Archive for the ‘Business Enterprise and Innovation’ Category
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.
I can assure the Deputy that IDA Ireland is sensitive to the potential environmental impact of all forms of foreign direct investment (FDI).
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.
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.