Durkan, Bernard

Tuesday, 30 January 2001

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 529 No. 1

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Ceisteanna–Questions (Resumed). Priority Questions. - EU Treaties.

Asked the minister: his proposals regarding the ratification of the Nice Treaty; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Has the Minister received an indication from his EU colleagues regarding the degree to which member states will respond positively, by way of ratification, to the treaty? Will ratification be forthcom...More Button

Regardless of whether each member state should hold a referendum, have concerns been expressed regarding the degree to which the treaty will receive popular acclaim? Does the Minister foresee a possib...More Button

Other Questions. - El Salvador Earthquake.

Asked the minister: the extent to date of our commitment to disaster relief work in El Salvador; his proposals to provide extra funding in this area; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the position in respect of Ireland's aid to El Salvador following the recent earthquake; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Has the Minister of State communicated with the authorities there in recent days with a view to ascertaining the degree to which assistance already offered meets requirements and whether a review is n...More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Detention of Moldovan Workers.

I do not know whether to be sad or sorry for the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform on this occasion. I have the greatest sympathy for him, however, because he must be deeply embarrassed by...More Button

Ireland of the welcomes. The Dáil adjourned at 10.05 p.m. until 10.30 a.m. on Wednesday, 31 January 2001.More Button

Written Answers. - Foreign Conflicts.

Asked the minister: the proposals he has through the UN or the EU to positively influence the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - EU Treaties.

Asked the minister: if, in the run up to the forthcoming intergovernmental conference, he has clearly established Ireland's continued commitment to the European Union and its principles; if he has intimated to his EU col...More Button

Written Answers. - International Treaties and Conventions.

Asked the minister: the status of the European Charter of Fundamental Human Rights post-Nice; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Public Relations Contracts.

Asked the minister: the total moneys expended by his Department or an office under the aegis of his Department in respect of public relations costs in the past three years; the public relations firms involved; and if he ...More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental E-mail System.

Asked the minister: the number of occasions on which viruses occurred in incoming e-mails in his Department in the past 12 months; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the number of occasions on which hackers have attempted to breach his Department's e-mail security in the past 12 months; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the number of occasions on which viruses occurred in incoming e-mails in her Department in the past 12 months; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the minister: the number of occasions on which hackers have attempted to breach her Department's e-mail security in the past 12 months; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

Asked the minister: if he will consider the livelihood of farmers who have invested in forestry and allocate grants and premia to those who planted prior to 1999 under the CAP rural development plan, 2000-06; and if he w...More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental E-mail System.

Asked the minister: the number of occasions on which viruses occurred in incoming e-mails in his Department in the past 12 months; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the number of occasions on which hackers have attempted to breach his Department's e-mail security in the past 12 months; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Human Rights Abuses.

Asked the minister: the position in relation to human rights abuses in Peru, with particular regard to the coercive sterilisation of Peruvian women; his plans to deal effectively with this matter; and if he will make a s...More Button

Written Answers. - Diplomatic Representation.

Asked the minister: the position in relation to the opening of an Irish Embassy in Brazil, if other European Union member states have established embassies there; the extent to which Ireland intends to accelerate the pro...More Button

Asked the minister: the proposals he has to establish embassies throughout the world, with specific reference to countries with which Ireland has trade relations; if a strategy has been drawn up to prioritise such propos...More Button

Asked the minister: if Ireland has an embassy in each EU member state and each state currently an applicant for EU membership; the plans he has to establish further embassies in Europe; and if he will make a statement on...More Button

Written Answers. - Human Rights Abuses.

Asked the minister: if he will indicate the current position in Algeria; the degree to which progress has been made towards recognition of democracy and observance of human rights; and if he will make a statement on the ...More Button

Asked the minister: the action the international community has taken to bring greater recognition for human rights in Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental E-mail System.

Asked the minister: the number of occasions on which viruses occurred in incoming e-mails in his Department in the past 12 months; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the number of occasions on which hackers have attempted to breach his Department's e-mail security in the past 12 months; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Human Rights Abuses.

Asked the minister: if his attention has been drawn to widespread human rights abuses in Nigeria; the plans he has to improve the situation for the victims or potential victims; and if he will make a statement on the mat...More Button

Written Answers. - Foreign Conflicts.

Asked the minister: if he and the international community are satisfied that matters are progressing satisfactorily in East Timor; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the current position in Eritrea and the degree to which the international community can assist; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Human Rights Abuses.

Asked the minister: the progress to date in restoration of stability, democracy and recognition of human rights in Nigeria; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: if his attention has been drawn to the detention in Cuba of two Slovak nationals; if either of those detained is or was a Member of Parliament; if the international community will intervene on their b...More Button

Written Answers. - Overseas Development Aid.

Asked the minister: the extent to which he has encouraged the UN and-or the EU towards greater involvement in disaster and famine relief on the African continent; if any specific new strategies have been determined in th...More Button

Asked the minister: if he will increase Ireland's contribution to overseas development aid in 2001; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the extent to which he proposes to increase Ireland's contribution and involvement in the bilateral aid development programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the degree to which he will establish new contacts under the bilateral aid programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Death Penalty.

Asked the minister: the extent to which Ireland has endeavoured to mobilise the international community to bring about the abolition of the death penalty; if a specific programme can be compiled to enhance efforts to ach...More Button

Written Answers. - Human Rights Abuses.

Asked the minister: if a list has been compiled of various administrations throughout the world where there is serious discrimination culminating in an abuse of human rights against women; and if he through the UN or EU ...More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental E-mail System.

Asked the minister: the number of occasions on which viruses occurred in incoming e-mails in her Department in the past 12 months; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the number of occasions on which hackers have attempted to breach her Department's e-mail security in the past 12 months; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the number of occasions on which viruses occurred in incoming e-mails in his Department in the past 12 months; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the number of occasions on which hackers have attempted to breach his Department's e-mail security in the past 12 months; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

Asked the minister: the reason the second phase of area aid payment and premiums have not been made to a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Farm Retirement Scheme.

Asked the minister: the reason farm retirement pension was terminated in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental E-mail System.

Asked the minister: the number of occasions on which viruses occurred in incoming e-mails in his Department in the past 12 months; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the number of occasions on which hackers have attempted to breach his Department's e-mail security in the past 12 months; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Tax Rebates.

Asked the minister: when the C2 application of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare will be processed and issued; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Sale of Property.

Asked the minister: if, further to Parliamentary Question No. 112 of 14 December 2000 concerning the sale of lands in Shankill, County Dublin (details supplied), he will reconsider his position in this regard; and if he ...More Button

Asked the minister: if, further to Parliamentary Question No. 112 of 14 December 2000, he will take any initiative to progress the situation as the delay referred to was due to his Department's reluctance to proceed or t...More Button

Written Answers. - Trustee Savings Bank.

Asked the minister: the basis on which it is deemed that it is the prerogative of the Government and taxpayers to sell the Trustee Savings Bank, having particular regard to the interests of the original trustees and shar...More Button

Written Answers. - Tax Free Allowance.

Asked the minister: if a tax free allowance will issue to a person (details supplied) to reflect dependent partner and three children; if so, when; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Garda Stations.

Asked the minister: the site progress since December 2000 for the provision of a new Garda station at Leixlip, County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the position in respect of discussions within his Department or with others in respect of the identification of a site for and the provision of a Garda station at Leixlip, County Kildare; if his atten...More Button

Written Answers. - Tax Free Allowance.

Asked the minister: the position in relation to the tax free allowance application for a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental E-Mail System.

Asked the minister: the number of occasions on which viruses occurred in incoming e-mails in his Department in the past 12 months; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the number of occasions on which hackers have attempted to breach his Department's e-mail security in the past 12 months; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Hospital Waiting Lists.

Asked the minister: when a person (details supplied) in County Kildare will be called for surgery to Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont, Dublin 9; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Special Needs School.

Asked the minister: if he will arrange for the transfer of two persons (details supplied) in County Kildare with special needs from St. Mary's, Baldoyle, Dublin 13, to St. Raphaels, Celbridge, County Kildare, to facilita...More Button

Written Answers. - Orthodontic Service.

Asked the minister: the current position in relation to persons (details supplied) in County Kildare who are in need of orthodontic treatment; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Medical Cards.

Asked the minister: the number of recipients of the lone parents allowance who have retained their medical cards on returning to work in each health board area for each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement on...More Button

Asked the minister: the number of long-term unemployed persons who have retained their medical cards on returning to work in each health board area for each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the findings and recommendations of the review of medical card eligibility for large families carried out under An Action Programme for the Millennium; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental E-mail System.

Asked the minister: the number of occasions on which viruses occurred in incoming e-mails in his Department in the past 12 months; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the number of occasions on which hackers have attempted to breach his Department's e-mail security in the past 12 months; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the number of occasions on which viruses occurred in incoming e-mails in his Department in the past 12 months; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the number of occasions on which hackers have attempted to breach his Department's e-mail security in the past 12 months; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Social Welfare Benefits.

Asked the minister: the extent to which he will extend free travel to Irish pensioners living in the UK; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: if he will reconsider the reduction and disallowance of rent subsidy to those on the back to work scheme, with particular reference to the need to ensure the existence of an incentive; and if he will ...More Button

Asked the minister: when contributory old age pension will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Carlow; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental E-mail System.

Asked the minister: the number of occasions on which viruses occurred in incoming e-mails in his Department in the past 12 months; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the number of occasions on which hackers have attempted to breach his Department's e-mail security in the past 12 months; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the number of occasions on which viruses occurred in incoming e-mails in her Department in the past 12 months; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the number of occasions on which hackers have attempted to breach her Department's e-mail security in the past 12 months; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Prison Incident.

Asked the minister: the circumstances surrounding the case where a person (details supplied) in Mountjoy Prison suffered from hypothermia, endangering his life; the charges against him; the circumstances surrounding his ...More Button

Asked the minister: if his attention has been drawn to the unstable state of health of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; if a psychiatric and medical report has been obtained in this case; if the authorities...More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental E-mail System.

Asked the minister: the number of occasions on which viruses occurred in incoming e-mails in his Department in the past 12 months; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the number of occasions on which hackers have attempted to breach his Department's e-mail security in the past 12 months; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the number of occasions on which viruses occurred in incoming e-mails in his Department in the past 12 months; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the number of occasions on which hackers have attempted to breach his Department's e-mail security in the past 12 months; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - School Transport.

Asked the minister: if special school transport will be provided for students attending Colaiste Cois Life, Lucan, County Dublin; if a special effort might be made to meet such requirements at this time given the parents...More Button

Written Answers. - Road Safety.

Asked the minister: the plans he has to improve safety for children attending Coláiste Cois Life, Lucan, County Dublin, with particular reference to provision of signs and footpaths; and if he will make a statement on th...More Button

Written Answers. - Psychological Service.

Asked the minister: when a psychological assessment will be provided to a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - School Accommodation.

Asked the minister: the current position in relation to the provision of extra facilities required at Maynooth post-primary school, Maynooth, County Kildare; if it is anticipated that all requirements will be met at an e...More Button

Asked the minister: the position in relation to the provision of extra facilities required at Scoil Uí Riada, Kilcock, County Kildare; if it is anticipated that all requirements will be met at an early date; and if he wi...More Button

Asked the minister: the position in relation to the provision of extra facilities required at Scoil Uí Fhiaigh, Maynooth, County Kildare; if it is anticipated that all requirements will be met at an early date; and if he...More Button

Asked the minister: the position in relation to the provision of extra facilities required at Scoil Dara, Kilcock, County Kildare; when the proposed work will be completed; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - School Placement.

Asked the minister: if sufficient primary and secondary school places exist in the various towns in north Kildare; if sufficient provision is likely to be made to meet the requirements of the increased population in the ...More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental E-mail System.

Asked the minister: the number of occasions on which viruses occurred in incoming e-mails in his Department in the past 12 months; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the number of occasions on which hackers have attempted to breach his Department's e-mail security in the past 12 months; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button


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