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Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Environmental Protection Agency Funding (19 Oct 2017) See 1 other result from this answer

Timmy Dooley: 186. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the amount of additional funding that has been provided to the EPA in budget 2018; and the breakdown of this funding between air quality monitoring, noise monitoring and climate change research. [44326/17]

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Waste Management (17 Oct 2017)

Denis Naughten: ...a wide range of applications and products, such as packaging, construction, electrics and electronics, agriculture, medical and health. The last waste characterisation study carried out by the EPA showed that 12.4% of our household waste, by weight, was plastic. The effects of plastic pollution, in particular, on the marine environment has been well publicised. My colleague, the...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Illegal Dumping (17 Oct 2017)

Denis Naughten: The cost of illegal dumping is not collated by my Department as it includes local authority enforcement, disposal and legal costs and also involves costs for other State agencies such as An Garda Síochána. Penalties for serious dumping offences provided for under the Waste Management Acts are already substantial. Persons who are found to be responsible for, or involved in, the...

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Environmental Investigations (17 Oct 2017) See 1 other result from this answer

Darragh O'Brien: ...Housing, Planning, and Local Government if the attention of the National Parks and Wildlife Service, NPWS, has been drawn to the frequent closure of beaches by the Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, and local authorities in the past two years (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43542/17]

Financial Resolutions 2018 - Financial Resolution No. 4: General (Resumed) (11 Oct 2017) See 1 other result from this debate

Denis Naughten: ...'s budget. I have secured a total capital investment of almost €1.1 billion from now until 2021. Except for housing, the biggest capital increase in 2017 and 2018 across Government is in my Department. This multi-annual budget will focus primarily on energy efficiency because energy efficiency and climate action are inextricably linked. Using less energy more efficiently is the...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health: Adult Safeguarding: Discussion (Resumed) (11 Oct 2017)

...before a decision could be made to give this new proposed service to an existing agency, most likely HIQA. That would need to be weighed against whether it would be better to establish it as separate authority. There are examples of services being merged into existing public services within the local government sector and the resources going with them. The Radiological Protection...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Air Quality (10 Oct 2017)

Denis Naughten: ...(Directive 2004/107/EC of 15 December 2004). These Directives also include rules on how Member States should monitor, assess and manage ambient air quality. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is tasked with co-ordinating and managing the monitoring programme. Under the Directives, EU Member States must designate "Zones" for the purpose of managing air quality.  For Ireland,...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Estimates for Public Services 2017: Vote 29 - Communications, Climate Action and Environment (Resumed) (5 Oct 2017) See 1 other result from this debate

Denis Naughten: ...and get the public to engage with them. There needs to be a far broader debate on this issue. I would like to respond to what was said about statistics and targets. Prior to last year, the EPA projected that Ireland's reduction in greenhouse gas emissions up to 2020 would be somewhere between 6% and 11%. Earlier this year it announced that it had revised that forecast downwards. It...

Ceisteanna - Questions (Resumed) - Other Questions (Resumed): Climate Change Negotiations (4 Oct 2017)

Richard Boyd Barrett: ...? Carbon emissions are increasing. They have increased from 56 million tonnes of carbon during the 1990s to almost 60 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent now, so it is worsening. The EPA says Ireland faces significant fines and that we are nowhere near meeting our targets. We can forget about the 20% target, as it says we would be lucky to get as much as a 4%, 5% or 6%...

Priority Questions: National Mitigation Plan (4 Oct 2017)

Denis Naughten: The Deputy had an initial statistical point. The previous EPA projection indicated that emissions would be between 6% and 11% below 2005 levels. The target is a 20% reduction. I am saying the projection is now worse as the current figures from April 2017 indicate that the range will be between 4% and 6% below 2005 levels. I wish they were between 6% and 11% as that would be a far more...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health: Adult Safeguarding: Discussion (4 Oct 2017)

...a disability is a source of income. The solution to this is not about having more safeguarding teams. This is why we have a national safeguarding committee, as well as the involvement of the Department of Employment and Social Protection and HIQA. It is through the interaction of the various agencies who can check who is actually benefitting from the moneys. Is it really for the...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Waste Tyre Disposal (4 Oct 2017)

Denis Naughten: ...industry has made by joining the new scheme and working together to ensure that waste tyres do not continue to be a blight on our countryside. A new compliance scheme for tyres will be operated by Repak End of Life Tyres (ELT) with a registration and reporting role for the Producer Register Limited (PRL). The scheme will carry out all regulatory functions on behalf of its members and...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: EU Conventions (4 Oct 2017)

Denis Naughten: ...No 1468 of 11 September 2017 on the issue of the Aarhus Convention.   In relation to the development of the Hinkley Point C new nuclear power plant, I can advise the Deputy that my Department has taken a keen interest in the project since it was initially proposed. It formed part of a study by the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland, now merged with...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Land Issues (3 Oct 2017)

Michael Creed: ...risk in Ireland although there may be localised issues. In any case, CAP remains the most important and efficient mechanism to mitigate any soil pressures within the agricultural sector. Teagasc and the EPA have developed an Irish Soil Information System - a national association soil map for Ireland at a scale of 1:250,000, together with an associated digital soil information system,...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Illegal Dumping (3 Oct 2017) See 1 other result from this answer

Denis Naughten: ...up to 10 years. Enforcement actions against illegal waste activity are statutorily a matter for the local authorities and the Office of Environmental Enforcement within the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Under section 60(3) of the Waste Management Act 1996, as Minister, I am precluded from exercising any power or control in relation to the performance by the EPA or a local...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Air Quality (3 Oct 2017)

Denis Naughten: Following a review by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of air quality monitoring and information provision in Ireland, a decision was taken to develop a new Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Programme which aims to enhance and build on current arrangements. The new national Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Programme is being developed under Section 65 of the EPA Act, 1992...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Environmental Protection Agency Reports (3 Oct 2017)

Denis Naughten: The Review of the Environmental Protection Agency was completed in 2011 and found that the EPA overall has provided ‘considerable benefit for Ireland’s environment and for the health and well-being of its people.' The assessment of the EPA was structured under a number of themes including: - Governance, - Internal Structure and Resources; - Licensing and Enforcement; -...

Topical Issue Debate: Aviation Policy (26 Sep 2017)

Robert Troy: ..., mostly coming from the Office of the Attorney General. What other legal advice has he sought? Has a senior counsel been brought on board? Has the DAA or the IAA given legal advice to the Department? The Minister said he has no intention of making any changes, but the route to get there may change. He is trying to muddy the waters. I will ask some very straight questions and I...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Tillage Sector and the Nitrates Action Plan: Discussion (26 Sep 2017) See 1 other result from this debate

...by a high level of collaboration in the sector. Initiatives such as the Smart Farming programme, which is led by the Irish Farmers' Association, IFA, in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, and the IDIA’s, dairy sustainability initiative supports strong Government policies, for example, the green low-carbon agri-environment scheme, GLAS, which has almost 50%...

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