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Kehoe, Paul

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Prisoner Transfers

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the status of the prisoner transfer scheme following the Supreme Court judgment in the Rafferty et. al. v. Governor of Portlaoise case; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Better Energy Homes Scheme Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment: his plans to alter the criteria for the better energy homes scheme to allow for homes that were built and habitable in 2006 and 2007; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Family Income Supplement Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: if hours of work carried out under partial capacity benefit underlying the payment of invalidity pension can be used in conjunction with a spouse's hours of work to jointly meet the hours required ...More Button

Defence Forces Personnel Data

The Government is committed to maintaining the stabilised strength of the Permanent Defence Force at 9,500 personnel; comprising 7,520 Army, 886 Air Corps and 1,094 Naval Service personnel, as set ...More Button

Military Medals

I propose to take Questions Nos. 747 and 750 together.

  The former Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, T.D., and I decided on 13 June last to award a medal to the men of “A” Company, 35More Button

Defence Forces Remuneration

The Permanent Defence Force, PDF, pay subhead on the Defence Vote is fully funded to meet the pay costs of the approved strength of 9,500 personnel. Numbers have fallen below the approved strength...More Button

Ministerial Functions

The Defence (Delegation of Ministerial Functions) Order 2017 (S.I. No. 299 of 2017) was approved by Government on 5 July 2017 and came into effect on that date. Pursuant to the Order, statutory re...More Button

Question No. 750 answered with Question No. 747.More Button

Departmental Reports

I propose to take Questions Nos. 751 to 753, inclusive, together.More Button

The report referred to by the Deputy was published on my Department’s website on 20 July 2017. The report is a follow-up to the first phase of the Climate Study, and it further explores the issu...More Button

I tasked civil and military management with examining the report and identifying those issues which are priorities. While work to progress many of the issues was already underway as part of the ...More Button

I have directed civil and military management to initiate a broader view of contracts for enlisted personnel and to bring forward recommendations for my consideration. I have also requested prop...More Button

In addition to the above, I have decided to initiate a review of the Conciliation and Arbitration Scheme. This will commence by the end of 2017. More Button

I did not meet with the Representative Associations in September, but I intend to meet them in the coming weeks to further discuss the issues raised in the climate survey. More Button

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Defence Forces Representative Organisations

I propose to take Questions Nos. 754 and 755 together.

  I can advise the Deputy, as I announced recently, that I intend to initiate a review of the Conciliation and Arbitration...More Button

Lobbying Data

On 18 July 2017, I met with the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland, and on 24 July 2017, I met with the Wexford Vintners Federation of Ireland in relation to the Public Health (Alcoho...More Button

Naval Service Expenditure

As I outlined to the Deputy in my response to Parliamentary Question Number 289 of 28 September 2017, LÉ Samuel Beckett departed the Naval Base in Haulbowline on 8 September and carried out fishery...More Button