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Haughey, Seán

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


European Council: Statements (Continued)

On a point of order, may we have a copy of the Taoiseach's script? Under Standing Orders, we are entitled to one. We did not receive a copy of the script either last week when the issue was discu...More Button

It is stated in Standing Orders that if somebody reads from a script, a copy has to be circulated.More Button

No, just the Government.More Button

I thank the Minister of State, Deputy McEntee, for her comprehensive report on the meeting of the European Council. It seems that many issues aside from those reported in the media were discussed ...More Button

What was agreed in the joint statement after a long night of discussions in Brussels last week? What compromise was reached? Incidentally, this episode gives an indication of what might happen ...More Button

The European Council agreed to examine the establishment of regional disembarkation centres to process rescued refugee asylum applicants in non-EU third countries, presumably in north Africa.More Button

These would be migrant processing centres. Agreement was reached to stem illegal migration and increase funding to control the EU's external borders to strengthen Europe's frontiers, so to speak. ...More Button

In addition, everything should be done to stop the boat smugglers and to discourage migrants from getting these boats. We have to stop migrants heading off on these perilous journeys to Spain, I...More Button

In terms of Ireland's position on this matter, we are not on the front line and are somewhat removed from it all but we should honour our commitment to take another 2,000 migrants, bringing the t...More Button

I welcome what the Minister of State has said about enlargement, in particular in respect of the western Balkans. If we are to bring peace, stability and progress to that region, we must be accomm...More Button

I also welcome what the Minister of State said about the multi-annual framework and the need to protect the Common Agricultural Policy, CAP, in particular. Some reform of CAP is needed, but the po...More Button

I have a question about PESCO. I understand we are participating in two projects. There is a need to report back to the House regularly on this and maybe to put a formal mechanism in place beca...More Button

The elephant in the room is the major trade dispute with the US, and it would seem that President Trump is threatening the multilateral world order. It would seem also that the EU is very much o...More Button

The eurozone reform is being driven by France and Germany in particular. There has been a suggestion that a eurozone budget will be created and other proposals arising from that. Does the Minis...More Button