Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Ceisteanna (62)

Clare Daly

Ceist:

62. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade further to Parliamentary Question No. 81 of 2 May 2018, the evidence that was produced to support the briefings that led to the decision to expel the particular diplomat selected. [21128/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Foreign)

On March 27, in light of the European Council conclusions on the nerve agent attack in Salisbury and based on an assessment of all relevant political, diplomatic and national security considerations, I took the decision to terminate the accreditation of a diplomatic staff member of the Russian Embassy.

It is longstanding policy not to comment on the detail of security briefings provided to the government and I do not propose to depart from this practice on this occasion.