To the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence.
29. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence his views on whether it is credible that all copies of the reports of inspections into health and safety at Casement Aerodrome in the 1990s sent by Forbairt to the Department of Defence in 1995, 1997 and 1998 have disappeared; his further views on the position of military authorities whose unconcern at their disappearance is matched by their inaction when informed the reports were missing; if he will initiate an independent probe into the disappearance of these reports which whistle-blowers claim in a protected disclosure were to be shredded on the orders of a named official; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
Aengus Ó Snodaigh. [32215/17]
To the Taoiseach & Minister for Defence.
28. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence when he received the report reviewing claims made by Air Corps whistle-blowers; when it will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
Lisa Chambers. [32775/17]
The priorities of the Air Corps Chemical Abuse Survivors is firstly to prevent further unnecessary loss of life amongst survivors and secondly to improve the quality of life of survivors by reducing unnecessary suffering.
Both the Royal Australian Air Force & the Armed forces of the Netherlands have offered templates as to how to approach unfortunate workplace chemical exposure issues with competence, fairness, justice & urgency.
We urge that all responsible organisations in the state such as political parties, government departments and the Defence Forces to work together to commit the state to provide the following for survivors as an ex. gratia scheme with no admission of liability by the state.
Current & future legal cases should be allowed to take their natural course unhindered whilst all survivors are cared for equally by the state.
Read more about our demands below.