Foreign Affairs

Archive for the ‘Dáil Issues’ Category

Migration Crisis

Jan
2018
16

Foreign Affairs, Human Rights

Coastal Erosion

Dec
2017
18

Climate Change and Natural Resources, Dáil Issues, Environment, Local Issues, National

Clare has continuously raised the issue of coastal erosion in relation to a national strategy to deal with the worse effected areas including Portrane in North County Dublin.  The sluggish response to the issue is placing homes in danger.  See below for recent replies from the minister on this issue:

To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his plans to develop a coordinated national coastal plan to prioritise the most at risk inhabited and to develop a unified approach to the management of coastal erosion nationwide..

– Clare Daly TD

REPLY

The primary objective of Government policy on coastal protection is to ensure that in areas identified as being at greatest risk of damage or loss of economic assets through coastal erosion or flooding, appropriate and sustainable measures are identified by Local Authorities to protect those assets. Where such measures are economically justified on cost benefit grounds and compatible with all required environmental and other statutory requirements, they are implemented subject to the availability of resources.
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Sanctions on Syria

Dec
2017
14

Foreign Affairs

To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his views on the continued imposition of sanctions on Syria in particular their utility in forcing regime change in that country.
– Clare Daly.

REPLY
On the 9th of May 2011 the EU agreed to impose restrictive measures, or sanctions, on members of the Syrian regime in order to put pressure on them to end the violent repression of the civilian population in Syria.

Targeted EU sanctions are in place against over 250 people and almost 70 entities which are complicit in the violent repression of the civilian population in Syria. The first person on this list is Bashar Al Assad, whose forces have been responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people.
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Dáil Issues, Dáil Work, Finance, Oral Questions

Clare submitted questions to to the Minister for Finance on the tracker mortgage scandal and progress on identifying all those affected. Unfortunately her questions were not selected from the lottery for debate, but you can read the Minister’s responses below.

For Oral Answer on : 30/11/2017
Question Number(s): 38 Question Reference(s): 50802/17
Department: Finance
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QUESTION

To ask the Minister for Finance further to parliamentary question number 17 of 24 October 2017, the progress of his examination; if an appropriate framework is in place to allow persons a simple and effective route to resolve complaints in regard to financial service providers; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

REPLY

Following the conclusion of my meetings with the CEOs of the main banks on the tracker mortgage issue, I issued a statement setting out the position and the next steps I expected to be taken towards resolution of this issue. I have asked the Governor of the Central Bank to provide me with a progress report by around mid-December on whether each of the banks have made acceptable and sufficient progress in line with their commitments. I have also mandated the Central Bank under section 6A of the Central Bank Act 1942 to prepare a report for me on the current cultures and behaviours and the associated risks in the retail banks today and the actions that may be taken to ensure that banks prioritise customer interests in the future.
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