Written answers

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Department of An Taoiseach

Cabinet Committee Meetings

Photo of Lisa ChambersLisa Chambers (Mayo, Fianna Fail)
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98. To ask the Taoiseach the number of times Cabinet committee C, European Union, including Brexit, has met in 2019; and when it is next scheduled to meet. [26703/19]

Photo of Leo VaradkarLeo Varadkar (Taoiseach, Department of An Taoiseach; Dublin West, Fine Gael)
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Cabinet Committee C, which covers EU and international issues, including Brexit, last met on 21 June 2018.

Given the significance of Brexit for the country, it is important that all Cabinet Ministers are fully across what is happening.

Therefore, over the past 12 months, it has been discussed on at least 25 occasions at full Cabinet level.

Recently Memos were brought to Cabinet for discussion on Brexit Preparedness Planning.

I also meet with individual Ministers or groups of relevant Ministers to focus on particular issues, including those relating to Brexit and other EU and international issues.

The date of the next meeting of Cabinet Committee C has not been confirmed.

The Tánaiste continues to hold Brexit Stakeholder Forum engagements, most recently on 29 May.

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