O'Malley, Desmond J.

Wednesday, 4 December 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 472 No. 4

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Multinational Force for Eastern Zaire: Motion.

While I am glad that this motion has, at last, been introduced, I am disappointed at the nature of what has been proposed by the Minister. The strength of our armed forces is 13,000-14,000 personnel....More Button

Priority Questions. - Export Refund Bonds Forfeiture.

Asked the minister: the final amount of forfeiture of export refund bonds; whether this figure was agreed with UCLAF and DG 20; and the amount outstanding in respect of these guarantees.More Button

Will the Minister explain how the amount forfeited increased from £7 million, which was announced by the Government, to £7,302,000 and its decision of 12 October 1995? Is he aware UCLAF is under the i...More Button

Why is £6 million in guarantees still outstanding given that all these guarantees are in respect of export refunds payable on beef sent to Iraq by one company prior to 1990? Most of it was sent in t...More Button

I hope the Minister did not get the Attorney General's advice——More Button

——in view of the serious conflict of interest which exists for him in this and other matters.More Button

What stage had proceedings against the Minister reached when he caved in on the £17 million which he gave back?More Button

In view of the fact that further disallowances against the State in respect of export refunds have been highlighted in the 1995 report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, will the Minister explai...More Button

Northern Ireland: Statements.

Thirty, twenty and even ten years ago there were profound divisions in this House when it debated virtually any aspect of Northern Ireland. Those divisions no longer exist. There is a high degree of ...More Button

Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms: Motion.

I support the motion. It is regrettable that it is more than two and a half years since Ireland signed the Protocol. We are entitled to an explanation as to why it has taken so long to bring it befo...More Button

Written Answers. - Electronic Tagging of Animals.

Asked the minister: when he will ensure full computerised traceability of cattle from birth to slaughter; if he has examined the feasibility of electronic tagging of animals; the reason he retains the old-fashioned manua...More Button

Written Answers. - Disciplinary Proceedings.

Asked the minister: the disciplinary steps, if any, which have been taken against officials of his Department in respect of the forgery by them of the signature of a meat company employee on IB4, IB7 and other official f...More Button


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