Ahern, Dermot

Tuesday, 8 November 2005

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 609 No. 63

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Health and Social Care Professionals Bill 2004 [Seanad]: Report Stage (Resumed) and Final Stage.

Amendment put.
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Amendment put.
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Question put: “That the words proposed to be deleted stand.”
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Written Answers - National Airspace.

Was asked: if the British security forces have given an explanation for 7 July 2005 helicopter incursion into Rassan, County Louth; if so the explanation and the action he has taken regarding same.More Button

The Government regards unauthorised incursions by the British security forces into this jurisdiction as a serious matter. On each occasion on which my Department is notified of an incident, the matter...More Button

Written Answers - Repatriation of Foreign Nationals.

Was asked: the steps he will take to ensure that financial aid is given in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The Department of Foreign Affairs has no funds at its disposal to repatriate the remains of nationals of other states. However, in order to be as helpful as possible, an official of the Department rai...More Button

Written Answers - Irish Language.

Was asked: the expenditure by his Department on providing services through the Irish language in each of the years 2002, 2003 and 2004; and the breakdown of the expenditure under training, translation, advertisi...More Button

The information requested by the Deputy is set out in the following table. The Deputy will wish to note that translation costs in 2003 and 2004 include expenditure on translations relating to the Pres...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Bodies.

Was asked: the membership of his Department’s audit committee; the chairperson and the number of occasions on which it has met in the past 12 months and the agenda of the meetings.More Button

Written Answers - Decentralisation Programme.

Was asked: the assessment of the financial implications of decentralisation which have been carried out and, in particular, if the financial implications of the cost of training and additional staff during the o...More Button

Under the Government’s decentralisation programme, the development co-operation directorate of the Department of Foreign Affairs, currently based in Dublin, is scheduled to decentralise to Limerick. T...More Button

Was asked: if the audit committee of his Department or its agencies have reviewed the risk management assessment of the proposed decentralisation proposals of the overseas development unit; if it has approved th...More Button

Written Answers - Overseas Development Aid.

Was asked: the efforts being made to help the people of Pakistan and provide relief to them following the recent earthquake; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Emigrant Services.

Was asked: the position regarding his initiatives in respect of Irish persons abroad; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Significant advances continue to be made in progressing initiatives which benefit Irish people abroad, including securing substantially increased funding for this purpose. The high priority which the ...More Button

Written Answers - Irish Prisoners Abroad.

Was asked: his contacts with Irish prisoners abroad; the services available to families in that regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

When Irish citizens are sentenced to terms in prison abroad they are entitled under the Vienna convention on consular relations to seek consular assistance from the Department of Foreign Affairs, thro...More Button

Written Answers - Appointments to State Boards.

Was asked: the number of persons with disabilities he has appointed to State boards under the aegis of his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

There are four boards-committees under the aegis of the Department of Foreign Affairs: the advisory board for Development Co-operation Ireland; the development education advisory committee; the board ...More Button

Written Answers - Visa Applications.

Was asked: if a re-entry visa will be granted to a person (details supplied) in County Louth; and when same will issue.More Button

A multiple entry visa was issued to the person concerned by the Department of Foreign Affairs visa office on 28 October last. All documentation, including the passport with the visa attached was retur...More Button


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