Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Thursday, 8 May 2014
Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement
UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security: Discussion
I thank the Deputy for his intervention on two counts. It is only right to acknowledge the funding allocated to Justice for the Forgotten which formally thanked the joint committee for its intervention.
There is something we can do on the British-Irish aspect of the issue. There are a number of advocates present. Deputy Frank Feighan is chairman of the sovereign matters committee of the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly. Deputy Seán Conlan is a member of the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly also, as is Deputy Seán Crowe. Deputy Jack Wall is chairman of the social affairs committee. It is a social affairs issue, but there is also a sovereign matter element in lack of recognition of Northern Ireland as a conflict zone by the British. There are options, in respect of which there are plenty of advocates present.