Seanad debates

Friday, 16 October 2020

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business

 

10:30 am

Sharon Keogan (Independent)

I want to bring to the attention of the House that this is Tusla National Fostering Week 2020. I implore any parents who may have a space in their home to consider fostering.

I raise the issue of the EU's flight travel policy that was voted on this week and that will be voted on by our Government on Tuesday. We are closed for business. We need a debate with the Minister with responsibility for tourism and the Minister for Transport, so they can tell us what they will do to reopen our economy. Foreign direct investment, FDI, is important to this country and we can see that executives and people involved in FDI cannot travel in and out of this country. We want our economies to be opened. We want our businesses to thrive. We will be totally alienated from all of Europe come Brexit. We do not want to be a pimple on the ass of Europe. It will sound like that, but really-----

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