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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Reunification of Ireland.

Thursday, 26 May 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 222 No. 15

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Dr. O'Connell: Information on John F. O'Connell Zoom on John F. O'Connell asked the Minister for External Affairs the last occasion on which the question of the reunification [2420] of Ireland was brought before the United Nations; the support, if any, which this question received, and from whom; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

Minister for External Affairs (Mr. Aiken): Information on Frank Aiken Zoom on Frank Aiken I would refer the Deputy to the replies given to similar questions on 13th May, 1964, 7th March, 1962, 14th February, 1962, 6th December, 1961, 18th November, 1959 and 7th July, 1959. Government policy in this matter, as clearly defined in those replies, remains unaltered.

Mr. Corish: Information on Brendan Corish Zoom on Brendan Corish The Minister has not answered the question. He was asked the last occasion on which the question of reunification was brought before the United Nations.

Mr. Aiken: Information on Frank Aiken Zoom on Frank Aiken I have referred the Deputy to answers to questions which fully set out the Government's policy on that matter.

Mr. James Tully: Information on James Tully Zoom on James Tully Surely the Minister appreciates that Deputy O'Connell was not a member of the House at that time and that is not the correct way to answer such a question?

Mr. Aiken: Information on Frank Aiken Zoom on Frank Aiken I have given him the references.

Mr. James Tully: Information on James Tully Zoom on James Tully If the Minister looked up the references himself, surely he had the answer? Why does he not state what it is? It would take less time.

Mr. L'Estrange: Information on Gerald L'Estrange Zoom on Gerald L'Estrange It is so long ago he has forgotten.

Mr. O'Leary: There is no point in being diplomatic about this.


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