Dáil debates

Wednesday, 29 September 2021

Afghanistan Crisis: Statements


7:22 pm

Photo of Cathal CroweCathal Crowe (Clare, Fianna Fail) | Oireachtas source

Thank you. I will end at eight minutes then. I ask the Minister to please intervene. The people to whom I refer need to be brought back. These are Irish citizens. We talk about hospitals, roads and airports, but it breaks my heart to see young girls who belong in our Irish education system still stuck out in Kabul and who, when they try to get the safety, are thrashed by Taliban fighters. I appeal again to the Minister to intervene. He has been very good so far and I ask him to ask his staff in Abu Dhabi to buck up a little bit because they dropped the ball big time.

Finally, on Shannon Airport, UN resolution 1441 is the genesis of the use Shannon Airport by US military. It is a UN mandate that is how it all started. When the Sinn Féin Deputy in our constituency, Deputy Wynne, starts talking about this, she talks about the shame of Shannon. There is no shame on Shannon.


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