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Durkan, Bernard J.

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Business of Dáil

Before proceeding to the next Topical Issue, the Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach, Deputy McHugh, wishes to make a statement to the House.More Button

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Overseas Development Aid Oversight

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: the extent to which information is available in respect of links between major financial investment corporations or banking institutions with national or international aid agencies; if the agencies...More Button

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: the extent to which major private contributors to international aid organisations have secured an understanding for a quid pro quo; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

United Nations

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: when the United Nations might be reinvigorated with a view to re-establishing its importance as major peace keeper and champion of human rights in all areas throughout the globe; and if he will mak...More Button

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: the action that will be taken by the membership of the UN with a view to making that organisation respected and effective; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Humanitarian Aid Provision

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: the extent to which all Irish aid, bilateral and general, has successfully been delivered to those for whom it was intended in all locations throughout Africa, the Middle East, Haiti and-or other l...More Button

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: the new steps that can be taken to address the refugee crisis in Syria and Iraq; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

International Terrorism

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: the extent to which he and his EU and UN colleagues continue to address the threat of international terrorism; if particular initiatives are likely with a view to protecting peaceful citizens; and ...More Button

EU Issues

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: the extent to which efforts are ongoing within the European Union to address the issue of Euroscepticism; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: the extent to which Ukraine, Georgia and Armenia continue to receive co-operation and support from the European Union; the extent to which Ireland's trade with such countries can be enhanced post B...More Button

Brexit Negotiations

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: the extent to which he remains assured that all other EU member states support Ireland's position in negotiations on Brexit; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Economic Growth Rate

Asked the Minister for Finance: the extent to which growth figures continue to remain in line with projections and in keeping with general economic targets; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: the extent to which economic projections continue to be affected by Brexit; the degree to which it is likely that diversification in terms of trade can be provided for; and if he will make a statem...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: the extent to which a review of economic targets is necessary in view of the increased potential impact of Brexit; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: his views on whether first quarter economic returns continue to be in line with expectations and sound economic principles; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Brexit Issues

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he is satisfied that Ireland's ability to withstand Brexit remains soundly based and that the necessary alternatives in terms of issues affecting economic performance are being pursued; and if h...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: the degree to which he remains in contact with his EU counterparts to ensure the remaining 27 members states of the European Union are ad idem in respect of the need to maintain a co-ordinated appr...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: the degree to which the financial services sector here may become enhanced by developments arising from Brexit; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Economic Competitiveness

Asked the Minister for Finance: the degree to which he continues to identify issues such as housing that remain likely to impact negatively on economic expansion; his plans to address these issues; and if he will make a statement...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: the extent to which his Department continues to monitor all potential threats to Ireland's economic output; his plans in respect of emerging issues; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: the extent to which he remains satisfied that the economy remains competitive in all aspects; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Housing Policy

Asked the Minister for Finance: the way in which his Department will respond to the housing situation in the short term in view of the necessities to so do from both an economic and social position; and if he will make a statemen...More Button

Home Repossessions

Asked the Minister for Finance: his plans to address the issue of large scale home repossessions perpetrated by unregulated third party lenders; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Financial Services Regulation

Asked the Minister for Finance: when he will introduce statutory rules appertaining to the code of conduct applicable to primary and secondary lenders or their agents with a view to ensuring the protection of families that contin...More Button

Small and Medium Enterprises Supports

Asked the Minister for Finance: the extent to which the availability of working capital is being addressed with particular reference to the needs of SMEs; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Schools Building Projects Status

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the status of a new school building (details supplied) in County Kildare with particular reference to demographic demand in the area; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Naturalisation Certificates

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: further to Parliamentary Question No. 100 of 22 February 2018, if he will use his discretion to extend a visa in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matt...More Button

Trade Promotion

Asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation: the extent to which Irish embassies or trade missions abroad are actively engaged in establishing new contacts and markets with particular reference to the need to cater for the aftermath of Brexit...More Button

Asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation: the extent to which her Department has redoubled its efforts to establish new markets inside and outside the European Union for Irish products in order to compensate for the consequences of Brexit;...More Button

Trade Agreements

Asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation: the progress in respect of other transatlantic trade agreements with the EU; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Jobseeker's Allowance Applications

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: if provision for payment to a person (details supplied) of an appropriate social welfare payment such as jobseeker's allowance or similar will be facilitated; and if she will make a statement on th...More Button

Jobseeker's Allowance Payments

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: if jobseeker’s allowance or emergency payment will be made in the case of person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Pension Provisions

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: her plans to review and repeal the decision whereby widows, widowers and survivors pension are not payable to persons married here following an overseas divorce; if it is recognised that the operat...More Button

Social Welfare Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: her plans to review and repeal the decision whereby widow's, widower's and survivor's pensions are not payable to persons married here following an overseas divorce; if it is recognised that the op...More Button