Cowen, Brian

Tuesday, 24 February 2004

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 580 No. 5

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Written Answers - Stádas na Gaeilge san Aontas Eorpach.

Was asked: cad iad na tearmaí tagartha atá tugtha don Ghrúpa Oibre a bhfuil ionadaí ag a Roinn air chun tuaraisciú ar cheist na Gaeilge mar theanga oifigiúil oibre san Aontas Eorpach.More Button

Agus é ag plé na ceiste tábachtaí seo, beidh an dream oibre ag díriú ar dheiseanna oiriúnaí a aithint chun stádas na teanga san Aontas Eorpach a chur chun cinn. Tá mé ag tnúth le tuarascáil ón dream c...More Button

Written Answers - Irish Presidency.

Was asked: if he will urge the Government to introduce and implement the appointment of an EU special representative for Tibetan affairs during the Irish Presidency of the European Union; if he will make represe...More Button

In March 2002, the Dalai Lama wrote to the Foreign Ministers of EU member states, asking that an EU special representative for Tibet be appointed. In a joint response at that time, and after careful c...More Button

Written Answers - Passport Applications.

Was asked: the reason for the delay in releasing a passport in the name of a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I am advised by the Passport Office that it does not have a record of receiving a passport application in respect of this person. If the Deputy could give my office further details of this application...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Staff.

Was asked: the number of full time civil servants within his Department who first entered the service as political advisers; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

None of the full-time staff of the Department of Foreign Affairs first entered the Civil Service as political advisers.More Button

Written Answers - Decentralisation Programme.

Was asked: if his Department has carried out a risk assessment of the decentralisation plans announced by the Minister for Finance on budget day, insofar as they may impact either directly or indirectly on his D...More Button

Under the Government’s recently announced decentralisation programme, the Development Co-operation Directorate of the Department of Foreign Affairs is scheduled for decentralisation to Limerick. This ...More Button

Was asked: the locations to which any part of his Department has already been decentralised; the years in which each such decentralisation took place; the total number of staff who are now employed by his Depart...More Button

The Department of Foreign Affairs established a passport sub-office in Cork city in 1987. Two of the original three posts were filled from within the Department. The third officer came from another De...More Button

Was asked: the number of staff within his Department who have to date volunteered for the programme of decentralisation announced by the Minister for Finance on budget day; the grades of the staff concerned; the...More Button

A number of important questions relating to decentralisation remain to be clarified. In particular, the timing of moves will be a central issue. In this context we would wish to be in a position to gi...More Button


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