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O'Brien, Darragh

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Brexit Issues

Asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: if the rights of 1.8 million persons in Northern Ireland to EU citizenship under the Good Friday Agreement will be protected in full after Brexit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

In light of the decision of the British people and British Government to lodge the Article 50 letter, will the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade confirm that the right of the 1.8 million peopl...More Button

I thank the Minister for the response. We would or should all agree that anyone born in Dungannon, Belfast or Newry is as Irish as anyone born in Swords, Malahide or Skerries and that their rights...More Button

I thank the Minister. We want respect for the Good Friday Agreement to form part of the Brexit agreement. The British Government will have to buy into this, as will the European Union. I seek th...More Button

Asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: if consideration has been given to the need for new formal structures for dialogue to be established between the Irish and British Governments in view of Brexit; and if he will make a statement on ...More Button

In light of Britain's decision to leave the European Union and the moving of the formal letter, has the Government given consideration to the need for new formal structures for dialogue to be estab...More Button

I am quite disappointed with the Minister's response.More Button

Our shared membership of the Union has given both countries a space to build and consolidate trust and to work in a formal way but with Britain's exit, that is at risk. That is why I and my part...More Button

From the Minister's answer, the sum total of our response appears to have been the appointment of two additional diplomats in London. That is simply not sufficient.More Button

Brexit Issues (Continued)

It shows a lack of vision and a lack of desire to prioritise the relationship between the two countries and consolidate the Good Friday Agreement. We need more than this. We need more than a Brit...More Button

The Minister is missing the point. The mechanisms in place under the Good Friday Agreement have not been utilised over the past five, six or seven years to their full potential and we need to cons...More Button

Two meetings in six months.More Button

Which has met 26 times-----More Button

We have given no consideration-----More Button

Foreign Policy

Asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: his views on recent events in Venezuela; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Overseas Development Aid Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: his plans to reverse the decline in the percentage of GDP allocated to overseas development aid; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Middle East Issues

Asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: his plans to formally recognise the state of Palestine; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Human Rights

Asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: his views on recent events in Hungary including the silencing of critical media outlets; the steps that have been taken at EU level in view of such events; and if he will make a statement on the ma...More Button

Foreign Conflicts

Asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: the steps other than statements of condemnation which have been taken or will be taken at EU and international level against the preparators of the chemical attack in Idlib, Syria, which is a viola...More Button