Dáil debates

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Priority Questions

Export Controls

3:05 pm

Photo of Clare DalyClare Daly (Dublin Fingal, Independent) | Oireachtas source

This question follows on from a question I asked the Minister's predecessor about commercial licences for dual-use items. He told me at the time that the Department's key consideration when dealing with these applications is concern over the end user or the proposed end use and that it would not be for any illicit purposes. However, how can we be sure, particularly when we are talking about countries with an appalling record in transparency? Would an export ban not be a more appropriate way of dealing with it?


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