Written answers

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

International Relations

Photo of Thomas PringleThomas Pringle (Donegal, Independent)
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23. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his views on calls from organisations such as an organisation (details supplied) for the suspension of the sentences of persons; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10576/20]

Photo of Simon CoveneySimon Coveney (Cork South Central, Fine Gael)
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I am aware of the cases that the Deputy raises. Given the importance Ireland attaches to respect for the separation of powers, it would not be appropriate for me to comment on specific cases ruled upon by the courts of another EU Member State.

The constitutional and political arrangements in Spain are matters to be determined by its own citizens, through its democratic processes and institutions, in full respect of the rule of law.


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