Durkan, Bernard

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 741 No. 1

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Leaders’ Questions

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Order of Business

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When might it be expected that the Bill to consolidate and amend the bail laws will be published and brought before the House? When can we expect the proposed legislation to strengthen the powers of ...More Button

European Financial Stability Facility and Euro Area Loan Facility (Amendment) Bill 2011: Second Stage (Resumed)

It is difficult to cover the length and breadth of the subject in the course of seven or eight minutes.More Button

We will do our best. I was commenting last night on the changing situation and the debate in this House over recent months where, depending on which side of the House one is on, one hears a different...More Button

Other Questions - Defence Forces Review

Asked the minister: if he accepts the need to maintain the strength, standard of equipment and readiness of the Defence Forces at all times notwithstanding financial curtailments arising from the EU-IMF bailout and hav...More Button

I thank the Minister for his comprehensive reply. He has indicated there have been repeated questions from Members in this respect. Does he accept that in times of economic difficulty there was alwa...More Button

I thank the Minister for his extended reply. I welcome his commitment to ensure the Defence Forces are kept at maximum strength and have the maximum level of required equipment. He can be assured of...More Button

He will find us most willing.More Button

Other Questions - Overseas Missions

Asked the minister: the discussions he has had with EU-UN colleagues in the matter of ongoing or further deployment of the Defence Forces overseas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I thank the Minister for his comprehensive reply. We can join him in congratulating the Defence Forces, particularly given the high esteem in which they are held and the manner in which they discharg...More Button

European Financial Stability Facility and Euro Area Loan Facility (Amendment) Bill 2011: Second Stage (Resumed)

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European Financial Stability Facility and Euro Area Loan Facility (Amendment) Bill 2011: Committee and Remaining Stages

Question put: “That the Title be the Title to the Bill.”
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Question put: “That the Bill do now pass.”
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ESB and Disposal of State Assets: Motion (Resumed)

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Question put: “That the motion, as amended, be agreed to.”
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Written Answers - Social Welfare Appeals

Asked the minister: when a review of the entitlement to rent support will take place in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Pension Provisions

Asked the minister: the way it could transpire that an overpayment of old age pension dependant’s allowance exists in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the ma...More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Benefits

Asked the minister: the eligibility for payment in respect of the family income supplement scheme in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Defence Forces Property

Asked the minister: the extent to which military installations decommissioned in previous years have been disposed of and benefits realised for the Exchequer; the extent to which any such buildings are retained and for ...More Button

Written Answers - Defence Forces Personnel

Asked the minister: the age profile of the Defence Forces at all ranks; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Defence Forces Training

Asked the minister: the extent to which ongoing upskilling and training in line with requirements or anticipated requirements continues in respect of the Army, Navy and Air Corps; and if he will make a statement on the ...More Button

Written Answers - Defence Forces Strength

Asked the minister: the current strength of the Army, Navy and Air Corps; the extent to which these numbers have altered in each of the past five years and to date in 2011 and for whatever purpose; and if he will make a...More Button

Asked the minister: the total number of promotions pending or position waiting to be filled at all levels in the Defence Forces; when it is expected that all such positions will be filled and appointments concluded; and...More Button

Written Answers - Defence Forces Equipment

Asked the minister: the degree to which upgrading of equipment has been identified or is required in the Army, Navy and Air Corps; the extent to which it is expected to meet such requirements in the short, medium and lo...More Button

Asked the minister: the extent to which the Defence Forces continue to be equipped with the most modern technology in terms of communications, body armour or other equipment with particular reference to the needs of tho...More Button

Written Answers - Defence Forces Strength

Asked the minister: the number of promotions by rank throughout the Defence Forces in each of the past five years and to date in 2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Overseas Missions

Asked the minister: the extent to which the UN has fully reimbursed the State in respect of overseas troop deployment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Defence Forces Equipment

Asked the minister: the extent to which all equipment including sea going vessels available to the naval service is fully modernised and up to date in line with requirements to meet any emergencies; and if he will make ...More Button

Asked the minister: the extent to which the Air Corps is fully modernised in terms of aircraft, equipment and skilled personnel with particular reference to requirements arising from overseas deployment or emergencies s...More Button

Asked the minister: if he is satisfied that sufficient provision is being made in terms of skills, equipment and aircraft and sea going vessels to provide the highest level of coastal surveillance and air-sea rescue ser...More Button


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