466. Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason Ireland has not yet signed the declaration of the European Parliament on the rights of deaf-blind persons; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20315/15]


Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality (Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin): The Declaration to which the Deputy refers is a Declaration of the European Parliament rather than an instrument which requires signature or other approval by Member States.