Motion On EU Migration Pact Rejected In Dail

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The Dáil voted 71 to 58 against a motion tabled by the Rural Independent TDs in respect of the EU Migration Pact.

Tipperary TD Mattie McGrath says the Government position effectively quashes any chance of proper public scrutiny of the EU Migration and Asylum Pact.

The motion had called for the Attorney General Advice on the Pact to be published and for a cost analysis to be undertaken.

The Taoiseach Simon Harris has offered to hold a Dáil Debate in the Pact once an Oireacthas Committee has completed it’s review of the pact.

Deputy McGrath continues to express concern about the relocation of decision making on immigration from Dublin to Brussels and says the consequences will be felt for decades in Ireland.

The Tipperary TD also highlights that expedited processing of all asylum applications is a domestic responsibility and can be achieved independently of Ireland joining the EU Migration Pact.