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Dáil Questions on Defence -Defence Forces in Mali, Lariam, White Paper on Defence, Israeli arms imports, EU Battlegroups
Minister for Defence Simon Coveney was up on Tuesday for questions, Clare asked him a few, The suggestion that Irish troops are deployed to Mali was among them as well as a question about import and export of arms with Israel and the Irish Army’s continued use of the controversial drug Larium which can have very serious side effects. See replies below:
To ask the Minister for Defence the merits he envisage in Irish Defence Forces personnel being deployed to Mali to relieve French troops, given the history of that country.
– Deputy Clare Daly.
Minister Coveney ducks and dives on issues such as our failure to end the arms trade with Israel. The fact that he seems to be hellbent on extending our search and rescue operation in the Mediterranean to a deeper military involvement… The continued presence of Army personnel to protect US war crafts at Shannon and the failure of the Minister to address serious concerns over the continued prescribing of Lariam.