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Tue, 4 Dec 2018

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Road Network

Imelda Munster

583. Deputy Imelda Munster asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if there has been engagement between his Department and Meath County Council regarding the worsening traffic conditions on the R132 through Julianstown with a view to advancing the case for a bypass; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50377/18]

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Transport Policy

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

584. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if funding has been allocated for the Castletownbere transportation plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50396/18]

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Tue, 4 Dec 2018

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Rail Services

Tony McLoughlin

585. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will investigate with CIÉ and Irish Rail the reason there are not enough rail carriages in operation on the Sligo to Dublin line at peak times; the reason customers who pay for tickets are being forced to stand from Dublin to Carrick-on-Shannon and beyond; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50402/18]

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Brexit Staff

Seán Haughey

586. Deputy Seán Haughey asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport further to Parliamentary Question No. 877 of 6 November 2018, when a reply will issue; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50437/18]

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Taxi Data

Catherine Martin

587. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of wheelchair accessible taxis in the taxi fleet as an absolute number and as a percentage of the overall taxi fleet; the actions he is taking to increase the number of wheelchair accessible vehicles in the taxi fleet; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50544/18]

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Taxi Regulations

Robert Troy

588. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will investigate the possibility of introducing a scheme in which taxi drivers based in a town can attend a course outlining the history and facts of interest in their local town (details supplied). [50562/18]

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Noise Pollution

Darragh O'Brien

589. Deputy Darragh O'Brien asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to install noise abatement measures on the M1 motorway between junctions 6 and 7; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50618/18]

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Sports Capital Programme Applications

Fiona O'Loughlin

590. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of an application by an organisation (details supplied) for a sports capital grant; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50634/18]

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Sports Capital Programme

Fiona O'Loughlin

591. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when the sports capital grants for 2018 will be announced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50635/18]

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Sports Capital Programme Applications

Fiona O'Loughlin

592. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the details of all applications sent from County Kildare for the sports capital grant. [50636/18]

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Tue, 4 Dec 2018

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Brexit Issues

Michael Harty

593. Deputy Michael Harty asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the Brexit proofing measures he can take to assist Shannon Airport in securing an alternative connection in view of the fact that EU hub connectivity from Shannon is via London Heathrow; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50648/18]

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Tourism Policy

Michael Harty

594. Deputy Michael Harty asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the steps he will take to achieve a more balanced distribution of visitor numbers to the mid-west and to County Clare (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50657/18]

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Bus Éireann Services

Catherine Martin

595. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of plans to privatise Bus Éireann route 133; the timeline for the commencement of the operation of such a route; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50693/18]

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Rail Network Expansion

Catherine Martin

596. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when initial works will take place on the DART upgrade of the Maynooth M3 Parkway commuter line; when a planning application will be submitted; when works will commence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50742/18]

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Noise Pollution

Catherine Martin

597. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to seek current or capital budgetary allocations to support local authorities and Transport Infrastructure Ireland to implement noise reduction measures as identified in the Dublin agglomeration noise action plan 2018 to 2023 which is being drafted; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50744/18]

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Light Rail Projects

Róisín Shortall

598. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if individuals and groups will have the right to make observations and submissions when the second round of MetroLink public consultation on the preferred route is completed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50811/18]

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Light Rail Projects

Róisín Shortall

599. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the MetroLink project; and the indicative timescale for the remaining public consultations and delivery of the project. [50812/18]

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Greenways Development

Peter Burke

600. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the agency responsible for the fencing along greenways; if this is carried out in consultation with landowners; if the process is conducted on a county by county basis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50943/18]

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Swimming Pool Programme Status

John Curran

601. Deputy John Curran asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of a project (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50952/18]

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Tue, 4 Dec 2018

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Road Traffic Offences Data

Thomas P. Broughan

602. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport further to Parliamentary Question No. 155 of 9 October 2018, to which the Road Safety Authority replied on 23 November 2018, the reason for the discrepancies between the number of drivers disqualified in court in each of the years 2016, 2017 and up to the end of September 2018 and the figures supplied by the Minister for Justice and Equality in reply to Parliamentary Question No. 155 of 9 October 2018 (details supplied); if he is requesting an examination into the difference between the figures; the correct figures regarding same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50963/18]

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