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Gilmore, Eamon

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 754 Nbr. 3


Written Answers - Constitutional Amendments

Was asked: if officials or representatives involved in discussions leading to the new euro area treaty were given any instruction to seek that the treaty would not include a requirement for it to be given con...More Button

In the negotiations on the ‘Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union’ the Government’s main objective was to secure a good deal for Ireland an...More Button

These objectives were advanced though active participation in negotiating sessions, including in offering suggestions on text, and through a number of written submissions on drafts as they evolved.More Button

In offering views on the ‘deficit brake’ set out in Article 3.2, the Irish team, while fully subscribing to the view that commitments in this area should be binding, successfully argued for t...More Button

A number of other countries joined with us in seeking this degree of flexibility, given their respective domestic legal circumstances. To meet those concerns, it was agreed to include the word ‘pr...More Button

Accommodating such differences has always been a feature in the conduct of European business, and the final text is a balanced one that Ireland can accept.More Button

As the Deputy will be aware, following last week’s meeting of the Government, I have written to the Attorney General formally seeking her advice on whether a referendum will be required to al...More Button

Written Answers - Court Proceedings

Was asked: his views on a matter (details supplied). More Button

I understand that the matter in question relates to legal proceedings currently before the courts. It would not be appropriate for me to comment any further at this stage other than to confirm tha...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Funding

Was asked: if funding is available from him for a specific purpose (details supplied). More Button

The Emigrant Support Programme, administered by my Department, provides funding to non-profit organisations and projects to support Irish communities overseas and to facilitate the development of m...More Button

Thanks to Irish Government support, all the major urban areas in Britain with substantial Irish populations have dedicated, professional, Irish welfare organisations that provide support and assist...More Button

Where an Irish citizen who is resident abroad dies my Department through our Embassies or Consulates will offer consular assistance with regard to the repatriation of the remains if it is requested...More Button

Written Answers - Overseas Development Aid

Was asked: if he is in a position to outline the impact of budgetary reductions on the aid programme in Lesotho; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button