Limerick TD calls for formal recognition of state of Palestine

Limerick Fianna Fáil TD Willie O'Dea.

FIANNA Fáil TD Willie O’Dea asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Micheál Martin his plans for a formal recognition of the state of Palestine.

Responding to Deputy O’Dea in the Dáil, the Tánaiste explained that, in the absence of progress towards a two-state solution, he would be prepared to recommend to the Government the recognition by Ireland of a State of Palestine, if and when it might be helpful.

“This is a matter which I discuss regularly with EU colleagues,” Deputy Martin said.