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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Proposed Legislation

Eamon Ryan

51. Deputy Eamon Ryan asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the status of the marine planning and development management Bill. [41989/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Aquaculture Licence Data

Eamon Ryan

795. Deputy Eamon Ryan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will provide copies of each boat licence granted for fisheries and the historic tracks of vessels when dredging for seed since 18 September 2019, in view of the ongoing wild mussel seed dredging in accordance with SI No. 464 of 2019, Sea-Fisheries and Maritime Jurisdiction (Mussel Seed) (Opening of Fisheries) Regulations 2019. [44601/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Aquaculture Licence Data

Eamon Ryan

796. Deputy Eamon Ryan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the economic contribution that mussel seed dredging and mussel bottom grown aquaculture play in the economy; the gross and net weight tonnage processed in 2018; the tonnage exported live; and the countries to which they were exported. [44602/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Aquaculture Licence Data

Eamon Ryan

797. Deputy Eamon Ryan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if there is research funded or used by his Department on mussel seed and bed ecosystem services, especially the role that mussel seed and mussels beds play in supporting fish stocks; and if so, if the research is taken into account in deciding on the opening or closing of a particular seed mussel site. [44603/19]

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Wed, 23 Oct 2019

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European Council Meetings

Eamon Ryan

25. Deputy Eamon Ryan asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his recent meetings at the European Council on 17 and 18 October 2019. [43262/19]

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Tue, 22 Oct 2019

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Climate Change Policy

Eamon Ryan

56. Deputy Eamon Ryan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the steps she is taking to ensure the political views expressed by thousands of young persons in recent months who have marched and protested on a range of issues but particularly the issue of climate action are engaged with and acted on, in view of the fact that one of the transformational goals of the strategy of her Department for young persons, Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures 2014 to 2020, is to listen to and involve children and young persons. [43419/19]

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Thu, 17 Oct 2019

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Student Accommodation

Eamon Ryan

62. Deputy Eamon Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the details of additional provision made for student accommodation in budget 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42595/19]

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Wed, 16 Oct 2019

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Hydraulic Fracturing

Eamon Ryan

63. Deputy Eamon Ryan asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment his views on whether the evidence that fracked gas is significantly worse for the environment, particularly in respect of methane emissions and other types of fossil fuels, and that actions or decisions by the Government that would allow the use of fracked gas here directly contravenes and undermines meaningful action on climate change. [42275/19]

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Wed, 16 Oct 2019

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Climate Change Adaptation Plans

Eamon Ryan

67. Deputy Eamon Ryan asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the mechanisms he is considering to develop private finance models in support of the deep retrofit of residential buildings; and the way in which such financing might be expected to operate with respect to the length of loans, interest rates and so on. [42276/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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Cabinet Committee Meetings

Eamon Ryan

9. Deputy Eamon Ryan asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet committee on the environment last met. [38503/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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Coillte Teoranta

Eamon Ryan

94. Deputy Eamon Ryan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will consider amending the mandate of Coillte to encourage it to provide a wide range of forestry services; and if he will direct Coillte to commence the planting of new forests. [41988/19]

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Wed, 2 Oct 2019

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Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements

Eamon Ryan

6. Deputy Eamon Ryan asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his recent meeting with the US Vice President, Mr. Mike Pence. [38501/19]

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Tue, 1 Oct 2019

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Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements

Eamon Ryan

7. Deputy Eamon Ryan asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his recent meeting with Prime Minister Johnson. [38502/19]

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Tue, 1 Oct 2019

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Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements

Eamon Ryan

109. Deputy Eamon Ryan asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his recent visit to New York for the UN Climate Action Summit 2019. [38849/19]

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Tue, 24 Sep 2019

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Cybersecurity Policy

Eamon Ryan

11. Deputy Eamon Ryan asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the role his Department has in the management of cybersecurity threats; the way in which he co-ordinates this work with other Departments; and if, in his view, there is a sufficient level of cybersecurity resourcing and preparedness. [38499/19]

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Tue, 24 Sep 2019

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Naval Service Operations

Eamon Ryan

32. Deputy Eamon Ryan asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the role the Naval Service may have in the designation and protection of marine protected areas; and if the Naval Service would have capacity to ensure the integrity of such areas. [38500/19]

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Tue, 17 Sep 2019

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Bus Éireann Services

Eamon Ryan

578. Deputy Eamon Ryan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to encourage Bus Éireann to facilitate customers that want to bring their bikes onboard buses through the use of an online reservation system similar to that used by Irish Rail; and his views on the removal of the €10 charge on a single journey that is currently applied. [37358/19]

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Defence Forces Operations

Eamon Ryan

98. Deputy Eamon Ryan asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if the representatives of the Government and or the Defence Force were invited to Paris for the Bastille military parade and subsequent discussions regarding military co-operation in Europe. [34353/19]

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Thu, 11 Jul 2019

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Rural Regeneration and Development Fund

Eamon Ryan

12. Deputy Eamon Ryan asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the amount of the rural regeneration and development fund allocated to date; and if a breakdown of spending in each of the categories to date will be provided. [30255/19]

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Tue, 9 Jul 2019

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Light Rail Projects

Eamon Ryan

69. Deputy Eamon Ryan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when he expects the response to the public consultation on the preferred route for MetroLink for south Dublin; and if the National Transport Authority will be directed to carry out assessments of two alternative route options (details supplied). [29508/19]

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