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Covid-19 Pandemic

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 9 June 2020

Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Questions (20)

Róisín Shortall


20. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if Ireland will support the WHO and Costa Rica proposal on a global pooling mechanism of Covid-19 related health technologies (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9876/20]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

Ireland welcomes Costa Rica’s leadership on the Covid-19 Technology Access Pool. We share the objectives for the initiative to achieve a common outcome in public health for the benefit of all. Ireland has championed coherence, and coordinated and collaborative responses to the global public health challenges which we currently face, with a focus on ensuring that the needs of poorest and most vulnerable are served by our collective effort. The proposal touches on the work of a number of Government Departments and other stakeholders. My Department is consulting with relevant stakeholders with a view to considering practical engagement.