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Written Answers — Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: Gas Exploration Revenue (9 Jul 2014)

Pat Rabbitte: The principal direct financial return to the Exchequer from the Corrib gas field will be through the 25% tax that will apply to profits from the gas field. The level of profits will depend on a combination of factors including, the volume of recoverable gas, the cost of developing and operating the infrastructure, the price of gas over the life of the field, together with the timing and...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: Departmental Contracts (9 Jul 2014)

Pat Rabbitte: I understand the Deputy is interested in consultancies relating to the oil and gas sector. In the time available, it has not been possible to assemble the information requested. My Department is in the process of identifying and assembling the information which will be forwarded to the Deputy as soon as possible.

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: Renewable Energy Exports (9 Jul 2014)

Pat Rabbitte: The Memorandum of Understanding signed with the UK Government in January 2013 undertook to examine how Irish renewable energy resources, onshore and offshore, might be developed to the mutual benefit of Ireland and the UK. Following in-depth analysis it was found that given the economic, policy and regulatory complexities involved, and the outstanding decisions to be taken by the UK,...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: Public Service Obligation Levy Application (9 Jul 2014)

Pat Rabbitte: The Public Service Obligation (PSO) levy has been in place since 2001 and is the overall support mechanism for electricity generation constructed for security of supply purposes (including peat fired generation), and for the development of renewable electricity to meet Ireland's target 40% of electricity demand being met from renewable sources by 2020. The levy is designed to compensate...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: Broadband Services Provision (9 Jul 2014)

Pat Rabbitte: Under the Ireland/Northern Ireland Interreg IIIA cross border cooperation programme, the then Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources (DCMNR) in collaboration with the Northern Ireland Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment provided funding to Bytel for the implementation of two cross border telecoms projects between 2004 and 2007. These were the Cross Border...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: Departmental Staff Data (9 Jul 2014)

Pat Rabbitte: My Department currently employes a full time equivalent of 10 staff on fixed term contracts. These staff are employees in the Private Offices of the Minister and Minister of State.

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: Appointments to State Boards (9 Jul 2014)

Pat Rabbitte: This Government has made changes in relation to appointments to State Boards and bodies, with new arrangements widening the opportunity to participate on such Boards, involving advertisement of vacancies for applications from suitably qualified candidates and, in accordance with the Government Decision of 12 April 2011, I have since 2011 on my Department's website, invited Expressions of...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: State Bodies Data (9 Jul 2014)

Pat Rabbitte: The salary rate for CEOs of Commercial Semi State Companies under the aegis of my Department is as set out in the table below. Salary Rate for CEOs of Commercial State Companies Name of Company New Appointment Rate An Post €240,448 BGÉ €250,000 Bord na Móna €226,000 EirGrid €170,000 ESB €295,000 RTÉ €219,871 TG4 €139,104...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: State Bodies Data (9 Jul 2014)

Pat Rabbitte: The information sought is being complied and will be forwarded to the Deputy as soon as possible. All directions issued by the Government in relation to remuneration of CEOs in non-commercial Semi State Companies, including reductions arising from the implementation of the Haddington Road Agreement, have been brought to the attention of the relevant State Companies.

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: Ministerial Advisers Remuneration (9 Jul 2014)

Pat Rabbitte: The information requested by the Deputy is outlined below Post Salaries post Haddington Road Agreement Salaries if capped at 1st point of Principal Officer (standard) scale at appointment and following incremental progression Annual Saving Special Advisers (2) €178,682 €169,412 €9,270

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: Departmental Bodies Data (9 Jul 2014)

Pat Rabbitte: There are eleven Non Commercial Bodies, including Regulators, under the aegis of my Department and details of these are set out in the following table. Non Commercial State Bodies Inland Fisheries Ireland Digital Hub Development Agency Foyle, Carlingford and Irish Lights Commission (Loughs Agency) National Oil Reserves Agency Irish National Petroleum Corporation Mining Board Ordnance...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: Action Plan for Jobs (8 Jul 2014)

Pat Rabbitte: As the Deputy may be aware, I announced the nationwide availability of the Trading Online Voucher Scheme on 1 July last. Building on the successful pilot conducted in Dublin earlier this year, the Scheme was scaled up and opened for applications in Counties Cork, Dublin, Kerry, Louth, Sligo and Waterford in recent months. The Local Enterprise Office (LEO) are our key delivery partners in...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: Broadband Services Provision (8 Jul 2014)

Pat Rabbitte: The matter raised by the Deputy relates to the obligation of ESB to notify the European Commission of the proposed joint venture in accordance with Council Regulation (EC) No. 139/2004 of 20 January 2004 on the control of concentrations between undertakings (the Merger Regulation) and EU Commission implementing regulations. This is a corporate issue between the ESB and the European...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: Broadband Services Provision (8 Jul 2014)

Pat Rabbitte: The National Broadband Plan, which I published in August 2012, aims to radically change the broadband landscape in Ireland by ensuring that high speed broadband is available to all citizens and businesses. This will be achieved by providing: - a policy and regulatory framework that assists in accelerating and incentivising commercial investment; and - a State-led intervention for areas where...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: Freedom of Information Requests (8 Jul 2014)

Pat Rabbitte: The information sought by the Deputy is set out in the following tables: - Number of FOI Requests 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 1 Received 52 55 54 70 39 31 2 Refused 9 11 4 22 9 *11 3 Granted 22 17 9 16 2 *2 4 Part-Granted 12 22 21 23 13 *14*These figures do not include requests currently under consideration. - Number of Internal Reviews 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 1 Received 6...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: Departmental Staff Data (8 Jul 2014)

Pat Rabbitte: The information requested by the Deputy is set out in the following table: Period Months Months Years Years Years Years Career Break period 0 - 6 Months 6 - 12 months 1 - 2 years 2-3 years 4 - 5 years 5 years plus Number of staff 0 1 3 3 2 0

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: Departmental Expenditure (8 Jul 2014)

Pat Rabbitte: The information requested by the Deputy is set out in the table below. The booking of photographers is managed by the Department's Press Office in each case. Photography Costs - Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Company Event Date-March 2011-May 2014 Event Cost Maxwell Photography 13/06/2011 Government convenes Next Generation Broadband Taskforce 340.92 Maxwell...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: Departmental Contracts (8 Jul 2014)

Pat Rabbitte: My Departmental remit includes complex policy areas, oversight of State regulation and service provision across key strategic services such as energy and public broadcasting, and regulation of sectors such as mining and hydrocarbon exploration. Given the technical complexity, economic significance and community interest in these areas, there is a requirement to disseminate information and to...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: Departmental Expenditure (8 Jul 2014)

Pat Rabbitte: My Department has not incurred any expenditure on external IT consultants in the years in question. The Information Systems Services Division of my Department does, however, have contracts with 6 IT companies for the provision of ICT personnel, who are classed as contractors rather than consultants. The amount spent under this heading is as follows: Company 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: Departmental Contracts (8 Jul 2014)

Pat Rabbitte: My Department has not incurred any expenditure on external IT consultants since March 2011. The Information Systems Services Division of my Department does, however, have contracts with 6 IT companies for the provision of ICT personnel, who are classed as contractors rather than consultants. All contracts entered into follow Public Procurement guidelines and, when completed, are...

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