Wall, Jack

Thursday, 4 June 1998

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 491 No. 7

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Ceisteanna — Questions. Priority Questions. - Defence Forces Reorganisation.

Asked the minister: if he will give a commitment that all Army barracks in use will continue in operation in view of the Price Waterhouse review; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

At what stage is the review? Has the Department decided the areas that will come under the criteria for barracks closures? I spoke to numerous Army personnel and representative bodies who are concer...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Priority Questions. - Overseas Missions.

Asked the minister: if he has received a report on the occurrences in south Lebanon on 26 May 1998; if he is satisfied that all necessary equipment and facilities necessary to deal with these occurrences are available to...More Button

The Minister has given a detailed reply, particularly in regard to the action that took place on the day in question. I am more concerned about the facilities available to our Defence Forces in the L...More Button

I refer to media reports that the Norwegian Army is considering withdrawal of its troops from the Lebanon. Given that they have worked with Irish troops for the past 20 years, what effect will that h...More Button

Other Questions. - Marine Rescue Service.

Arising from the lack of training for Air Corps personnel, I have asked the Minister on previous occasions whether his Department has sought to train new recruits overseas to supplement training at ho...More Button

Other Questions. - Hearing Impairment Claims.

Did the Minister say that, on the strength of the High Court decision yesterday, offers will be made outside the court to those with cases due to be heard next week?More Button

Other Questions. - Defence Forces Strength.

I have had numerous representations in regard to the 5' 4" height requirement for women applicants to the Defence Forces, which is having a detrimental effect on the number of applicants. Many of the...More Button

I know that but I would like it reduced by a few more inches.More Button

Other Questions. - Defence Forces Representative Associations.

Is the Minister rigid in his approach to only dealing with RACO and PDFORA? I have received a number of representations from groups such as wives with husbands serving overseas who made representatio...More Button

Other Questions. - Defence Forces Recruitment.

Is it the case that the failure rate in the Southern Command is far higher than in any of the other commands?More Button

Written Answers. - Defence Forces Recruitment.

Asked the minister: the number of recruits enlisted in the Curragh, Kildare, Mullingar, Kilkenny and Dundalk barracks in 1998; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the number of recruits enlisted on a national level in the past year; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Tour de France.

Asked the minister: the proposals, if any, he has put in place for the Defence Forces to assist in the smooth running of the Tour de France this summer; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Army Barracks.

Asked the minister: if he has received the report from the court of inquiry established to investigate the fire in Cathal Brugha barracks in September 1997; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Air Corps Fleet.

Asked the minister: the cost of maintenance of the Air Corps fleet; the number of personnel involved in this maintenance work; if there is a shortfall in key maintenance positions; and if he will make a statement on the ...More Button

Written Answers. - Military Hospitals.

Asked the minister: the position regarding military hospitals; the cost of running these hospitals each year; his future plans regarding these institutions; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the position regarding access to military hospitals of immediate family members of both retired and serving Defence Forces personnel; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Military Museum.

Asked the minister: the position regarding the development of the military museum project; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental Property.

Asked the minister: the land use of land owned by his Department in the Curragh of Kildare; the future plans, if any, he has for these lands; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Air Corps Recruitment.

Asked the minister: the number of apprentices recruited to the Air Corps in 1998; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Tall Ships Race.

Asked the minister: the involvement, if any, the Naval Service will have in hosting the Cutty Sark tall ships race when it comes to Dublin in 1998; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Social Welfare Benefits.

Asked the minister: the reason a person (details supplied) in County Kildare is not being paid unemployment assistance or lone parent's allowance.More Button

Written Answers. - Passport Applications.

Asked the minister: the reason a person (details supplied) in County Kildare has not been granted a passport.More Button

Written Answers. - Registration of Title.

Asked the minister: if he will ensure an early decision regarding registration of title (details supplied) in view of the fact that the delay is causing financial problems for the persons involved.More Button

Written Answers. - School Staffing.

Asked the minister: if he will retain a teacher at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare.More Button

Written Answers. - School Funding.

Asked the minister: if he will provide the necessary funding for services to meet the needs of children in a school (details supplied) in County Kildare in view of the fact that this school needs assistance to combat the...More Button

Asked the minister: if he will provide the necessary funding for the position of a home liaison teacher for a school (details supplied) in County Kildare.More Button

Asked the minister: if he will provide the necessary funding for a second class for children with learning difficulties in view of the fact that children are awaiting placement for a class at a school (details supplied) ...More Button

Written Answers. - Modern Language Courses.

Asked the minister: if he will provide funding for a pilot scheme for a third language, that is, a European language, at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare.More Button


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