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Fri, 16 Dec 2016

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Departmental Expenditure

Lisa Chambers

562. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the way in which his Department proposes to fulfill the large procurement projects such as APCs, aircraft and naval vessels, the needs for which are clearly outlined in the White Paper but for which no specific budgetary provision has yet been made. [40581/16]

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Fri, 16 Dec 2016

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Overseas Missions

Lisa Chambers

563. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the status of Ireland’s participation in UNDOF and the UN decision to reoccupy the area of separation; the strategic concerns that exist for Irish deployment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40582/16]

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Fri, 16 Dec 2016

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Defence Forces Strength

Lisa Chambers

564. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the figures for the strength of the Permanent Defence Force with regard to all three services and all ranks; the gender breakdown of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40583/16]

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Fri, 16 Dec 2016

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Defence Forces Reserve Strength

Lisa Chambers

565. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the figures for the strength of the Defence Forces Reserve with regard to all three services and all ranks; the gender breakdown of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40584/16]

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Fri, 16 Dec 2016

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Defence Forces Recruitment

Lisa Chambers

566. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of additional recruits the Defence Forces have taken on to date in 2016; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40585/16]

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Fri, 16 Dec 2016

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European Council Meetings

Lisa Chambers

567. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if he will report on the most recent meeting of EU defence Ministers. [40586/16]

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Fri, 16 Dec 2016

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Army Bomb Disposals Data

Lisa Chambers

568. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of suspect devices that the army disposal unit has dealt with, by date in 2016, by county, in tabular form. [40587/16]

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Fri, 16 Dec 2016

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Naval Service Operations

Lisa Chambers

569. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of days spent at sea by members of the Naval Service Reserve in 2015 and to date in 2016. [40588/16]

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Fri, 16 Dec 2016

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European Council Meetings

Lisa Chambers

570. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence when the next meeting of EU defence Ministers will take place; the agenda for same if decided; his priorities for it; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40589/16]

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Tue, 13 Dec 2016

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European Defence Action Plan

Lisa Chambers

28. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the implications for Ireland of the European defence action plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40072/16]

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Tue, 13 Dec 2016

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Naval Service Operations

Lisa Chambers

30. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the preparations being made within the Naval Service to address possible increased fisheries protection requirements post-Brexit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40073/16]

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Tue, 13 Dec 2016

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White Paper on Defence

Lisa Chambers

35. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if he will publish regular reports on progress towards achieving the 88 separate actions specified in the White Paper on defence. [39808/16]

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Tue, 13 Dec 2016

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Naval Service Operations

Lisa Chambers

37. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if the Naval Service humanitarian mission to the Mediterranean Sea will continue to be a unilateral one or if he is giving consideration to integrating the Irish contribution in wider EU efforts. [39809/16]

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Tue, 13 Dec 2016

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Defence Forces Personnel Data

Lisa Chambers

45. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of Defence Forces personnel currently on overseas missions in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39805/16]

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Tue, 13 Dec 2016

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Defence Forces Personnel

Lisa Chambers

46. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence his proposals to compensate Defence Forces members for lost leave in circumstances in which members who travelled overseas had significant leave to take and in which it was not possible to take that leave for various reasons such as training commitments or a shortage of personnel to provide cover and in view of the fact that members cannot carry over this leave to the next year. [39807/16]

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Tue, 13 Dec 2016

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Defence Forces Representative Organisations

Lisa Chambers

47. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the discussions or correspondence he or his Department has had with Defence Forces representative organisations on both the conciliation and arbitration scheme and the parallel process; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39806/16]

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Tue, 6 Dec 2016

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Third Level Funding

Lisa Chambers

137. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Education and Skills the action he will take to assist Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, and in particular the Mayo campus, which has highlighted the financial difficulties it is facing and the very real possibility that the Mayo campus may close or best case have courses cancelled or scaled back if further funding is not secured; his views on the huge economic and strategic importance of the Mayo campus to County Mayo and surrounding regions and that keeping the facility open cannot be based purely on budget and must recognise those additional benefits to the community; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38411/16]

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Tue, 6 Dec 2016

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Third Level Funding

Lisa Chambers

138. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Education and Skills the action he will take with regard to the funding crisis in the third level sector and in particular, the huge financial difficulties being faced by institutes of technology in view of the recent crisis being highlighted by Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology and with further concerns being highlighted for Waterford Institute of Technology and Tralee Institute of Technology; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38412/16]

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Tue, 6 Dec 2016

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Hospital Staff

Lisa Chambers

328. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Health his plans regarding the severe staff shortages in the maternity unit at Mayo University Hospital, particularly in view of the strike action being taken by INMO midwives at the hospital due to what they describe as a severe shortage of midwives and ongoing clinical risks to mothers and babies at the hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38529/16]

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Tue, 6 Dec 2016

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Road Projects Status

Lisa Chambers

458. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the N5 road for the Castlebar to Westport section; the amount this will cost; the money that had been ring-fenced for the project; when it will commence; and the estimated date for completion. [38300/16]

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