Archive for April 2011
Question No. 192:
To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his plans to allow island based small fishing boats a preferential allocation of salmon fishing rights where the ban has had a much greater economic impact on island communities that on the mainland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. Read the rest of this entry »
Noel Harrington TD urges Cork South West farmers to avail of forestry premiums.
Deputy Noel Harrington has welcomed the announcement of forestry premiums for 2011 which will involve the payment of €56.2 million to around 11,500 forest owners around the country.
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Question 120: To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if it is possible for a constituent who has dual citizenship in Ireland and Australia, holds a full driving licence in both countries and commutes regularly between both countries to renew their Irish driving licence without surrendering their Australian driving licence; his plans to review this in view of the higher insurance and car rental costs involved; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8070/11]
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the Government will not pursue a policy of shutting down small, rural primary schools.
An Taoiseach stated, at the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party meeting, that he spoke with Minister Ruairi Quinn who confirmed there is no government policy aimed at shutting down small, rural schools.
Note: A review was initiated in October 2010 by the then Fianna Fáil/Green Party Government in order to establish the value for money being achieved from state funding of small primary schools. This value for money review is part of the normal review processes undertaken by Departments on an annual basis on selected areas of expenditure.