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Clare asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation about Irish military exports, in particular, exports to Saudi Arabia, a country whose enormously troubling human rights record is well-known. The Minister puts the omission of €2.7 million worth of exports to Saudi Arabia in 2013/2014 from his Department’s annual report for that period down to a ‘compiling error’. He says that these exports were missed because they weren’t direct exports to Saudi Arabia, and passed through a middleman before they got there. However, he acknowledges that information on exports of this kind had been contained in the 2011/2012 report – we have to wonder, therefore, why it was not contained in the report for the following year.
Clare questions Minister Howlin about the impact on public services of the slashing of jobs in the public sector. Is it any wonder young people are emigrating when secure pensionable jobs are being replaced by jobs on substantially lower starting rates and appallingly, sometimes Job-Bridge schemes… The race to the bottom is alive and well…