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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.