Thursday, 14 February 1991
Dáil Éireann Debate
3. Mr. J. O'Keeffe asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the reason the timing of the Government's participation in the talks on the future of Northern Ireland is of any major relevance having regard to the fact that an agreement cannot ultimately be reached without the participation and approval of all parties to the talks including the Government.
14. Mr. Rabbitte asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if he will make a statement on the outcome of the meeting of the Anglo-Irish Conference held in Dublin on 31 January 1991; if he will outline the discussions he had with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland with regard to efforts to initiate talks between the democratic political parties in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
An Ceann Comhairle: I am afraid that certain Members are putting the Chair in a very invidious position. He seeks to give a little latitude in these matters. It is simply not appreciated in this instance. I am sorry, Minister. I now propose to  proceed to other questions. Question No. 6, please. I am sorry. The Chair does try to be helpful in these matters.
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