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Post-European Council Meeting: Statements (26 Jan 2022)

Alan Dillon: The Deputy should restrain from contributing. If any other Member has a related topic to the question being asked, he or she should raise a hand and I will try to include the Member on the same topic. I call Deputy Boyd Barrett.

Post-European Council Meeting: Statements (26 Jan 2022)

Thomas Byrne: On a point of order, I am very happy to answer questions on this, but it was not on the agenda of the European Council so I am limited in what I can say. If the Deputy wants to table further questions on the specific issue for further elaboration on what I have said, he has the opportunity to table foreign affairs questions for the Minister who deals directly with these issues at the Foreign...

Post-European Council Meeting: Statements (26 Jan 2022)

John Brady: The point I am trying to make is that the Minister of State is giving a false answer to the question I asked regarding the funding from the EU to these organisations that has been suspended. The Minister of State said, correctly, that Irish Aid directly funds two of the organisations but he also said that the EU funds them. That has been suspended. That was the question I put to him, which...

Post-European Council Meeting: Statements (26 Jan 2022)

Alan Dillon: We are having statements on the European Council meeting on 18 December 2021 so let us stick to the subject title. I call Deputy Boyd Barrett.

Post-European Council Meeting: Statements (26 Jan 2022)

Richard Boyd Barrett: I have two questions. I have charged that the Government is betraying our tradition of neutrality. It did that with regard to Shannon and regarding numerous US military adventures. It is doing it again. It rightly criticises Russia for what it is doing off our coast with military exercises that are unwanted and should stop - Russia should be told we do not want them - and for Russia's...

Post-European Council Meeting: Statements (26 Jan 2022)

Thomas Byrne: With regard to NATO and NATO's presence in various countries, we respect the sovereignty of other countries to decide what they want to do for themselves. If Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, almost all the countries in the EU along the Mediterranean and Turkey want to be part of NATO, that is a matter for them. We decided not to be because we have a policy of military neutrality. We are not...

Post-European Council Meeting: Statements (26 Jan 2022)

Richard Boyd Barrett: In Ukraine it is highly divisive, and the Minister of State knows it.

Post-European Council Meeting: Statements (26 Jan 2022)

Thomas Byrne: I am not advocating for Ukraine to join anything. Ukraine can do whatever its people and government decide to do. The Deputy talked about NATO expansion; I am talking about countries that decided to join NATO and we must respect their decisions. Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and other countries have very good reasons to be in military alliances, if that is their wish. We are not in military...

Post-European Council Meeting: Statements (26 Jan 2022)

Michael Collins: With the little time that I have, there are a number of issues that I need to raise. The urgent one, of course, at this point is off the south-west coast and the Russian military exercise and the damage this will do to Irish fishermen as they fish in these areas, as well as the damage to so much marine life. There is no doubt that this Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Green Party Government...

Post-European Council Meeting: Statements (26 Jan 2022)

Mattie McGrath: I would like to say a few words on these statements. The Taoiseach told the Dáil earlier and again yesterday that the Government could not do anything about the price of fertiliser when it was raised with him by Deputy Danny Healy-Rae. That conflicts directly with the evidence of the EU Commission representative given to the Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine last...

Post-European Council Meeting: Statements (26 Jan 2022)

Alan Dillon: Deputy Connolly is sharing with Deputy Harkin.

Post-European Council Meeting: Statements (26 Jan 2022)

Catherine Connolly: I just have two and a half minutes. I will use my voice to say I am horrified at the sabre rattling, and not by Russia alone but by NATO, America and England. It is completely unacceptable. I will quote from Afri who have written to us all and pointed out, on the death of Desmond Tutu, where he "identified war and the war industry as one of the great evils of our time [and] pointing to the...

Post-European Council Meeting: Statements (26 Jan 2022)

Marian Harkin: My time is limited so I will mention just two brief points. First, I want to strongly voice my support and call for intensive and sustained dialogue between the EU and Russia, NATO and Russia, and the US and Russia in an effort to de-escalate the current situation which is a real and present threat to peace in Europe. At every opportunity, especially at the UN Security Council, we must make...

Post-European Council Meeting: Statements (26 Jan 2022)

Brian Leddin: As we sit here today the spectre of war once again looms over Europe. We can but hope that it will amount to sabre-rattling of old superpowers and that the dreadful vista of another conflict on our continent on the edge of the European Union does not come to pass. Throughout history, wars have been fought ostensibly over territory, identity, religion and a myriad of other excuses or reasons...

Post-European Council Meeting: Statements (26 Jan 2022)

Christopher O'Sullivan: I have to raise the issue of the impending missile testing due to take place off the west Cork coast by the Russian army. At this point I have to outline the devastating impact this missile testing will have on marine wildlife in the area. The area in question is known as the Porcupine Seabight. To describe the Porcupine Seabight, it is almost like a chunk taken out of the continental...

Post-European Council Meeting: Statements (26 Jan 2022)

Thomas Gould: I wish to raise concerns around Russia and the planned military exercises off the coast of County Cork in the coming weeks. I know that for some of my constituents, and in particular fishermen in Cork, there are a lot of concerns about these exercises. While there are no rules to stop the Russians from doing them, it is deeply concerning that they are choosing to do them off the Irish...

Post-European Council Meeting: Statements (26 Jan 2022)

Matt Shanahan: The Covid defence and supports that the Taoiseach mentioned earlier, which were approved by the EU, have clearly shown to Ireland the benefits of EU membership. Membership has granted us access to vaccines as soon as the technology was developed. Indeed, our membership also allowed us access to EU purchasing power which we could not have achieved on our own. It has also provided us with...

Post-European Council Meeting: Statements (26 Jan 2022)

Thomas Byrne: The Deputy supports Ukraine then.

Post-European Council Meeting: Statements (26 Jan 2022)

Richard Boyd Barrett: If I may finish, to put to bed-----

Post-European Council Meeting: Statements (26 Jan 2022)

Thomas Byrne: Does the Deputy support Ukraine?

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