Spring, Dick

Tuesday, 12 April 1994

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 441 No. 1

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Private Notice Questions. - Irish Citizens in Rwanda.

Like other Members of the House, I was deeply shocked by the terrible events in Rwanda in recent days and profoundly saddened by the largescale loss of life. Our information is that there was a total...More Button

The Government shares the concern of our European Union partners about the massacre and difficulties in Rwanda in recent days and we will raise the matter with our European Union colleagues. There ar...More Button

I am very conscious of the safety of Irish workers abroad and my concern is shared by every Member of this House. It is the responsibility of my Department to provide as much information as possible ...More Button

The Deputy can be assured that the Government, in line with its European Union partners, wants to do everything possible to prevent any further loss of life in the terrible tragedy in Rwanda in recent...More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Crossmaglen, Armagh, Security.

I am grateful to Deputy Dermot Ahern for raising this important matter on the adjournment. Crossmaglen and the surrounding area in south Armagh have suffered greatly from the violence that has affect...More Button

Written Answers. - Closed Border Roads.

Was asked: the number of closed border roads in each of the counties Donegal, Leitrim, Cavan, Monaghan and Louth; and the number of these roads closed by the planned demolition of bridges.More Button

The programme of road closures undertaken by the British authorities has resulted in a number of cross-Border roads being closed. According to the information available, the number of roads adjoining ...More Button

Written Answers. - Passport Applications Office.

Was asked: his views on whether it is possible to have an office established in Galway where passport applications can be accepted and collected when processed.More Button

I am conscious that passport offices outside Dublin can relieve the pressure on the main Passport Office and help to give a better service to the public. As a first step, I envisage that the existing...More Button

Written Answers. - Decentralisation Programme.

Was asked: the offices under the control of his Department which have been relocated from Dublin under the decentralisation programme since the year 1987; the locations of the new offices; the number of jobs tra...More Button

There are no plans for the relocation of offices under the control of my Department under the Government's decentralisation programme. I have previously indicated my intention shortly to upgrade the e...More Button

Written Answers. - Composition of Northern Ireland Agencies.

Was asked: the proposals, if any, he has put forward for the composition of the equal opportunities commission in Northern Ireland.More Button

Was asked: the proposals, if any, he has put forward for the composition of the fair employment agency in Northern Ireland.More Button

Was asked: the proposals, if any, he has put forward for the composition of the standing advisory commission on human rights in Northern Ireland.More Button

I propose to answer Questions Nos. 49, 51 and 54 together. The Government make regular use of the powers given to us under Article 6 of the Anglo-Irish Agreement to put forward views and proposals on ...More Button

Written Answers. - Sinking of the Orchidee.

Was asked: the date on which a request was received by his Department from the Department of the Marine to request from the appropriate French authority further details of the French investigation into the sinki...More Button

The Department of the Marine first raised with my Department on 15 February 1993 the shipping accident which occurred on 22 September 1992, some 50 miles off Dunmore East in international waters, betw...More Button

Written Answers. - Northern Ireland Police Complaints Board.

Was asked: the proposals, if any, he has put forward for the composition of the Police Complaints Board in Northern Ireland.More Button

Article 6 of the Anglo-Irish Agreement provides that the Irish Government may put forward views and proposals on the role and composition of bodies appointed by the Secretary of State for Northern Ire...More Button

Written Answers. - Northern Ireland Police Authority.

Was asked: the proposals, if any, he has put forward for the composition of the Police Authority in Northern Ireland.More Button

At the Anglo-Irish Intergovernmental Conference of 28 January 1994, I discussed with Sir Patrick Mayhew the question of the reform of policing structures in Northern Ireland in the context of the deba...More Button


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