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Haughey, Seán

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Brexit Issues

Asked the Taoiseach: if he has spoken to Northern Ireland leaders since the Northern Ireland Assembly elections and since the deadline was extended. More Button

Brexit Issues (Continued)

I think we all need to calm down a bit. Brexit will have major implications for the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and the all-island economy. It has major consequences also for the peace ...More Button

There is a Conservative Government in the UK. Conservative Governments traditionally do not have much time for devolved administrations. It is therefore really important that the Irish Governme...More Button

As regards the all-island economy and the promotion of tourism and the economic development on this island generally, the free travel scheme was announced on this day 50 years ago. It was a simp...More Button

Brexit: Statements (Resumed) (Continued)

Article 50 has finally been triggered and we have since had Prime Minister, Theresa May's letter to President Tusk. The draft Brexit negotiating guidelines have been published by the European Coun...More Button

In general, the documents are not as encouraging as they first appeared as they only address one element of a much larger challenge for this country. It is disappointing that the special circums...More Button

The draft proposals will be finalised at the EU summit to be held on 29 April. From Ireland's point of view, we should press for the separation negotiations and the future relationship negotiati...More Button

I wish to raise the position of Gibraltar. The guidelines indicate that Spain has obtained a commitment to an effective veto regarding negotiations on Gibraltar. Why has the Irish Government fa...More Button

Dublin City Council has prepared a report on the potential challenges and opportunities facing Dublin city following Brexit. That follows the Dublin city Brexit summit. It has been suggested th...More Button

The Oireachtas Joint Committee on European Union Affairs visited Brussels in February where we met the Minister of State, Deputy Dara Murphy. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae has given a very comprehens...More Button

While there, we met Michel Barnier, the chief negotiator for the European Commission, Guy Verhofstadt, MEP, the European Parliament's representative on Brexit, Commissioner Phil Hogan, Declan Kelle...More Button

The other matter of note is that there is huge interest in the ramifications for the Northern Ireland peace process. There are real concerns that Brexit will be bad for that process. The EU is ...More Button

Every effort should be made to attract the European Medicines Agency to Ireland. I understand it employs up to 800 people. When members of the Joint Committee on European Union Affairs visited ...More Button

It is important for Ireland to be clear about the consequences of Brexit for each sector of our economy. I was pleased to hear the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport outlining earlier wha...More Button

Fianna Fáil strongly believes that we need a Minister with responsibility for Brexit. There is political uncertainty at present and there is speculation about changes in Government personnel. T...More Button

When members of the Joint Committee on European Union Affairs visited Brussels, we stressed that Ireland remains a fully committed member of the EU. We appreciate that the EU faces many problems...More Button

There is a lot of work to be done and the next issue is the forthcoming European Council summit. I wonder if there will be changes to the guidelines if member states are pressing for them. Perh...More Button

Social and Affordable Housing Data

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government: the status of the development and delivery of housing in locations (details supplied); the amount of funding and number of units which will be provided on each site; when these units will be made a...More Button

Public Sector Staff

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the legislative basis for established positions in the Civil Service; the essential rights and entitlements of such employees; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Hospital Appointments Status

Asked the Minister for Health: when a person (details supplied) may expect a hospital appointment; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

HSE Funding

Asked the Minister for Health: if his attention has been drawn to the shortfall in funding from the HSE to a facility (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Fur Farming

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: his views on the treatment of minks in mink farms; if he will consider revoking licences for this activity; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button