Communications Energy and Natural Resources

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Communications Energy and Natural Resources, Oral Questions

To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his Department’s role in awarding a contract to a company (details supplied) to carry out a two year investigation into the safety of fracking; and if he will make a statement on the matter. – Clare Daly.

For ORAL answer on Tuesday, 28th April, 2015.
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Dáil Issues, Education, Oral Questions

To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the steps she has taken to bring science policy within the ambit of her Department, in view of the fact that scientific research, particularly basic research, is something that is inappropriately served, when it falls under the aegis of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, in view of the fact that the Department, by definition, is committed to short-term job creation, rather than long-term educational goals.
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Dáil Issues, Environment, Oral Questions

I submitted two questions on pyrite and the Pyrite Remediation Scheme to the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government. Yet again, the Minister fudged and dragged his heels on Pyrite Remediation for those with a damage condition rating of 1, and failed to bring in changes that he has acknowledged are necessary to allow homeowners with pyrite avail of their legal entitlement to an exemption for property tax.


To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the discussions or contact his officials have had with the Department of Finance in 2015, in relation to overcoming the difficulties of the criteria outlined in the Statutory Instrument, to enable homeowners with significant damage as a result of pyrite, to avail of their legitimate local property tax exemption.

– Clare Daly.
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Dáil Issues, Health, Parliamentary Questions

Clare’s questions to the Minister for Health remain unanswered this week..a question asking for mandatory inquests in the cases of maternal deaths given that there were eight maternal deaths from medical misadventure between 2007-2102, the facts which only emerged as a result of hard fought inquests, was moved to the Department of Justice(!), while this question below about Philomena Canning, he chose basically not to answer…
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