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Gilmore, Eamon

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


International Fund for Ireland

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the International Fund for Ireland has decided not to support the Wider Horizons Project that has over the past 25 years brought more than 17,000 un...More Button

The International Fund for Ireland is an Independent International Organisation and it would be inappropriate for me to comment on a decision of its Board. The Wider Horizons Programme was one of ...More Button

Diplomatic Representation

Was asked: if the review of the Irish network on honorary consuls worldwide has concluded; if he will outline the main points of the review; the date on which he intends to publish the review; and if he will ...More Button

The Department’s review of Ireland’s Honorary Consul Service has not yet concluded. It is hoped to complete the review by mid 2013.More Button

European Parliament Membership

Was asked: if, in view of the fact that Ireland and the medium-sized EU countries are the most adversely affected by the European Parliament's recent decision to reallocate MEP seats, and in view of the fact ...More Button

In exercise of its right of initiative under Article 14.2 of the Treaty on European Union, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on 13 March 2013 on the composition of the Parliament with a ...More Button

Departmental Properties

Was asked: if his Department and agencies under its aegis, who own or rent property in commercial developments are in compliance with their responsibilities under the Multi Unit Development Act 2011; if he wi...More Button

My Department does not own any property in the State and there are no agencies under its aegis. Ownership of Iveagh House, headquarters of my Department, is vested in the State. Lease and rental...More Button

EU Summits

Was asked: if he attended the recent EU-Japan trade agreement.More Button

On 22 March, the 21st EU-Japan Summit was postponed. This decision was taken due to the unfolding financial situation in Cyprus at the time. This required the presence of the President of the Eur...More Button

Communicating Europe Initiative

Was asked: if he will indicate the person funding the Leviathan series of lectures entitled Communicating Europe; under what Department has it been promoted; the person responsible for the selection of speake...More Button

The Communicating Europe Initiative (CEI) was established in 1995 to raise awareness about the European Union and to improve the quality and accessibility of public information on European issues. ...More Button

Tax Code

Was asked: if there are any exemptions from excise duty for charitable organisations who are trying to ship humanitarian aid to Lagos, Nigeria; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Overseas Development Aid Provision

Was asked: the position regarding our Third World aid and our spend for each of the past four years in actual terms, as a per cent of GDP; his current policy regarding reaching 0.7% by 2015; if same is still ...More Button

Diplomatic Contacts

Was asked: if he will organise for the Irish Embassy in Oslo, Norway, to make contact with a person (details supplied) an Irish citizen in order to establish information regarding their well-being. More Button

As I’m sure the Deputy will appreciate, officials from my Department have neither the qualifications, nor the authority in a foreign jurisdiction, to carry out assessments into the wellbeing of chi...More Button