Fitzgerald, Garrett

Tuesday, 13 November 1973

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 268 No. 12

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Dumping at Sea.

The Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matters, 1972, (London Convention) is open for signature until 31st December next. Arrangements to enable Ireland ...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Minister's UN Visit.

My visit to the United Nations from 24th September to 4th October last was in the normal course of annual attendance by Ministers for Foreign Affairs at the General Assembly of the Organisation. I add...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Berne Copyright Convention.

The Government have not requested the USSR, or any of the other countries who are not parties to the Berne Copyright Convention of 1886, to adhere to that convention. I might add that the USSR is a pa...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Diplomatic Relations with Yugoslavia.

The question of exchanging diplomatic representatives with many countries, including Yugoslavia, is kept under review in the light of our political, trade and other international interests.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Cross-Border Co-operation.

The Deputy will be aware that the Government is at present preparing for a conference with the British Government and leaders of the elected representatives of Northern Ireland which, it is hoped, wil...More Button

The Council of Ireland is envisaged by this Government as a bipartite body with representatives of the Government of the Republic and of the Executive of Northern Ireland.More Button

Yes, but it has always been envisaged on our side as being a bipartite body with only representatives of the Government of the Republic and the Executive of Northern Ireland. I think that is the situ...More Button

I am not implying anything. I could not follow the Deputy's supplementary question. Is he suggesting that it should be tripartite and the British Government should be members of it? Is that the Dep...More Button

I am sorry. I misunderstood the Deputy. Perhaps it was a momentary inattention on my part. As a representative body naturally there should be parliamentary representation as well. I am sorry if I d...More Button

The Council of Ireland, in carrying out its functions, will be doing so jointly by joint executive action of the Government of Northern Ireland and our Government and with appropriate involvement of t...More Button

It is not proposed to publish the Government's negotiating position in this matter.More Button

We have in certain respects indicated our position where this was necessary at this stage. I do not envisage that there will be any further indication of that position in advance of the negotiations.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Environment Protection.

With your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, I propose to take Questions Nos. 8 and 11 together. A resolution which provided inter alia for the establishment of an environment fund, to be financed from v...More Button

With your permission, a Cheann Chomhairle, I propose to take questions Nos. 9 and 10 together.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Ethiopian Relief Fund.

As indicated in a Press release issued by the Government Information Service on Tuesday 6th November, £20,000 has been allocated for the victims of drought in Ethiopia. This sum will be made available...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Long Kesh Internees.

The British Government are fully aware of our views on internment in Northern Ireland, including the conditions in which internees are detained. The matter was raised again recently and, while it wou...More Button

We do not have any people who could by any stretch of the imagination be described as Republican internees and, therefore, the Deputy's question, as phrased, is irrelevant and inappropriate. If he is...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Diplomatic Relations with USSR.

The position is that an exchange of diplomatic representatives, at ambassadorial level, will take place early in 1974. Practical arrangements for this are at present being made in contacts at officia...More Button

The House is entitled, of course, to raise questions on the matter if it wishes to do so. I was only making the point that the decision is one which is a function of the Executive. I tried to interv...More Button

I thought I had clarified the point and corrected any misunderstanding. Of course, Deputies are perfectly entitled to ask questions about it and they will of course, be answered. I am sorry if that ...More Button

It is a matter for the Whips to consider whether it is appropriate or not. As far as questions are concerned, I will naturally answer them.More Button

I do not think I could answer that statement.More Button

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