Tuesday 16 January 2024

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At 17 January 2024 at 08:37 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Irish Parliament suspended after TDs call for debate on Israel’s genocide of Palestinians

“The Dáil [Irish Parliament] was suspended briefly on Wednesday afternoon on its first sitting of 2024.

“People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett said his party was calling for a Dáil debate this week on the ‘genocide’ occurring in Gaza as well as the Government refusal to support South Africa’s action against Israel in the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

“[Barrett] said the Government had brought ‘shame’ on the country for refusing to support South Africa …

“‘There is a genocide going on, are you going to give us a debate where we can discuss the genocide, the worst possible crimes?’ Mr Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Social Protection …

“People Before Profit TD Paul Murphy said ‘it makes a charade of the place not to discuss a genocide, to continue as if we have business as usual when we have 250 people killed every single day and you won’t even have a debate about it’.

“His colleague, Mick Barry, also stood up calling for a debate and [the speaker] suspended the House for five minutes after the TDs would not resume their seats …”



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