Rabbitte, Pat

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Motor Vehicles (Duties and Licences) Bill 2013: Report and Final Stages (Continued)

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Electricity Transmission Network (Continued)

I can confirm that I was able to make several changes to REFIT 1 and 2 which I announced this morning at the spring conference of the Irish Wind Energy Association and that they will meet the reque...More Button

The developers will have received a fillip from this morning's announcement, and the necessary certainty that they seek. The consultation process in respect of curtailment and scheduling took a gr...More Button

It is also true that EirGrid has not been able to deliver as quickly as might have been anticipated for a variety of reasons. The way is now clear.More Button

There is an analysis under way of the large number of wind generation sites seeking to connect to the grid. After it is completed, it is EirGrid's intention to specify where further studies on s...More Button

Animal Health and Welfare Bill 2012 [Seanad]: Report Stage (Resumed)

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Animal Health and Welfare Bill 2012 [Seanad]: Report Stage (Resumed) (Continued)

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Energy Schemes

Was asked: the effect the revision to the grant aid, available under the better energy home scheme, has had on the actual number of grants issued since the revisions were introduced; and if he will make a sta...More Button

Was asked: if the number of grants indicating jobs carried out in relation to retrofit external wall insulation measures are increasing or decreasing; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the level of grant support expected to be spent and the number of upgrade measures expected, in the period 2013 to 2016 under the better energy home scheme; and if he will make a statement on the m...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 188 to 190, inclusive, together.

  The Better Energy Homes scheme is administered by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) as part o...More Button

Was asked: if he will provide an annual breakdown of the €350 million this and previous Governments have invested of Exchequer funding in energy efficiency programmes in the domestic and non-domestic sectors;...More Button

The Better Energy Programme is administered by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). The Programme has disbursed Exchequer funding in respect of the Better Energy: Homes, Better Ener...More Button

State Agencies

Was asked: the total cost to the taxpayer of paying the aggregate fees, salaries and any other remuneration to directors of all State bodies, to include majority State owned banks, all public interest directo...More Button

I wish to advise the Deputy that there are 18 State bodies, including Regulatory Authorities under the aegis of my Department. Of these there are 15 whose boards are appointed in whole in or in pa...More Button

Professional Registration

Was asked: if he will address genuine concerns raised in correspondence (details supplied) regarding the registration of oil technicians here; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

In the context of the potential dangers that may result from faulty installations, especially carbon monoxide gas, which would be dangerous to people in their homes and at their places of work, I w...More Button

Energy Regulation

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to the difficulty associated with persons obtaining large deposits for electricity companies to get connected to an electricity supply even for people with clean/goo...More Button

Responsibility for the regulation of the electricity and gas markets is a matter for the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER), which is an independent statutory body. I have no statutory functio...More Button

Ireland’s electricity and gas markets, both wholesale and retail, are characterised by vigorous competition and are regulated by the CER. The setting of supply contracts is a day to day operatio...More Button

Energy suppliers have always had requirements regarding the provision of deposits in advance but, due to the general economic situation, it is possible that suppliers are strictly applying these ...More Button

Postal Services

Was asked: when will detailed postal codes be introduced here; and the reason for the delay.More Button

The Government is committed to introducing postcodes across the State. The procurement process to select a postcode management licence holder to implement a National Postcode System began in 2011 ...More Button

Ministerial Transport

Was asked: the full cost of ministerial transport and the breakdown of this cost between salaries, mileage allowance and other travel costs for Ministers and Ministers of State in his Department for 2012; and...More Button

The cost of Ministerial transport in my Department for 2012 was €199,821. The breakdown is as follows:

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