O'Dea, Willie

Tuesday, 2 November 2004

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 591 No. 3

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Written Answers - Departmental Staff.

Was asked: if there is a dedicated auditing unit in his Department assessing and monitoring the day to day spend of his Department with particular reference to major projects; if so, the number of staff involved...More Button

My Department has a dedicated internal audit unit which carries out a range of audits each year in order to provide assurance on the adequacy of controls in operation in the various areas of activity ...More Button

Written Answers - Defence Forces Property.

Was asked: the number of swimming clubs using the Curragh swimming pool; if he has satisfied himself that the pool is being used to its capacity; if not, his plans to exploit the use of the pool and the hours it...More Button

Was asked: the number of schools using the Curragh swimming pool; if he has satisfied himself that the pool is being used to its maximum capacity; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 487 and 488 together. To date, a total of 14 schools have been granted permission to use the Curragh swimming pool. At present, the pool is open each weekday from 9 a....More Button

Was asked: the position regarding the handing over of Orchard Park, The Curragh, to Kildare County Council; the position in regard to the urgent repairs needed to paths and roads within the estate; and if he wil...More Button

In line with normal practice, Kildare County Council has been requested to take in charge the roads and services at Orchard Park. In the interim, the Department will continue to be responsible for the...More Button

Was asked: the proposals to upgrade the residential quarters on the Curragh Camp for full-time members of the Defence Forces; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The refurbishment of living quarters is an integral part of my Department’s building plans. Major contracts to improve the standard of accommodation in the Curragh were placed in recent years as part ...More Button

Written Answers - Pension Provisions.

Was asked: the amount of pension money withheld by his Department and due to overholders; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The total amount of pension withheld by my Department under the Defence Forces pensions schemes from persons in unauthorised occupation of married quarters is approximately €330,000, net of income tax...More Button

Was asked: if, further to previous parliamentary questions in regard to overholders, progress has been made in relation to having the matter resolved; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Personnel on being discharged from the Permanent Defence Force are obliged to vacate married quarters within a short period of the dates of their discharge. The provision of housing is primarily a mat...More Button

Written Answers - Defence Forces Training.

Was asked: the number of craft personnel trained by FÁS specifically for the Defence Forces over each of the past three years; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The number of Defence Force personnel who underwent training with FÁS over the past three years is as follows:More Button

Was asked: the number of craft personnel within the Defence Forces; the number of apprentices accepted into the Defence Forces over each of the past three years; the way in which this compares with the years dur...More Button

The number of enlisted personnel in receipt of additional pay in respect of filling a technical appointment within the Defence Forces as at 1 November 2004 is 4,629. In total, 73 Air Corps apprentices...More Button

Written Answers - Defence Forces Strength.

Was asked: the present strength of the Defence Forces; the number of new recruits for each of the past two years; the number of men and the number of women recruited; and if he will make a statement on the matte...More Button

The White Paper on Defence of February 2000 sets out a figure of 10,500 personnel for the Permanent Defence Force, comprising 930 for the Air Corps, 1,144 for the Naval Service and 8,426 for the Army....More Button


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