been administered. Over 2.6 million people have received a first dose and 1.85 million are now fully vaccinated. More than half of the eligible population is now fully...

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