O'Dea, Willie

Tuesday, 15 November 2005

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 610 No. 64

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Ceisteanna — Questions - Ministerial Responsibilities.

I have enough to do.More Button

Jealousy will get the Deputy nowhere.More Button

Is Deputy Kehoe the official stooge today?More Button

Written Answers - EU Directives.

Was asked: the number of proposals that his Department is opposing at European Council at any state; the names of such proposals; the reason his Department is taking this position; and if he will make a statemen...More Button

The Department of Defence is not opposing any proposals at European Council.More Button

Was asked: the exemptions from EU directives or regulations that Ireland has achieved in his Department’s competency area; the reason his Department requested each exemption; if it is intended to give up any of ...More Button

Ireland has not sought or achieved any exemptions from EU directives or regulations in the Department of Defence’s competency area.More Button

Was asked: the exemptions from EU directives or regulations that his Department is seeking; the reason his Department is requesting each exemption; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The Department is not seeking any exemptions from EU directives or regulations.More Button

Written Answers - Defence Forces Reserve.

Was asked: if, in view of the outstanding voluntary service over so many years by so many in the FCA, it is proposed to provide a special medal to mark the disbandment of the FCA and the establishment of the RDF...More Button

On 1 October 2005, the establishment of the Army Reserve, Cúltaca an Airm, and Naval Service Reserve, Cúltaca an tSeirbhís Chabhlaigh, of the Reserve Defence Force was marked by a special military cer...More Button

Was asked: if, with the issue of long service medals to members of the RDF, earlier service in the FCA will be taken into account.More Button

The provision of a medal, An Bonn Seirbhíse, FCA agus An Slua Muirí, for service in the FCA and An Slua Muirí, is provided for in regulation DFR A9, new series, and in admin. instructions. An amendmen...More Button

Written Answers - Defence Forces Strength.

Was asked: the number of units which were in the Defence Forces in 1990; and the number at present.More Button

The military authorities advise that the number of units in the Defence Forces, both Permanent Defence Force and Reserve Defence Force, in 1990 was 172. The number of units in the Defence Forces as co...More Button

Was asked: the number of members of the Defence Forces who are still serving but not doing duty; and the numbers, grades and ranks on this issue.More Button

The information requested by the Deputy is not readily available. This information is being compiled by the military authorities and will be forwarded to the Deputy at a later stage.More Button

Written Answers - Ministerial Transport.

Was asked: the occasions that he has taken a mainline train, commuter train or Luas in the course of his duties since assuming office.More Button

I have not availed of rail travel of the type indicated in the Deputy’s question in the course of my official duties since assuming office.More Button

Written Answers - National Spatial Strategy.

Was asked: the significant changes which have been implemented by his Department to date in 2005 in delivering the national spatial strategy; and the costs, benefits and savings that have accrued.More Button

The Department of Defence has no specific role in delivering the national spatial strategy.More Button

Written Answers - Casement Aerodrome.

Was asked: if major noise emissions from aircraft over a location (details supplied) in Dublin 22 will be investigated; if he will report on procedures for pilots on the flight paths and altitudes at this locati...More Button

The Department of Defence carried out a noise survey at this location in 2004 and the results of the survey indicated the noise in the area could not be considered excessive and, further, was caused p...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Staff.

Was asked: the percentage of persons with disabilities employed in his Department and in each body under his aegis; the guidelines issued by which this data are to be recorded in the public service; the nature o...More Button

The current position is that people with disabilities make up 3.75% of the total Civil Service staff in my Department. The guidelines for the employment of people with disabilities as set out in the C...More Button

Written Answers - North-South Co-operation.

Was asked: if he will report on the work of the North-South unit in his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

There is no North-South unit, as such, in my Department. However, close contact is maintained by my Department with the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Refor...More Button

Written Answers - Military Uniforms.

Was asked: if new dress regulations or instructions have been introduced since 1997 for members of the Defence Forces; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

As part of the ongoing programme to review and rewrite the administrative series of Defence Force regulations with a view to their simplification and modernisation, my predecessor, Deputy Michael Smit...More Button

Written Answers - Defence Forces Recruitment.

Was asked: the number of personnel who joined the Defence Forces from 1994 onwards as enlisted personnel; the number of these who are currently serving; the breakdown by male and female; the terms of their enlis...More Button

The statistical information sought by the Deputy is set out in the following table. General Service Enlistment 1994 to-date. The original terms of enlistment were set out in Defence Force Regulation A...More Button


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