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Ceisteanna - Questions (Resumed) - Other Questions (Resumed): Middle East Issues (16 Nov 2017) See 4 other results from this debate

Simon Coveney: ...to change it and the approach that will achieve that. My view is that there is a hope and expectation at present. I have met senior Palestinian leaders in Ramallah on this issue, as well as many Israeli politicians. I have met the Israeli ambassador on multiple occasions to discuss this issue. There is a hope and expectation that, as a result of the relationship between Israel and the...

Committee on the Future of Healthcare Report: Motion (Resumed) (16 Nov 2017)

John Brassil: ...guidance on how to do things correctly. One could look at the values of universal health care in the UK. It has a very good value system but, as we know, that particular system is also currently in crisis. Israel has exceptional primary care. There are exceptional community services in Brazil. Australia tops the list in mental health and well-being. The Nordic countries are at the...

Seanad: Health Services: Statements (Resumed) (15 Nov 2017)

Colm Burke: ...in the system for general practitioners. The report, which was published last Monday, highlighted the need for connectivity between hospital services and GPs. In one of the countries studied, Israel, patients can go online and get access to their files. Denmark and Germany were also studied. We are way behind in that regard. While the roll-out of new services is important, it is also...

Written Answers — Department of Defence: Defence Forces Contracts (15 Nov 2017)

Paul Kehoe: ...62 of 17 May 2017 regarding the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) currently operated by the Defence Forces, 4 UAV Systems were procured between 2007 and 2009 from Aeronautics Defense Systems Ltd based in Israel following a competitive tender process. An upgrade of the Defence Forces UAV systems was carried out by Aeronautic Defense Systems as the original equipment manufacturer in 2016. This...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Middle East Issues (14 Nov 2017)

Darragh O'Brien: 188. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade to outline the position regarding efforts at EU and international level to bring about a two-state solution in Israel and Palestine; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48063/17]

Seanad: Order of Business (9 Nov 2017)

Paul Gavan: ...tells us all we need to know about the Zionist philosophy. It was also wonderful to see so many Jewish speakers at the rally in support of the Palestinian people. They did not hesitate in calling Israel an apartheid state. I remind the Leader of the remarks of Desmond Tutu who also called Israel an apartheid state. He said silence in the face of injustice amounted to complicity with...

Written Answers — Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Economic Competitiveness (9 Nov 2017)

Frances Fitzgerald: ..., in the EU behind Denmark (3rd), UK (7th), Sweden (10th), Estonia (12th), Finland (13th) and Lithuania (16th). Ireland ranks ahead of key competitors such as Switzerland, Netherlands, Luxembourg and Israel. New Zealand is ranked 1st and Singapore is ranked 2nd. This is a positive result for Ireland. It is positive that Ireland’s ranking on starting a business has improved by...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Food Exports (8 Nov 2017)

Michael Creed: ...;protocol with China and is working through the final stages of access with Chinese authorities; - For meat sectors in 2017 alone, access has been granted or trade conditions simplified in Egypt, Namibia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Singapore, Israel, and Chile. The Department is continuing to work with competent authorities in many other third countries  on beef,...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Middle East Issues (7 Nov 2017) See 1 other result from this answer

Tommy Broughan: 443. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will repot on Ireland's efforts as one of eight EU countries to receive compensation from Israel for the destruction and loss of EU funded humanitarian infrastructure in Palestine; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45737/17]

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Middle East Issues (7 Nov 2017) See 1 other result from this answer

Seán Crowe: 457. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his views on the crackdown on NGOs in Israel; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that Israeli MPs have considered initiatives to shut down NGOs that they claim are trying to have Israeli soldiers tried under international law; his further views on whether this will particularly affect one of the most high profile anti-occupation...

European Council: Statements (25 Oct 2017)

Maureen O'Sullivan: ...to the people who are still left in those five villages in the Golan. We know Irish troops are deployed there but that is probably about as much as we know about the area. There is an EU-Israel Association Agreement council meeting which is about developing a broad bilateral partnership, dialogue, co-operation, mutual accountability and a shared commitment - I have read this in the blurb...

Seanad: Order of Business (24 Oct 2017)

David Norris: ...have to laugh when I hear Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael squealing about it now. Where were they when I tabled a motion condemning the Bank of Ireland for unilaterally, at the instigation of the state of Israel, closing down the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign's bank account? It neutered it and it has gone nowhere. Since then I have discovered that the same bank, namely, the Bank...

Select Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence: Message to Dáil (24 Oct 2017)

Brendan Smith: ...is generally not much interest in Committee Stage debates which are technical matters but I am glad so see we are joined by members of the diplomatic corps. I see the ambassadors of Cyprus and Israel as well as the chargés d'affairesfrom Georgia and Saudi Arabia, and also a representative of the Russian Federation. We are glad that they are here with us, at a technical Committee...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Cost of Doing Business in Ireland: Discussion (Resumed) (24 Oct 2017)

...high performance. We need to examine countries like that. Mr. Martin Curley, the head of the EU open innovation and strategy policy group, was on "Morning Ireland" today. He talked about how Israel is the most innovative country and its success in scale-ups. We have examined it in terms of its introduction of funding, concentration on venture capital and entrepreneurship. We have...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Middle East Issues (24 Oct 2017) See 1 other result from this answer

Darragh O'Brien: 168. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the recent efforts at Government, EU and international level to bring about a two-state solution between Israel and Palestine; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44890/17]

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence: Irish Aid Programme Review (Resumed) (19 Oct 2017)

...construction. If there are five permanent members, one of which is Russia, and matters arise where Russia wants to block progress, that is a possibility. By way of balance, there are times when Israel would be in the dock, as it were, and it would rely on an ally. It is a fundamental weakness of the current arrangements that five members of the UN Security Council have permanent status...

Written Answers — Department of Defence: Overseas Missions Data (18 Oct 2017)

Paul Kehoe: ...1. UN MISSIONS (i) UNIFIL (United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon) HQ - 30 UNIFIL110thInfantry Battalion - 331 UNIFILSector West HQ - 8 (ii) UNTSO (United Nations Truce Supervision Organisation) Israel & Syria - 12 (iii) MINURSO(United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara) - 2 (iv) MONUSCO(United Nations Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Road Safety Data (17 Oct 2017)

Shane Ross: ...to help an injured person and if this is impossible due to missing first aid kit the driver can be fined. For vehicles over 3.5 and those allowed to tow trailer of 3.5 As for fire extinguisher 2 wheel chocks Israel Yes Yes Yes for vehicles transporting goods/people Taxi, caravans, security vehicles, buses fire extinguisher – vans, busses; fire resistant blanket – vans,...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Israeli Settlements (11 Oct 2017)

Simon Coveney: I am aware of the extension of Israeli settlements in the occupied Syrian Golan, and of the broader difficulties faced in the region, which are certainly a cause for concern. Officials from my Department have recently met with NGOs operating in the Golan, and I will continue to monitor the situation closely. In the occupied Syrian Golan, as in the West Bank, the introduction and settlement...

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