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Crowe, Seán

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Foreign Conflicts

Asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: if his attention has been drawn to the fact that ETA has announced that, on 8 April 2017, it will decommission its weapons; his views on whether the Spanish Government should seize this historic mo...More Button

I tabled this question after the historic decision by the Basque separatist organisation ETA to decommission all its remaining weapons. On Saturday, an international verification commission receiv...More Button

Asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: if his attention has been drawn to the deaths of at least 52 adults and 20 children due to sarin and chlorine gas exposure in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria (details supplied); and if his Department will pl...More Button

Foreign Conflicts (Continued)

ETA's disarming came about through a unique collaboration between international organisation and a vast array of civil society actors, ranging from churches to trade unions. The Archbishop of Bolo...More Button

Unfortunately, up until now the Spanish Government has dramatically refused to recognise the international verification commission and has stated its opposition to any involvement by third-party ...More Button

The Minister stated he welcomed this significant peace initiative. Does the Government see any leadership role in this peace building for the Spanish and French Governments in order to build a f...More Button

I accept they are not primarily roles for the Irish Government but would the Minister agree that this initiative by ETA is a unique opportunity that must not be squandered? Does the Minister see a...More Button

Israeli Settlements

Asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: if his attention has been drawn to the Israeli Government’s decision to build a new illegal colonial settlement in the occupied West Bank (details supplied); if he will raise his objections to this...More Button

Brexit Issues

Asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: if during his discussions with his European counterparts he has requested that Ireland receive a veto on the EU-Britain deal on Brexit similar to that received by Spain; if so, and if he did not re...More Button

Human Rights Cases

Asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: if the Irish ambassador to Egypt attended the latest mass trial in Cairo involving a person (details supplied); if he has considered the calls on his Department to begin an international legal chal...More Button

Northern Ireland

Asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: his views on whether there has been little progress in the current negotiations in Belfast due to the fact the British Government and the Democratic Unionist Party have not focused on the key issue...More Button

Diaspora Policy

Asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: the reason his Department cancelled the USA birthright programme; the amount the programme was expected to cost annually; the number of persons that were expected to be part of the programme; and i...More Button