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Durkan, Bernard J.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 755 Nbr. 1


Leaders’ Questions

Mattie will have to take over.More Button

Whatever about predicting the future, the Deputies opposite cannot remember the past.More Button

(Interruptions).More Button

Welcome home.More Button

Written Answers - Food Industry

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: his plans for the continued and or further expansion of the beef and dairy herds with a view to maximisation of benefit for the food production sector and the economy in general thereby facilitatin...More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the extent to which he and his EU colleagues have continued to monitor developments in the beef, lamb and dairy sectors in the context of world trade with a view to ensuring the continued competiti...More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the markets currently showing great potential for growth at EU or worldwide level for Irish dairy products; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the total number of persons currently employed in the mushroom growing industry here; the extent to which employment in the sector and fluctuated in the past four years and to date in 2012; and if ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: if it is possible to maximise job opportunities arising from the value-added processing of all food and food products in the dairy, meat, fish and poultry sectors with particular reference to addre...More Button

Written Answers - Fishing Industry Development

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the extent to which he can envisage the growth and or redevelopment of the fishing industry with particular reference to the need for adequate income for fishing dependent families; the extent to w...More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the total number of jobs generated by the fishing industry in this country at all levels; the extent to which this might be increased or expanded in the future in view of the ongoing economic situa...More Button

Written Answers - Work Permits

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: if a work permit might be granted in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Benefits

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the grounds on which carer’s allowance was refused in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if back to education allowance is payable in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if rent allowance is payable in the case of persons (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the reason rent arrears as of the 18 May 2010 were not paid in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Employment Support Services

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the employment options available through various incentive schemes in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Citizenship Applications

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the progress [178]made to date in the determination of eligibility for naturalisation in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a...More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if a person (details supplied) in Dublin 24 has been facilitated by way of temporary travel documents to obtain a national passport; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the current status and progress made to date in the determination of a decision in respect of naturalisation in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Dublin; and if he will make a state...More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the extent of progress made to date in the determination of residency status in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 15; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the current position in regard to the determination of residency and citizenship in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 24; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the progress made to date in the determination of naturalisation on the basis of marriage to an Irish citizen in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Dublin; and if he will make a stat...More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the progress made to date in the determination of residency and naturalisation status in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 6; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if an upgrade of stamp 2 to stamp 4 can be granted in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: when stamp 4 will be updated in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Asylum Applications

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the progress made to date in the determination of residency status and stamp 4 update in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Residency Permits

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the progress made to date in the determination of residency status and procedure for issue of passport in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 15; and if he will make a statement on the...More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the current position in regard to residency status in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - World Trade Negotiations

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the extent to which he and his EU colleagues have engaged with representatives of the World Trade Organisation with a view to ensuring the future viability and security of the food industry in Irel...More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the extent to which agreement has been reached or is likely to be reached between the EU negotiators and the World Trade Organisation with a view to ensuring the future and ongoing development of t...More Button

Written Answers - Common Agricultural Policy

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the degree to which he and his EU colleagues can ensure the future viability of family farms throughout Ireland and the EU; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Food Safety Standards

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: [192] the extent to which the quality of food and food products imported to Ireland or other EU countries complies with food processing husbandry and hygiene regulations...More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the countries from which beef, lamb, poultry or pigmeat and associated products are imported to this country or the EU; the extent of the regulations in respect of husbandry production or hygiene a...More Button

Written Answers - Animal Diseases

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the extent to which the full requirement in respect of laboratory facilities and testing remains available or is being made available to facilitate early identification of animal disease in respect...More Button

Written Answers - Beef Exports

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the markets currently showing great potential for growth at EU or worldwide level for Irish beef and beef products; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Poultry Industry

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the extent to which Irish poultry exports have developed in each of the past five years and to date in 2012; the prospects for the future at EU and worldwide levels; and if he will make a statement...More Button

Written Answers - Food Labelling

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of breaches of food labelling in respect of traceability and other standard that have been identified in each of the past four years to date in 2012; the action, if any, taken thereafter...More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards

Asked the Minister for Health: when a medical card will issue in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button