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Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Diplomatic Representation (23 Jun 2022)

Peadar Tóibín: To make it clear, I am not looking to damage anybody's reputation.

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Diplomatic Representation (23 Jun 2022)

Simon Coveney: That is exactly what you are doing.

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Diplomatic Representation (23 Jun 2022)

Colm Brophy: The Deputy should not be disingenuous.

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Diplomatic Representation (23 Jun 2022)

Peadar Tóibín: I submitted these questions to the Minister in written format first and they were not answered. I have a responsibility as an Opposition Deputy to look for oversight in respect of appointments of this nature. One of the questions I asked that was not answered - and that has still not been answered today - is: when did the Cabinet become aware of that decision and when did the Minister...

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Diplomatic Representation (23 Jun 2022)

Simon Coveney: I would expect an Opposition Member of the Deputy's experience to take some time to understand how ambassadors are appointed, how they are recommended and the process whereby recommendations come to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, predominantly from the Secretary General of the Department of Foreign Affairs, and then have to go to Government for approval in the normal way. That is what...

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Diplomatic Representation (23 Jun 2022)

Mattie McGrath: We are over time.

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Diplomatic Representation (23 Jun 2022)

Simon Coveney: We are now appointing perhaps the most experienced civil servant in Ireland in recent years to perhaps the most important position in terms of international relations and diplomacy. He is more than qualified for that job.

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Diplomatic Representation (23 Jun 2022)

Mattie McGrath: Just to notify Deputy Tóibín that there are ways under Standing Orders to write to the Ceann Comhairle if he is unhappy with the answers he got here this morning. We will move on to the next question.

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Passport Services (23 Jun 2022)

Passport Services

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Passport Services (23 Jun 2022)

John Brady: 95. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will report on the efforts that have been made to address the delays in the issuing of passports; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32922/22]

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Passport Services (23 Jun 2022)

John Brady: There is a crisis in the issuing of passports. Like many Deputies, I am contacted on a daily basis by dozens of people, on most days between 40 and 50 people, trying to get clarity and basic information about their passports, most of which have exceeded their estimated issue date. There is a serious crisis for many people who are missing out on holidays, losing out on many thousands of euro...

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Passport Services (23 Jun 2022)

Simon Coveney: The Passport Office continues to outperform its previously busiest year, 2019, by more than 20%. More than 623,000 passports have been issued to date in 2022. This is 105,000 more passports than were issued at this point of the last most busy year which was 2019. The processing time for first-time applications is now 25 working days, down from 40 working days in March. In the space of...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Housing Schemes (23 Jun 2022)

Martin Kenny: We are out of time, unfortunately.

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Housing Schemes (23 Jun 2022)

Thomas Gould: I just want to make one point. The average cost of a house in Cork under this agency is €323,000, which is €50,000 more than the average purchase price. That is what the Minister will be supplying in Togher this year.

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions (23 Jun 2022)

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Northern Ireland (23 Jun 2022)

Northern Ireland

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Northern Ireland (23 Jun 2022)

John Brady: 93. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will report on the Government's response to the decision by the British Government to introduce unilateral legislation that will undermine the Northern Irish protocol; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32921/22]

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Northern Ireland (23 Jun 2022)

John Brady: I ask the Minister to provide an update regarding the Government's response to the decision by the British Government to move unilaterally to introduce legislation that effectively tries to tear up the Irish protocol and jeopardises the Good Friday Agreement.

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Northern Ireland (23 Jun 2022)

Simon Coveney: The Government has been very clear in its response to the British Government's decision to introduce legislation which, if enacted, would disapply core elements of the protocol on Northern Ireland and breach international law. The Taoiseach, the Tánaiste and I, along with all other Ministers, have expressed our deep disappointment and concern at the British approach. Far from fixing...

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Northern Ireland (23 Jun 2022)

John Brady: It has to be said that the British Government has deliberately set out to break international law. It is one of only two European countries prepared to deliberately flout international law, the other, of course, being Russia. Its decision to act unilaterally to engage in reckless and shameful acts on the Irish protocol is an assault on the Good Friday Agreement, and these are attacks which...

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