Tuesday June 2, 2020

Coveney says proposal in works for Ireland to join Arctic Council

Minister for Foreign Affairs says his department is aware of the growing importance of the polar region

Daniel Murray

Business Reporter

24th May, 2020
The growing environmental and strategic importance of the Arctic has very significant impact

A proposal for Ireland to join the Arctic Council as an observing member is being prepared and will be submitted for consideration to the new government, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said.

In a ministerial reply to Cian O’Callaghan, the Social Democrats TD, the Minister for Foreigh Affairs said that his department understood the growing importance of the region and was preparing the proposal.

“In recent years, the Arctic has become a...

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