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Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Rail Network (14 Jul 2020)

Ciarán Cannon: 160. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when the findings will be published of the financial and economic appraisal of proposals to extend the western rail corridor (details supplied). [14668/20]

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Election Monitoring Missions (16 Jun 2020)

Ciarán Cannon: I refer the Deputy to the response to Parliamentary Question Nos. 21 of 3 June 2020 and 37 of 5 March 2020. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade administers and maintains a roster of suitably skilled individuals who are available to deploy on international election observation missions organised, in the main, by the European Union (EU) and the Office of Democratic Institutions and...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Covid-19 Pandemic (9 Jun 2020)

Ciarán Cannon: Ireland welcomes Costa Rica’s leadership on the Covid-19 Technology Access Pool. We share the objectives for the initiative to achieve a common outcome in public health for the benefit of all. Ireland has championed coherence, and coordinated and collaborative responses to the global public health challenges which we currently face, with a focus on ensuring that the needs of poorest...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: International Bodies (9 Jun 2020)

Ciarán Cannon: The World Health Organisation is a UN body, mandated to advocate for universal healthcare, monitor public health risks, and coordinate responses to health emergencies. Each year Ireland makes an assessed contribution to the running costs of the body, through the Department of Health: in 2019 this amounted to €1.45m, and in 2020 the assessed contribution was €1.68 million. This...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Election Monitoring Missions (3 Jun 2020)

Ciarán Cannon: I refer the Deputy to the response to Parliamentary Question No. 37 of 5 March 2020. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade administers and maintains a roster of suitably skilled individuals who are available to deploy on international election observation missions organised, in the main, by the European Union (EU) and the Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Enterprise Support Services (13 May 2020)

Ciarán Cannon: Support is provided to returning emigrants wishing to start a new business in Ireland under the ‘Back for Business’ entrepreneurship development programme. It is funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. My Department recently launched the third cycle of the Back for Business programme following on two previous cycles in 2018 and 2019, which generated...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Election Monitoring Missions (13 May 2020)

Ciarán Cannon: The budget for international election observation in a normal year is €180,000. In 2018 the allocation was augmented to €250,000 to facilitate the mustering of a new roster of volunteers. This included the cost of an additional temporary clerical officer to support the team managing the roster during that mustering process. The elections observation team is currently...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Election Monitoring Missions (5 Mar 2020)

Ciarán Cannon: The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade administers and maintains a roster of suitably skilled individuals who are available to deploy on international election observation missions organised, in the main, by the European Union (EU) and the Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE-ODIHR). A new roster was put in...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Humanitarian Aid (5 Mar 2020)

Ciarán Cannon: The Agreement reached between Turkey and the EU in March 2016 represented a landmark effort to respond to the migration crisis and the loss of many hundreds of lives in the Aegean Sea. A key element of the EU-Turkey Deal was the establishment of the Facility for Refugees in Turkey.  The aim of this Facility is to meet the immediate humanitarian needs of Syrian refugees in Turkey and...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Overseas Development Aid (18 Dec 2019)

Ciarán Cannon: Improving the quality and availability of health services with a strong focus on maternal and child health has been a longstanding component of Ireland’s international development programme. Access to health services, including access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services, is transforming women’s lives. For example, women's life expectancy in Mozambique was...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Overseas Development Aid (18 Dec 2019)

Ciarán Cannon: The Government’s new Policy for International Development, A Better World, makes a commitment to contribute at least €250 million to improve global education between 2019 and 2023 with a specific focus on education in emergencies and girls’ education. The Government is delivering on this commitment through bilateral and multilateral partnerships, selecting modalities and...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Irish Aid (18 Dec 2019)

Ciarán Cannon: The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade does not provide funding to organisations for the promotion or provision of termination of pregnancy.  The Government's policy for international development, A Better World, published last February continues Ireland’s longstanding focus on improving the health of women and girls, as part of Ireland’s contribution to achieving the...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Overseas Development Aid (18 Dec 2019)

Ciarán Cannon: Ireland’s development cooperation programme is an integral part of our foreign policy and an important statement of our global citizenship. The programme gives Ireland a significant global presence and footprint – including in fragile states and conflict-affected contexts. The 2018 Annual Report on Ireland's Official Development Assistance (ODA), published in October,...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Overseas Development Aid (18 Dec 2019)

Ciarán Cannon: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) assesses the extent to which aid is tied to trade. In 2018, the most recent year for which data is available, they reported that of the approximately US$106 billion in total bilateral commitments, US$13.2 billion was tied with a further US$2.6 billion partially untied, giving an overall total of partially untied and tied aid of...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Overseas Development Aid Data (18 Dec 2019)

Ciarán Cannon: My Department reports each year on the delivery of the Government's official development assistance programme, Irish Aid. These reports are available on my Department's website www.irishaid.ie. The reports show the breadth of Ireland's work, and the impact that it is having across more than 130 countries. The annual report is a flagship for our accountability, transparency and...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Humanitarian Aid Provision (18 Dec 2019)

Ciarán Cannon: The past decade has seen a sharp increase in the level of humanitarian need globally, a response to an upsurge in conflict and climate change related natural disasters. The UN estimate that almost 168 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance.  Given the scale of need, donors have increased their level of humanitarian assistance in recent years. Total global humanitarian...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Human Rights (18 Dec 2019)

Ciarán Cannon: Ireland has put in place strong legislative, administrative and operational measures, including a multi-agency approach, to combat and prevent human trafficking.  Ireland is party to the Council of Europe’s Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings which aims to prevent trafficking, protect the human rights of victimsand prosecute traffickers.  We are party...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Human Rights (18 Dec 2019)

Ciarán Cannon: The recruitment and use of child soldiers remains a serious problem with tens of thousands of children recruited and used as soldiers in conflicts around the world. Since 2002, the Secretary-General of the United Nations has issued an annual report on children and armed conflict, listing violations committed against children during armed conflict. The most recent report, published in July...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: International Agreements (17 Dec 2019)

Ciarán Cannon: Climate change is a key priority articulated in the Government’s policy for international development, A Better World.  My Department has been proactively involved in Ireland’s preparation and contribution to 25th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP25), including active engagement in discussions on adaptation to climate...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Humanitarian Aid (17 Dec 2019)

Ciarán Cannon: Ireland has warmly welcomed the power sharing agreement reached on 17 August and the subsequent establishment of a civilian-led transitional Government, led by Prime Minister Hamdok. This followed months of protest.  I commend the African Union for its robust leadership and facilitation of the agreement, with Ethiopia playing an important part in mediating the talks.   As an...

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