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Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Consular Services Remit (17 Jun 2014)

Eamon Gilmore: I wish to inform the Deputy that the Department of Foreign and Trade is ready to provide consular assistance, as appropriate, to all Irish citizens resident in or visiting Britain. As the Deputy will be aware, Ireland and Britain have reciprocal arrangements on healthcare, however, specific questions on medical care should be directed to the Department of Health.

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Passport Services (17 Jun 2014)

Eamon Gilmore: My Department provides a Duty Officer Service outside normal office hours to deal with matters requiring immediate attention. This includes the issuance of passports in situations of genuine urgency or emergencies such as death or serious injury or illness abroad of a close relative or a medical emergency relating to the applicant him/herself. We do not have facilities out of hours to issue...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Capital Programme Expenditure (17 Jun 2014)

Eamon Gilmore: My Departments total capital budget for 2014 is €5.41 million comprising of €5.16 million under Vote 28 Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and €0.25 million under Vote 27 International Co-operation. The total capital allocation includes spending on premises and ICT infrastructure. In addition there is considerable investment in the Passport Service, including the...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Passport Controls (17 Jun 2014)

Eamon Gilmore: Temporary passports that are returned to my Department are sent for secure destruction on a biannual basis.

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Industrial Relations (17 Jun 2014)

Eamon Gilmore: There is one case being taken under the Industrial Relations Acts by a Clerical Officer who is in dispute regarding a Performance Management Development System assessment. A date is awaited from the Labour Relations Commission for a Rights Commissioner hearing of the case.

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Passport Applications (17 Jun 2014)

Eamon Gilmore: The list of approved individuals who can witness passport applications for Irish citizens resident outside of the State is reviewed periodically. The current list of witnesses extends to over ten different categories. Dentists have not been included on this list of witnesses for many years. The question of changes to the witnessing regime is currently being examined by the Passport...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Passport Applications (17 Jun 2014)

Eamon Gilmore: All passport applications are subject to the provision of Passports Act, 2008 (the Act). The issue of a passport is, therefore, the culmination of an important and legally-binding process. The checks and balances within the passport process embrace the standard principles that are provided for in the Act and help to ensure that the identity of the applicant is known and that the person in...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Departmental Staff Expenses (17 Jun 2014)

Eamon Gilmore: My Department comprises two separate votes, Vote 28 Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Vote 27 International Co-operation. The total amount spent per annum in 2011, 2012, 2013 and to date in 2014 on staff subsistence payments and staff taxi payments is as follows; Year Subsistence Taxi fares Reimbursed Total 2011 754,865 151,755 906,620 2012 793,643 166,775 960,418 2013...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Passport Application Fees (17 Jun 2014)

Eamon Gilmore: A refund of €80 in respect of the paid passport fee was made by the Department to the person in question last week.

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Consular Services Expenditure (17 Jun 2014)

Eamon Gilmore: The Embassy to Italy incurred totally expenditure of €1,568,066 in the last full year (2011) prior to transfer to Villa Spada. Following the closure of the Embassy to the Holy See in November 2011, the Embassy to Italy and the residence of the Ambassador to Italy were relocated to the State owned Villa Spada, formerly occupied by the Embassy to the Holy See.

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Humanitarian Aid (17 Jun 2014)

Eamon Gilmore: I propose to take Questions Nos. 134 and 135 together. I remain very concerned about the political and humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, and especially the devastating impact on the civilian population. We have been working closely with our European Union partners since late 2013 on the response to the crisis. The EU has supported mediation efforts by the African Union and the...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Foreign Conflicts (17 Jun 2014)

Eamon Gilmore: The current situation in Iraq represents a grave threat both to Iraqi sovereignty and to the stability of the wider region. The armed group behind these attacks, ISIS (The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham/Syria), is a violent, fundamentalist movement, which has committed numerous atrocities in Syria and Iraq. They are very clear in their intent to overthrow regional states and to impose a...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: UN Issues (12 Jun 2014)

Eamon Gilmore: The post of President of the UN General Assembly rotates on a regional basis. Each year, one of the regional groups nominates an individual as President of the General Assembly, who is then appointed by acclamation [i.e. without a formal voting process] for a one-year term. Mr. Kutesa is the sole candidate this year for nomination to the post. The anti-homosexuality law clearly conflicts with...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Departmental Staff Data (12 Jun 2014)

Eamon Gilmore: The requested information by the Deputy is set out in the following table: Current vacancies at PO level and above in the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade June 2014 Grade Division Length of time the post is vacant Salary scale Principal Officer/Counsellor ICT Unit September 2007 €75,647-€92,550The Head of ICT Unit post has been temporarily filled by an Assistant...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Northern Ireland Issues (12 Jun 2014)

Eamon Gilmore: I propose to take Questions Nos. 42 to 44, inclusive, together. During my visit to Belfast on 9 June 2014, I met with a wide range of political, business and community leaders. I also had the opportunity to congratulate the new Lord Mayor of Belfast, Nichola Mallon, on her appointment. In my meetings with each of the Party Leaders, I stressed the importance of delivering an agreement on...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Passport Applications (12 Jun 2014)

Eamon Gilmore: When a person renews his/her passport, s/he is required under the Passports Act, 2008 to submit the previous passport which was issued to him/her. In situations where the renewal of a passport is necessitated from loss or theft, the statement of loss section on the application form must be completed by the applicant and duly witnessed by a member of An Garda Siochána. In this case the...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Passport Applications (12 Jun 2014)

Eamon Gilmore: The Passports Act, 2008 provides, among other things, that only Irish citizens are entitled to be issued with Irish passports. Each application received by the Passport Service must, therefore, contain relevant evidence that clearly demonstrates that person’s entitlement to Irish citizenship before a passport can issue to him/her. The child in question was born in the State in 2010....

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Middle East Issues (11 Jun 2014)

Eamon Gilmore: I propose to take Questions Nos. 34 and 35 together. I have consistently made clear my concerns about the use of administrative detention by the Israeli authorities. Israel is undeniably faced with serious security challenges, and may legitimately therefore have recourse in certain circumstances to special powers. However, there are clear grounds for concern that administrative detention...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: EU Membership (10 Jun 2014)

Eamon Gilmore: The outcome of the domestic British debate on the EU could have very significant implications for Ireland, and I have, of course, been closely following developments. No decision has yet been taken on the holding of a referendum. Indeed, the question of holding a referendum may only become clear after the next UK general election. My strong belief is that the UK is better off within the...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Legislative Measures (10 Jun 2014)

Eamon Gilmore: Specific legislative provisions of Acts under my Department which have been passed by the Oireachtas since 2011 but have not yet been commenced are paragraph (iv) of Section 1 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 2012. Paragraph (iv) of Section 1 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 2012 will add to the definition of “treaties governing the European Union”,...

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