Posts Tagged ‘neutrality’
Minister Fitzgerald shamefully dodges her responsibility to Garda whistle blowers and indeed citizens of Ireland in relation to the continued use of Shannon airport by the US military…
To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she believes that the present arrangements for investigations into Garda Síochána whistleblowing allegations are sufficiently robust, given the present ongoing cases; and if she will make a statement on the matter.
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.
Clare questioned the Minister on the appropriateness of sending Irish troops to Mali under 42.7 of the Lisbon Treaty, which states that the rule ‘shall not prejudice the specific character of member states’ Ireland is under no obligation to send troops. It is clearly better that the best thing Ireland can do is to remain neutral.