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Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Passport Services (23 Jun 2022)

Simon Coveney: At the moment we are not. I have not ruled it out, as I have said, but at the moment we are trying to prioritise turnaround times and a response to the public demand where the pressure points are most acute. I am not ruling out a passport office in the North but it is not first on the priority list for now.

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Foreign Policy (23 Jun 2022)

Foreign Policy

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Foreign Policy (23 Jun 2022)

Gino Kenny: 100. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will provide an update to the Houses of the Oireachtas on any engagement he has had with the European Union or the Polish Government on the ban on abortion in Poland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33165/22]

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Foreign Policy (23 Jun 2022)

Bríd Smith: 142. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his views on Poland's abortion ban; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33169/22]

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Foreign Policy (23 Jun 2022)

Gino Kenny: Has the Minister had any engagement with his Polish counterpart or the European Union on the current banning of abortion in Poland? This is in the context of Ukrainian women coming into Poland and being refused abortions when they have been raped by Russian soldiers.

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Foreign Policy (23 Jun 2022)

Simon Coveney: I propose to take Questions Nos. 100 and 142 together. I thank the Deputy for raising this sensitive and important issue. Recent changes to the abortion laws in Poland are clearly of great concern to many people in Poland and the EU more generally. Ireland has its own recent experience of these issues and we have seen major changes with regard to reproductive health rights in recent...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Passport Services (23 Jun 2022)

Aindrias Moynihan: This is hugely stressful for people who are planning on travelling or need to travel for funerals or other reasons, including holidays and are waiting for documentation and a passport to be available in order to facilitate that travel. For a question to emerge at the last moment creates another scramble and means people are tighter on time. Why can applications not be validated once they...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Passport Services (23 Jun 2022)

James O'Connor: I thank the Minister for taking the question. I would like to get a better indication of the Department's understanding of the number of applications made per county. I want to get a greater understanding of how many applications there are on the island of Ireland, North and South. Thankfully, I got that information this morning. From an international perspective, I would like to separate...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Passport Services (23 Jun 2022)

Simon Coveney: I thank Deputies for their co-operation on passports. I know the issue has put a lot of pressure on the constituency offices of all parties. A lot of applications from Northern Ireland come through the offices of Sinn Féin Deputies, if there is a problem. Likewise, there is a perception among the public that if they contact the constituency office of a Government party member, perhaps...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Passport Services (23 Jun 2022)

Brendan Griffin: I acknowledge the huge efforts that have been made by the Minister and his Department to try to address the difficulties that people have been facing. To be honest, I have never seen anything like the volume of requests from people in my constituency who have been in contact with my office because of the risk of losing their holidays and flights. Unfortunately, some people did not get their...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Passport Services (23 Jun 2022)

Éamon Ó Cuív: Every time I fail to get a passport for somebody, I think of the unique and serious situations involved. People must travel sometimes for funerals and other times for holidays, but costs and disappointment are always involved in these cases. We should never lose sight of the human situations that arise when people do not get the service. I notice that the State often requires people to do...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Passport Services (23 Jun 2022)

Thomas Gould: The Minister had many questions to deal with, but I was looking for more specific information for Cork. The figures I have show that nearly 2,600 passport applications were awaiting processing in January and that this figure rose to more than 9,000 in May. I would like to get an update regarding where we are now because my office has been inundated with people contacting me about passport...

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

Michael Collins: I thank the Minister for his reply. He said these occurrences are not common but, in fact, they have happened twice in the past few months. He is right in his praise for the role of the Irish South and West Fish Producers Organisation in the first incident. It has been very vocal on behalf of the fishermen it represents and their livelihoods and safety at sea. The group has also been...

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

Simon Coveney: The answer to the Deputy's last question is that it is a matter for France. My job is to be well informed in regard to what is happening within our EEZ and our territorial waters. It really is a matter for France in terms of its own security exercises and so on outside of that. Military exercises or manoeuvres are traditionally recognised as being a part of the freedom of the high seas,...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions (23 Jun 2022)

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Trade Relations (23 Jun 2022)

Trade Relations

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Trade Relations (23 Jun 2022)

Richard Bruton: 98. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will report on the level of economic activity between Ireland and nations in Africa and the work to increase such activity. [33212/22]

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Trade Relations (23 Jun 2022)

Richard Bruton: Everyone in the House is acutely conscious of the vulnerability of many African economies in the face of the fallout from the massive increases in the cost of energy and other commodities. What initiatives are Ireland and the EU taking to strengthen the capacity of those countries to withstand this pressure?

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Trade Relations (23 Jun 2022)

Colm Brophy: The level of economic activity between Ireland and Africa is at an all-time high. In 2021, trade in goods was at a record level of €2.41 billion. Trade in services, also at a record level of more than €4 billion, has been a particular success story, with service exports to Africa up by more than 300% in the ten years to 2020. There was an increase of 8% in Irish agrifood...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Trade Relations (23 Jun 2022)

Richard Bruton: As a country that has fairly recently developed from a relatively basic level, the role of foreign direct investment and joint ventures in the Irish domestic market has been absolutely crucial. Is there an effort to build that sort of investment and joint venture with Africa in a way that facilitates the development of its economies? Is the EU conscious of the threat to open trading, and...

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