Order of Business (Resumed)
I thank the Taoiseach’s office for getting back to me last week on the Adoption Bill 2009. The information was appreciated. On March 22 last, the Minister for Foreign Affairs indicated that he inten...
I will be brief.
I will be succinct.
As of today——
This is a matter for the Department of Foreign Affairs.
There are 63,000 unprocessed applications in Molesworth Street.
I need to know——
Those who are about to apply for a passport——
What does the Minister for Foreign Affairs intend to do? Will he speak to the CPSU? Will he provide additional staff?
Will he provide overtime? What will he do about the 23,000 extra unprocessed passports?
We are coming into the summer. People are going on their holidays and travelling for commercial reasons.
This morning, a man who was going to Abu Dhabi was turned away.
He was going to Abu Dhabi on business, but he was turned away.
There are 63,000 unprocessed applications.
A Cheann Comhairle, I am sure you will be going on holiday this summer.
I am not leaving. I want to get my message through to the Department of Foreign Affairs.
I want to warn those who may be going on holiday this summer that they might not be able to get their passports.
We might as well leave the House open because nobody will be going on any holidays this summer.
Passports must be provided.
Electoral Representation (Amendment) Bill 2010: Second Stage (Resumed)
The 18th century Irish philosopher and parliamentarian, Edmund Burke, formulated and enunciated two models of parliamentary representation. The first was a trustee model of parliamentary representati...
Written Answers - Alternative Energy Projects
Asked the minister: the advice that is available to farmers interested in engaging in micro-generation; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
Written Answers - Official Engagements
Asked the minister: the number of times that he or his Ministers of State have met with the Financial Regulator since May 2008; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
Written Answers - Social Welfare Code
Asked the minister: the incentives offered by the State for self-employed persons who contribute Class A stamps; and if he will make a statement on the matter.