Barrett, Seán

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 722 No. 3

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Suspension of Member

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I suppose he could raise the matter on the Adjournment Debate.More Button

This is joke.More Button

Stop the hoodwink.More Button

Question put: “That the proposal for dealing with No. a17 be agreed to.”
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Priority Questions - Overseas Development Aid

Asked the minister: if his attention has been drawn to a Human Rights Watch report entitled Development Without Freedom: How Aid Underwrites Repression in Ethiopia, which urges foreign donors to examine the ways in whi...More Button

I thank the Minister for his reply. Does he accept that Human Rights Watch is a respectable organisation and one needs to pay serious attention to any report it produces? This report, Development wi...More Button

I am just quoting from the report. It makes all sorts of allegations. Farmers are described as being denied access to agricultural assistance, micro-loans, seeds and fertilisers because they do not ...More Button

I have not been to Ethiopia, nor have I spoken to the ambassador, and I am not making allegations but rather quoting from a report compiled by a respected organisation. In view of what the Minister o...More Button

Priority Questions - Foreign Conflicts

Asked the minister: his views on the proposed referenda on whether Southern Sudan secedes from Sudan and also whether the Abyei region decide to be part of Northern or Southern Sudan and if he has satisfied himself tha...More Button

I am sure the Minister will agree that after 20 years of war in this region it would be a shame if, at the last moment, the referenda were destroyed or a lack of confidence ensued because of lack of p...More Button

Would it be possible for the Minister to raise this at the forthcoming General Affairs and External Relations Council meeting? Could he ask for a report on whether the Union is satisfied to date? It...More Button

No, at the GAERC meeting.More Button

Priority Questions - EU Membership

Asked the minister: if the EU is facilitating dialogue between Serbia and Kosovo and if so, if he will report on the up to date position regarding these talks.More Button

I thank the Minister for his reply. Is he happy that procedures are in place whereby the EU will be seen actively to pursue the course for a peaceful resolution? Has a timescale been set in light of...More Button

I was interested in the Minister’s comment about opposition within Serbia. My concern is that if the process is allowed to be dragged out, the discussions and negotiations could slow down. It is vit...More Button

Other Questions - Foreign Conflicts

Asked the minister: if the EU is involved in any efforts to restart talks between Israel and Palestine and, if so, will he supply an up to date report on the matter; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I share the Minister’s concern about the breakdown of the talks and sincerely hope every effort will be made to resume them as quickly as possible. I also share his view, as does the Fine Gael Party,...More Button

I read that part of the deal being discussed between Secretary of State Clinton and Mr. Netanyahu was that the US would supply 25 fighter jets worth $3 billion. The point the Minister has just made h...More Button

As does the EU.More Button

It is necessary also to get the people throwing the bombs to sign up to any deal, as we have learnt in Northern Ireland.More Button

Other Questions - Human Rights Issues

Asked the minister: his views on the recent elections in Burma and if he shares the views of various human rights groups who are urging the international community to reject the election as a sham and asking that they ...More Button

I join with others in congratulating Aung San Suu Kyi on her release and commend the dignified way in which she has behaved since. However, any country that is still holding 2,000 political prisoners...More Button

Written Answers - Human Rights Issues

Asked the minister: if his attention has been drawn to recent evidence of war crimes and human rights abuses in Sri Lanka presented by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Overseas Development Aid

Asked the minister: his plans to continue funding for a programme (details supplied). More Button

Written Answers - European Union Accession

Asked the minister: the position regarding the possibility of Albania becoming a member of the European Union. More Button


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