26 Feb 2019, 13.15

The Joint Committee on Public Petitions will consider petitions dealing with nuclear research, UK citizens in Ireland and the future status of Drogheda on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 1:30 p.m.

One petition calls on Ireland to join the Geneva-based European Organisation for Nuclear Research, arguing that the scientific and economic benefits would outweigh the costs of membership.

A second petition calls on Ireland, in the event of a “no deal” Brexit, to grant free naturalisation to UK citizens who have been resident in Ireland for at least the past five years.

A third, from the Drogheda City Status Committee, seeks official recognition of Drogheda as a city, rather than its current designation as a town.

“The Committee’s role is to give members of the public the opportunity to place issues of concern directly before the Oireachtas and to influence changes in public policy where appropriate,” said Committee Chairman Seán Sherlock TD. “We will give these petitions our full consideration before announcing, in public session, the decision on each one.”

The meeting in Committee Room 1 can be viewed live here.

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