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Irish Ministers conclude presentation of Presidency priorities to European Parliament

23.01.2013, 19:00 GMT


Intensive week of presentations by 20 Ministers kickstarts Presidency engagement with the European Parliament

A full week of intensive engagement with the European Parliament on the priorities of the Irish Presidency for the coming six months was concluded by Irish government ministers in Brussels today. 20 ministers, across 27 presentations to the European Parliament’s committees, informed and engaged in debates with Members of the European Parliament on a range of sectoral issues.

The European Parliament and its Committees are indispensable to a successful Presidency.

The European Parliament is a key partner on many significant files, and as Minister of State for European Affairs said in her presentation “the European Parliament and its Committees are indispensable" to a successful Presidency.  

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Date

EP Committee

 Minister

Time

Monday

21.01.13    

TRAN

 

Download speech: Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leo Varadkar speech to TRAN committe

16:00 – 17:00

Tuesday

22.01.13

JURI

 

Minister for Justice, Equality, Defence, Alan Shatter. Download:Press release- JURI & LIBE committee

09:00 – 10:00

Tuesday

22.01.13 

FEMM

 

Download speech:Minister of State for Equality, Kathleen Lynch TD speech to FEMM committee

10:00 – 11:30

Tuesday

22.01.13

AFCO

 

Download speech: Minister for European Affairs, Lucinda Creighton TD speech to AFCO committee

11:00 – 12:30

Tuesday

22.01.13

ECON-

 

Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan TD

17:00 – 18:30

Tuesday

22.01.13

LIBE

 

Minister for Justice, Equality, Defence, Alan Shatter. Download: Press release- JURI & LIBE committee

15:00 – 16:30

Tuesday

22.01.13

PECH

 

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD

15:00 – 16:30

 Tuesday

22.01.13

DEVE

 

Download speech: Minister of State for Trade & Development, Joe Costello TD to DEVE committee

17:30-   18:30

Tuesday

22.01.13

AFET

 

Download speech:Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore speech to AFET committee 17:30-   18:30

Tuesday

22.01.13 

JURI

 

Download speech: Minister for Jobs,Enterprise & Innovation, Richard Bruton TD to JURI comm.

17:30 – 18:15

Wednesday 

23.01.13

INTA

 

Download speech.Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Richard Bruton speech to INTA comm. 09:10 – 10:10

Wednesday

23.01.13

ENVI

 

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD 09:00 – 10:30

Wednesday

23.01.13 

EMPL

 

Download speech:Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Richard Bruton speech to EMPL comm. 11:00 – 12:30

Wednesday

23.01.13

EMPL

 

Download speech:Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton TD speech to EMPL committee 11:00 – 12:30

Wednesday

23.01.13

EMPL

 

Download speech:Minister of State Ciarán Cannon TD speech to EMPL committee 11:00 – 12:30

Wednesday

23.01.13

ENVI

 

Download speech. Minister for Health, James Reilly TD speech to ENVI committee 11:00 -  12:30

Wednesday

23.01.13

ITRE

 

Download speech:Minister for Comms, Energy, Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte speech to ITRE comm. 11:00 – 12:30

Wednesday

23.01.13

CULT

 

Download press release: Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan- CULT comm. 15:00 – 16:10

Wednesday

23.01.13

CULT

 

Minister of State for Sport, Michael Ring TD 15:00 – 16:10

Wednesday

23.01.13

REGI

 

Download speech: Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin speech to REGI comm. 15:00 – 16:30

Wednesday

23.01.13

IMCO

 

Download speech.Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Richard Bruton speech to IMCO comm. 15:30 – 16:30

Wednesday

23.01.13

CULT

 

Download speech:Minister of State Ciarán Cannon TD speech to CULT committee 16:10 – 17:10

Wednesday

23.01.13

CULT

 

Download speech:Minister for Children and Youth Affairs,Frances Fitzgerald speech to CULT comm. 16:10 – 17:10

Wednesday

23.01.13

ENVI

 

Minister for Environment, Community, Local Government, Phil Hogan TD 17:00 – 18:30

Wednesday

23.01.13

ITRE

 

Download speech:Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Richard Bruton speech to ITRE comm. 17:00 – 18:00

Wednesday

23.01.13

ITRE

 

Downlaod speech: Minister of State for Research & Innovation, Sean Sherlock speech to ITRE comm.

17:00 – 18:00

Thursday

31.01.13

AGRI

 

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD 10.00 – 11.30

 

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