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Written Answers — Homeless Persons: Homeless Persons (3 Feb 2004)

Joe Costello: Question 180: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if his attention has been drawn to the call made by the Depaul Trust for the appointment of an ombudsman for the homeless; his views on the call; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2858/04]

Written Answers — Local Authority Housing: Local Authority Housing (3 Feb 2004)

Joe Costello: Question 210: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the additional provision he intends to make from resources available to his Department in 2004 for the provision of accommodation for lone parents and other persons on low incomes, particularly given the recent announcement by the Minister for Social and Family Affairs of severe restrictions in eligibility...

Written Answers — Decentralisation Programme: Decentralisation Programme (3 Feb 2004)

Joe Costello: Question 345: To ask the Minister for Education and Science if it is proposed to decentralise the Higher Education and Training Awards Council to Offaly; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that three quarters of the staff are opposed to the proposal; the plans he and the Government have to facilitate those public servants who do not wish to move; and if he will make a statement on...

Written Answers — Liquor Licensing Laws: Liquor Licensing Laws (3 Feb 2004)

Joe Costello: Question 456: To ask the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if he has satisfied himself that the District Court system of determining licence extensions is adequate to deal with the complex social and environmental issues involved in built-up residential areas in view of the recent licence extension granted to a public house (details supplied) in Dublin 9; if he is considering...

Written Answers — Price Inflation: Price Inflation (10 Feb 2004)

Joe Costello: Question 117: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if her attention has been drawn to the report published by the Office of the Director of Consumer Affairs finding a considerable variation in the price of the over-the-counter medicines; the steps she intends to take to prevent exploitation of consumers in this area; and if she will make a statement on the...

Written Answers — Economic Competitiveness: Economic Competitiveness (10 Feb 2004)

Joe Costello: Question 151: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment her views on the findings of the recent report of the National Competitiveness Council that Ireland, along with Finland, is the most expensive country in the euro zone; the steps she intends to take arising from the report; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3781/04]

Written Answers — Decentralisation Programme: Decentralisation Programme (10 Feb 2004)

Joe Costello: Question 209: To ask the Minister for Finance the respondents in Counties Sligo and Leitrim to his Department's decentralisation programme advertised in the national newspapers before Christmas 2003; the action that will be taken by his officials to progress these applications to the next level; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3602/04]

Written Answers — Rural Transport Initiative: Rural Transport Initiative (10 Feb 2004)

Joe Costello: Question 380: To ask the Minister for Transport if he intends to allocate additional funding to the rural transport initiative to expand the programme to include other rural and isolated areas; if he considers the RTI value for money; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3600/04]

Written Answers — Rail Network: Rail Network (10 Feb 2004)

Joe Costello: Question 381: To ask the Minister for Transport if his attention has been drawn to the fact that, despite the many millions of euros invested in the rail network, thousands of tonnes of untreated raw sewage is continually dumped on the nation's railways and their environs annually as a result of no sewage treatment or holding facilities on many of Iarnród Éireann's inter-city rolling stock;...

Written Answers — Crime Levels: Crime Levels (10 Feb 2004)

Joe Costello: Question 405: To ask the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the number of racially motivated attacks that have been reported to the Garda Síochána for each month since January 2002; the number of such attacks that have been reported in the Dublin metropolitan area for each month since January 2002; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3611/04]

Written Answers — Departmental Properties: Departmental Properties (10 Feb 2004)

Joe Costello: Question 406: To ask the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the reason Shanganagh Castle open prison has not been sold a year after he announced the closure and sale of the premises; if any legal difficulty has arisen regarding the proposed sale; if there are staff still retained in the prison; the cost to the Exchequer of maintaining the prison for the past 12 months; the plans he...

Written Answers — Revenue Powers: Revenue Powers (17 Feb 2004)

Joe Costello: Question 115: To ask the Minister for Finance if it is intended to provide the Revenue Commissioners with the additional powers recommended by the Revenue powers group; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4747/04]

Written Answers — Departmental Agencies: Departmental Agencies (17 Feb 2004)

Joe Costello: Question 172: To ask the Minister for Finance if his attention has been drawn the serious concern expressed by coroners at delays in inquests as a result of the inability of the State Laboratory to complete test results; the steps being taken to deal with this situation in view of the distress caused to families by such delays; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2504/04]

Written Answers — State Contracts: State Contracts (17 Feb 2004)

Joe Costello: Question 451: To ask the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the circumstances under which the Garda Síochána seek tenders for services and goods; the rules for sending tenders; the number of contracts awarded by the Garda in each of the past five years; the value of these contracts and the firms to which the contracts were granted; and if he will make a statement on the matter....

Written Answers — Road Traffic Offences: Road Traffic Offences (17 Feb 2004)

Joe Costello: Question 465: To ask the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the number of cyclists in the Dublin metropolitan area who have been cautioned or arrested for cycling on the footpath, inadequate night-time illumination, not stopping at red traffic lights, not stopping at a pedestrian crossings, or cycling in the wrong direction on a one-way street; if the Garda will continue to be...

Written Answers — Residential Institutions Redress Scheme: Residential Institutions Redress Scheme (30 Mar 2004)

Joe Costello: Question 133: To ask the Minister for Education and Science the number of persons who have made compensation applications to the Residential Institutions Redress Board at the latest date for which figures are available; the way in which the number of applications compare with the original estimate made by his Department; if he will give the latest estimate of the number of likely...

Written Answers — Residential Institutions Redress Scheme: Residential Institutions Redress Scheme (30 Mar 2004)

Joe Costello: Question 168: To ask the Minister for Education and Science if he intends to reopen negotiations with religious congregations to increase their contributions arising from the deal struck between them and the Government in relation to child abuse indemnity; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9784/04]

Written Answers — Asylum Applications: Asylum Applications (30 Mar 2004)

Joe Costello: Question 433: To ask the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if his Department has issued an order prohibiting a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny from providing advice and assistance to refugees and asylum seekers in the Ormond Hostel, John's Green, County Kilkenny; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9621/04]

Written Answers — Judicial Appointments: Judicial Appointments (30 Mar 2004)

Joe Costello: Question 434: To ask the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the policy for appointment and posting of District Court judges; if he has proposals for changing the present system; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9731/04]

Written Answers — Penalty Points System: Penalty Points System (4 May 2004)

Joe Costello: Question 61: To ask the Minister for Transport his views on whether the increased number of road deaths recorded in 2004 is due in part to drivers paying less heed to the threat of penalty points and therefore ignoring speed limits; his plans to extend the penalty points system to cover an increased number of offences; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12488/04]

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