Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Anglo-Irish Conference.

Thursday, 14 February 1991

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 405 No. 2

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  3.  Mr. J. O'Keeffe  Information on Jim O'Keeffe  Zoom on Jim O'Keeffe   asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs  Information on Gerard Collins  Zoom on Gerard Collins   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  Information on Pat Rabbitte  Zoom on Pat Rabbitte   asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs  Information on Gerard Collins  Zoom on Gerard Collins   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.

  20.  Mr. J. Bruton  Information on John Bruton  Zoom on John Bruton   asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs  Information on Gerard Collins  Zoom on Gerard Collins   if he will make a statement on the outcome of the Anglo-Irish Conference held in Dublin on Thursday, 31 January 1991.

Mr. Collins: Information on Gerard Collins  Zoom on Gerard Collins  I propose to take Priority Question No. 3 together with Questions Nos. 14 and 20.

The Intergovernmental conference on 31 January——

Mr. Stagg: Information on Emmet Stagg  Zoom on Emmet Stagg  On a point of order, we now have removed ourselves from Priority Questions. Questions Nos. 3, 4 and 5 are Priority Questions and may not be dealt with when the time is over.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  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 [400] proceed to other questions. Question No. 6, please. I am sorry. The Chair does try to be helpful in these matters.

Mr. J. O'Keeffe: Information on Jim O'Keeffe  Zoom on Jim O'Keeffe  No interest in Northern Ireland. It is a bloody disgrace.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  No matter what one does one is faulted, seemingly.

Mr. J. O'Keeffe: Information on Jim O'Keeffe  Zoom on Jim O'Keeffe  I am not blaming you.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  I know that.


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