Senator Alice-Mary Higgins speaking at the opening of the 26th Seanad

Senator Alice-Mary Higgins speaking at the opening of the 26th Seanad Éireann, about the global challenges the world is facing and the role of democratic institutions such as the Seanad in addressing those challenges.

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Today in Seanad Éireann, Senator Alice-Mary Higgins called for an urgent debate on the Government decision to join the Permanent Structured Cooperation, PESCO. This call for debate on a "dangerous and rushed decision which will deeply undermine Ireland's neutrality and crucial peacebuilding role" was voted down by Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil and the Seanad will not be allowed to have their say before the decision is made.