Welcome to the Parliamentary Dimension of Ireland’s EU Presidency
Ireland held the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the first half of 2013. Eight major events were hosted by the Houses of the Oireachtas which in all attracted over one thousand delegates from across the European Union and beyond. Concluding the programme of meetings, COSAC took place in Dublin Castle on 24 and 25 June, where parliamentarians discussed moves towards an outward looking European Union.
Ceann Comhairle opens COSAC conference in Dublin Castle
24 and 25 June: The conference considered how to foster a forward and outward looking Europe.
Equipping Europe’s citizens for the digital age
17 June: Transport, Education and Communication Chairs discussed the EU's digital agenda
Clean energy for the future
13 May: The Chairs on Environment and Energy Committees heard the economic imperative for fostering renewables and energy efficiency.
Strategies to combat unemployment and harness the potential of SMEs.
Pat Breen TD and David Stanton TD greet Catherine Ashton
25 March: The meeting considered how to bolster EU’s role in conflict prevention and resolution.
Agriculture and Fisheries Chairs meeting
11 March: The meeting considered Common Agricultural and Fisheries Policies and supports for young farmers.