Mooney, Paschal

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. 205 Nbr. 9


Order of Business

It is timely that all sides of the House are addressing the economic issue, having had our minds focused by the visit of the European Commissioner. The main challenge facing this Government is to ...More Button

European Council: Statements

I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Roche, to the House. It is especially appropriate the Minister of State is here today because, as indicated by Senator Cummins in the earlier part of his co...More Button

I am sure the Minister of State has by now a sense of the core of Members’ contributions which have centred around the task force on economic governance. I am sure, however — the Minis...More Button

Ireland does not have to go to the bond markets until next May or June. Some economic commentators have suggested in recent days that it does not matter right now how high the bond rates go becaus...More Button

The other aspect of the discussions relates to the financial stability of the euro area a whole. A question that also arose is whether countries which break the agreement should be denied the righ...More Button

On the Seoul G20 summit and the conclusions of the Council that the world economy is recovering from the crisis, which is positive, the conclusions, as agreed by European Union leaders, state that ...More Button

In the past week, however, and this appears to have been somewhat underreported, the Germans and British have set up a small committee headed up by, among others, Mr. Peter Sutherland, former Attor...More Button

The fact that Mr. Sutherland and another gentleman from the UK, whose name I cannot recall, are being tasked with establishing whether there is increasing protectionism in this area shows just how ...More Button

Another conclusion of the Council meeting, briefly referred to but discussed in detail at the September Council was that “the High Representative is invited to develop ideas on how EU/NATO cooperat...More Button

In the context of the summits with China and the Republic of Korea and the Asia-Europe meeting which will take place later this year, the conclusions state: “Concrete steps should be taken and prio...More Button

Another conclusion is that “The upcoming reflection on the implementation of the European Neighbourhood Policy will provide an opportunity to deepen relations with the Union’s eastern neighbo...More Button

Another conclusion is: “The EU, in partnership with African countries, will continue to pursue the objectives of economic development, good governance, transparency and accountability in the contex...More Button

We need some hope in this area. We need to know that the European Union is grappling with and is capable of coming up with a solution that will help not alone this country but peripheral countries...More Button