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European Presidency: Statements. (20 Jan 2004)

Pat Carey: Is that agreed? Agreed.

European Presidency: Statements. (20 Jan 2004)

Marian Harkin: I wish the Government well during its Presidency of the European Union. The Taoiseach and the Ministers will play a significant role in shaping Ireland's Presidency. I have read the Government's comprehensive programme for the Irish Presidency of the European Union. I would like to raise a number of issues but will concentrate on two. The first is the issue of development, poverty reduction...

European Presidency: Statements. (20 Jan 2004)

Trevor Sargent: Is mian liom "Go n-éirí libh" a rá leis an Taoiseach, na hAirí, an Rialtas agus na státseirbhísigh sna sé mhí rompu. Is trua é nach bhfuil ceisteanna chun an Taoisigh ar ár gclár an tseachtain seo, rud a chuireann díomá ar mhuintir na hÉireann agus ar Theachtaí Dála. This is supposed to be a debating Chamber but unfortunately all we have at the moment is a sounding board. It...

European Presidency: Statements. (20 Jan 2004)

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin: Eighty five years ago, on 21 January 1919, the first Dáil Éireann met and declared the independence of the Irish republic. In its message to the free nations of the world, the Dáil stated: "The permanent peace of Europe can never be secured by perpetuating military dominion for the profit of empire but only by establishing control of Government in every land upon the basis of the free will...

European Presidency: Statements. (20 Jan 2004)

John Bruton: It will not be ended the Deputy's way.

European Presidency: Statements. (20 Jan 2004)

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin: The Government programme has disappointed Irish hopes for a distinctive and progressive Presidency that could be a source of pride for our people. This failure reflects the Government's characteristic lack of vision and political will when it comes to Europe. Sinn Féin, on the other hand, believes that another Europe, a socially just and socially responsible Europe of equals, is possible,...

European Presidency: Statements. (20 Jan 2004)

John Bruton: He is actually very good at staying here, to be fair.

European Presidency: Statements. (20 Jan 2004)

Seán Haughey: I propose to share my time with Deputy Mulchahy.

European Presidency: Statements. (20 Jan 2004)

Pat Carey: Is that agreed? Agreed.

European Presidency: Statements. (20 Jan 2004)

Seán Haughey: I welcome the opportunity to say a few words as Ireland assumes the Presidency of the EU for the sixth and possibly final time. The next 12 months will be a momentous time for the European Union and Ireland will play a major role. It seems there is a sense of relief throughout Europe that the Presidency is being taken up by Ireland. Expectations of the Irish Presidency and the subsequent...

European Presidency: Statements. (20 Jan 2004)

John Bruton: I do.

European Presidency: Statements. (20 Jan 2004)

Seán Haughey: It gives us an ideal opportunity to showcase Irish goods and services and it saves the taxpayer money.

European Presidency: Statements. (20 Jan 2004)

John Bruton: I criticise it.

European Presidency: Statements. (20 Jan 2004)

Seán Haughey: It will be welcomed.

European Presidency: Statements. (20 Jan 2004)

John Bruton: It is a cheapskate measure.

European Presidency: Statements. (20 Jan 2004)

Seán Haughey: I pay tribute to the role of the media since 1 January. I welcome the fact that European Union affairs have been given extensive coverage. Such media attention will engage citizens and long may it continue. The year 2004 will be a momentous one for the European Union because it will be the year of enlargement and, I hope, of a new constitution. There will be a new Commission and a new...

European Presidency: Statements. (20 Jan 2004)

Michael Mulcahy: I thank Deputy Haughey for permitting me to share some of his time. I welcome the programme of the Irish Presidency, Europeans — Working Together, as well as the speech made by the Taoiseach in the House earlier. Many issues referred to in the programme will have to be tackled. When one examines the broad thrust of the Presidency, one notices that one or two important issues come to the top...

European Presidency: Statements. (20 Jan 2004)

John Bruton: Deputy Haughey made an interesting contribution in regard to US-EU relations. It was his father who, during the Irish Presidency of his time, introduced the transatlantic dialogue between the European Union and the United States for the first time, creating a very useful structure wherein problems could be ironed out, much as the Anglo-Irish Agreement created a structure between the British...

European Presidency: Statements. (20 Jan 2004)

Michael Mulcahy: Germany agreed to it.

European Presidency: Statements. (20 Jan 2004)

John Bruton: Germany agreed to it reluctantly and with deep and lasting bitterness. We must realise that. It agreed for the sake of Europe. As far as Europe is concerned, the Germans' agreement to the Nice treaty could be said to be the last instalment of their political payments to discharge their war guilt. That German concession is not a sound foundation upon which to build a new Europe. I am not quite...

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