Barrett, Seán

Tuesday, 21 May 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 465 No. 6

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Meeting with Finnish President.

The Deputy has caused a disturbance since he came into the Chamber.More Button

Private Members' Business. - Defence Forces Reform: Motion.

I move amendment No. 1: To delete all words after “that” and substitute the following: “Dáil Éireann, —commends the Government for its continuing support for the process of reforming the Defence Force...More Button

I want to make it clear that the Defence Forces exist to carry out specific tasks assigned by Government in a professional military manner. In turn, the Government will implement best practice procedu...More Button

Does the Deputy want to close them?More Button

I have answered it.More Button

How many times do I have to tell the Deputy there will be no barrack closures?More Button

A Government decision does not allow for any barrack closures.More Button

The Deputy is trying to create it.More Button

From the Deputy's point of view. He tried to make political capital out of it.More Button

Legislation introduced by the Deputy's party prevented the general secretary from attending the meeting.More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental Consultancy Cost.

Was asked: the total cost to his Department of consultancies carried out in 1995; if he will give a breakdown of this cost; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The total cost of consultancies carried out by the Department in 1995 was £213,216. A breakdown of this cost is as follows:—More Button

Written Answers. - Ministerial Travel.

Was asked: the total cost of ministerial foreign travel in 1995; if he will give a breakdown of this cost; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The information which the Deputy seeks is as follows: 1. Minister for DefenceMore Button

Written Answers. - Engineering Maintenance Department Closure.

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to the fact that barrack foremen in the area of the Western Command have been advised that his Department intends to close the Engineering Maintenance Department in all...More Button

The Deputy's question may arise from possible civilian employee concern or speculation about the impact of the Defence Forces Review Implementation Plan (Phase I), copies of which have been issued to ...More Button

Written Answers. - Defence Forces Recruitment.

Was asked: when recruitment into the permanent Defence Forces will take place; and the number that will be recruited in 1996.More Button

The Defence Forces Review Implementation Plan which was recently approved by Government provides for an intake of a total of 1,000 recruits over the next three years including 200 recruits in 1996. T...More Button

Written Answers. - Defence Forces Voluntary Early Retirement.

Was asked: the applications, if any, he has had from members of the Permanent Defence Forces for voluntary early retirement; the number and rank of these soldiers; and when a decision will be made in respect of ...More Button

The number of applications to avail of the voluntary early retirement scheme which have been received to date is as follows:More Button

Written Answers. - EU Funding.

Was asked: the funding, if any, that will be made available by his Department under the EU peace initiative fund.More Button

No funding has been included in Defence Estimate 1996 in respect of the EU peace initiative.More Button

Written Answers. - Coastal Protection Scheme.

Was asked: the counties, if any, that have received allocations under the coastal protection scheme, 1994-1999; and the allocations that have been carried over in respect of this programme in 1996.More Button

Since the commencement of the Operational Programme for Environmental Services in late 1994 to the end of 1995, some £840,000 has been invested in coastal protection schemes in the following counties:...More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental Consultancy Cost.

Was asked: the total cost to his Department of consultancies carried out in 1995; if he will give a breakdown of this cost; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

My Department's expenditure on consultancy services in 1995 was £1,298,522, as detailed in the following table:—More Button

Written Answers. - Ministerial Travel.

Was asked: the total cost of ministerial foreign travel in 1995; if he will give a breakdown of this cost; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The information requested by the Deputy is set out in the following tabular form. Accommodation Travel and Subsistence by Minister.More Button

Written Answers. - Proposed Legislation.

Was asked: the legislative plans, if any, he has in respect of the aquaculture industry, particularly the system of granting aquaculture licences; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The Government recently approved the drafting of legislation which will amend the Fisheries Acts, 1959 and 1980, to establish an enhanced regulatory and licensing process for aquaculture. The new leg...More Button

Written Answers. - Coastal Zone Management.

Was asked: the plans, if any, he has in respect of coastal zone management: if so, the progress made to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

In 1995 a major study on the development of coastal zone management in Ireland was commissioned by the Ministers for the Marine, for the Environment and for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht. The study...More Button

Written Answers. - Access to Finance Scheme.

Was asked: the criteria required by fishermen who wish to avail of the access to finance scheme of the small business operational programme; and if he will make a statement on the accessibility in real terms of ...More Button

All potential beneficiaries in the fisheries sector under the access to finance scheme must, in accordance with EU requirements, be certified by the Minister for the Marine as being in accordance with...More Button

Written Answers. - Mayo Coastal Dumping.

Was asked: the outcome of the investigation into the coastal dumping problem in a town (details supplied) in County Mayo.More Button

Investigations into the dumping are not yet complete. On receipt of a final report on the matter, I will consider the options available to me under the Foreshore Acts to deal with the matter in the p...More Button

Written Answers. - Foreshore Licences.

Was asked: the reason his Department has sought the payment of foreshore licences for only some of the developments that have taken place at the foreshore at Valentia Harbour, County Kerry; the circumstances, if...More Button

All occupiers of State foreshore are required to first apply for and get a Foreshore Licence or Lease. All leases and licences under the Foreshores Acts are subject to fee payments. The allegations ...More Button

Written Answers. - EU Funding.

Was asked: the funding, if any, that will be made available by his Department under the EU peace initiative fund.More Button

The Special Support Programme for Peace and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland and the Border Counties of Ireland 1995-1999 contains a measure for funding co-operative actions between public bodies in...More Button


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