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Thu, 7 Nov 2019

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Defence Forces Personnel

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

2. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the situation within sections of the Defence Forces is so bad that the viability of those units is at risk due to the failure to address the exodus from the Defence Forces; and the immediate steps he will take to stem the tide of resignations of commissions and other ranks leaving the Defence Forces in large numbers. [45672/19]

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Thu, 7 Nov 2019

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Army Barracks

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

6. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if his attention has been drawn to the dilapidated condition of accommodation blocks that recruits and soldiers are required to live or stay in while receiving training in the Curragh; if his attention has been further drawn to the fact that the Cadet School is operating out of prefabs and that the Army Ranger Wing is located in old stables with no running water; and if a five-year demolition, restoration and construction strategy will be developed in order to address the needs of a modern military training school. [45677/19]

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Thu, 7 Nov 2019

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Defence Forces Medicinal Products

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

11. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if his attention has been drawn to the fact that members of the Defence Forces are the only soldiers in the various missions in Mali that are required to take Lariam; and when he will abide by the instructions of Dáil Éireann to cease the use of the drug of first choice in preventing malaria in view of the fact that most other military authorities have switched to alternative anti-malaria drugs and that already some of those in the latest deployment have had an adverse reaction to a drug no longer on public sale here. [45675/19]

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Thu, 7 Nov 2019

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Defence Forces Strength

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

19. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if his attention has been drawn to the shortfall in the various branches of the Defence Forces, in particular in specific ranks and specialist fields, and the additional workload it is placing on the remaining members; and the steps he has taken to address the problem since he was assigned responsibility for defence in March 2011. [45674/19]

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Thu, 7 Nov 2019

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Naval Service Operations

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

22. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the status of each of the ships of the Naval Service, for example, in dry dock or at sea, if and each has a full complement of crew; and when he expects all ships will be at sea at the one time in view of the challenges of drug smuggling, sea fishery protection, possible UN or EU duty in the Mediterranean Sea or local search and rescue and ordinary sea patrols, in the case of ships not in service. [45676/19]

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Thu, 7 Nov 2019

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Departmental Budgets

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

33. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if he has ever requested that moneys not spent from the defence Vote annually due to the establishment number of the Defence Forces not being reached that year could be ring-fenced and used in each of the following years to address the reasons many members of the Defence Forces have left or are contemplating leaving the service. [45673/19]

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Wed, 6 Nov 2019

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An Teanga Gaeilge

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

20. D'fhiafraigh Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh den Aire Cultúir, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta a leagan amach conas a dhéanfar dul chun cinn ar thograí athbheochana dár dteanga náisiúnta laistigh de chonstaicí an mhaoinithe a leagadh amach i mBuiséad 2020. [45468/19]

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Wed, 6 Nov 2019

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Reachtaíocht Teanga

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

30. D'fhiafraigh Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh den Aire Cultúir, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta cén uair a bhfoilseofar Bille na dTeangacha Oifigiúla (Leasú) mar atá geallta le blianta. [45459/19]

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Wed, 6 Nov 2019

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Invasive Plant Species

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

37. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the action she is taking to rid Ireland of invasive species and noxious weeds in national parks and in other parks and lands controlled by the OPW or local authorities. [45463/19]

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Wed, 6 Nov 2019

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National Monuments

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

52. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the actions taken by her on foot of the recommendations contained in the Moore Street report of 2 July 2019 from the Moore Street Advisory Group. [45461/19]

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Wed, 6 Nov 2019

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Údarás na Gaeltachta

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

64. D'fhiafraigh Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh den Aire Cultúir, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta cén fáth ar tugadh neamhaird ar iarratas Údarás na Gaeltachta ar mhaoiniú cuí chun gnáthobair an Údaráis a chomhlíonadh mar aon le tograí fiontraíochta a chur i gcrích a chothóidh poist úra sa Ghaeltacht. [45460/19]

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Wed, 6 Nov 2019

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Commemorative Events

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

68. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht when she will publish an indicative programme of State and State-sponsored commemorative events under the decade of centenaries, 1913-1923, programme. [45462/19]

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Wed, 6 Nov 2019

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Defence Forces Personnel

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

74. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if his attention has been drawn to the serious shortfall in the number of civilian maintenance staff at the Defence Forces training centre at the Curragh, which has fallen to just over 30 from a previous figure of 200; and the steps he is taking along with the OPW to ensure full and proper maintenance of the buildings on the Curragh. [45705/19]

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Wed, 6 Nov 2019

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Scéimeanna Tacaíochta Gaeilge

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

222. D'fhiafraigh Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh den Aire Cultúir, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta cad iad na heagraíochtaí agus na tograí Gaeilge agus Gaeltachta a bheidh sí ag maoiniú sa bhliain 2020 i gcomparáid leo siúd a tugadh maoiniú dóibh sa bhliain 2019. [45469/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Defence Forces Data

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

92. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the annual payroll and associated costs allocated to the Defence Forces which remained unspent due to the establishment number not being achieved; and if requests were made by him or the Minister for Finance for same to be reconfigured and ring-fenced for payment of military service allowances or for military capital projects, rather than being returned to the Exchequer. [45168/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Defence Forces Strength

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

93. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the strength of each branch of the Defence Forces, including the Naval Service Reserve; and the strength of same in each of the years since 9 March 2011 to date. [45169/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Army Personnel

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

94. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the strength of each branch of the Army in 1 and 2 brigades (details supplied); and the strength of each organisational structure in each of the years since October 2012 to date. [45170/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Defence Forces Personnel Data

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

95. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of members of the Defence Forces in the ordnance corps explosive ordnance disposal team; the grade of each; and the number in November 2009. [45171/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Defence Forces Personnel Data

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

96. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number in each branch of the Defence Forces by rank. [45172/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Departmental Staff Data

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

97. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of personnel by grade in his Department in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019. [45173/19]

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