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Keating, Derek

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Diplomatic Representation Expenditure

Asked the Taoiseach: if he will extend a formal invitation of a state visit to the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, in view of next year's G8 summit taking place in Enniskillen; and if he will m...More Button

Asked the Taoiseach: his views on extending a formal invitation for a State visit to the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama; and if he will make a statement on the matterMore Button

Diplomatic Representation Expenditure (Continued)

I thank the Taoiseach, particularly for dealing with the part of my parliamentary question that asked the Government to invite President Obama for a formal state visit next June. While I was frami...More Button

As the Taoiseach alluded, Prime Minister Cameron's recent announcement that the G8 Summit will be held on the island of Ireland will provide us with an opportunity next year. Given The Gathering...More Button

-----that the Taoiseach had the opportunity to visit previously, namely, Lucan community college. He greeted all of its students-----More Button

-----some of whom have already invited President Obama. Will the Taoiseach give my suggestion the serious consideration that it deserves? The Irish people yearn for and would welcome it.More Button

I thank the Taoiseach for the comprehensive and detailed reply he gave to my question. It is another indication to me that despite the very difficult economic and financial challenges he and the G...More Button

-----the EU Presidency and also because of the G8 summit. I have no other question other than to thank the Taoiseach.More Button

I hope the invitation will come to pass.More Button

Fire Service Issues

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: the number of chief fire officers or acting chief fire officers throughout the State; the salaries that they are paid; the benefit in kind that they receive such as transport, expenses and allowanc...More Button

School Services Staff

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if his attention has been drawn to the fact that staff who are employed in private colleges such as a college (details supplied) in Dublin 6, who are required to make a contribution to the superann...More Button

Judicial Pay

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: if he will outline in tabular form the name and office that a judge retired from, the pension that they are in receipt of, the lump sum that was paid to the judge on their retirement; and if he wil...More Button

Waste Management Regulations

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if his attention has been drawn to problems with the standards of service being provided by private operators who have replaced local authorities in relation to refuse collection; his plans for lic...More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: his plans to regulate private operators who are now currently replacing the local authority refuse collection service here; if he has received many complaints in relation to a private operator comp...More Button

Consultancy Contracts Issues

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the cost to the State of experts (details supplied); the persons' salaries for the past five years; if she will outline in tabular form all those other experts who have been engaged by her Departme...More Button