Dáil debates

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions

 

12:05 pm

Photo of Leo VaradkarLeo Varadkar (Taoiseach, Department of An Taoiseach; Dublin West, Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

This is about sequencing. It is not about secrecy. The European Commission will produce its papers today and we will have a paper this evening. It is a paper I have not seen yet because it is not yet finished precisely because we must have the European Commission paper first. I hope or expect to get it between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. today. Once I have read it and shared it with Cabinet, I have no difficulty making it available to Members of the House tonight but it is not ready yet. There is no secrecy here. There is a sequence at play and the European Commission must be allowed to produce its papers. It will do so today and we will produce our paper this evening. Assuming it is ready this evening and I get a chance to read it, I will be very happy for it to be sent to all Deputies tonight.

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