Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Europe

Ireland and the Refugee Crisis

The past several months, but particularly the past month, have seen the largest movement of people for humanitarian reasons since the Second World War. The primary reason for the massive increase in migration is the instability and the conflict in the Middle East, predominantly in Syria. The group naming themselves the ‘Islamic State’ is pursuing… Continue Reading

PQ NO. 22 – 25th June – Update on Irish Navy Operations in the Mediterranean

To ask the Minister for Defence if, in consideration of the hugely positive contribution that the Irish Navy is making in the Mediterranean area, he has had engagement with his European counterparts on a longer term solution to address the influx of persons; if he envisages an expended role for the Defence Forces in this;… Continue Reading

PQ No. 122 – 9th June – Irish Government & Navy Assisting with Mediterranean Crisis

To ask the Minister for Defence if he will report on the involvement of the Irish Navy in the Mediterranean migrant crisis; the level of engagement he has had with his European counterparts in alleviating this serious issue.; and if he will make a statement on the matter – Deputy Seán Kyne. Reply: Minister for… Continue Reading