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O'Brien, Darragh

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Diplomatic Representation Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: his views on the announcement that Ireland will open five new diplomatic missions between 2018 and 2019; the timeframe for opening these new embassies and consulates; the estimated cost of each mis...More Button

Asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: the way in which the €2 million allocated in budget 2018 to expanding Ireland's global footprint will be utilised; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: the way in which the €3.5 million allocated in budget 2018 to the Article 50 negotiations will be utilised; if it will result in additional staff in his Department; the details of the way in which ...More Button

Overseas Development Aid Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: the way a €13 million allocation for official development assistance, ODA, in budget 2018 will affect our ODA to GNP target; the resulting estimated ODA, as a percentage of GNP, due to the increase...More Button

Garda Resources

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the number of bomb detection dogs currently active and at the disposal of An Garda Síochána in Dublin Airport; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

National Parks and Wildlife Service

Asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: if the National Parks and Wildlife Service has previously taken action to scare gulls off treated water reservoirs for Dublin city; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: if the NPWS has previously taken action to scare and-or remove gulls off rooftops at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: if the NPWS has previously taken action to scare and-or remove gulls off a location (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: if the NPWS issued a licence authorising a scientific study of species (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: the person or organisation that applied for the licence for a scientific study of species (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: if the NPWS received a copy of the report of a study of species (details supplied) from the team that conducted it; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: the action in line with her Department’s role and function, the NPWS has taken or plans to take in relation to a study of species (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: if the NPWS issued a licence authorising a scientific study (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: if the attention of the National Parks and Wildlife Service, NPWS, has been drawn to the frequent closure of beaches by the Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, and local authorities in the past t...More Button

EU Directives

Asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: the status of her Department’s decision to exclude public health from the reasons provided in the derogation schedule 2 for 2017/18 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: the status of her Department’s decision to restrict and zone the derogation schedule 2 to apply only in Balbriggan and its districts (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matt...More Button

Asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: if her or the NPWS's attention have been drawn to the scientific study by a person (details supplied) dealing with AMR in wildlife and the policy implications both for public health and for wildlif...More Button

Asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: if her or the NPWS's attention have been drawn to the scientific study published by the national veterinary authorities of Serbia dealing with AMR specifically in gulls and the serious public healt...More Button

Asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: her views on whether scientific studies (details supplied) have implications for the NPWS's determinations in respect of the public health criterion in the derogation; and if she will make a statem...More Button

Infectious Diseases

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will provide a copy of the full case made to his Department by the applicants for the licence for the scientific study of a species (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if health risks from faecal contamination from gulls was a stated concern in a study of a species (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Public Procurement Contracts

Asked the Minister for Health: the procurement process entered into by the HSE before the engagement of an organisation (details supplied); the requirements for qualification, duration of contract or engagement and qualification...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the references that were sought and provided from applicants in the competition in which an organisation (details supplied) was selected; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the payments made to an organisation (details supplied) in each year in respect of its engagement by the HSE; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

State Pension (Contributory) Applications

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: the status of an application for a contributory State pension by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button