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Financial Resolutions 2019 - Financial Resolution No. 4: General (Resumed) (14 Nov 2018)

Éamon Ó Cuív: ...of which very little action is ever taken. That is fundamental change in respect of climate change, carbon taxes and all of that. Climate change and carbon taxes are normally approached in a very anti-rural way. The idea is that if people are living in rural Ireland, the cost of diesel will be put up until it is sky high to force them to live in towns. If one is raising beef cattle,...

Local Government Bill 2018: Second Stage (Resumed) (14 Nov 2018)

Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire: ...order to be in a position to provide services to a satisfactory standard and to focus on the differing priorities of city and county. We believe that there is a need for a separate county council based on the core rural areas, the large county towns and market towns, with a strong focus on agriculture, agrifood, fisheries, rural development and tourism. It goes without saying that the...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Direct Provision System (14 Nov 2018) See 1 other result from this debate

David Stanton: ...to the Department by individual contractors across the country and the Department did not randomly choose any location over another. It should also be noted that several centres are located in rural areas and are run successfully with all residents having access to required services. Following on-site assessments carried out by staff of the Department, the Grand Hotel in Wicklow town,...

Seanad: Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill 2016: Second Stage (14 Nov 2018)

Kevin Humphreys: ...are extremely serious impacts. It is why we must demonstrate leadership, above all else. We must accept responsibility for the acts we carry out. We are increasing our carbon footprint because of our transport policy and that has not been addressed seriously. That neglect is having a major impact in Africa and Asia through climate change. We must take personal responsibility for this...

African Development (Bank and Fund) Bill 2018: Second Stage (13 Nov 2018)

Michael D'Arcy: ...bank's annual meeting. This board is responsible for electing the president of the bank, who is elected for a five-year term which can be renewed once. The current president is Mr. Akinwumi Adesina, who is a former Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development in Nigeria. He was elected as the eighth president of the bank in May 2015. The bank's board of directors, which is responsible...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Cycling Facilities Provision (13 Nov 2018)

Shane Ross: As the Deputy is aware, the National Transport Authority (NTA) has inter aliastatutory responsibility for the provision of cycling infrastructure in relation to cycling facilities and schemes to promote cycling. In line with that statutory responsibility, the NTA prepared the National Cycle Manual in order to guide planners and engineers in their work in so far as it relates to cycling. The...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Cycling Policy (13 Nov 2018)

Shane Ross: I refer the Deputy to my previous reply to Parliamentary Question Number 472 dated 26 June 2018 on this matter. As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public and sustainable transport. As the Deputy may be aware that over the period 2018 to 2021 I have secured significantly improved funding allocations which will...

Written Answers — Department of Rural and Community Development: CLÁR Programme (13 Nov 2018)

Michael Ring: The CLÁR programme provides funding for small scale infrastructural projects in disadvantaged rural areas that have experienced significant levels of depopulation. The 2018 CLÁR programme provided funding under the following measures: Measure 1: Support for Schools/Community Safety Measures Measure 2: Play Areas/Multi-Use Games Areas Measure 3: First Response Support Measure...

Personal Injuries Assessment Board (Amendment)(No. 2) Bill 2018: Second Stage (8 Nov 2018) See 1 other result from this debate

Maurice Quinlivan: ...extraordinary premiums that can result in their being kept off the road. They cannot afford to pay €4,000 or €5,000 per year in premiums. This is particularly difficult for younger people in rural areas where there is no alternative source of transport. It is a major problem for these people to get to work or college. This needs to be addressed. Insurance companies...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: CLÁR Programme (8 Nov 2018)

Michael Ring: ...At this stage, I need to look at more areas where I can identify a need to bring in schemes and then deal with that need. One example from this year relates to cancer services. It applies especially in rural areas where people have to go long distances to get to cancer services. I helped to support some transport providers to make it easier for cancer patients to get to and from...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Rural Regeneration and Development Fund (8 Nov 2018) See 2 other results from this debate

Michael Ring: The first call for applications for the rural regeneration and development fund closed at the end of September. A total of €1 billion has been committed to the fund over a ten-year period to support rural economic development and help to build strong communities. A total of €55 million has been allocated for the fund in budget 2019. The objective of the fund is to drive...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Dog Breeding Industry (8 Nov 2018)

Tommy Broughan: What is unusual about this is that the responsibilities are divided among three Departments - the Departments of Rural and Community Development, Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Housing, Planning and Local Government - which is very unsatisfactory. It is similar to responsibility for traffic law being divided between the Department of Justice and Equality and the Department of...

Ceisteanna - Questions - Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: CLÁR Programme (8 Nov 2018)

Michael Ring: The CLÁR programme provides funding for small-scale infrastructure projects in disadvantaged rural areas that have experienced significant levels of depopulation. As the Deputy is aware, the programme was effectively closed for new applications in 2010 but I relaunched it in 2016 and since then more than 1,200 projects have been approved for funding of more than €25 million. ...

Written Answers — Department of Rural and Community Development: Rural Resettlement Scheme (8 Nov 2018)

Michael Ring: A Pilot scheme to encourage people to return to living in town centres was launched in October 2018. The pilot is one of the elements being utilised by the Department to revitalise rural towns and villages.  There is no one-size-fits-all approach to rejuvenating towns and villages in rural Ireland.  The factors which attract people to live in particular...

Written Answers — Department of Rural and Community Development: Post Office Closures (8 Nov 2018)

Michael Ring: The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment has policy responsibility for the postal sector. However, I am acutely aware of the value placed by rural communities on services such as the local post office. Last month the Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment launched a new Digital Assist pilot initiative with An Post. Ten locations across the...

Written Answers — Department of Rural and Community Development: Rural Regeneration and Development Fund (8 Nov 2018)

Michael Ring: The first call for applications for the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund closed at the end of September.  €1 billion is committed to this fund over a 10 year period to support rural economic development and help build strong communities. €55 million is allocated to the fund in Budget 2019. The objective of the Fund is to drive coordinated investment between...

Written Answers — Department of Rural and Community Development: Rural Social Scheme (8 Nov 2018)

Michael Ring: The response to the issue of rural isolation is delivered across a number of Government Departments and organisations. The Government’s Action Plan for Rural Development includes a range of measures that will significantly contribute to addressing isolation and social inclusion in rural areas. Specific examples of actions in the Plan which will help those who feel isolated or...

Written Answers — Department of Rural and Community Development: Voluntary Sector Funding (8 Nov 2018)

Michael Ring: ...individuals and local community groups.  The current programme commenced at the start of 2018 and runs until 2022 and is delivered locally by Local Development Companies in 51 Lot Areas.  The funding allocation to County Kildare for 2018 was €1,061,036.  Voluntary and community groups in rural areas may also be able to access funding under the CLÁR Programme,...

Written Answers — Department of Rural and Community Development: Rural Development Policy (8 Nov 2018)

Michael Ring: Addressing the issue of isolation in rural and urban areas requires a combination of policy initiatives and actions to improve both economic development and to address gaps in meeting the social needs in these areas. Many of these initiatives form part of the Government's published Action Plan for Rural Development and Framework Policy for Local and Community...

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (7 Nov 2018)

Danny Healy-Rae: During the tenure of the Government rural Ireland has been hurt a great deal. I refer to the Bill brought forward by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Deputy Ross, the closure of post offices, mentioned by Deputy MacSharry, and the closing down of Bord na Móna in the heart of the country. Counties such as Kildare, Offaly, Longford and Roscommon and villages such as...

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