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The real reason Ireland is going to recognise Palestine

14 April 2024

4:30 PM

14 April 2024

4:30 PM

When the Irish foreign minister Micheal Martin recently stood up and announced to the Dail that Ireland would officially recognise a Palestinian state ‘within a matter of weeks’, there were no sharp intakes of breath or fits of fainting in the chamber.

Irish political parties have long been relatively united in their calls for full recognition of a Palestinian state.

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