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Crowe, Seán

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Pre-European Council Meeting: Statements (Continued)

Once again we meet in this Chamber before a European Council summit. I wish the Taoiseach and his officials every success in the difficult negotiations that lie ahead. I think that sentiment will...More Button

This Government was elected on the back of promises that were made to an electorate that expected and demanded a new approach. We have seen very little that is new in this Government's approach ...More Button

Will the Taoiseach be adopting a new approach? Will he be arguing for debt write-off and a substantial stimulus package to create jobs and growth?More Button

People across Europe are concerned about the increased federalism of Europe. They feel their countries are rapidly losing sovereignty, with the EU becoming more autocratic and dictatorial and le...More Button

Yesterday, I heard from European Movement Ireland, which gave an accountability report for 2011 tracking Ireland's engagement with the EU. Ministers' attendance is up, as one would expect given ...More Button

Lack of accountability is becoming a real problem for citizens across the Union. I recently met some British MPs who said the Prime Minister, Mr. Cameron, will make a keynote statement in Januar...More Button

I am disappointed the EU has given the green light to a free trade agreement with Colombia. All major trade unions in Latin America, most of the human rights and environmental organisations and ...More Button

With regard to the Palestinian situation, will the Taoiseach raise the issue of the Israeli decision to create new settlement colonies in the West Bank? Some 3,000 new illegal settlement homes a...More Button

Defence Forces Equipment

Asked the Minister for Defence: if he will rule out the procurement of any Israeli technology through the European Defence Agency for use by the Defence Forces; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button