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Ceisteanna Eile (Atógáil) - Other Questions (Resumed): Energy Infrastructure (6 Oct 2022)

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Ceisteanna Eile (Atógáil) - Other Questions (Resumed): Defence Forces (6 Oct 2022)

Simon Coveney: We are not yet where we need to be as regards planning, but we are working on that. The Chief of Staff, the Secretary General and I had a long trilateral meeting at the PDFORRA conference yesterday during which we talked predominantly about recruitment and retention, and what needs to be done in the short and medium term to turn around numbers that have been moving in the wrong direction for...

Ceisteanna Eile (Atógáil) - Other Questions (Resumed): Energy Infrastructure (6 Oct 2022)

Energy Infrastructure

Ceisteanna Eile (Atógáil) - Other Questions (Resumed): Energy Infrastructure (6 Oct 2022)

Brendan Griffin: 76. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if he is confident that Ireland's submarine cables are safe and protected in Irish waters; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48903/22]

Ceisteanna Eile (Atógáil) - Other Questions (Resumed): Energy Infrastructure (6 Oct 2022)

Aindrias Moynihan: 105. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the measures that are being taken to ensure increased patrols and monitoring off the south coast of Ireland to safeguard the communications cabling in Irish waters; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48981/22]

Ceisteanna Eile (Atógáil) - Other Questions (Resumed): Energy Infrastructure (6 Oct 2022)

Cathal Crowe: 110. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if a security analysis has been undertaken by the Naval Service in respect of strategic undersea pipelines and cables serving Ireland with fuels and communication lines; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48806/22]

Ceisteanna Eile (Atógáil) - Other Questions (Resumed): Energy Infrastructure (6 Oct 2022)

Brendan Griffin: This matter is further to the earlier conversation regarding the exposure of our submarine cables. What are we doing to protect those cables in light of what occurred in the Baltic Sea recently with the Nord Stream undersea gas pipeline? What level of international co-operation is Ireland involved in when it comes to protecting these submarine cables?

Ceisteanna Eile (Atógáil) - Other Questions (Resumed): Energy Infrastructure (6 Oct 2022)

Simon Coveney: I propose to take Questions Nos. 76, 105 and 110 together. As I stated when answering Question No. 72, the Naval Service, as the State's principal seagoing agency, is tasked with a variety of defence and other roles. While the main daily tasking of the Naval Service is to provide a fishery protection service in accordance with our obligations as an EU member state, it also carries out a...

Ceisteanna Eile (Atógáil) - Other Questions (Resumed): Energy Infrastructure (6 Oct 2022)

Brendan Griffin: It is very important at this juncture, when Russia and its dictator, in particular, are behaving like a wounded, cornered animal, and are capable of doing things that would not have been considered as being on the agenda only a relatively short time ago, that there needs to be a heightened sense of concern regarding infrastructure that is now vulnerable. I see that particular submarine...

Ceisteanna Eile (Atógáil) - Other Questions (Resumed): Energy Infrastructure (6 Oct 2022)

Simon Coveney: I hope this is a statement of the obvious for people in this House - not all national security matters are appropriate to discuss on the floor of the Dáil. We are of course speaking to the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications and his Department regarding what the Defence Forces can do to use the capacity we have to act as a deterrent and to provide as much...

Ceisteanna Eile (Atógáil) - Other Questions (Resumed): Energy Infrastructure (6 Oct 2022)

Aindrias Moynihan: There are approximately 16 cables off the coast. They are significant arteries of communication, transferring financial, personal and many other kinds of data from individuals, small businesses and global headquarters based here. Having seen the Nord Stream situation and the Russian exercise being conducted in this area, where those cables are at their shallowest depth, earlier this year,...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Departmental Funding (6 Oct 2022)

Simon Coveney: I am absolutely committed to that. We have a very large sea area at surface level and below, which, as the Deputy said, is more than ten times the size of our land surface. I suspect we are going to build offshore infrastructure worth tens if not hundreds of billions of euro not only to power Ireland but also to power other countries in Europe in the future. We are about to embark on an...

Message from Select Committee (6 Oct 2022)

Message from Select Committee (6 Oct 2022)

Cormac Devlin: The Select Committee on Justice has completed its detailed scrutiny of the Ban on Sex for Rent Bill 2022 and, in accordance with Standing Order 178, has recommended that for the reasons outlined in its report, the Bill should not proceed to Committee Stage.

Ceisteanna Eile (Atógáil) - Other Questions (Resumed) (6 Oct 2022)

Ceisteanna Eile (Atógáil) - Other Questions (Resumed): Defence Forces (6 Oct 2022)

Defence Forces

Ceisteanna Eile (Atógáil) - Other Questions (Resumed): Defence Forces (6 Oct 2022)

Bernard Durkan: 75. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the anticipated future role of the Defence Forces, Army, Naval Service and Air Corps in future national and-or European defence measures; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48882/22]

Ceisteanna Eile (Atógáil) - Other Questions (Resumed): Defence Forces (6 Oct 2022)

Bernard Durkan: I am supportive of the various announcements to which the Minister has referred. I have raised these issues at every Question Time for the past 25 years or more. I am seeking to ascertain the changing role for the Defence Forces in this country, in either the European or national context.

Ceisteanna Eile (Atógáil) - Other Questions (Resumed): Defence Forces (6 Oct 2022)

Simon Coveney: The White Paper on Defence, which was approved by the Government in July 2015, resulted from a comprehensive examination of defence requirements. It provides the defence policy framework for the period up to 2025. This policy framework is designed to be flexible and responsive given the dynamic nature of the security environment and enables the defence organisation to be adaptive to...

Ceisteanna Eile (Atógáil) - Other Questions (Resumed): Defence Forces (6 Oct 2022)

Bernard Durkan: The Minister exactly anticipated my supplementary question. There is not very much time left and the time between now and 2026, 2027 or later must be used carefully. It must be used to prioritise all of the issues within the Defence Forces that need to be upgraded and updated in order to meet any challenges in the future. I welcome the commitment the Minister has already made. Will it be...

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