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Ceisteanna agus freagraí le haghaidh téarma Dála nó Seanaid

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Taispeáin: 100 an leathanach

Déar, 26 Aib 2007

written

Equality Issues.

Seán Ryan

46 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the steps he is taking to ensure better and more equal access to the workforce for older persons who wish to continue working; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15469/07]

Amharc

Déar, 26 Aib 2007

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Equal Opportunities Employment.

Seán Ryan

72 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if his attention has been drawn to the provisions of employment law that discriminate against employees over 65 years of age; his plans to correct these anomalies; if primary or secondary legislation will be required for each of these anomalies to be corrected; his views on whether it is desirable to facilitate those who wish to continue working past 65 years of age; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15479/07]

Amharc

Déar, 26 Aib 2007

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Schools Building Projects.

Seán Ryan

196 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Science the status of the new school building for a school (details supplied) in County Dublin. [15725/07]

Amharc

Déar, 26 Aib 2007

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Social and Affordable Housing.

Seán Ryan

208 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if his attention has been drawn to the fact that persons accepting an affordable house from a local authority are obliged to take out cover under the local authority’s mortgage protection scheme and therefore are not allowed the freedom to acquire such cover from their own insurance company which in some cases can be at a cheaper rate; his views on whether this is anti-competitive and totally against the whole concept of affordable housing; and if he will modify the existing arrangements. [15763/07]

Amharc

Céad, 25 Aib 2007

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Social Welfare Benefits.

Seán Ryan

46 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Social and Family Affairs the progress made in discussions with the EU Commission regarding the possibility of providing free travel passes to Irish pensioners resident abroad; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15205/07]

Amharc

Céad, 25 Aib 2007

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Social Welfare Benefits.

Seán Ryan

81 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Social and Family Affairs his views on a national advertising campaign to promote greater awareness of social welfare entitlements, similar to the campaign being run by the Revenue Commissioner to promote greater awareness of tax allowances; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15206/07]

Amharc

Máirt, 24 Aib 2007

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National Drugs Strategy.

Seán Ryan

47 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs if he will publish the most recent six monthly Progress Report to the Cabinet sub-committee on social inclusion in regard to his Department’s overall responsibility for co-ordinating the implementation of the National Drugs Strategy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15010/07]

Amharc

Máirt, 24 Aib 2007

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Decentralisation Programme.

Seán Ryan

87 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Taoiseach his views on whether the proposed transfer of staff from the Central Statistics Office in Swords, County Dublin to a city centre location is going against the principal of decentralisation; and if he will review the decision taken. [14737/07]

Amharc

Máirt, 24 Aib 2007

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Food Industry.

Seán Ryan

787 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food her views on whether the vegetable industry here could become unviable unless a mechanism is found to address the price and costs squeeze that the growers finds themselves in; the way the balance between the growers and supermarkets can be redressed to ensure the future production of Irish vegetables; and the steps she proposes to take to make the vegetable industry here viable into the future. [15080/07]

Amharc

Máirt, 24 Aib 2007

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National Monuments.

Seán Ryan

976 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the status on the Drumanagh archaeological site in Loughshinney, County Dublin; if he will initiate the process for the acquisition or purchase of this ancient site by the Government; if he will arrange to have an archaeological dig to establish and evaluate the full potential of the site; and if in the interim he will arrange for the necessary protection to be provided to safeguard the site from illegal and vandalising behaviour. [15138/07]

Amharc

Máirt, 24 Aib 2007

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Local Authority Housing.

Seán Ryan

1042 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if his attention has been drawn to the fact that tenants of local authority dwellings here who wish to purchase their houses by tenant purchase scheme are finding it prohibitive, in view of the fact that the local authorities under the scheme are taking into consideration the current valuation on the houses; and his proposals to bring forward a more favourable tenant purchase scheme. [15088/07]

Amharc

Déar, 5 Aib 2007

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Swimming Pool Projects.

Seán Ryan

314 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism if he will report on the programme for the grant aiding of local authority swimming pools and bodies supported by local authorities; when the current programme was advertised; the names of the successful applications that have been approved under the scheme; when the next scheme will be advertised; and if it will provide for the refurbishment of existing pools. [13951/07]

Amharc

Déar, 5 Aib 2007

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Alternative Farm Enterprises.

Seán Ryan

405 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food the supports available from within her Department for the development of renewable and alternative energies; if, in this regard, there are any incentive schemes available for the planting and growing of willows which then could be used for woodchip or similar type heating. [13543/07]

Amharc

Déar, 5 Aib 2007

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School Accommodation.

Seán Ryan

480 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Science if her attention has been drawn to the need for a primary school to accommodate the children from the new housing development within the Nevinstown area action plan, Swords, County Dublin; and when she will sanction the much needed school for this area. [13945/07]

Amharc

Déar, 5 Aib 2007

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School Accommodation.

Seán Ryan

481 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Science if her attention has been drawn to the shortfall of primary school places in Skerries, County Dublin; her proposals to accommodate children for September 2007 and 2008 in this regard; and when she will sanction the school indicated in the Barnageera area action plan. [13946/07]

Amharc

Déar, 5 Aib 2007

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Schools Building Projects.

Seán Ryan

482 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Science if her attention has been drawn to the frustration of the parents of the children attending a school (details supplied) in County Dublin at the lack of progress in the provision of a permanent 16 mainstream teacher building; and if the new permanent building will be completed for September 2008. [13947/07]

Amharc

Déar, 5 Aib 2007

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Schools Building Projects.

Seán Ryan

483 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Science the discussions she had with the board of management and Fingal County Council in respect of a proposed school (details supplied) in County Dublin. [13948/07]

Amharc

Déar, 5 Aib 2007

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Schools Building Projects.

Seán Ryan

484 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Science her proposals for a second level school in Lusk, County Dublin and if, in this regard, she has received correspondence from County Dublin VEC recommending the need for such a facility in one of the fastest growing areas in Fingal. [13949/07]

Amharc

Déar, 5 Aib 2007

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Housing Grants.

Seán Ryan

574 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government when he will make a decision in respect of the grant application from Fingal County Council in respect of the replacement of the steel windows in and the refurbishment of the houses in an estate (details supplied) in County Dublin. [13950/07]

Amharc

Céad, 4 Aib 2007

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Departmental Investigations.

Seán Ryan

34 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if he has received a report (details supplied); the main findings of the report; if he has not received the report, when he expects to do so; the reason for the delay in completing the report; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12926/07]

Amharc

Céad, 4 Aib 2007

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Commissions of Investigation.

Seán Ryan

82 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the action taken on foot of the report of the Commission of Investigation in the Dean Lyons case; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12927/07]

Amharc

Máirt, 3 Aib 2007

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Road Traffic Act 2006.

Seán Ryan

96 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Transport the reason for the ongoing delay in commencing fully the Road Traffic Act 2006. [12672/07]

Amharc

Máirt, 3 Aib 2007

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Rail Network.

Seán Ryan

154 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Transport the way he will accelerate the interconnector project as announced by the Taoiseach on 24 March 2007; and the timescale proposed. [12671/07]

Amharc

Máirt, 3 Aib 2007

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General Register Office.

Seán Ryan

339 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Health and Children the reason for the delay in signing commencement orders for civil marriages in venues of choice; and when the necessary orders will be signed. [12816/07]

Amharc

Déar, 29 Márta 2007

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Hospitals Building Programme.

Seán Ryan

31 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Health and Children if she plans on continuing with the decision to locate the National Children’s Hospital on the Mater site, despite strong and various objections; the stage the development is at; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12074/07]

Amharc

Déar, 29 Márta 2007

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Industrial Disputes.

Seán Ryan

41 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Health and Children the position regarding the INO and PNA industrial action; her plans to address their member’s substantial grievances in view of the disruption this will cause to the health service; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12073/07]

Amharc

Máirt, 27 Márta 2007

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Proposed Legislation.

Seán Ryan

164 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources his views on introducing legislation to incorporate Regtel into ComReg in order to properly regulate the content, promotion and pricing information for all premium rate telecom services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11360/07]

Amharc

Déar, 22 Márta 2007

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Public Private Partnerships.

Seán Ryan

44 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Science if all of the public private partnership projects under her Department for the period up to 2007 have proceeded according to time and budget; the information she has with regard to value for money on such projects; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [10738/07]

Amharc

Déar, 22 Márta 2007

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School Transport.

Seán Ryan

101 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Science where responsibility lies in relation to the safety of children who have been brought to school by a bus funded under the school transport scheme in the period of time between the arrival and departure of the bus and the opening and closing of the school; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [10739/07]

Amharc

Céad, 21 Márta 2007

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Northern Ireland Issues.

Seán Ryan

128 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs his Department’s views on providing funding for the new PSNI training college in Cookstown, County Tyrone; if his attention has been drawn to the funding difficulties that are delaying the construction of the college; if the college could be used for developing links between policing organisations North and South; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10508/07]

Amharc

Céad, 21 Márta 2007

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Departmental Properties.

Seán Ryan

190 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Finance if he will report on the transfer of the portion of a site (details supplied) in Foxwood, Swords, County Dublin to Fingal County Council by way of a deed of waiver and on a further application from the local authority seeking to acquire the balance of the site. [10640/07]

Amharc

Máirt, 20 Márta 2007

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Tax Yield.

Seán Ryan

133 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Finance the estimate of the net VAT paid by the building and construction sectors for each of the years 2003 to 2006; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10225/07]

Amharc

Máirt, 20 Márta 2007

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Tax Code.

Seán Ryan

150 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Finance the value of the tax relief for each year from 2000 to date in 2007 under capital allowances for the construction of private hospitals; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10238/07]

Amharc

Déar, 8 Márta 2007

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Common Agricultural Policy.

Seán Ryan

54 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food if she will report on the status of the CAP simplification process; and if she will make a statement on her position in this process. [9095/07]

Amharc

Déar, 8 Márta 2007

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Organic Production.

Seán Ryan

97 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food her view of proposals to provide redress to an organic farmer who suffers verifiable economic loss as a result of a mixture of genetically modified crops and non-GM crops contained in the proposed new EU regulation on organic production; and if she will make a statement on the matter of the way Ireland’s organic production industry would survive should such a proposal not be included in the final regulation if GMO production here grows. [9094/07]

Amharc

Déar, 8 Márta 2007

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Schools Building Projects.

Seán Ryan

275 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Science the situation in respect of the proposed new second level school for Donabate, County Dublin; when it is expected that a tendering process will be completed; when it is expected that work will commence; and her plans to meet the requirements for the children seeking post primary education in the interim. [9283/07]

Amharc

Déar, 8 Márta 2007

written

Schools Building Projects.

Seán Ryan

276 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Science if her attention has been drawn to the need for a post-primary school in Lusk, County Dublin; and when she expects to sanction the provision of same. [9284/07]

Amharc

Déar, 8 Márta 2007

written

School Accommodation.

Seán Ryan

282 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Science if she will provide the information requested by e-mail dated 22 February 2007 in respect of the number of classrooms being provided under the rental of temporary accommodation scheme with regard to the schools listed in the e-mail; and the financial arrangements for the provision of classrooms as requested. [9339/07]

Amharc

Máirt, 6 Márta 2007

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Ministerial Staff.

Seán Ryan

110 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the cost of travel and maintenance expenses incurred individually in respect of each person by name in the employment of his ministerial office, including that of Ministers of State attached to his Department as either personal assistant, political adviser, programme manager, and press communications adviser for the calendar year 2006; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8339/07]

Amharc

Máirt, 6 Márta 2007

written

Equality Issues.

Seán Ryan

116 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if his attention has been drawn to the provisions of employment law that discriminate against employees over 65 years of age; his plans to correct these anomalies; if primary or secondary legislation would be required for each of these anomalies to be corrected; his views on whether it is desirable to facilitate persons who wish to continue working past 65 years of age; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8349/07]

Amharc

Déar, 1 Márta 2007

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Pension Provisions.

Seán Ryan

111 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Finance if his attention has been drawn to the fact that an anomaly now exists with regards to the pensions of women civil servants who were obliged to retire from the service on marriage and who returned, having repaid their marriage gratuity with interest, to the service, post 1995 in view of the fact that civil servants are now obliged to pay full social welfare and it now transpires that the women who returned post 1995 find that under a new formula their previous service is being aggregated with their current service thus reducing their pension entitlements substantially; his views on whether this is an anomaly situation which affects all women who were forced to retire on marriage and return to the service post 1995; and when he will propose to address this anomaly. [8066/07]

Amharc

Céad, 28 Feabh 2007

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Rural Development.

Seán Ryan

97 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs if he will introduce or propose any initiatives for rural Ireland in 2007; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7705/07]

Amharc

Céad, 28 Feabh 2007

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Irish Language.

Seán Ryan

118 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs the proposals he has to review the operation of the Official Languages Act 2003; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7704/07]

Amharc

Céad, 28 Feabh 2007

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Rural Development.

Seán Ryan

97 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs if he will introduce or propose any initiatives for rural Ireland in 2007; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7705/07]

Amharc

Máirt, 27 Feabh 2007

written

Radon Gas Survey.

Seán Ryan

107 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if he will supplement local authority finances if there are high levels of radon identified under the audit of local authority housing stock requiring major expenditure on retrofitting; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7348/07]

Amharc

Déar, 22 Feabh 2007

written

Tribunals of Inquiry.

Seán Ryan

24 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if he has received a response from the Chief Inspector of the Garda Inspectorate to the copy of the Barr report that he sent to them and which he told the House he expected to receive in January 2007; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6839/07]

Amharc

Déar, 22 Feabh 2007

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Garda Disciplinary Proceedings.

Seán Ryan

70 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the position regarding their consideration by the Garda Conciliation Council in relation to the new draft Garda Discipline Regulations, which he originally said would be introduced prior to the Dáil Éireann summer recess in 2006; when the new regulations will be in operation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6840/07]

Amharc

Céad, 21 Feabh 2007

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions.

Seán Ryan

81 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Transport the action he is taking to curb greenhouse gas emissions for the transport sector here. [6555/07]

Amharc

Céad, 21 Feabh 2007

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Tax Code.

Seán Ryan

128 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Transport if he has received proposals from the Taxi Commission in relation to the introduction of financial assistance to incentivise the provision of more wheelchair accessible taxis; his views on these proposals; when he will act upon them; and the amount of funding set aside in 2007 for the envisaged scheme. [6572/07]

Amharc

Céad, 21 Feabh 2007

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions.

Seán Ryan

81 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Transport the action he is taking to curb greenhouse gas emissions for the transport sector here. [6555/07]

Amharc

Máirt, 20 Feabh 2007

written

Industrial Relations.

Seán Ryan

115 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Health and Children her plans, in view of the fact that 40,000 plus members of the INO and PNA plan industrial action and in view of the disruption this will cause to the health service, to address their member’s substantial grievances; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6278/07]

Amharc

Máirt, 20 Feabh 2007

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Hospitals Building Programme.

Seán Ryan

124 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Health and Children the timeframe in relation to the proposed children’s hospital; if she is satisfied that she will be able to proceed with the plan to locate the hospital at the Mater in view of opposition from Our Lady’s children’s hospital, Crumlin; when the decision will be made with regard to proposals for paediatric accident and emergency units to be located around the city; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6279/07]

Amharc

Déar, 15 Feabh 2007

written

Consultancy Contracts.

Seán Ryan

55 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Finance the amount of expenditure on consultancy by the Revenue Commissioners in 2003, 2004 and 2005; the number of consultants engaged by the Revenue Commissioners in those years; and the steps which have been taken to reduce the expenditure on consultancy and the reliance on consultants by the Revenue Commissioners in these years and for the future. [5785/07]

Amharc

Déar, 15 Feabh 2007

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Departmental Expenditure.

Seán Ryan

147 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food the amount of expenditure on outsourcing by her Department in 2003, 2004 and 2005; the numbers of outsourcing contracts initiated by her Department in these years; and the steps which have been taken to reduce the expenditure on outsourcing and the reliance on outsourcing by her Department in these years and for the future. [5786/07]

Amharc

Déar, 15 Feabh 2007

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School Accommodation.

Seán Ryan

157 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Science the number of temporary classrooms which have been sanctioned by her Department to national schools under the rental of temporary accommodation scheme on a county basis for years 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006; and the cost for the rental in each of the years referred to. [5772/07]

Amharc

Déar, 15 Feabh 2007

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School Accommodation.

Seán Ryan

158 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Science the number of temporary classrooms which have been sanctioned by her Department to post-primary schools under the rental of temporary accommodation scheme on a county basis for years 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006; and the cost for the rental in each of the years referred to. [5773/07]

Amharc

Déar, 15 Feabh 2007

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School Accommodation.

Seán Ryan

159 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Science the schools and the number of classroom units within each school in the Dublin North constituency area that are currently availing of accommodation under the temporary accommodation scheme; and the average rental cost of each unit per annum. [5774/07]

Amharc

Céad, 14 Feabh 2007

written

Electricity Generation.

Seán Ryan

134 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources if he has taken cognisance of the recent statements of the IDA and the ESB on the urgent necessity of fast-tracking the construction of electricity interconnectors in order to avoid major power cuts during the winter of 2008 to 2009; if there have been any amber or red alerts in the electricity system in the past year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5319/07]

Amharc

Céad, 14 Feabh 2007

written

Electricity Generation.

Seán Ryan

179 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources if he will provide details of the recent decision to proceed with the building of a new power station at Aghada, County Cork; the way the regulator will ensure that the output from the new Aghada facility is ring-fenced and sold to suppliers other than the ESB public electricity supply; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5318/07]

Amharc

Máirt, 13 Feabh 2007

written

Third Level Fees.

Seán Ryan

170 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Science her views on the abolition of fees for part-time adult learners; the estimated cost of such a proposal; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5093/07]

Amharc

Máirt, 13 Feabh 2007

written

Psychological Service.

Seán Ryan

205 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Science when she will reach the target complement of 200 educational psychologists for the National Educational Psychological Service; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5094/07]

Amharc

Máirt, 13 Feabh 2007

written

Pupil-Teacher Ratio.

Seán Ryan

534 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Science the number of classes in a school (details supplied) in County Dublin which have 30 or more children; the number of classes in the school which have 28 or more children; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [4827/07]

Amharc

Máirt, 13 Feabh 2007

written

Pupil-Teacher Ratio.

Seán Ryan

535 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Science the number of classes in a school (details supplied) in County Dublin which have 30 or more children; the number of classes in the school which have 28 or more children; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [4828/07]

Amharc

Máirt, 13 Feabh 2007

written

Pupil-Teacher Ratio.

Seán Ryan

536 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Science the number of classes in a school (details supplied) in County Dublin which have 30 or more children; the number of classes in the school which have 28 or more children; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [4829/07]

Amharc

Máirt, 13 Feabh 2007

written

Schools Building Projects.

Seán Ryan

544 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Science the names and numbers of new schools both at first and second level which have been built within the north Dublin constituency area during the past ten years. [4845/07]

Amharc

Déar, 8 Feabh 2007

written

Human Rights Issues.

Seán Ryan

86 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs his views on general comment no. 15 (2002) of the Economic and Social Council of the EU in relation to the right to water as a fundamental human right. [4317/07]

Amharc

Déar, 8 Feabh 2007

written

Schools Building Projects.

Seán Ryan

237 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Science if her attention has been drawn to the fact that her Department have acknowledged the need for a new permanent national school for a school (details supplied) in County Dublin and that the board of management were requested to acquire a site as far back as 1996 which they have done; and when she propose to initiate the process for the construction of the new school to meet increasing demands within the catchment area. [4452/07]

Amharc

Déar, 8 Feabh 2007

written

Schools Building Projects.

Seán Ryan

238 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Science if her attention has been drawn to the fact that 25 to 30 children cannot be accommodated in a school (details supplied) in County Dublin for September 2007; the plans she has made to provide the extra accommodation required in view of same and the steps she has taken to meet the ever increasing demands for schools in Rush, Co. Dublin. [4453/07]

Amharc

Déar, 8 Feabh 2007

written

School Enrolments.

Seán Ryan

239 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Science if her attention has been drawn to the fact that a school (details supplied) in County Dublin received 80 applications for places in the school for September 2007 and can only accommodate 30 children; the way she proposes to meet the requirements of the remaining children for September 2007; if her attention has been drawn to the fact that the existing site can not accommodate additional accommodation that will be required for September 2008; and her proposals to acquire additional land for the provision of a new permanent school in view of same. [4454/07]

Amharc

Déar, 8 Feabh 2007

written

Schools Building Projects.

Seán Ryan

240 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Science the way she will address the need for extra classroom accommodation for a school (details supplied) in County Dublin for September 2007; if her attention has been drawn to the fact that the existing staff room accommodation is inadequate; and the way she proposes to meet these requirements in view of health and safety legislation. [4455/07]

Amharc

Déar, 8 Feabh 2007

written

Schools Building Projects.

Seán Ryan

241 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Science her proposals to provide a permanent extension for a school (details supplied) in County Dublin to meet the demands on the school and the population expansion in Balbriggan; if her attention has been drawn to the fact that there is an urgent need to revamp the electrical supply within the school which would be required to accommodate additional temporary accommodation on the site; and if she will address this issue as a matter of urgency. [4456/07]

Amharc

Céad, 7 Feabh 2007

written

Personal Indebtedness.

Seán Ryan

163 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Finance his views on the rapid increase in credit card debt in the past three years from €1.6 billion to €2.6 billion or by 56% even though the number of credit cards in circulation has only increased by 10%; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3888/07]

Amharc

Céad, 7 Feabh 2007

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Capital Projects.

Seán Ryan

165 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Finance the size a project must be to qualify as a major project worthy of a project manager; the Civil Service level of salary that will be provided for project managers of major projects; the number of the planned projects that are estimated to be of the required size and will require the appointment of a project manager; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3875/07]

Amharc

Máirt, 6 Feabh 2007

written

Waste Management.

Seán Ryan

162 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food if her stated confidence in the outcome of the Environmental Protection Agency’s consideration of the landfill licence application of a local authority which wishes to institute a landfill in an area of importance to the horticultural industry here (details supplied) is underpinned by scientific evidence commissioned or seen by her which confirms that should the landfill go ahead no adverse implications, significant or otherwise, will be felt by the Irish horticultural industry; if she has made a submission to the EPA on the licence application; and if she has not, the reason for same. [3745/07]

Amharc

Déar, 1 Feabh 2007

written

Defence Forces Support Services.

Seán Ryan

51 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Defence if his attention has been drawn to the fact that former members of the Defence Forces are homeless or living in poor circumstances; if he will provide a support service to advise the hundreds of Defence Forces members who retire or resign each year of their entitlements and to assist them with reintegration into civilian life; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2813/07]

Amharc

Céad, 31 Ean 2007

written

Decentralisation Programme.

Seán Ryan

160 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the position regarding the decentralisation programme for his Department; the number of staff who have actually decentralised from a Dublin office to an office outside the greater Dublin area; the number of staff required to decentralise under his Departments plans; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2535/07]

Amharc

Céad, 31 Ean 2007

written

Skills Requirements.

Seán Ryan

169 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if he will report on the work of the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2546/07]

Amharc

Céad, 31 Ean 2007

written

Social and Affordable Housing.

Seán Ryan

1898 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if the shared ownership affordable housing scheme accommodates a first time buyer who is a native of this country, works in England and who wishes to return to the country providing they meet the age, income and other general criteria of the scheme. [2888/07]

Amharc

Déar, 14 Noll 2006

written

Family Support Services.

Seán Ryan

34 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Social and Family Affairs when he expects to complete his consideration of the proposed new package of reforms of State aid for lone parents; when he expects to bring forward specific proposals; if such proposals will be included in his budget package; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43132/06]

Amharc

Déar, 14 Noll 2006

written

Departmental Schemes.

Seán Ryan

27 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Social and Family Affairs his proposals for a review of the rent supplement scheme, particularly in view of criticism from the Comptroller and Auditor General of the cost of the scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43131/06]

Amharc

Déar, 14 Noll 2006

written

Services for People with Disabilities.

Seán Ryan

235 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Health and Children if, in respect of the 60 person campus complex for people with intellectual disabilities at St. Ita’s Hospital Portrane, she will confirm that funding for the project has been provided by her Department; if further approval from her Department is required to enable the project to proceed; and when it is expected that tenders will be published in the European Journal which is a requirement. [43669/06]

Amharc

Déar, 14 Noll 2006

written

Grant Payments.

Seán Ryan

399 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if he has received a submission from Fingal County Council in respect of a grant towards the cost of the replacement of the steel windows in local authority houses (details supplied) in County Dublin; and if so, when it is expected that he will be in a position to respond to the request. [43670/06]

Amharc

Máirt, 12 Noll 2006

written

Social Welfare Benefits.

Seán Ryan

387 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Social and Family Affairs the estimated cost to the insurance fund of removing the earning limits for all recipients of deserted wife’s benefit. [42889/06]

Amharc

Máirt, 12 Noll 2006

written

Schools Building Projects.

Seán Ryan

473 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Science her proposals for a much needed primary school in Skerries, County Dublin; the priority it has in her Department; the proposed location in Skerries and the proposed commencement date; if she will report on the urgent need for a replacement school (details supplied); if she proposes to construct two separate schools on the same campus; and her views on whether such a proposal would be a positive development for integration of education in Skerries. [42431/06]

Amharc

Déar, 7 Noll 2006

written

Juvenile Offenders.

Seán Ryan

20 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the main proposals for dealing with child offenders following the raising of the age of criminal responsibility to 12; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41933/06]

Amharc

Déar, 7 Noll 2006

written

Public Order Offences.

Seán Ryan

60 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform when the anti-social behaviour provisions of the Criminal Justice Act 2006 will be brought into operation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41932/06]

Amharc

Céad, 6 Noll 2006

written

Public Transport.

Seán Ryan

102 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Transport his views on the application by CIÉ for a 9% increase in fares for 2007; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41661/06]

Amharc

Céad, 6 Noll 2006

written

Road Safety.

Seán Ryan

87 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Transport the reason he has not set down a speed limit by way of primary or secondary legislation to dictate in all circumstances the maximum speed at which vehicles may travel over DBM base course where that surface is in use; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41660/06]

Amharc

Máirt, 5 Noll 2006

written

Food Safety.

Seán Ryan

155 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Health and Children if she is satisfied that there are sufficient inspectors to deal with the level of inspection required to monitor the beef labelling regulations at catering level; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [41475/06]

Amharc

Máirt, 5 Noll 2006

written

Care of the Elderly.

Seán Ryan

123 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Health and Children her proposals for the development of regulations surrounding the use of restraints in nursing homes and care facilities here; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [41490/06]

Amharc

Máirt, 5 Noll 2006

written

Consultancy Contracts.

Seán Ryan

160 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Taoiseach the amount of expenditure on consultancy by his Department in 2003, 2004 and 2005; the number of consultants engaged by his Department in those years; and the steps which have been taken to reduce the expenditure on consultancy and the reliance on consultants by his Department in these years and for the future. [41728/06]

Amharc

Máirt, 5 Noll 2006

written

Consultancy Contracts.

Seán Ryan

199 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the amount of expenditure on consultancy by his Department in 2003, 2004 and 2005; the number of consultants engaged by his Department in those years; and the steps which have been taken to reduce the expenditure on consultancy and the reliance on consultants by his Department in these years and for the future. [41726/06]

Amharc

Máirt, 5 Noll 2006

written

Consultancy Contracts.

Seán Ryan

234 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Finance the amount of expenditure on consultancy by his Department in 2003, 2004 and 2005; the number of consultants engaged by his Department in those years; and the steps which have been taken to reduce the expenditure on consultancy and the reliance on consultants by his Department in these years and for the future. [41723/06]

Amharc

Máirt, 5 Noll 2006

written

Consultancy Contracts.

Seán Ryan

335 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Health and Children the amount of expenditure on consultancy by her Department in 2003, 2004 and 2005; the number of consultants engaged by her Department in those years; and the steps which have been taken to reduce the expenditure on consultancy and the reliance on consultants by her Department in these years and for the future. [41725/06]

Amharc

Máirt, 5 Noll 2006

written

Consultancy Contracts.

Seán Ryan

369 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources the amount of expenditure on consultancy by his Department in 2003, 2004 and 2005; the number of consultants engaged by his Department in those years; and the steps which have been taken to reduce the expenditure on consultancy and the reliance on consultants by his Department in these years and for the future. [41717/06]

Amharc

Máirt, 5 Noll 2006

written

Consultancy Contracts.

Seán Ryan

375 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the amount of expenditure on consultancy by his Department in 2003, 2004 and 2005; the number of consultants engaged by his Department in those years; and the steps which have been taken to reduce the expenditure on consultancy and the reliance on consultants by his Department in these years and for the future. [41724/06]

Amharc

Máirt, 5 Noll 2006

written

Consultancy Contracts.

Seán Ryan

381 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism the amount of expenditure on consultancy by his Department in 2003, 2004 and 2005; the number of consultants engaged by his Department in those years; and the steps which have been taken to reduce the expenditure on consultancy and the reliance on consultants by his Department in these years and for the future. [41716/06]

Amharc

Máirt, 5 Noll 2006

written

Consultancy Contracts.

Seán Ryan

392 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the amount of expenditure on consultancy by his Department in 2003, 2004 and 2005; the number of consultants engaged by his Department in those years; and the steps which have been taken to reduce the expenditure on consultancy and the reliance on consultants by his Department in these years and for the future. [41721/06]

Amharc

Máirt, 5 Noll 2006

written

Consultancy Contracts.

Seán Ryan

403 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Social and Family Affairs the amount of expenditure on consultancy by his Department in 2003, 2004 and 2005; the number of consultants engaged by his Department in those years; and the steps which have been taken to reduce the expenditure on consultancy and the reliance on consultants by his Department in these years and for the future. [41727/06]

Amharc

Máirt, 5 Noll 2006

written

Consultancy Contracts.

Seán Ryan

422 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Transport the amount of expenditure on consultancy by his Department in 2003, 2004 and 2005; the number of consultants engaged by his Department in those years; and the steps which have been taken to reduce the expenditure on consultancy and the reliance on consultants by his Department in these years and for the future. [41729/06]

Amharc