Lenihan, Conor

Thursday, 29 June 2006

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 622 No. 31

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Order of Business.

Question put: “That the proposal for dealing with Friday’s sitting be agreed to.”
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Institutes of Technology Bill 2006: Report Stage.

Question put: “That the words proposed to be deleted stand.”
Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

Hepatitis C Compensation Tribunal (Amendment) Bill 2006: Order for Second Stage.

Question put.
Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

Priority Questions - Decentralisation Programme.

Three principal development specialists serve in Irish Aid headquarters in Dublin, none of whom has applied to decentralise to Limerick. There are 12 senior development specialists in Irish Aid headqu...More Button

My senior colleague has just returned from Rome where he met the Pope and today travelled to Belfast to meet the British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, with whom he and the Taoiseach will have important ...More Button

I do not want to get involved in the type of wrangling we had on the previous occasion I spoke, specifically because I stated at the time that it appeared some Opposition Deputies were not listening t...More Button

The Deputy’s question sought to ascertain the reason I did not make known to the House the legal issue that has arisen regarding specialist grades.More Button

If he has an opportunity to do so, the Deputy will probably confirm that I have made perfectly clear in the House, in his presence, and in my appearances before the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs ...More Button

As I stated on the previous occasion, from the central applications facility it appears that Limerick is a popular choice among staff from outside the Department. The transfer of specialists is still ...More Button

We should be able to move offices.More Button

I apologise. Everyone accepts that the principle of moving certain types of activity out of Dublin, whether office based or otherwise, is a good one.More Button

Many of them have already done so.More Button

As a representative from Cork, Deputy Allen will be aware that some of the best NGOs are based in his city. I say this to the credit of the Cork based NGOs which have no problem accessing my Departmen...More Button

Priority Questions - Human Rights Issues.

What was Deputy Ó Snodaigh doing up on the roof?More Button

What was he doing up on the roof?More Button

Other Questions - Foreign Conflicts.

Deputy Ó Snodaigh’s party is still the subject of investigation by the IMC.More Button

We have not verified Deputy Ó Snodaigh’s party yet.More Button

Written Answers - United Nations Reform.

Ireland has been strongly supportive of the reforms which have taken place in what was formerly known as the Central Emergency Revolving Fund (CERF). The new Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) was...More Button

Written Answers - Overseas Development Aid.

HIV/AIDS presents an enormous challenge to developing countries, especially in Africa. Sub-Saharan Africa is by far the worst-affected region in the world. AIDS is now the leading cause of death in th...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 19 and 60 together. Ireland has strongly supported the provision of humanitarian and development assistance to the Palestinian people. The core objective of Ireland’s ...More Button

Written Answers - Decentralisation Programme.

I propose to take Questions Nos. 21, 72 and 119 together. There are 3 categories of Specialists employed by Irish Aid: Principal Development Specialists, Senior Development Specialists, and Developmen...More Button

Written Answers - Democratisation Initiatives.

The Government’s programme of assistance to developing countries reflects our longstanding commitment to human rights and fairness in international relations and the recognition that democratisation, ...More Button

Written Answers - Overseas Development Aid.

I propose to take Questions Nos. 32 and 154 together. The complex series of factors which contribute to the enormous needs we encounter in Africa include food insecurity, poverty, environmental degrad...More Button

Written Answers - Debt Relief.

I propose to take Questions Nos. 36 and 155 together. The debt burden is accepted as being a serious factor in retarding the progress of the poorest countries from achieving development. Ireland’s pri...More Button

Written Answers - Overseas Development Aid.

I propose to take Questions Nos. 45 and 57 together. The Rapid Response Initiative aims at strengthening Ireland’s operational response to humanitarian crises. Ireland already plays a key role in supp...More Button

Written Answers - Human Rights Issues.

The Government’s programme of development cooperation is based on our commitment to help poor countries achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The MDGs set a number of key, measurable develo...More Button

Written Answers - Development Aid Principles.

The EU in recent years has taken a number of important actions to achieve fairer conditions in the international cotton trade, which has been marked by a prolonged decline in prices over the last deca...More Button

Written Answers - Decentralisation Programme.

I propose to take Questions Nos. 94, 99, 104, 115 and 122 together. Under the Government’s decentralisation programme, the Development Cooperation Directorate of the Department of Foreign Affairs, whi...More Button

Written Answers - Middle East Peace Process.

The Government and our EU partners strongly supported the work of James Wolfensohn during his tenure as Quartet Special Envoy with responsibility for the Israeli disengagement from Gaza. Mr. Wolfensoh...More Button

Written Answers - Overseas Development Aid.

The European Union, like Ireland, has a particular focus on communicable diseases including HIV/AIDS. The European Union approach is outlined in the 2005 report entitled “A European Programme for Acti...More Button

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