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Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport: MetroLink Project: Discussion (18 Jul 2018)

Jim O'Callaghan: ...for parts of the Dublin Bay South constituency if the proposal proceeds as planned. I ask them to elaborate on that. The witnesses also clearly believe that we need greater investment in public transport - particularly rail transport - throughout the city. In the part of Dublin where we are, we are very lucky to have the Luas system operating. Are the witnesses concerned about...

Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill 2016: Report and Final Stages (12 Jul 2018)

Brian Stanley: ...used. We must also focus on offshore wind and onshore wind, as well as wave and tidal energy. Those sources of power must be developed. There is a real issue in terms of the electrification of public transport and private motor cars. The network of charging points has to be dealt with. Currently ESB provides a very limited network of charging points and has been told by the regulator...

Implications of Brexit for Irish Ports: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (12 Jul 2018)

David Cullinane: ...work to establish strategic development zones around regional airports of critical sizes; — prioritise road and rail connections in line with the ambitions of regional airports to realise the post-Brexit strategic potential of these airports in rural and peripheral areas; — conduct a strategic review of rail access to Rosslare Europort to allow the port reach its full...

Other Questions: Fodder Crisis (12 Jul 2018)

Michael Creed: ...and to identify sources of fodder nationally. I introduced two measures to support the availability of fodder to affected farmers and I expect payments to eligible farmers under the fodder transport support measure to commence this week. To learn from the lessons of last winter and to plan for the coming one, I formed a representative group chaired by Teagasc and including...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Social Protection: Barnardos and Society of St. Vincent de Paul: Pre-Budget Discussion (12 Jul 2018)

...the case. In 2016, the society spent more than €30 million providing direct assistance to households in need. It is clear that the costs of childcare, housing, education, utilities, transport and healthcare are impacting dramatically on people's ability to get out and stay out of poverty. As such, our 2019 pre-budget submission focuses on five priority areas, namely housing and...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government: Role and Remuneration of Elected Members of Local Authorities: Discussion (12 Jul 2018)

Grace O'Sullivan: ...can feed into the review being conducted by Ms Moorhead. The payment to representatives, as currently configured does not include work on bodies such as the strategic joint policing committees and transport policy committees. I know of a particular councillor who does this essential work. His or her work is not taken into account even though an extra 16 meetings a year take place and...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Afforestation Programme (12 Jul 2018)

Michael Creed: ...forestry as a land use option on their farms. The sector as a whole already makes a positive contribution across the country supporting 12,000 jobs in various activities such as planting, harvesting, transportation and processing. Most of these jobs are located in rural areas where attracting direct investment can be more challenging. In 2017 it is estimated that private forest owners...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Rural Transport Programme (12 Jul 2018)

Fergus O'Dowd: 665. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on representations from an organisation (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32251/18]

Implications of Brexit for Irish Ports: Motion [Private Members] (11 Jul 2018)

Niall Collins: I will speak in favour of the motion that has been tabled by my colleague, Deputy Troy, as our transport spokesperson, outlining the glaring gaps in the infrastructure in our capital and the rest of our country. Naturally, I am concerned about my region, the mid-west and Limerick in particular. There is no doubt our transport infrastructure system is creaking at the seams and is not fit for...

Seanad: Heritage Bill 2016: [Seanad Bill amended by the Dáil] Report and Final Stages (11 Jul 2018)

Alice Mary Higgins: ...the change in the title, which is the subject matter of amendments Nos. 2 to 4, inclusive. When it was first submitted, the Bill was under the remit of the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. It is extraordinary that when the Department was effectively divided in two and responsibility for rural and regional affairs moved into a new Department - I have...

Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2018: Second Stage (10 Jul 2018) See 4 other results from this debate

Eamon Scanlon: ...are many very good young people out there who are willing to work. They can buy a car, but cannot pay for the insurance. That is the unfortunate, sad thing. I come from south Sligo, which is a rural constituency, much like that of the Minister of State. If people want to get to work they have to get a lift from someone who is travelling close to their work, or a lift from their...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Petroleum and Other Minerals Development (Amendment) (Climate Emergency Measures) Bill 2018: Discussion (Resumed) (10 Jul 2018)

...highest potential in Europe for the development of renewable gas. Renewable gas not only provides an indigenous and sustainable energy source, it also provides a significant boost to the agri-sector. It can provide revenue streams for rural communities and it has the potential to create up to 6,500 jobs. Importantly, it can significantly address the emissions from Irish agriculture....

Seanad: Order of Business (10 Jul 2018)

Ian Marshall: ...sad and heartbreaking loss for the family, the sport of motorcycle racing and for Northern Ireland. In 1939 there was estimated to be 350,000 horses involved in farming in Ireland. Most farms and rural families had a horse or horses for work, as part of recreation or a revenue generator for the family. The horse was and continues to be a critical component of the rural fabric of Ireland....

Seanad: Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2017: Second Stage (10 Jul 2018) See 1 other result from this debate

Maire Devine: ...public representatives whose statements were unbelievable and dangerous, to say the least. Some Members have been jumping up and down over this Bill claiming they are concerned about protecting rural Ireland. A Bill which seeks to impose harsher punishments on those caught drinking and driving is not an attack on rural life. Indeed, those most at risk of being killed in collisions where...

Written Answers — Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Brexit Issues (10 Jul 2018)

Heather Humphreys: ...vulnerable sectors in respect of Brexit .   The study found that 5 sectors account for 90% of the possible economic impact. They are agrifood, pharma-chemicals, engineering and machinery, wholesale and retail and air transport.  Around 80% of the employment in these sectors is outside the Dublin region. As noted in the study, Brexit will therefore be felt more in rural parts...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Public Transport Provision (10 Jul 2018) See 1 other result from this answer

Timmy Dooley: 791. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to develop and enhance the provision of additional bus services throughout rural County Clare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30070/18]

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Rural Transport Programme (10 Jul 2018)

Thomas Byrne: 811. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason transport coordination units must be tendered for. [30722/18]

Topical Issue Debate: Rural Transport Services Provision (5 Jul 2018) See 4 other results from this debate

Timmy Dooley: ...days per week, I thoroughly recognise the necessity of a comprehensive bus and light rail service in the city. It is clear from the Minister's response that he has also recognised the needs of rural communities. Although I accept, of course, there will always be funding issues, it is appropriate that, where possible, key areas are identified. The Minister has indicated that there is a...

Intoxicating Liquor (Breweries and Distilleries) Bill 2016: Report Stage (Resumed) and Final Stage (5 Jul 2018) See 1 other result from this debate

Declan Breathnach: ..., I have brought people from Kentucky, the home of bourbon, to taste the flavours of my own constituency. While I am not an expert on these things, I do believe in local tourism and supporting rural industry. I do accept that the Minister has a query regarding section 1(5) where it does mention 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. I understand where the Minister is coming from. I am sure he will find it...

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