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Clare submitted questions to the Minister on his Department striking a trade deal for cattle exports with Egypt even as Ibrahim Halawa sits in an Egyptian prison, and asked him to impose a ban on the export of greyhounds to die in the Canidrome in Macau.
Parliamentary Question No. 31
To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if consideration was given to or any mention made of the continuing imprisonment without trial of a person (details supplied) in an Egyptian Prison during the brokering of the Irish-Egyptian agreement to allow Ireland to begin exporting live cattle to Egypt, which concluded in February 2016; if any effort was made during negotiations to leverage the deal to secure the release of this person; and if he will now consider calling off the deal before the first live exports take place near the end of this year..
– Clare Daly.
For ORAL answer on Wednesday, 13th July, 2016.
Ref No: 21010/16 Lottery: 4 Proof: 36 Order: 26
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine : (Michael Creed)
Questions relating to the release of the person referred to by the Deputy are a matter for the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade. In t hs regard I understand that his Department, both in Dublin and cairo, is very actively engaged in seeking a resolution in this case, as is the Taoiseach himself. Minister Flanagan gave a comprehensive speech to the House last Thursday, 7 th July and I understand the Deputy also contributed to the debate that resulted in an all-party motion being agreed by this House.