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Bills, Business Enterprise and Innovation, Dáil Debates

Business Enterprise and Innovation, Oral Questions

QUESTION: To ask the Minister for Business; Enterprise and Innovation the steps the IDA is taking as part of its efforts to attract data centre investment to ensure that the climate effects of locating data centres here will be fully mitigated by those companies it is courting to build here in view of the goal of ramping up the construction of data centres.

REPLY

I can assure the Deputy that IDA Ireland is sensitive to the potential environmental impact of all forms of foreign direct investment (FDI).
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Business Enterprise and Innovation, Dáil Issues, Oral Questions

To ask the Minister for Business; Enterprise and Innovation further to Parliamentary Question No. 211 of 24 October 2018, the number of licences that comprised the €120 million of temporary exports of military hardware for maintenance to another EU member state in January to June 2017.

REPLY

Under the Control of Exports Act 2008, licences are required for the movement out of Ireland of military equipment listed in the Common Military List of the EU.  My Department is responsible for implementing these controls and for processing applications for licences.
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Business Enterprise and Innovation, Dáil Issues

To ask the Minister for Business; Enterprise and Innovation if her attention has been drawn to the 47% increase in the value of military exports between 2015 and 2016; and if she will make a statement on the matter.

REPLY

In 2015, 81 licences with a value of €43m were issued to export goods with a military classification.  In 2016, 128 licences with a value of €63m were issued to export goods with a military classification.  The increase in the value of exports of goods with a military classification between 2015 and 2016 is due mainly to increases in exports to Germany, USA and Singapore.

These licences were in respect of:
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