Dáil agrees motion to officially recognise State of Palestine ~ THE IRISH TIMES.
Ireland has joined 135 other countries that officially recognise the State of Palestine.
The Dáil has agreed a motion officially recognising the State of Palestine and the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination.
The Sinn Féin Private Member’s motion, debated in the Dáil last night and tonight, was not contested by the Government.
TDs from all political parties as well as Independents welcomed the motion.
However, former minister for justice Alan Shatter criticised the wording of the statement and claimed that it should have better reflected the nuances of the Israeli-Palestine conflict.
Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald welcomed the decision and said it sends a strong message of solidarity…
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