Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade to address Foreign Affairs Committee

July 4th, 2011 - Pat Breen

4th July 2011

An Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore, TD will appear before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs tomorrow, Tuesday, 5th July.

Deputy Breen said: “I’m delighted that Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore has agreed to address the Committee on Ireland’s foreign policy priorities. As we formulate and agree a work programme for this committee, it is important to hear first hand from the Tanaiste on what he regards as the key focus areas and main concerns for his department. Listening to key stakeholders in relation to foreign affairs should help inform our work programme. I would hope that the Joint Committee will have an important and influential role in helping to further key foreign policy priorities including the promotion of human rights, the fight against poverty and hunger, a strong EU, as well as promoting Irish trade in existing and new markets which will be a key priority for the Joint Committee going forward.”

This meeting will take place in Committee Room 4 at 3.30pm on Tuesday, 5th July.

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For further information please contact:

Ciaran Brennan,
Houses of the Oireachtas,
Communications Unit,
Leinster House,
Dublin 2

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Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade


Pat Breen, TD (Chairman)
Eric Byrne, TD
Bernard J Durkan, TD
Pádraig Mac Lochlainn, TD
Michael McNamara, TD
Dara Murphy, TD
Dan Neville, TD
Seán Ó Fearghaíl, TD
Maureen O’Sullivan, TD


Deirdre Clune,
Mark Daly,
Lorraine Higgins,
Michael Mullins,
David Norris,
Jim Walsh.