Broadband Service Provision

Ceisteanna (367, 368, 370)

Robert Troy

Ceist:

367. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the status of broadband availability for a property (details supplied). [53473/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Robert Troy

Ceist:

368. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if a fibre broadband service will be provided to an area (details supplied) as part of the current Eir roll-out. [53474/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Robert Troy

Ceist:

370. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if fibre broadband will be supplied to a property (details supplied). [53477/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 367, 368 and 370 together.

The National Broadband Plan (NBP) is the Government’s plan to rollout high speed broadband to the 1.1 million people living and working in the nearly 540,000 premises including almost 100,000 businesses and farms, along with 695 schools where commercial operators will not commit to deliver the service.

The Deputy's Questions relate to premises which are located in the AMBER area on the NBP High Speed Broadband Map, which is available on my Department's website at www.broadband.gov.ie. The AMBER area represents the area to be served by the network to be deployed under the NBP State led Intervention, the contract for which was signed on 19 November with National Broadband Ireland (NBI).

Work has already begun and a deployment plan will be made available by NBI shortly. All counties will see premises passed in the first 2 years and over 90% of premises in the State will have access to high speed broadband within the next four years.

Approximately 300 Broadband Connections Points (BCPs), including schools, library hubs and local sports halls in every county in Ireland, will be connected to high speed broadband during 2020, to enable communities to quickly get free public access to high speed broadband. The BCP locations are available to view on the High Speed Broadband Map on the Department’s website www.dccae.gov.ie.

The BCPs have been specifically selected by the local authorities so that they can provide public Wi-Fi and other facilities to support mini digital/enterprise hubs to the local community in advance of the main NBP deployment. Broadband Officers in each Local Authority were tasked with consulting with local communities and business to find the appropriate mix of locations to reap the maximum benefits.

By the end of 2021, NBI plans to pass approximately 115,000 premises, with 70,000 - 100,000 passed each year thereafter until rollout is completed. NBI has indicated that the network rollout will take an estimated 7 years from the beginning of deployment.

Broadband Service Provision

Question No. 370 answered with Question No. 367.

Ceisteanna (369)

Robert Troy

Ceist:

369. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the status of the availability of fibre broadband to a property (details supplied). [53476/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

According to my Department’s high speed broadband map, available at www.broadband.gov.ie , the premises referred to by the Deputy is one which is indicated as having been passed by eir as part of their rural deployment of high speed broadband. Therefore, that premises should be in a position to order a high speed broadband connection from a provider offering services on the network.

Where a premises in this situation is having difficulty getting connected, my Department's customer service team in the National Broadband Plan (NBP) Division can assist by raising a case with eir.

I advise the Deputy’s constituent to contact the NBP customer service team at broadband@dccae.gov.ie directly, providing their name, phone number, email address and Eircode, as well as details of the issues they are experiencing. My Department will then be in a position to pursue a case on their behalf with eir.

Question No. 370 answered with Question No. 367.

Broadband Service Provision

Ceisteanna (371)

Robert Troy

Ceist:

371. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if fibre broadband will be supplied to a housing estate (details supplied). [53478/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

The National Broadband Plan (NBP) is the Government’s plan to rollout high speed broadband to the 1.1 million people living and working in the nearly 540,000 premises including almost 100,000 businesses and farms, along with 695 schools where commercial operators will not commit to deliver the service. The Deputy's Question relates to premises which are located in the AMBER area on the NBP High Speed Broadband Map, which is available on my Department's website at www.broadband.gov.ie. The AMBER area represents the area to be served by the network to be deployed under the NBP State led Intervention, the contract for which was signed on 19 November with National Broadband Ireland (NBI). Work has already begun and a deployment plan will be made available by NBI shortly. All counties will see premises passed in the first 2 years and over 90% of premises in the State will have access to high speed broadband within the next four years.

These premises were originally in the BLUE area, meaning commercial operators had planned to provide high speed broadband to the area. As commercial operators’ plans to serve these premises have not materialised, these premises have now been included in the Intervention area for the NBP following the recent NBP Mapping Consultation, so as to ensure that these households are not left behind and will have access to a high speed broadband service. This is why the premises are AMBER dots in a BLUE area.

Approximately 300 Broadband Connections Points (BCPs), including schools, library hubs and local sports halls in every county in Ireland, will be connected to high speed broadband during 2020, to enable communities to quickly get free public access to high speed broadband. The BCP locations are available to view on the High Speed Broadband Map on the Department’s website www.dccae.gov.ie.

The BCPs have been specifically selected by the local authorities so that they can provide public Wi-Fi and other facilities to support mini digital/enterprise hubs to the local community in advance of the main NBP deployment. Broadband Officers in each Local Authority were tasked with consulting with local communities and business to find the appropriate mix of locations to reap the maximum benefits.

By the end of 2021, NBI plans to pass approximately 115,000 premises, with 70,000 - 100,000 passed each year thereafter until rollout is completed. NBI has indicated that the network rollout will take an estimated 7 years from the beginning of deployment.

Broadband Service Provision

Ceisteanna (372)

Fiona O'Loughlin

Ceist:

372. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment when broadband will be available in an area (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53581/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

The National Broadband Plan (NBP) is the Government’s plan to rollout high speed broadband to the 1.1 million people living and working in the nearly 540,000 premises including almost 100,000 businesses and farms, along with 695 schools where commercial operators will not commit to deliver the service. The Question relates to a premises which is located in the AMBER area on the NBP High Speed Broadband Map, which is available on my Department's website at www.broadband.gov.ie. The AMBER area represents the area to be served by the network to be deployed under the NBP State led Intervention, the contract for which was signed on 19 November with National Broadband Ireland (NBI).

Work has already begun and a deployment plan will be made available by NBI shortly. All counties will see premises passed in the first 2 years and over 90% of premises in the State will have access to high speed broadband within the next four years.

Approximately 300 Broadband Connections Points (BCPs), including schools, library hubs and local sports halls in every county in Ireland, will be connected to high speed broadband during 2020, to enable communities to quickly get free public access to high speed broadband. The BCP locations are available to view on the High Speed Broadband Map on the Department’s website www.dccae.gov.ie.

The BCPs have been specifically selected by the local authorities so that they can provide public Wi-Fi and other facilities to support mini digital/enterprise hubs to the local community in advance of the main NBP deployment. Broadband Officers in each Local Authority were tasked with consulting with local communities and business to find the appropriate mix of locations to reap the maximum benefits.

By the end of 2021, NBI plans to pass approximately 115,000 premises, with 70,000 - 100,000 passed each year thereafter until rollout is completed. NBI has indicated that the network rollout will take an estimated 7 years from the beginning of deployment.

Departmental Strategies

Ceisteanna (373)

Catherine Martin

Ceist:

373. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the steps taken to implement the National Positive Ageing Strategy in his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53598/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

There are a number schemes in place in my Department which are helping to deliver on Goal 3 of the Positive Ageing Strategy which is to Enable people to age with confidence, security and dignity in their own homes and communities for as long as possible. The Digital Skills for Citizens Scheme is an initiative under the National Digital Strategy for Ireland. My Department provides funding to community and not-for-profit organisations to deliver informal basic digital skills training where people attending classes will learn the skills they need to take their first steps to getting online.

Training is taking place across all counties and is targeted at people over 45, farming communities, small business owners, the unemployed, persons with disabilities and disadvantaged groups. This Scheme replaced and builds on the BenefIT Scheme that my Department operated between 2008 - 2016 which delivered over 157,000 training places.

Since training commenced under the Digital Skills for Citizen Scheme in 2017, €5.5 million has been invested in providing 10 hours of free basic digital skills training to over 54,000 participants including 20,500 citizens over the age of 65.

The Digital Skills for Citizens Scheme is improving wellbeing, raising awareness about online services and providing the opportunities for family and friends to stay connected, therefore reducing loneliness as well as achieving cost savings and efficiencies.

My Department also funds a number of energy efficiency grant schemes that are administered by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland. Over 400,000 households have carried out energy efficiency upgrades with the help of these grants, making their homes more comfortable, healthier and more cost effective to run.

The Warmth and Wellbeing Scheme established in 2016 as a joint energy, social and health policy initiative, was designed to objectively measure and validate the health and wellbeing impacts of improving the living conditions of vulnerable people living in energy poverty with chronic respiratory conditions, demonstrating the multiple benefits of energy efficiency. Over 1200 homes in the pilot area have now been upgraded. Older participants have reported that the scheme has been very beneficial to them.

Under the Climate Action Plan 2019, the Government is committed to implement a carbon tax rate of at least €80 per tonne by 2030, accompanied by a trajectory of increases over successive annual Budgets. This would raise an additional €6 billion that could be invested in decarbonising the economy while also protecting the most vulnerable from the increases in living costs associated with the carbon tax. This commitment will send a strong signal to householders and firms of the need to invest in low-carbon alternatives, where possible. Budget 2020 confirmed a €6 increase in the carbon tax for 2020. This is projected to raise €90 million in 2020, all of which will be ring-fenced to support climate action and protect those most vulnerable.

This increase applied from midnight on Budget Day to auto fuels but its application to other fuels will be delayed until May 2020, after the winter heating season. The concept of a Just Transition and protecting the most vulnerable are at the heart of the Climate Action Plan. Budget measures which will support Just Transition actions in 2020 included:

- Using €13m from Carbon tax revenue in 2020 to retrofit the homes of people living in or at risk of energy poverty through the Warmer Homes Schemes. The total 2020 funding available will be €52.8m.

- Using €21m from Carbon tax revenue in 2020 to make changes to the Fuel Allowance Scheme led by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, which will increase the income of households who get the fuel allowance by €2 per week (an annual increase of €56).

Departmental Staff Data

Question No. 375 answered with Question No. 366.

Ceisteanna (374)

Mattie McGrath

Ceist:

374. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of new staff recruited to his Department from January 2019 to date; the title of each employment position; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53638/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

The information requested by the Deputy is outlined in the following table:

Title of Employment

Number recruited

Administrative Officer

2

Assistant Principal

7

Assistant Secretary

1

Clerical Officer

4

Cyber Security Developer/Analyst

3

Cyber Security Specialist

1

Driller

2

Executive Officer

6

Higher Executive Officer

3

ICT Apprentice

1

Principal Officer

1

Senior Geologist

2

Technical Scientific Policy Advisor

4

Question No. 375 answered with Question No. 366.

Prospecting Licences

Ceisteanna (376)

Éamon Ó Cuív

Ceist:

376. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the progress made to date in assessing all applications for renewal of prospecting licences in the Connemara area; when a decision will be made on each one; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53691/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

I refer to the reply to Question No. 42 of 16 October, 2019. The position is unchanged.

Waste Disposal Charges

Ceisteanna (377)

Brendan Smith

Ceist:

377. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment when the long-promised payment of €75 will be introduced for persons with lifelong long-term medical incontinence to help meet the average annual cost of disposal of incontinence products; if arrangements are being made with the HSE to administer the scheme at local level; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53700/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

My Department has been examining this issue in detail and has engaged with relevant stakeholders, including representative organisations and the HSE, in an effort to see how best to provide a financial support to persons with long-term incontinence with respect to the disposal of medical incontinence wear. However, there are complex issues at play in this area, which are understandable given the sensitive nature of the medical data in question. Since mid-2017, a range of charging options have operated, which encourage householders to reduce and separate their waste. This provides flexibility to waste collectors to develop various service-price offerings that suit different household circumstances. Mandatory per kilogramme 'pay by weight' charging was not introduced. A Price Monitoring Group (PMG) was established in mid-2017 to monitor the on-going cost of residential waste collection to homeowners across Ireland as the ‘flat-rate structure’ was being phased out. While fluctuations in prices and service offerings have been observed, the overall trend has been relative price stability. Results from the PMG are available on my Department's website.

Departmental Advertising Data

Ceisteanna (378)

Robert Troy

Ceist:

378. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the amount spent on advertising in 2018 and to date in 2019 on Brexit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53739/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

While the Main Brexit awareness campaign is led by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, my Department has organised events specifically targeted at the telecommunications and fluorinated gas sectors.

As these events were targeted at certain sectors and were by invitation only, no advertising costs were incurred in the organisation of these events.

Personal Injury Claims

Ceisteanna (379)

Robert Troy

Ceist:

379. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if the personal injuries payouts will be published for properties under the ownership of his Department in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [53787/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

The properties occupied by my Department are owned or leased on behalf of the State by the Office of Public Works. Claims against Departments for personal injuries are handled by the State Claims Agency. Only one such claim has been made in the period referred to; for a sum of €25,461, which paid earlier this year.

Departmental Expenditure

Ceisteanna (380)

Fergus O'Dowd

Ceist:

380. Deputy Fergus O'Dowd asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the capital expenditure by his Department in County Louth and east County Meath by location and facility provided or commenced in each of the past four years; the location and purpose of each such expenditure; the new and improved services provided as a result; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53839/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

The contract to deliver the National broadband Plan was signed on 19 November. This provides for approximate investment of €33m over the 25 years of the National Broadband Plan State Intervention providing high speed broadband to 8,245 premises in Co Louth. This also provides for approximate investment of €76m over the 25 years of the National Broadband Plan State Intervention providing high speed broadband to 18,989 premises in Co. Meath. The most significant component of my Department's investment in Co Louth and County Meath is in respect of the Better Energy Homes and Better Energy Warmer Homes schemes which are administered on behalf of my Department by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) under the Better Energy Programme.

My Department also provides funding in a number of other areas and details of the funding provided under all of the schemes are set out in the following link:

Funding

Better Energy Communities supports energy efficiency upgrades to mixed projects of homes, community facilities and businesses in a local community; projects under this scheme can cross county boundaries and therefore a breakdown of costs per county is not available. €82.32 million has been allocated to the Better Energy Communities scheme from 2016 to 2019.

The Deep Retrofit Pilot Scheme was launched in 2017 as a time bound pilot to investigate the challenges and opportunities of deep retrofit in Ireland. The Pilot, which provided 50% funding for energy upgrades to an A BER rating and 95% funding provided for low-income households, closed for applications on 19th July 2019. Applications were only accepted from Service Providers with projects including 5 or more homes; with homes spanning across counties. Therefore a breakdown per county is not available.

Skills Shortages

Ceisteanna (381)

Robert Troy

Ceist:

381. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to meet the skills shortages in the hospitality and restaurant sector. [53774/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

The Government's Tourism Policy Statement "People, Place and Policy - Growing Tourism to 2025" recognises the key role that training and education plays in ensuring that there is an adequate supply of skilled staff in tourism and to develop talent accordingly.

In line with other sectors, education and training for the hospitality sector is primarily funded and delivered through the higher, further education and training bodies, namely, the Institutes of Technology, the Education and Training Boards with complementary training and business supports provided by Fáilte Ireland.

Fáilte Ireland's priorities within the tourism industry are for on-site practical training interventions to boost productivity and sustain employment.

Following the publication of the Hospitality Skills Oversight Group final report, Fáilte Ireland established a Tourism and Hospitality Oversight Group (COG) to co-ordinate the relevant bodies to agree and implement a work programme to address current and future labour supply and skill requirements in the Tourism and Hospitality sector.  Under the chairmanship of Fáilte Ireland members of this group have developed a two year work plan that focuses on delivery of five targeted objectives; improving awareness and attractiveness of the sector, building employment connections, best practice recruitment and retention, curriculum alignment and mapping existing provision to identify gaps.

With specific regard to chef training, Fáilte Ireland played a leading role in the development of a culinary apprenticeship programme through its participation in a consortium collaborating on its development. The Commis Chef Apprenticeship programme is currently being delivered by a number of Education and Training Boards throughout the country.

Fáilte Ireland has also completed some research to understand attitudes and perceptions of the sector and careers within the tourism and hospitality sector  which will inform promotional campaigns to drive a dynamic shift in perceptions of what a career in this sector can offer.

My Department is also represented on an cross-department working group on Work Permits under the remit of the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation and has assisted the industry in obtaining permits for certain grades of chefs.

National Transport Authority

A referred reply was forwarded to the Deputy under Standing Order 42A

Ceisteanna (382)

Catherine Murphy

Ceist:

382. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he has provided funding for a new train station and related infrastructures to Irish Rail in respect of a proposed strategic housing development in the Shankill and Bray areas; if he and or the NTA have been consulted in respect of the increased demand that will be placed on the rail network (details supplied); the date on which the new train station will be operational; if he will seek fees from the developers to fund the new station; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53557/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, I have responsibility for policy and overall funding  in relation to public transport.  The National Transport Authority (NTA) has statutory responsibility for the planning and development of public transport infrastructure in the Greater Dublin Area.  This responsibility includes, in consultation with Iarnród Éireann, the development of any new stations. 

Noting the NTA's responsibilities in the matter raised, I have referred the Deputy's question to the NTA for a more detailed reply.  Please contact my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 days.

A referred reply was forwarded to the Deputy under Standing Order 42A

Penalty Points System Data

Ceisteanna (383)

Noel Grealish

Ceist:

383. Deputy Noel Grealish asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of penalty points issued in each county in respect of each offence in the past year in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53560/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

The following table provides the details on the number of penalty points issued in respect of those licence-holders resident in each county in respect of each offence in the past year (1st January 2019 to 30th November 2019).

Number of penalty points issued

Penalty Points System Data

Ceisteanna (384)

Noel Grealish

Ceist:

384. Deputy Noel Grealish asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the speeding offences for which penalty points were issued in the past year by different speed limits (details supplied) including the speed limit in operation in the locations in which the offences occurred; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53561/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

The speeding location and the vehicle speed detected, requested by the Deputy, are not provided to my Department by An Garda Síochána.   The current legislation does not distinguish between the degree to which offenders are in excess of the legal limit and therefore it is not relevant to the issue of penalty points.  That is why I am proposing to bring in a fairer, more proportionate system which will distinguish between those who may be only slightly in excess of the relevant speed limit and those who are driving well in excess of the maximum legal limit applying.  I thank the Deputy for helping to highlight why this reforming legislation is necessary and desirable and I look forward to his support for it.

The speeding offence details for the penalty points provided to my Department; and recorded on the National Vehicle and Driver File (NVDF), are as follows:

Penalty Point Speeding Offences

Number of Offences

Exceed 30 km/h limit                                                                                

                  348

Exceed 50 km/h limit                                                                               

               38,060

Exceed 60 km/h limit                                                                                

               19,367

Exceed 80 km/h limit                                                                               

               14,255

Exceed 100 km/h limit                                                                               

               19,944

Exceed 120 km/h limit                                                                              

               12,787

Exceed Road Works Speed Limit (50 Kmh/Road)                                                         

                       5

Exceed Road Works Speed Limit (60 Kmh/Motorway)                                                    

                 5,187

Exceed Road Works Speed Limit (60 Kmh/Road)                                                         

                 3,441

Exceed Road Works Speed Limit (80 Kmh/Motorway)                                                    

                      12

Exceed Road Works Speed Limit (80 Kmh/Road)                                                         

                      7

Exceed ordinary speed limit (class of vehicle)                                                     

                     815

Speeding Combination of vehicles                                                                    

                    157

Exceed ordinary speed limit (certain vehicles)                                                     

                      70

Speeding Ordinary Vehicles >3500 kgs                                                                 

                       5

Total

              114,460

Road Traffic Offences Data

Ceisteanna (385)

Noel Grealish

Ceist:

385. Deputy Noel Grealish asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of drivers disqualified from driving in 2017, 2018 and to date in 2019, by category of driver licence having reached the number of penalty points required for automatic disqualification; the offences which resulted in them attracting those points; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53562/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

The following tabular statements provide the details requested by the Deputy. The details for offences which resulted in penalty points being endorsed on the National Vehicle and Driver File (NVDF) record is only available for drivers who are currently serving a disqualification. Where a disqualification has been served, the offence records are deleted from the NVDF. 

Table 1:

This tables provides the number of drivers disqualified from driving in 2017, 2018 and to date in 2019, by category of driver licence type.

Number of Drivers

Driver Details

2017

2018

2019 (Jan to Nov)

Full

875

882

809

Learner Permit

261

291

292

Novice Driver

171

247

269

No Driver Number

122

107

103

Total

1,429

1,527

1,473

Table 2:

This table provides the details of current disqualified drivers broken down by driver licence type and penalty offence.

Penalty Point Offence

Full

Learner Permit

Novice Driver

No Driver Number

Adult Failing to wear Safety Belt cat. M1 Vehicle                                                     

72

27

12

9

Adult Failing to wear Safety Belt cat. N1   Vehicle                                                    

25

4

1

1

Adult Failing to wear Safety Belt cat. N2 Vehicle                                                     

4

 

 

 

Adult Failing to wear Safety Belt cat. N3   Vehicle                                                    

5

 

 

1

Bald/Not maintained/cause damage tyre-Left front   wheel                                                

6

5

2

1

Bald/Not maintained/cause damage tyre-Left rear   wheel                                                

5

1

4

 

Bald/Not maintained/cause damage tyre-Right front   wheel                                              

9

1

1

 

Bald/Not maintained/cause damage tyre-Right rear   wheel                                               

6

 

2

 

Breach of duties on occurrence of an   accident                                                        

3

1

 

 

Careless   Driving                                                          

6

4

1

 

Contravention of rules for use of mini   roundabouts                                                   

1

 

 

 

Cross continuous white line/broken white   line                                                        

12

6

3

 

Dangerous Driving Reduced to Careless   Driving                                                        

9

6

7

1

Driver Fail ensure Passenger U/17 wear Safety   Belt                                                   

22

5

1

1

Driver Fail Restrain Child O/3 in Child   Restraint                                                    

14

4

5

1

Driver Fail Restrain Child U/3 in Child   Restraint                                                    

12

4

3

 

Driver Owner Exceeding Design Gross Vehicle Weight                                                   

1

 

 

 

Driving a vehicle while holding a mobile   phone                                                       

254

62

30

32

Driving along/across median   strip                                                                    

 

 

1

 

Driving dangerously defective   vehicle                                                                

 

 

 

1

Driving on/across cycle   track                                                                        

1

 

 

 

Driving without reasonable   consideration                                                             

41

25

21

6

Entry to hatched marked   area                                                                         

1

 

1

 

Exceed 100 km/h   limit                                                                                

161

38

37

26

Exceed 120 km/h   limit                                                                                

122

16

25

13

Exceed 30 km/h  limit                                                                              

5

1

2

 

Exceed 50 km/h   limit                                                                                 

197

75

34

33

Exceed 60 km/h limit                                                                                  

123

25

25

11

Exceed 80 km/h   limit                                                                                 

113

26

17

12

Exceed ordinary speed limit (certain   vehicles)                                                       

1

 

 

 

Exceed ordinary speed limit (class of   vehicle)                                                       

8

 

 

1

Exceed Road Works Speed Limit (60   Kmh/Motorway)                                                      

10

2

1

 

Exceed Road Works Speed Limit (60   Kmh/Road)                                                          

4

 

2

 

Fail to comply with mandatory traffic   signs                                                          

3

 

 

 

Fail to comply with No Entry traffic   sign                                                            

1

 

1

 

Fail to comply with prohibitory traffic   signs                                                        

9

5

3

 

Fail to Deactivate Airbag Child Restraint in   use                                                     

1

 

 

 

Fail to drive on the left hand   side                                                                  

2

 

1

 

Fail to obey traffic lights                                                                          

38

11

15

3

Fail to stop before stop sign/stop   line                                                              

2

5

 

 

Fail to stop for   Garda                                                                               

1

 

 

 

Fail to yield right of way                                                                        

 

 

1

 

Fail to yield right of way at   sign/line                                                              

1

 

 

 

Learner driver unaccompanied by a qualified   driver                                                   

20

174

77

6

No cert of road worthiness   user                                                                      

1

 

 

 

No insurance - (user)                                                                             

47

55

19

5

No safety belt -   driver                                                                              

1

 

 

 

Non-Display of L Plate (Learner Driver)                                                               

20

121

42

2

Non-Display of N plate (Novice   driver)                                                               

8

 

27

1

Non-Display of yellow 'N' tabard on motorcycle                                                    

 

 

1

 

Offence relating to   Overtaking                                                                       

6

 

 

2

Reduced to Driving without reasonable   consideration                                                   

3

 

1

 

Speeding Combination of   vehicles                                                                     

2

 

 

 

Tyre with Depth Less than 1.6 mm -   User                                                               

 

2

 

 

Unsuitable Tyre   -   User                                                                               

 

1

 

 

Unsuitable Tyre due to degree of inflation -   User                                                     

1

 

 

 

Use vehicle without NCT   certificate                                                                  

75

61

15

9

Using vehicle without authorisation plate   passenger                                                  

1

 

 

 

22-35mcg of alcohol per 100ml of   breath                                                              

6

 

 

 

50-80mg of alcohol per 100ml of   blood                                                                

 

 

 

1

67-107mg of alcohol per 100ml of   urine                                                               

1

 

 

 

U-Turn on dual carriageway/central reserve/traffic   island                                            

1

 

 

 

Sports Organisations

Ceisteanna (386)

Dara Calleary

Ceist:

386. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to the overall amount outstanding from an organisation (details supplied) to local soccer leagues and organisations either in the form of grants or payments for the use of pitches and premises and so on; if his attention has been further drawn to the fact that such outstanding funds have the capacity to seriously damage the activities of local soccer; and his plans to secure payment of the funds in the context of his plans to fund local soccer organisations. [53590/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

Sport Ireland, which is funded by my Department, is the statutory body with responsibility for the development of sport, increasing participation at all levels and raising standards, including the allocation of funding across its various programmes.

While funding to the organisation mentioned by the Deputy remains suspended, Sport Ireland is considering how best to fund relevant programmes in a manner that is aligned with the duty to protect public moneys.

As the Deputy will be aware, Sport Ireland has developed an effective intermediary arrangement for the payment of grant funding for the Women’s National Team. Sport Ireland is urgently examining a similar arrangement in relation to the provision of funding for development officers who do such important work at grassroots level throughout the country and it is expected that details of that arrangement would be announced shortly.