European Commission recommends to the European Council (Article 50) to find that decisive progress has been made in Brexit negotiations

Brussels, 14 November 2018 The negotiators of the European Commission and the United Kingdom have today reached a deal on the terms of the Article 50 Withdrawal Agreement. All aspects of the Withdrawal Agreement have now been finalised and agreed at negotiator level. This agreement marks a decisive moment in the negotiations. The European Commission…

Speech by Minister Flanagan on the Istanbul Convention – the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combatting violence against women and domestic violence

Seanad Éireann 15 November 2018 ‘This Government, and I, as Minister for Justice and Equality, are committed to doing all we can to tackle violence against women. This violence is a blight on our society and its complexity requires a systemic, multi-faceted response. The Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combatting violence against women…