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Oireachtas Debates

The primary focus of our work is to influence Irish Government and where appropriate, European Union foreign policy in support of the national, democratic and human rights of the Palestinian people. Here we have curated an extensive collection of insightful and informative discussions held within the Irish parliament, the Oireachtas, relating to the complex and important topic of Palestine. Sadaka regularly contributes and presents at such debates, often hosting visiting speakers who offer expert research to the discussion.

33rd Dáil › Wednesday, 14 February 2024

Dáil Eireann

33rd Dáil › Tuesday, 23 January 2024

Conflict in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory: Motion

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí – Leaders’ Questions

33rd Dáil › Wednesday, 17 January 2024

26th Seanad  › Thursday, 14 December 2023

33rd Dáil  › Tuesday, 12 December 2023

26th Seanad › Tuesday, 12 December 2023

26th Seanad › Thursday, 7 December 2023

26th Seanad › Tuesday, 5 December 2023

33rd Dáil › Wednesday, 22 Nov 2023

European Court of Auditors Annual Report 2022: Discussion

33rd Dáil › Thursday, 16 Nov 2023

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí – Leaders’ Questions

26th Seanad › Wednesday, 15 Nov 2023

An tOrd Gnó – Order of Business

33rd Dáil › Wednesday, 11 Oct 2023

Dáil Éireann Debate

Leaders’ Questions

33rd Dáil › Thursday, 13 Jul 2023

Dáil Éireann Debate

Situation in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory: Statements

26th Seanad › Wednesday, 12 Jul 2023

Seanad Éireann Debate

Situation in Israel and occupied Palestinian territory: Statements

33rd Dáil › Thursday, 6 Jul 2023

Dáil Éireann Debate

Visit of Palestinian Ambassador

33rd Dáil › Thursday, 6 Jul 2023

Dáil Éireann Debate

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí – Leaders’ Questions

33rd Dáil › Thursday, 31 March 2022

Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence Debate

Report of UN Special Rapporteur on Israel’s Conduct of its Occupation of the Palestinian Territory: Discussion

33rd Dáil › Wednesday, 2 Mar 2022

Dáil Éireann Debate

Situation in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including the recent Amnesty International Report: Statements

26th Seanad › Tuesday, 1 Mar 2022

Seanad Éireann Debate

Situation in the Middle East: Statements

33rd Dáil › Tuesday, 22 Feb 2022

Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence Debate

Israel’s Apartheid against Palestinians: Amnesty International

33rd Dáil › Wednesday, 14 Jul 2021

Joint Committee on Enterprise, Trade and Employment Debate

Trade Between Ireland and the Palestinian Territories: Discussion

Sadaka appeared before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Enterprise, Trade and Employment on 14 July 2021 at the invitation of the Chairman, to discuss trade between Ireland and Palestinian territory. Sadaka Board member Bertie Ó hAinmhire welcomed two guest speakers, Mr. Hugh Lovatt, a policy fellow with the Middle East and North Africa programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations, and Mr. Martin Konecny, Director of the European Middle East Project (EuMEP) in Brussels. Mr. Ó hAinmhire outlined the role of Sadaka particularly in the context of trade with illegal settlements in the Occupied Palestinian territory, and the fact that these settlements are now a major obstacle to any solution to the Palestinian question. Mr. Konecny and Mr. Lovatt provided a detailed statement to the Committee and answered questions from members. Before the meeting the Committee Cathaoirleach Deputy Maurice Quinlivan said: “The Committee welcomes this opportunity to engage with Sadaka, the Ireland Palestine Alliance, and looks forward to a wide-ranging discussion on trade between Ireland and Palestinian territory”.

33rd Dáil › Tuesday, 25 May 2021

Dáil Éireann Debate

Annexation of Palestine: Motion [Private Members]

On the 25th of May 2021, following months of work from Sadaka, Trócaire, Christian Aid, ICTU, and collaboration from both Government and Opposition, the Dáil has supported a parliamentary motion condemning the de facto annexation of Palestinian land by Israel, developed by John Brady TD, Sinn Féin. Simon Coveney, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Defence, supported the motion, stating that “the current escalation of violence has not happened in isolation” and called for the international community to be “honest about what is happening on the ground.” Following a vote on Wednesday 26th May 2021, Ireland has become the first country within the EU to recognise de facto annexation, paving the way for others to follow. 

33rd Dáil › Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Joint Committee on Enterprise, Trade and Employment Debate