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Tourism Industry

Bernard Durkan

136. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the extent to which winter tourism can be promoted throughout the country in the future with a view to maximising tourism here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38021/18]

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Tourism Industry

Bernard Durkan

135. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the extent to which Ireland continues to compete in conference tourism; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38020/18]

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Tourism Industry

Bernard Durkan

134. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the degree to which he expects to be in a position to further expand the tourism sector with a view to ensuring a longer tourism season; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38019/18]

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Sport and Recreational Development

Bernard Durkan

133. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the extent to which his Department can identify particular sports with a view to positive intervention and support which might result in improved performances in the international arena; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38018/18]

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Sports Capital Programme

Bernard Durkan

132. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the extent to which his Department can interlink with sport and recreational bodies with a view to improving coaching facilities in respect of track and field events, swimming and all other sports and with a view to improving Irish participants' chances in the international arena including the Olympics; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38017/18]

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Swimming Pool Programme

Bernard Durkan

131. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when an application for grant aid for a swimming pool in north County Kildare is likely to be accepted and supported either through the sports capital programme or otherwise with particular reference to the need to accommodate the growing population in each of the main towns and adjoining in addition to an ever increasing student population; if negotiations have been advanced in respect of the previous project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38016/18]

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Sports Capital Programme Applications

Bernard Durkan

130. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when further applications for grant aid through the sports capital programme will be facilitated; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38015/18]

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Road Network

Bernard Durkan

129. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on whether the recently announced proposals for bridge enhancement and traffic diversion in Celbridge, County Kildare, are costly, ineffective and unacceptable in view of the fact that they represents an interim measure which will exacerbate the traffic problems (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38014/18]

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Road Network

Bernard Durkan

128. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the extent to which he will prioritise upgrading of existing bridges or replacement as required at the various traffic bottlenecks throughout the greater Dublin area; if such bottlenecks have been identified; if plans including costs have been drawn up for their replacement; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38013/18]

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Road Network

Bernard Durkan

127. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when plans will be advanced to provide an orbital outer route beyond the M50 with a view to easing traffic congestion and reducing travel times for commuters and the business sector; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38012/18]

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Traffic Management

Bernard Durkan

126. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when plans will be advanced to combat the traffic congestion on the M50 route; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38011/18]

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Road Network

Bernard Durkan

125. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the extent to which he plans to prioritise the upgrading of existing major arterial routes and the provision of strategic motorways to facilitate economic development throughout the country in both urban and rural settings; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38010/18]

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Road Safety Authority

Michael Healy-Rae

124. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if a group (details supplied) can meet with RSA representatives; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37994/18]

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Driver Licence Applications

Michael Healy-Rae

123. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of an application by a person (details supplied) for a driver licence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37988/18]

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Road Improvement Schemes

Eamon Scanlon

122. Deputy Eamon Scanlon asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the amount of funding available for local authorities to upgrade class 2 and 3 roads in 2018; the funding available to local authorities to upgrade roads in circumstances in which residents are not willing or able to contribute the 15% needed to allow the community involvement scheme to progress; if it could be considered that funding under CIS and CLÁR for school car parks and school playgrounds could be transferred to the Department of Education and Skills to allow for more funding for local and regional public roads in need of repair; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37967/18]

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Departmental Correspondence

Micheál Martin

121. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he has received correspondence from a person (details supplied) regarding development of lands at Harristown, Dublin Airport; his views on the grievances outlined in the letter relating to accusations made regarding his departmental officials and officials of Aer Rianta; the actions he and his Department have taken to address these concerns; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37941/18]

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Offshore Islands

Eamon Scanlon

120. Deputy Eamon Scanlon asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport further to Parliamentary Question No. 464 of 3 July 2018, if the ban on paid access to Inishmurray Island will be removed; if a safe landing facility will be provided in view of the fact that the lack of same is dangerous to the archaeology of the island; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37893/18]

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Offshore Islands

Eamon Scanlon

119. Deputy Eamon Scanlon asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport further to Parliamentary Question No. 464 of 3 July 2018, the reason it has taken a decade to cease landings on Inishmurray Island in view of an assessment in 2008 which deemed it to be unsuitable; the plans in place to provide for a safe landing facility; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37892/18]

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Road Improvement Schemes

Niamh Smyth

118. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if funding will be provided for the repair of rural roads due to stretched council resources and recent weather occurrences; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37703/18]

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Motor Tax Yield

Mattie McGrath

117. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the amount of motor tax that has been collected in County Tipperary in each of the years since January 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37995/18]

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