Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Questions (536)

Finian McGrath

Question:

536. Deputy Finian McGrath asked the Minister for Defence if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the British Ministry of Defence has paid out €14 million in compensation to hundreds of Iraqis with a further 700 claims on the way and if it has implications for Irish troops serving abroad. [9821/13]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

The Defence Forces serve on Peace Support Operations as part of UN mandated missions, led by organisations such as the United Nations, the European Union or NATO. Where matters of personal injury or damage to property arise in relation to citizens of the host country, claims for compensation are made to the lead organisation, as opposed to the troop contributing nation. Recent compensation payments made by the British Ministry of Defence have no implications for Irish troops serving abroad.