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Mr Dara CALLEARY (Ireland, ALDE)

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Fianna Fáil

Dáil Éireann
IE - - Dublin 2

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2022 , 2021


In the political groups

  • Member: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe from 25/01/2021 to 22/01/2023

In the Assembly

  • from 25/01/2021 to 22/01/2023 Representative - Ireland

In the committee(s) and sub-committee(s)

  • Full Member: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 25/01/2021 to 22/01/2023)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Democracy (from 27/01/2022 to 22/01/2023)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on External Relations (from 25/01/2021 to 13/10/2022)


Last speeches

22/06/2022 | 17:43:31 Thank you, Chairman. I want to commend the rapporteurs, the Secretariat, and everybody involved in these reports, and particularly to commend our Ukrainian colleagues. To be a rapporteur at any stage for a PACE report is quite a task. To take it on in such a time of national and personal challenge, we are particularly grateful to you. Mister Chairman, as this debate proceeded, the Irish Times published a story online about a 12-year-old Ukrainian girl who came from Kharkiv with her... 27/04/2022 | 18:26:48 Thank you, Madam President. Madam President, in 1996 the Irish journalist Veronica Guerin was murdered by representatives of drug organisations whose work she was highlighting. This was a major shock to our republic and it is in her wake and as a major tribute to her that the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) was established. The mission of CAB is to deny and deprive people of the proceeds of criminal conduct. It is a multi-agency body made up of police, of civil servants, THE department of social... 27/04/2022 | 16:59:38 Thank you, Mr President. As an Irish person, it is in our DNA to understand what it's like to be threatened by a larger, more militarily powerful neighbour, and to stand up to that threat. And that is why we stand as a people in more ways than one, with the people of Ukraine in their current situation. I want to commend Mr Frank SCHWABE and the Secretariat – because behind every good rapporteur is an excellent secretariat – from the Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy on his report... 26/04/2022 | 10:20:53 Mister President, I too want to commend the rapporteur on his work and his Committee. It is interesting, Mister President, to notice that this report was commissioned on 12 April 2019. In the words of W. B. Yeats, "all has changed, and changed utterly". A worldwide pandemic, that we've not had the opportunity to reflect how that impacted on our people's lived experiences, and that has impacted on our democracy, and now we have the war on Ukraine and the invasion of Ukraine. I think the change... 15/03/2022 | 19:20:04 Madam Rapporteur, thank you for your report, for the extraordinary work you've put into that report. Madam Chair, I welcome the president's clarification that we are proceeding this evening in spite of the Russian announcement that they intend to withdraw from the Council of Europe. They intend to withdraw by using Article 7. They intend to do that to try and stop, to withdraw before we push them, and we must proceed to push them, to expel them. The Council of Ministers must expel them too...