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Durkan, Bernard J.

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Defence Forces Strength

Asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence: the extent to which the strength of the Defence Forces throughout the Army, the Naval Service and the Air Corps continues to be augmented; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

In this question I seek to ascertain the extent to which critical strength levels continue to be maintained in each branch of the Defence Forces, the Army, the Naval Service and the Air Corps.More Button

I thank the Minister of State for his reply. Has he examined specific measures which might be complementary to encourage enlistment in the Air Corps and the Naval Service, given that numbers are l...More Button

I suggest research be undertaken among the general public and existing members of the Defence Forces as the results might indicate practical measures that could be taken. Those who have been in th...More Button

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (Continued)

I wish to raise an issue I have raised previously concerning the Central Bank (Amendment) Bill, which might be used to introduce a code of conduct that might in some way assist homeowners who are i...More Button

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Defence Forces Operations

Asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence: the extent to which the Defence Forces have ongoing opportunities to avail of training techniques and facilities available to other forces throughout Europe with a view to ensuring capability to de...More Button

Asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence: the extent to which the Army, Naval Service and Air Corps continues to receive specialist training to deal with emergencies; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Defence Forces Transport

Asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence: the extent to which transport provisions for troops going abroad or returning therefrom can be relied upon; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Defence Forces Personnel Data

Asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence: the degree to which the membership of the Defence Forces continues to be replenished; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence: the number of members of the Army, Naval Service and Air Corps who have retired or resigned in the past two years; the extent to which they have been replaced; and if he will make a statement on th...More Button

Asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence: the extent to which gender balance continues to be maintained with the Defence Forces; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Defence Forces Equipment

Asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence: the degree to which military and technical equipment throughout the Defence Forces receives regular maintenance and updating; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Defence Forces Data

Asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence: the strength of the Army, Naval Service and Air Corps reserves; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence: the degree to which regular training is made available to the Army, Naval Service and Air Corps reserves; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Defence Forces Training

Asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence: the extent to which the Naval Service and Air Corps are likely to have access to upgraded training facilities and equipment to undergo extra surveillance work likely in the aftermath of Brexit; and...More Button

Defence Forces Remuneration

Asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence: the steps he has taken to ensure that all branches of the Defence Forces have ready access to pay and service conditions comparable to those alongside whom they may be deployed on overseas missions...More Button

Student Grant Scheme Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if a person (details supplied) can apply for reapproval of a higher education grant if and when they resume their studies; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

School Placement

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: when a school place will be available for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Student Visas Applications

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if a person (details supplied) can renew their student visa enabling them to study and work part-time; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Immigration Status

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if a person (details supplied) can obtain residency permission to remain and-or stamp 4 or equivalent; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

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

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if stamp 4 or permission to remain will issue in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

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

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if a person (details supplied) can have their child join them; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the progress to date in the assessment of the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the progress to date in the determination of the case pursuant to section 3 of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended) in the case of persons (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on th...More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: when a person (details supplied) will qualify for a stamp 4 update; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Naturalisation Applications

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if provision will be made to facilitate a person (details supplied); if alternative provision will be made to facilitate their application for naturalisation; and if he will make a statement on the...More Button

Naturalisation Eligibility

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

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

Work Permits Applications

Asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation: if an application for a work permit will be reconsidered in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Medical Card Applications

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

Family Law Cases

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: if a person (details supplied) can rely on €30 per week maintenance payment, as decided by the courts, from a spouse who has left the area; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Social Welfare Benefits Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: when child benefit and-or one parent family allowance is payable in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button