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Crowe, Seán

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
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European Council Brussels: Statements (Continued)

It is good to hear the Irish Presidency will focus on youth unemployment. Like everyone, across all parties and none, we want to see this acted on and delivered during the six months of Ireland's ...More Button

Earlier this month, the European Commission launched its action plan on youth jobs. Young people across Europe were waiting and hoping that something concrete would emerge or that new thinking w...More Button

My suggestion is that there is nothing stopping the launch of a young entrepreneurs fund during the Irish Presidency. Is there any difficulty in doing so? It could be funded by the European Inv...More Button

The adaption of the funding arrangement could also be looked at in view of the crisis with the 50:50 requirement being altered to a more realistic 75:25 for youth jobs in disadvantaged communitie...More Button

The Taoiseach also mentioned the Common Security and Defence Policy. The conclusions of the European Council summit make large references to the European Common Security and Defence Policy. It ...More Button

Colombia, for example, is the most dangerous place in the world for trade unions.More Button

The conclusions also outline how the further development of Europe's military capabilities will increase employment and growth. Future employment and growth will not come from the militarisation...More Button

It is mentioned in paragraph 34 of the conclusions of the summit that the European Council agrees to increase, enhance and strengthen Europe's common security and defence policy. It speaks of co...More Button

We need only look at the recent conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and at what might happen as more EU NATO countries back the opposition in Syria, to see how committed to conflict prevention these ...More Button

There is also reference in the Council conclusions to the situation in Syria. It states that the European Council tasks the Foreign Affairs Council to work on all options to support and help the...More Button

The IMF made a statement during the week on meeting its deadlines. The subtext was that austerity is not working throughout Europe. Was there any sense of this growing reality among the European ...More Button

The Taoiseach mentioned a meeting on Syria that took place in Marrakesh, attended by the Minister of State, Deputy Joe Costello, who suggested extending an invitation to the Syrian opposition coa...More Button

The British Prime Minister, David Cameron, has suggested Britain is considering leaving the European Union and a statement is due in January in this regard. Did this matter come up at any of the...More Button

Deputy Adams asked the Taoiseach to raise the de Silva report on the killing of Pat Finucane. Did that issue arise as part of the discussions? Was it raised with the British Prime Minister?More Button

Universal Health Insurance Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: if, in relation to the Government's plan ‘future health’ and its statement that social care services will not be covered by universal health insurance, this will mean people having to pay for care ...More Button

Hospital Staff Issues

Asked the Minister for Health: his views on the study commissioned by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation showing that significant understaffing in our public hospitals adversely affects patient care; and if he will make ...More Button