Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Monthly Archives: May 2014

PQ – 27th May – Developing and Implementing ‘A Safety At Sea Strategy’

To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will report on the progress of developing and implementing a safety at sea strategy which is particularly relevant in summer months when there are increased numbers using waterways and engaging in marine based activities; and if he will make a statement on the matter.… Continue Reading

PQ No. 575 – 27th May – Additional Water Allowances for Persons with Medical Conditions

To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if the additional allowances of water to be introduced for persons with a disability will be structured in a manner that will not disadvantage persons with a disability who do not have a medical card but still face additional challenges as a result of… Continue Reading

PQ No. 42 – 27th May – Enabling Credits Union Lending to SMEs

To ask the Minister for Finance in the context of the ensuring credit availability for small to medium-sized enterprises, his views on facilitating credit unions in lending amounts under a certain value to businesses at a local level to encourage expansion and job creation; and if he will make a statement on the matter.  … Continue Reading

PQ No. 471 – 27th May – Increasing Flexibility of Job-Bridge

To ask the Minister for Social Protection if, in relation to jobbridge, consideration could be given to introducing a time limit within which applicants with the required jobseekers and other social welfare could apply for internship but after which other persons with an interest in a particular sector could also apply to participate in the… Continue Reading

PQ No. 175 – 27th May – Increasing the Rebate for purchase of Vehicles adapted for persons with a disability

To ask the Minister for Finance if consideration will be given to increase the maximum rebate allowance, currently at €9,500, to assist persons with mobility issues, such as wheelchair users, with the purchase of vehicles, particularly as the rebate has not been increased for a significant number of years; and if he will make a… Continue Reading