The Tánaiste, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Minister for Defence, Micheál Martin, presented to Government the report of the Consultative Forum on International Security Policy this morning.
The report, prepared by the Chair of the Forum, Louise Richardson DBE, provides a summary and analysis of the four days of discussions and over 800 submissions to the public consultation.
The report is available at: gov.ie – Consultative Forum: Chair’s Report (www.gov.ie).
Commenting this morning, the Tánaiste said:
“I would like to greatly commend the Chair, Louise Richardson DBE, for the report which I presented to Government today. It forms a valuable milestone in the ongoing national debate about our international security policy.
In an increasingly unpredictable world, we need to work together to navigate the complex choices we face from a baseline of facts and evidence. The Chair’s report marks an important contribution to this effort.”
The Tánaiste will now review the report and consider its conclusions. A Dáil debate will also be scheduled in the coming weeks. The Tánaiste will then decide whether to bring forward a set of recommendations to Government.