29. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if he will be attending the meeting of the European Council of Ministers in Brussels on 15 December 2016; and the Government’s position on the European Commission’s European defence action plan which is to be discussed there. (Question 39978/16 asked on 13 Dec 2016 - European Defence Action Plan)

Deputy Lisa Chambers: What are the implications for Ireland of the European defence action plan? Clearly, the EU is facing an unprecedented set of security challenges both within its borders and outside. It is my view that this plan is a reaction to those threats. I would like a statement from the Minister of State please. 
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