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

Seán Barrett: Cheap publicity.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence: Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation: Discussion (17 Dec 2019)

Seán Barrett: I am delighted to welcome the witnesses . The work they are doing fits in well with the image of Ireland and our emphasis on peacekeeping. I am ashamed to say I did not know as much as I should have known about the work the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation is doing. Now that we have the witnesses here, we should not let them go because, having read through the documentation...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence: Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation: Discussion (17 Dec 2019)

Seán Barrett: The ambition of the witnesses is to develop it into a UNESCO world heritage site.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence: Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation: Discussion (17 Dec 2019)

Seán Barrett: We better start by talking about it. It will not get the status of a UNESCO world heritage site unless we start talking about it.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence: Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation: Discussion (17 Dec 2019)

Seán Barrett: I strongly recommend that we start talking about that and that this ambition is put up in lights as one of centre's goals. Organisations such as the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation often quietly do valuable work and the public, including me, do not know enough about that work. Now that the witnesses are here, I hope the work of the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence: Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation: Discussion (17 Dec 2019)

Seán Barrett: I invite Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan to take the chair as she is Vice-Chairman of the committee.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence: Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation: Discussion (17 Dec 2019)

Seán Barrett: I thank the witnesses for their presentation. I fully support their aims and ambitions and this committee would be only too pleased to help them in whatever way we can. They should feel free to call on this committee at any stage if they feel we can be of help or assistance in the work they are doing.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence: Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation: Discussion (17 Dec 2019)

Seán Barrett: It is a great pleasure. I wish everyone a very happy and peaceful Christmas and a healthy and happy new year. I thank the witnesses and members for being here today.

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Illness Benefit Applications (11 Dec 2019)

Seán Barrett: 290. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when illness benefit payments will issue to a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51901/19]

Select Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence: Supplementary Estimates for the Public Services 2019
Vote 35 - Army Pensions
(28 Nov 2019)

Seán Barrett: I apologise for being late to the meeting. It is a difficult issue for any Minister and his or her departmental officials to manage changes in personnel numbers, the costs involved and so on. It might be helpful if we had an opportunity at a future meeting to discuss the overall policy in regard to the obligations that apply to persons entering the Defence Forces in terms to their service...

Select Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence: Supplementary Estimates for the Public Services 2019
Vote 35 - Army Pensions
(28 Nov 2019)

Seán Barrett: We should have a discussion on the issue once we have that information.

Select Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence: Supplementary Estimates for the Public Services 2019
Vote 35 - Army Pensions
(28 Nov 2019)

Seán Barrett: I thank the Minister of State. It is important that we have the issues clear in our heads and understand the obligations on both sides. We have a job to do in making certain there are sufficient personnel in the different areas to carry out the responsibilities that ultimately rest on our shoulders. It would be useful to have a meeting to examine the responsibilities that apply and to...

Select Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence: Supplementary Estimates for the Public Services 2019
Vote 35 - Army Pensions
(28 Nov 2019)

Seán Barrett: It is all to do with the same subject. Our responsibility is to ensure that we have adequate numbers in the Defence Forces to carry out the duties and responsibilities required of us. Given the times we live in, and, thankfully, there is more or less full employment, there will be greater strain on personnel leaving and vacancies occurring, but that is something we have to face up to. We...

Select Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence: Supplementary Estimates for the Public Services 2019
Vote 35 - Army Pensions
(28 Nov 2019)

Seán Barrett: That is something that Deputy Kehoe is quite entitled to as the Minister of State. Our obligation, as members of this committee, is to ensure that there is an input from us as to what we want to make certain that we do not have cracks appearing here, there and everywhere. That is the point I am trying to make.

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (24 Oct 2019)

Seán Barrett: Withdraw the remark.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence: Access of Girls to Quality Education in Developing Countries: Discussion (17 Oct 2019)

Seán Barrett: I was sitting here, thinking to myself that I am of an age where I can remember very clearly the days in Ireland when girls in particular were let down and the boys had to be looked after in terms of education. In the recent past, we have had that experience, and not a very pleasant experience when we think back. We can be to the fore in demanding that greater efforts are made and moneys...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence: Access of Girls to Quality Education in Developing Countries: Discussion (17 Oct 2019)

Seán Barrett: I often wonder whether we are going backwards in some respects in the context of our global role in educating and helping others. As a result of the fact that Ireland is wealthier and we are all better off, do we have the same level of commitment we should have towards what we would term the Third World? There is a real fear that when a country moves on from being very poor , as ours has...

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