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Gnó na Dála - Business of Dáil (18 Apr 2019)

Bernard Durkan: Is that agreed? Agreed.

Aircraft Noise (Dublin Airport) Regulation Bill 2018: From the Seanad (18 Apr 2019)

Bernard Durkan: One speaker only, please.

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (18 Apr 2019)

Bernard Durkan: The adoption (tracing and information) (No. 2) Bill is long-promised legislation which could not be moved on until the No. 1 Bill on the same subject was processed. How stands the No. 2 Bill and when is it likely to come before the House given the interest of adoptive parents and their children?

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Public Expenditure Policy (18 Apr 2019)

Bernard Durkan: 9. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the extent to which his Department continues to monitor all aspects of public expenditure with a view to ensuring the utilisation of reform to control spending; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18025/19]

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Public Expenditure Policy (18 Apr 2019)

Bernard Durkan: I seek to ascertain the nature and extent of the use of reform to control - not restrict - public expenditure that has already been flagged.

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Public Expenditure Policy (18 Apr 2019)

Bernard Durkan: To what extent does the Minister remain satisfied that sufficient scope is built into the budgetary situation to enable him to take any steps that might be necessary in the event of changing economic circumstances, whether as a result of Brexit or otherwise? Is he satisfied that the public finances remain sufficiently protected in that kind of scenario?

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Public Expenditure Policy (18 Apr 2019)

Bernard Durkan: In the immediate past, reform within the public sector was responsible for making considerable savings in a way that had not been done before. Is the Minister satisfied that scope remains for the utilisation of reforms within the system to achieve the benefits that he requires and the provisions he foresees as being necessary in the future?

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Defence Forces Remuneration (18 Apr 2019)

Bernard Durkan: I also compliment the Minister on his efforts to bring about restoration of pay and conditions in the Defence Forces. In particular, I raise the question of the need to reassure members of the Defence Forces that the report is imminent and that it will be positive. It is not in the interests of the morale of the Defence Forces that there is a question mark over their future, particularly...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Project Ireland 2040 (18 Apr 2019)

Bernard Durkan: 33. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the innovative steps he foresees as being required to ensure maximum benefit to the economy and to the Exchequer by way of ensuring best value for money; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18026/19]

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Passport Applications (18 Apr 2019)

Bernard Durkan: 52. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if a person (details supplied) qualifies for an Irish passport; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18250/19]

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Tax Collection (18 Apr 2019)

Bernard Durkan: 67. To ask the Minister for Finance the correct level of income tax payable in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18259/19]

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Architectural Heritage (18 Apr 2019)

Bernard Durkan: 87. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the extent to which remedial works have been undertaken at buildings and sites of historical or cultural interest in the past three years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16698/19]

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Public Expenditure Policy (18 Apr 2019)

Bernard Durkan: 94. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the extent to which he continues to remain in contact with each Department to ensure supervision in respect of public expenditure and reform with a view to ensuring the best outcome for the taxpayer; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18267/19]

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Public Expenditure Policy (18 Apr 2019)

Bernard Durkan: 96. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the extent to which he has identified possible overspending or non-compliance with reforms throughout various Departments or their subsidiary bodies; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18269/19]

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Public Expenditure Policy (18 Apr 2019)

Bernard Durkan: 97. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he remains satisfied regarding the adequacy of the various mechanisms available to his Department to adequately monitor public expenditure; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18270/19]

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Public Expenditure Policy (18 Apr 2019)

Bernard Durkan: 98. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his plans for reforms to ensure the ability of his Department in determining potential over-expenditure; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18271/19]

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Public Expenditure Data (18 Apr 2019)

Bernard Durkan: 95. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number and location of overspends in various Departments which has been brought to his attention in the past two years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18268/19]

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Public Expenditure Data (18 Apr 2019)

Bernard Durkan: 99. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the extent to which Departments or their subordinate bodies have disregarded public expenditure requirements over the past three years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18272/19]

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Public Procurement Contracts (18 Apr 2019)

Bernard Durkan: 100. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the degree to which public procurement procedures are being observed in full by all State bodies and agencies; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18273/19]

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Public Procurement Contracts Data (18 Apr 2019)

Bernard Durkan: 101. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of circumstances in which non-compliance with public procurement policies have been identified in the past three years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18274/19]

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