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Wed, 25 Apr 2018

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Trading Online Voucher Scheme
Jan O'Sullivan

25. Deputy Jan O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment his plans to increase the grant for businesses to set up an online sales platform in view of competition from overseas and the actual cost to set up such a platform; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16175/18]

Wed, 25 Apr 2018

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Post Office Network
Willie Penrose

29. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the measures he is pursuing to protect and enhance rural post offices; the responsibilities he has in this area; the action he has planned; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8508/18]

Wed, 25 Apr 2018

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Seán Sherlock

32. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if a financial assessment of the implication of missing 2020 targets (details supplied) has been carried out. [17849/18]

Wed, 25 Apr 2018

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Post Office Network
Brian Stanley

33. Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the policy in terms of progress towards changes in services available through the post office network or broadening services to maintain a viable network of post offices and maintain an efficient postal delivery service. [18029/18]

Wed, 25 Apr 2018

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National Mitigation Plan
Bernard Durkan

34. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the extent to which he remains satisfied with meeting targets in respect of fossil fuel reduction and electricity generating dependency thereon; if he expects to meet these targets in full within the prescribed period; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18018/18]

Wed, 25 Apr 2018

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Electric Vehicles
Eamon Ryan

35. Deputy Eamon Ryan asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he will introduce an auction system for the provision of EV charging points around the country. [18001/18]

Wed, 25 Apr 2018

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Energy Policy
Brian Stanley

36. Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment his plans to aid householders in the reduction of emissions in view of the fact that reports in April 2018 highlighted that emissions and energy usage is on the rise in homes here. [18025/18]

Wed, 25 Apr 2018

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National Broadband Plan Implementation
Charlie McConalogue

37. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the status of the commitment to provide high speed broadband to each house and business in County Donegal; the deadline for same; the number of homes and businesses which have access to high speed broadband; the number of additional homes and businesses which received access to high speed broadband in 2017; the number which will receive access in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17842/18]

Wed, 25 Apr 2018

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Telecommunications Services Provision
James Lawless

38. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the status of the upgrade of the national mobile telephone coverage plan; the steps he has taken to improve it in accordance with the measures and timetables set out in the programme for partnership Government; the way in which these actions have improved or impacted on the quality of telecommunications services for consumers here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17965/18]

Wed, 25 Apr 2018

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North-South Interconnector
Niamh Smyth

39. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment his views on the concerns of communities in counties Cavan and Monaghan about the North-South interconnector particularly in respect of health, tourism, heritage, land and property devaluation; if the project will be underground; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17846/18]

Wed, 25 Apr 2018

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North-South Interconnector
Brendan Smith

40. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment when the two independent studies into the proposed North-South interconnector will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18011/18]

Wed, 25 Apr 2018

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Climate Change Adaptation Plans
Catherine Connolly

41. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the progress made in implementing the 12 key actions recommended in the national adaptation framework; the measures implemented to ensure the oversight and reporting recommendations (details supplied) at national level are fully functional; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18013/18]

Wed, 25 Apr 2018

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National Broadband Plan Funding
Martin Heydon

42. Deputy Martin Heydon asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the impact the investment of €500 million from the European Investment Bank will have on the national broadband plan; the timelines in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18010/18]

Wed, 25 Apr 2018

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National Broadband Plan Implementation
Timmy Dooley

44. Deputy Timmy Dooley asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the status of the national broadband plan; the date by which the contract will be awarded; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18032/18]

Wed, 25 Apr 2018

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Mick Wallace

45. Deputy Mick Wallace asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the measures in either the national policy plan or the national mitigation plan that deal with the necessary reductions in the areas of manufacturing combustion, industrial processes, F-gases, waste sectors or in energy industries other than electricity, including petroleum refining, solid fuel manufacture and fugitive emissions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17967/18]

Wed, 25 Apr 2018

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National Broadband Plan Implementation
James Lawless

46. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the status of the national broadband plan; the date on which the contract will be awarded; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17966/18]

Wed, 25 Apr 2018

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Climate Change Policy
Seán Sherlock

47. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if an all Government approach to the issue of climate change is being taken in view of the climate ambition of An Taoiseach. [17851/18]

Wed, 25 Apr 2018

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Renewable Energy Incentives
Seán Sherlock

48. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment his plans to publish the renewable energy support scheme in view of the fact that public consultation was opened in September 2017 and closed on 10 November 2017; the gigawatts he plans to allocate to the various technologies, that is, wind, solar and biomass; and if the design of the auction system will be technology neutral or technology specific. [17850/18]

Wed, 25 Apr 2018

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Television Licence Fee Collection
Timmy Dooley

49. Deputy Timmy Dooley asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the steps he is taking to reduce television licence fee evasion and to address the broader issue of the funding of public service broadcasting. [18036/18]

Wed, 25 Apr 2018

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National Broadband Plan Funding
Bríd Smith

50. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the terms of the investment announced by the European Investment Bank in the national broadband plan; and his views on the implications of same for ownership of the State's broadband infrastructure. [17893/18]