Archive for the ‘Foreign Affairs’ Category
To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the steps that were taken in relation to raising the Saudi Arabian regime’s human rights abuses, discrimination against women, and financing of jihadist and sectarian forces across the Middle East when the recent Irish trade mission to that country took place.
To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will contact the Colombian authorities as a matter of urgency and demand an independent and rigorous investigation into the assassination of Cesar Garcia, a farmer and environmental activist opposed to the La Colosa gold mining project; and demand that the safety and security of community activists who oppose this project is guaranteed..
– Clare Daly.
For ORAL answer on Tuesday, 19th November, 2013.
Clare asked Minister for Foreign Affairs about the increased use of Shannon Airport by Canadian Military Aircraft, click on the link below to watch:
A Canadian C130 Hercules and two KC 10 US air force refueling tanks, which may indicate that they were refueling other US military aircraft that were transiting through Irish airspace. The Hercules was at gate 42 which suggests it was carrying passengers and not cargo.