Ó Cuív, Éamon

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Food Safety Authority Inspections

Although all the findings of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland, FSAI, report are serious the findings on horse meat contamination could potentially do the most damage because of the nature of th...More Button

I emphasise that in one case approximately 30% of the meat content was horse meat. This is not cross-contamination but the use of horse meat as a major constituent of the burger in question. Gi...More Button

Food Safety Authority Inspections (Continued)

I thank the Ceann Comhairle. It was important that the full reply was on the record of the House and I am glad the Ceann Comhairle facilitated that. We need openness, transparency and decisivenes...More Button

Can the Minister clarify on what basis it is being said - the word of the factory or the knowledge of the FSAI - that the equine product was imported? It is very important for us to get to the b...More Button

Is the Minister willing to accept the invitation of the Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine to appear before it next week with the FSAI so we can have a full ...More Button

Could officials come before the committee?More Button

I ask the Minister to clarify how small were the traces of pigmeat in the other burgers.More Button

Fuel Prices

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he intends to reduce the total tax take on marked diesel oil or to intorduce a rebate from the carbon tax for registered agricultural contractors; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Tax Code

Asked the Minister for Finance: the rate of tax in total on a litre of marked diesel oil including carbon tax, excise duty and VAT; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Rent Supplement Scheme Administration

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if her Department advises landlords of property where rent supplement is being paid, of their obligations to register with the Private Residential Tenancies Board; if the Department monitors this s...More Button

Public Procurement Contracts Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: the date on which consultants were appointed to complete the design and tendering process for the construction of terminals at the airstrips on Inishbofin and Cleggan; the amount paid to them to da...More Button

Rural Development Programme Funding

Asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: the amount of funding drawn down from the EU under the rural development programme 2007-2013 in respect of the rural broadband scheme in the years 2011 and 2012; the matching funding provided by hi...More Button

Asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: the total allocation by his Department under the rural development programme 2007-2013 to the rural broadband scheme; the amount of this funding from the EU and the amount from the Exchequer; and i...More Button

Asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: the number of connections made under the rural broadband programme in 2011 and 2012; the number projected from 1 January 2013 to the end of the programme; and if he will make a statement on the mat...More Button

Asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: the number of connections to date under the rural broadband scheme broken down according to the technology used such as fibre, wireless, satellite, fixed line and so on; and if he will make a state...More Button

Asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: if he has carried out any evaluation of the rural broadband scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Control of Dogs

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if he intends introducing compulsory micro-chipping of dogs in view of the damage being caused by dogs worrying sheep; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Septic Tank Registration Scheme

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: the number of households who had registered their private waste water system by the 31 December 2012 broken down county; the percentage who have registered in each county; and if he will make a sta...More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: the decisions taken by the previous Government, which were in office up to March 2011, in relation to waste water systems on foot of the judgement in the European Court of Justice in October 2009; ...More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: when the manual for the inspection of private waste water systems will be approved by the Environmental Protection Agency and the inspection plan for private waste water systems under the Water Ser...More Button

Pyrite Issues

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if companies exporting calcium carbonate limestone products will be exempt from the proposed pyrite levy on the quarrying industry on all product exported, to ensure their competiveness; and if he ...More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if the new pyrite levy on the quarrying industry will require legislation; when will this legislation be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: the reason it is proposed to levy quarries that did not provide any products that included pyrite under the new proposed pyrite levy, as they did not cause the problem; and if he will make a statem...More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: the reason concrete manufactures will have to pay the new proposed pyrite levy on their products; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Security of the Elderly

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: the amount of money spent in 2012 on the seniors alert scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Fire Service Issues

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if there is a national plan for fire services, with national standards of call out time to arrival at fires laid down in it; the place where these standards may be accessed; and if he will make a s...More Button

Fire Stations Provision

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if he has received an application from Galway County Council for a new fire station in South Connemara; when a decision will issue on such an application; and if he will make a statement on the mat...More Button

Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: if a person who purchases land that has no single payment entitlements will be entitled to claim the disadvantaged areas scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Applications

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the number of farmers who applied under the disadvantaged area payments for 2012; the number who have received their payment; the number of farmers who have had their application rejected and the n...More Button

Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Appeals

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the number of farmers who appealed the decision of his Department in relation to the disadvantaged area payment scheme to the Independent Disadvantaged Areas Appeals Committee; the number of appeal...More Button

Grant Payments

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: further to Parliamentary Question No. 527 of 4 December 2012, the reason this Deputy was informed that a person (details supplied) would receive payment shortly and that the processing of the appli...More Button

Dairy Sector

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: if he has given consideration to the proposal from the Irish Farmers' Association for a loan scheme to invest in the development of the Irish dairy industry; his view on this proposal; if he intend...More Button

Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: if he intends to reduce the payment on the first 10 hectares of land under the disadvantaged areas scheme to farmers in areas classified as mountain that do not have sheep; the amount of any propos...More Button

Animal Feedstuffs

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: if he will provide details of the regulations prohibiting a farmer from added molasses to rolled barley in order to reduce the dust; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Youth Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: when applications will be accepted for the fund of €1.75m for capital projects, including youth cafés and for play and recreational initiatives in 2013; and if she will make a statement on the matt...More Button

Social Workers Register

Asked the Minister for Health: the role of the new registration authority for social workers, the Health and Social Care Professionals Council; the details of the persons charged with responsibility for setting the registration ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the role of the new Health and Social Care Professionals Council; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Mental Health Services Report

Asked the Minister for Health: the steps he is taking to ensure adequate mental health services in south Mayo where services can no longer take any more referrals from general practitioners; and if he will make a statement on th...More Button

Road Projects Contracts

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if he will provide details of all major roads projects that received EU funding in 2011 and 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Regional Road Network

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the standards that are laid down for the upgrade and re-alignment of regional roads including width, camber, sight distances and surface; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button