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Creighton, Lucinda

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Ministerial Meetings

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: the exact number of meetings he has had, either in person or by telephone, with Peer Steinbrueck, Martin Schulz and Olaf Scholz of the Social Democratic Party, SPD, of Germany in the past 12 months...More Button

Ministerial Meetings (Continued)

I thank the Minister for his initial response. The concern in this regard is that a strategic and structured diplomatic offensive appears to be lacking in response to alarming statements that have...More Button

Mr. Joachim Poß, the SPD finance spokesman, made the following statement in the past two months: "The SPD's position is very clear: we do not support direct ESM aid for banks." If the SPD does n...More Button

Ireland has been mentioned repeatedly. It is small solace that the Tánaiste met Mr. Peer Steinbrück in February last in Dublin. We need to see a much more comprehensive and strategic approach.More Button

That is not the point.More Button

I suppose there is an additional element to this. I am not convinced by the Tánaiste's response that, simply because of the political composition of government reflecting the political composition...More Button

Unless it needs emergency funding.More Button

It is because the information is not forthcoming.More Button

The NTMA has been very silent on the issue.More Button

The Tánaiste sounds like Bertie Ahern.More Button

As Members of Parliament, we are entitled to express our concerns.More Button

The Government is taking a gamble in cutting us off from funding.More Button

I am not making it up.More Button

Diplomatic Representation Expenditure

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: the efforts he has made to combine the use of embassies, Enterprise Ireland and Industrial Development Authority offices in order to reduce rent, staff costs and increase cross collaboration betwee...More Button

Departmental Offices

Asked the Taoiseach: if he will provide the total euro amount paid out from the Office of the Chief State Solicitor and the Attorney General's office to companies (details supplied) for each year from 2004 to date in 2...More Button

Defence Forces Deployment

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: his role with the Department of Defence in determining the deployment of members of the Defence Forces on EU training missions; the reason the EU training mission in Somalia has seen a decrease in ...More Button

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: if the Defence Forces deployment with the EU training mission in Somalia is to continue in 2014 and beyond; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Defence: if he will provide in tabular form the total number of Defence Forces personnel deployed to the Golan Heights since March of 2011; if he will breakdown the figures by each six month deployment duri...More Button

Trade Missions Data

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: if he will provide the total number of ministerial led trade missions that have taken place as part of St. Patrick's Day festivities since 2011; if he will further provide the country for each of t...More Button

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: if he will provide the total number of trade missions he or a Minister for State within his Department have been on since he became Minister; if he will provide the country for each of these missio...More Button

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: if he will provide the total number of trade missions that he or a Minister of State within his Department, has been on since becoming Minister; the country for each of these missions; the name of ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: if he will provide the total number of trade missions Enterprise Ireland have been on where neither a Minister nor a Minister of State has been present since March of 2011; if he will provide the c...More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: if he will provide the total number of trade missions he or a Minister for State within his Department have been on since he became Minister; if he will provide the country for each of these missio...More Button

Banking Sector

Asked the Minister for Finance: further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 97, 100 and 101 of 12 November 2013, the number of days it will take for the information requested to be provided; if he will also provide the data requested...More Button

Departmental Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: further to Parliamentary Question No. 169 of 12 November 2013, if he will retrieve the relevant files in relation to the Office of Director of Consumer Affairs, which ceased to exist in 2007 and wh...More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: further to Parliamentary Question No. 281 of 12 November 2013, if he will provide the data requested between 2003 and 2008 as specified in the original question and as other Departments have provid...More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: further to Parliamentary Question No. 282 of 12 November 2013, if he will provide the data requested between 2003 and 2008 as specified in the original question and as other Departments have provid...More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: further to Parliamentary Question No. 283 of 12 November 2013, if he will now provide the cumulative amount paid by his Department to senior counsel from 2003 to 2008 as requested and as other Depa...More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 521 and 522 of 12 of November 2013, the current Minister and Department responsible for providing the figures for tourism and sport prior to March 2011; the ...More Button

Social Insurance Yield

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the estimated additional PRSI revenue yield between the 1 July 2011 and 31 December 2013 had the halving of the 8.5% employer rate to 4.25% not happened; and if she will make a statement on the mat...More Button

Consultancy Contracts Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: further to Parliamentary Question No. 237 of 12 November 2013, if he will provide the data requested for Departments now under his responsibility that existed between 2003 and the establishment of ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: further to Parliamentary Question No. 238 of 12 November 2013, if he will provide the data requested for Departments now under his responsibility that existed between 2003 and the establishment of ...More Button

Departmental Legal Costs

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: further to Parliamentary Question No. 327 of 12 of November 2013, the reason his Department’s computer records relating to legal fees do not allow his Department to disaggregate the expenditure bet...More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: further to Parliamentary Question No. 523 of 12 November 2013, if he will provide a breakdown of the total cumulative amount per year paid to senior counsel since 2004 as there is no data detailing...More Button

Overseas Missions

Asked the Minister for Defence: if the Defence Forces deployment with the EU Training Mission in Somalia is to continue in 2014 and beyond; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Defence: the way deployment to the Somalia EU Training Mission for Irish Defence Forces is determined; the level of interdepartmental consultation with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on such de...More Button