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Tue, 9 Oct 2018

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Defence Forces Remuneration

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

26. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if a review was carried out by the military authorities in regard to the technical pay structure of the Defence Forces following the Haddington Road agreement; if a report on same was provided to his Department; if so, the findings of the report ; if the report has been published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40823/18]

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Defence Forces Representative Organisations

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

27. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence his plans to publish the review of the conciliation and arbitration scheme report; his further plans to implement the findings of the report; the timeframe for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40825/18]

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Army Barracks

Michael Fitzmaurice

28. Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if funding will be provided for the upgrade of the block 7 accommodation facility at Connolly Barracks in the Defence Forces training centre; when this project will commence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40869/18]

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Tue, 9 Oct 2018

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Defence Forces Personnel

Clare Daly

29. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if information regarding the discovery of a spyhole in the female shower area of the central supply area of the Naval Service was circulated to all female personnel in the Naval Service that may have utilised those facilities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41078/18]

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Tue, 9 Oct 2018

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Defence Forces Medicinal Products

Clare Daly

30. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the details of the anti-malarial drugs prescribed to the Defence Forces operating in sub-Saharan Africa in 2017 and to date in 2018; and the number of troops prescribed each drug respectively, in tabular form. [41087/18]

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Tue, 9 Oct 2018

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Human Rights

Seán Crowe

31. Deputy Seán Crowe asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his attention has been drawn to a report by an organisation (details supplied) in relation to medical care in Bahraini prisons; his views on the lack of adequate medical care in Bahrain; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40727/18]

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Human Rights

Seán Crowe

32. Deputy Seán Crowe asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the Bahraini Government has announced that parliamentary elections will take place on 24 November 2018 and that members of the main opposition groups are barred from running in the elections (details supplied); and his views on whether the upcoming elections cannot be considered as democratic. [40728/18]

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Tue, 9 Oct 2018

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Visa Applications

Louise O'Reilly

33. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if there is a facility for a Filipino citizen applying for a visa to deal with a named official in his Department here rather than having to liaise with officials from the consulate in Manila; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40799/18]

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Tue, 9 Oct 2018

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Foreign Conflicts

Niall Collins

34. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will report on the situation in South Sudan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40828/18]

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Tue, 9 Oct 2018

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Western Balkans Issues

Niall Collins

35. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will report on the situation in Macedonia; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40829/18]

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Tue, 9 Oct 2018

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International Election Monitoring

Thomas P. Broughan

36. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the result of the election monitoring panel competition which closed on 20 August 2018; the number of monitors nominated; the way in which his Department will conduct competitions in the future; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40865/18]

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UN Security Council

Bernard Durkan

37. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the extent to which he has identified support for Ireland's case for nomination to the UN Security Council, further to his recent address to the UN General Assembly; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40898/18]

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Tue, 9 Oct 2018

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Passport Applications Fees

Brian Stanley

38. Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if the standard fee for passports for persons who have been employed and self-employed for over four decades here will be waived; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40987/18]

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Citizenship Applications

Brian Stanley

39. Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if the charge is the same for citizenship for persons who apply from outside the EU. [40988/18]

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Tue, 9 Oct 2018

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Diplomatic Representation

Niall Collins

40. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he has given consideration to opening an embassy in Georgia as part of expanding Ireland's global footprint; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40989/18]

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Tue, 9 Oct 2018

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Passport Applications

Eamon Scanlon

41. Deputy Eamon Scanlon asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if a passport application by a person (details supplied) will be expedited; the target and turnaround time for passport applications; if turnaround times are regularly relayed to post office staff; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41013/18]

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Passport Applications Fees

Seán Fleming

42. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the estimated amount it would cost in a full year if the passport application fee was reduced to €60 for persons over 75 years of age based on 2017 figures; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41021/18]

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Tue, 9 Oct 2018

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UN Conferences

Seán Crowe

43. Deputy Seán Crowe asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if the regulation of transnational corporations and other business enterprises in international law will be elaborated in advance of the fourth session of the UN Intergovernmental Working Group; his views on the development of a UN treaty on business and human rights in view of the fact this regulation will complement a national action plan on business and human rights; and the way in which his Department will contribute to this session in Geneva. [41113/18]

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Tue, 9 Oct 2018

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Syrian Conflict

Róisín Shortall

44. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his attention has been drawn to a report on the Syrian conflict (details supplied); his views on the recommendations of the report; if, in view of the report's contents, he will reiterate his concerns about Russian involvement in the conflict with the diplomatic mission here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41150/18]

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Tue, 9 Oct 2018

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Ministerial Communications

Alan Kelly

45. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if there is a policy regarding ministerial use of private email for Government business in his Department; and if so, if it will be published. [41524/18]

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