Air-Sea Rescue Contract

Air-Sea Rescue Contract

Leaders’ Questions – Air-Sea Rescue Contract The Air-sea rescue contract is worth €600 million over a ten-year period. Rather than funding a foreign private helicopter company, I believe we should properly invest in the Irish Air Corps to provide this service instead. This would ensure ...

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Brexit

Brexit

In the Dáil, I raised a number of important issues in relation to Brexit. In less than 50 days Britain is leaving the EU, whether there is a deal in place or not, and we are going to be facing a major shock to our trade relations with our nearest neighbour. We must act now to reduce the impact on ...

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Finance Bill 2020: Second Stage (Resumed)

In the Dáil, I spoke about the Finance Bill 2020. I focused on the provision relating to the Naval Service Sea-Going Personnel tax credit. I raised the following points with the Minster. Is this tax credit going to be continued to be rolled over into the future of is it just for a ...

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Security & Defence aspects of Budget 2021

I raised a number of issues relating to the Security & Defence aspects of Budget 2021 including - Increase in Garda numbers with the intake of 620 new trainees and a big investment in the vehicle fleet. Garda Infrastructure - need to invest from a refurbishment and new build ...

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Fri, 24 July 2020 | Covid-19 (Health): Statements

This afternoon in the Dáil, I got the opportunity to raise the following questions with the Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly, in relation to COVID-19: ✅ How many community testing facilities do we have currently operational in the country? ✅ Are we still using the International Laboratory ...

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Wed, 15 July 2020 | Cybersecurity Policy

I got the opportunity to question the Minister for Climate Action, Communications Networks and Transport, Eamon Ryan. I questioned the Minister in relation to: ✅ The ability Ireland has to prevent and protect itself from cyberattack. ✅ The National Cyber Security Strategy and the capacity ...

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