Naughten, Denis

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Questions on Promised Legislation (Continued)

I am surprised by the Deputy's comments because criticisms of the mitigation plan have been that it clearly sets out the current position. I am disappointed by her comments on COP23. The reason I...More Button

To what did the Deputy refer?More Button

The process is ongoing. The Bill concerns the accessibility of infrastructure and is part of the overall procurement process. It is being fast-tracked within the Department. I understand it is w...More Button

We are not dragging our heels. As the Deputy knows, within months of being appointed as Minister, I brought a Bill through the House, facilitated by Members of the Oireachtas, to ensure we could r...More Button

On the other issues raised by the Deputy, I expect to bring a memorandum to the Government within the next few weeks. The Government has already had a discussion on motor tax.More Button

Waste Management Regulations

Was asked: if the current demarcation between a waste licence and a waste permit of 100,000 tonnes is due to be updated; if so, the timeframe for change; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The Waste Management (Facility Permit and Registration) Regulations 2007, S.I. 821 of 2007 set out waste activities which may be authorised under a waste facility permit or certificate of registrat...More Button

The Regional Waste Management Offices published a report on construction and demolition waste (soil and stone) recovery and disposal capacity in December last year. The report made a number of r...More Button

My Department intends to publish a consultation paper shortly to seek the views of stakeholders on the thresholds set in the Waste Management (Facility Permit and Registration) Regulations 2007, ...More Button

Better Energy Homes Scheme

Was asked: the amount expended to date on the energy refurbishment scheme for persons on fuel allowance that have respiratory conditions; the budget for 2017; the anticipated budget for 2018; the number of ho...More Button

The Warmth and Wellbeing scheme is a pilot initiative being delivered under the Government’s Strategy to Combat Energy Poverty and the Healthy Ireland Framework. The main aim of the scheme, which ...More Button

National Broadband Plan Implementation

Was asked: when e-fibre broadband will be extended to an area (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The Government's National Broadband Plan (NBP) will ensure high speed broadband access (minimum 30 megabits per second) to all premises in Ireland, regardless of location.  The NBP has been a catal...More Button

Was asked: if he has satisfied himself that a company (details supplied) has complied with the agreement signed with his Department in the roll-out of rural broadband; if there has been adjustment made to the...More Button

Was asked: the number of premises which have access to high speed broadband to date under a contract signed by his department with a company (details supplied); if this is in line with the target agreed with ...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 220 and 221 together.

  The Government's National Broadband Plan (NBP) will ensure high speed broadband access (minimum 30 megabits per second)...More Button