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Dáil debates

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Other Questions

Military Aircraft Landings

4:25 pm

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

As the Minister is aware, the US has been wreaking havoc across the Middle East for decades. It has taken a new departure with Donald Trump at the helm and his decision last week to drop 50 Tomahawk missiles on a Syrian airbase. We know the US media responded by saying things like "I think Donald Trump became President of the United States last night". People described it as doing the right thing and the missile strikes were described as "beautiful". Odds-on that Donald Trump will escalate such military action and, one presumes, use Shannon Airport to further his aims. Is it not time that we had a review of such an appalling blight on our supposedly neutral stance?

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