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Topical Issue Debate: Road Projects (15 Feb 2018)

Shane Ross: ...funded is also a matter for the council. Before the financial crisis, local authorities could regularly apply for grants for specific improvement works for the strengthening, widening or realignment of rural roads where the proposed scheme cost generally less than €5 million. However, the extent of the cutbacks in grant funding during the crisis meant this grant scheme had to be...

Other Questions: Sports Capital Programme Applications (15 Feb 2018)

Brendan Griffin: ...currently assessing those appeals. We hope we can announce the outcomes of those appeals in the next couple of weeks. The officials in the Department in Killarney and those here in the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport have been working hard on this and are doing their best to bring the results as quickly as possible to those who have made appeals. The Minister and I wish to...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Greenways Development (15 Feb 2018)

Peter Fitzpatrick: 48. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of plans for the roll-out of the strategy on the future development of greenways and rural cycling; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7519/18]

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Rural Transport Programme (15 Feb 2018)

Willie Penrose: 66. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the proposals his Department is working on in conjunction with the NTA to deliver on action points 251 and 254 of the Action Plan for Rural Development to work with rural communities to assess and implement improvements to existing rural transport routes and develop new rural transport routes as necessary; and if he will make a...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Rail Services Provision (15 Feb 2018)

Bernard Durkan: 266. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if consideration will be given to a rapid rail system which might enable persons to commute longer distances by rail thereby facilitating employment opportunities, reduction of road traffic congestion and more efficiency in terms of travel time for commuters in the context of encouraging or stabilising the population of rural Ireland;...

Leaders' Questions (14 Feb 2018)

Leo Varadkar: ...for a change. It will provide for only 25% of further population growth happening in Dublin and 75% happening in the rest of Ireland. It will provide for 200,000 more people to be living in rural Ireland by 2040. Backing that up and making it possible is investment in transport, broadband, enterprise, tourism, agriculture and everything else. It provides for the other major cities like...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Telecommunications Infrastructure (14 Feb 2018)

Denis Naughten: ...mobile handset performance which will inform consumers in choosing products and network services. ComReg will also develop a new network coverage map. - Most local authorities applying waivers in respect of development contributions for telecoms development. - Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) has constructed 80km of ducting on the M7/M8 corridor and 14km on the...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: National Development Plan (14 Feb 2018)

Denis Naughten: ...and society by 2050.    Building on the approach set out in the Government’s National Mitigation Plan, the National Development Plan includes a strong focus on strategic investments in the areas of transport, agriculture, energy and the built environment to address the significant climate change challenges we face.  Action now to decarbonise these sectors will...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Telecommunications Infrastructure (14 Feb 2018)

Denis Naughten: ...after award of the NBP contract; - ComReg’s development of a testing regime to check mobile handset performance which will inform consumers in choosing products and network services. ComReg will also develop a new network coverage map. - Most local authorities applying waivers in respect of development contributions for telecoms development. - Transport Infrastructure...

Roads Maintenance: Motion [Private Members] (13 Feb 2018) See 14 other results from this debate

Robert Troy: ...is happy to cosy up to Sinn Fein because he knows that we on this side of the House are relentless in our opposition. We hold him to account for his inadequacies and his failings in his role as the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport for the past two years. Like his colleagues in government, the Minister has visited many constituencies. However, they have all failed to follow...

Other Questions: Fodder Crisis (13 Feb 2018)

Michael Creed: ...2017 - and balancing payments issued in early December 2017. These payments, together with those issued under the areas of natural constraints measure, injected more than €1.4 billion into the rural economy by the end of last year and are providing a very welcome boost for farm families and will help to finance additional fodder purchase, where necessary. At this time I also...

Priority Questions: Fodder Crisis (13 Feb 2018)

Michael Creed: To provide assistance for those livestock farmers severely affected by ongoing fodder shortages, mainly in parts of the west and the north west, I introduced a targeted fodder transport measure. It operates through the co-operative structure. The aim is to partly offset the cost of transporting fodder between those areas where it is available and those where it is scarce. The measure...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Climate Change Issues specific to the Agriculture, Food and Marine Sectors: Discussion (13 Feb 2018) See 2 other results from this debate

...;13.5 billion in 2017 and providing employment to more than 300,000 people directly and indirectly. It has been a key driver in Ireland’s economic recovery and is the backbone of economic activity across rural Ireland. Last month I spoke with the elected officers of the IFA at the association’s annual general meeting in the Irish Farm Centre and I referred to 2018 as being...

Ministerial Rota for Parliamentary Questions: Motion (13 Feb 2018)

Joe McHugh: ...the Dáil of 12th December 2017, setting out the rota in which questions to members of the Government are to be asked, questions for oral answer, following those next set down to the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, shall be set down to Ministers in the following temporary sequence: Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection Minister for Rural and Community...

Seanad: Commencement Matters: Community Banking (13 Feb 2018)

Michael D'Arcy: As Senator Conway is aware, the Departments of Finance and Rural and Community Development are responsible for fulfilling the commitment in A Programme for a Partnership Government to "thoroughly investigate the German Sparkassen model for the development of local public banks that operate within well-defined regions". Under the local public banking model, a state or another public body has...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach: Our Public Service 2020: Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform (13 Feb 2018)

Gerry Horkan: ...to bring people with us and I mean that right across the political spectrum. Most of us embrace technology as much as we can and as far as we are able to. I think the Minister might have been Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when the Leap card was introduced. Things like the Leap card have been great. Revenue Online is excellent while Passport Online is very good but, equally,...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Fodder Crisis (13 Feb 2018)

Michael Creed: ...2017, and balancing payments issued in early December 2017. These payments together with those issued under the Areas of Natural Constraints Measure, injected over €1.4 billion into the Irish rural economy by the end of last year and are providing a very welcome boost for Irish farm families and will help to finance additional fodder purchase where necessary. At this time I...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Fodder Crisis (13 Feb 2018)

Michael Creed: ...2017, and balancing payments issued in early December 2017. These payments together with those issued under the Areas of Natural Constraints Measure, injected over €1.4 billion into the Irish rural economy by the end of last year and are providing a very welcome boost for Irish farm families and will help to finance additional fodder purchase where necessary. At this time I...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Fodder Crisis (13 Feb 2018) See 1 other result from this answer

Michael Creed: ...2017, and balancing payments issued in early December 2017. These payments together with those issued under the Areas of Natural Constraints Measure, injected over €1.4 billion into the Irish rural economy by the end of last year and are providing a very welcome boost for Irish farm families and will help to finance additional fodder purchase where necessary. At this time I also...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Fodder Crisis (13 Feb 2018)

Michael Creed: ...2017, and balancing payments issued in early December 2017. These payments together with those issued under the Areas of Natural Constraints Measure, injected over €1.4 billion into the Irish rural economy by the end of last year and are providing a very welcome boost for Irish farm families and will help to finance additional fodder purchase where necessary. At this time I...

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