Seanad debates

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business


10:30 am

Photo of Jerry ButtimerJerry Buttimer (Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

It is a co-operation of EU countries on particular EU defence projects. I do not see this as being tied in any way to how we can all condemn the blatant disregard for human rights in Libya. We can work to continue promoting and enhancing the lives of Eritrean people and we can ensure that the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade works on behalf of the Government to raise these issues. I would be happy to have him come to the House.

Senator Coghlan raised the issue of deer marauding through Killarney. It is an important issue. He referred to the Ring of Kerry, the N72 and other routes where this issue is having an impact on drivers. His point needs to be addressed. Some 120 deer have been culled but fencing has been ruled out.

Senator Nash raised the important issue of the ongoing violent criminal feud in Drogheda. As he will appreciate, I do not know the Garda numbers for Drogheda, but the Minister, Deputy Flanagan, has increased the moneys available to the Garda Síochána for new cars, new equipment, recruitment, and pay and conditions. I am not familiar with the overtime issue that the Senator raised. As he pointed out, the Taoiseach will be visiting Drogheda on Friday. It would be wrong to ask him not to go. It is important that he go to hear at first hand the issues affecting Drogheda. I am sure that the chief superintendent in charge of the district-----


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