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Issues Affecting the Irish Naval Service

Issues Affecting the Irish Naval Service

In the Dáil this afternoon, speaking in relation to various issues affecting the Irish Naval Service - Our search and rescue capability - We should have nine naval ships at sea, but we only have seven. Two are at anchor in the port in Cork as we do not have the sailors to man them. Our search ...

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Search and Rescue (SAR) Service

Search and Rescue (SAR) Service

This week in the Dáil, I spoke to Minister Simon Coveney in relation to the provision of the Search and Rescue (SAR) Service. We should identify what component of the service the Air Corps can look after and then task and resource it accordingly. Any part of the service that cannot be provided by the Air Corps ...

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Military Air Transport – Leaders’ Questions

Military Air Transport – Leaders’ Questions

In the Dáil this week, I asked the Tánaiste Leo Varadkar if the Government would consider acquiring a strategic airlift aircraft for the Defence Forces. I have previously raised this issue with the Tánaiste. Military air transport is a real weakness for Ireland. Throughout the pandemic alone, we’ve had ...

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Maritime Security

Maritime Security

Dáil debate this week on maritime security. Our sailors protect us, now we must protect them. The time for words is over; the time for action has come.