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Durkan, Bernard J.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


European Defence Capabilities

Asked the Minister for Defence: the extent to which the Defence Forces is in liaison with other defence forces throughout the European Union with a view to ensuring compatibility in respect of procedures, operational equipment, c...More Button

This question relates to the necessity for compatibility between the Defence Forces and other defence forces throughout Europe and those on UN deployments with a view to ensuring that each understa...More Button

I thank the Minister for the comprehensive reply. Is he satisfied regarding the familiarity of the Defence Forces with the standards, equipment and training applicable in other jurisdictions throu...More Button

Order of Business (Continued)

On promised legislation, what is the status of the climate action and low carbon development Bill which may become more important as fuel concerns increase? The international tax agreements Bill m...More Button

Defence Forces Operations

Asked the Minister for Defence: if he remains satisfied regarding the adequacy of training, equipment, supply and transport and communications throughout the Defence Forces in the Army, Navy and Air Corps with particular referenc...More Button

Asked the Minister for Defence: the extent to which training for the Army, Navy and Air Corps continues to be upgraded in line with requirements in the event of a security incident or natural disaster; and if he will make a state...More Button

Tax Code

Asked the Minister for Finance: if the single parent tax credit criteria can be amended to reflect equal treatment for both parents in cases where both of the parents of a child have joint custody; and if he will make a statement...More Button

Work Permit Applications

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: the procedure to be followed in order to facilitate application for work permit in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 7; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Carer's Allowance Appeals

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the progress to date in the determination of an appeal for carer's allowance in respect 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: the progress to date in determination of a review of an application for carer's allowance in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Carer's Allowance Applications

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the progress to date in determination of an application for carer's allowance in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare who submitted further requested documentation in recent da...More Button

Disability Allowance Appeals

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if she will review eligibility for disability allowance in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare in view of medical circumstances; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Broadband Service Provision

Asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: if his attention has been drawn to significant difficulties being experienced due to lack of broadband at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare following recent installations of services at...More Button

Pyrite Remediation Programme

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: his plans to allow redress for homeowners who have already completed the overdue and necessary remedial works to their dwelling as a result of pyrite under the pyrite remediation scheme; and if he ...More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: the procedure to be followed by homeowners seeking redress, who have already completed necessary works on the home following the discovery of pyrite; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Naturalisation Applications

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the current and-or expected residency status in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 22; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Residency Permits

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the procedure to be followed to make an application for long-term residency in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 16; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Defence Forces Deployment

Asked the Minister for Defence: the total number of Irish Defence Forces personnel currently posted overseas on various missions; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Defence: the total number of personnel current posted from the Army, Naval Service and Air Corps at various trouble spots overseas under the aegis of the EU; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Defence Forces Training

Asked the Minister for Defence: the extent to which ongoing training in respect of Permanent Defence Force in line with international standards continues with particular reference to any potential posting overseas through the aeg...More Button

Asked the Minister for Defence: the extent to which ongoing training and upgrading of technical support in respect of the Permanent Defence Force continues with a view to ensuring that Army, navy and Air Corps personnel are adequ...More Button

Defence Forces Records

Asked the Minister for Defence: the extent to which he expects the next recruitment campaign to augment numbers in the Defence Forces at all levels in the Army, Naval Service and Air Corps; and if he will make a statement on the ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Defence: the extent to which any particular emphasis might be placed on encouraging the young unemployed to join the Defence Forces in the context of the forthcoming recruitment campaign; and if he will mak...More Button

Defence Forces Equipment

Asked the Minister for Defence: the extent to which military vehicles, including vehicles, aircraft and seagoing vessels, continue to be maintained, serviced and upgraded as required on an ongoing basis; and if he will make a sta...More Button

Army Personnel

Asked the Minister for Defence: the total number of military installations closed or decommissioned throughout the country in the course of the past 20 years; the alternative use to which such installations have been put; the ext...More Button

Defence Forces Personnel Data

Asked the Minister for Defence: the extent to which the number of women serving in each branch of the Defence Forces has fluctuated in the past five years to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Health Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: the supports that have been put in place in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 10; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Medical Card Eligibility

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

Speech and Language Therapy

Asked the Minister for Health: the arrangements entered into to best meet the needs of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare who requires both speech and language therapy and occupational therapy; and if he will make a s...More Button

Medical Card Appeals

Asked the Minister for Health: the progress made to date in respect of an appeal for a medical card in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Health Services

Asked the Minister for Health: if the most recent copy of the anaesthetist report in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 10 will be furnished to the family in early date; and if he will make a statement on the matt...More Button

Hospital Appointment Delays

Asked the Minister for Health: if a hospital appointment for a procedure can be arranged in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button