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Government must end ‘scandalous’ delay to legislation banning state investment in illegal Israeli settlements – Pauline Tully TD.
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Stop delaying illegal Israeli Settlements Divestment Bill

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Stop delaying illegal Israeli Settlements Divestment Bill

Sinn Féin TD for Cavan-Monaghan Pauline Tully has demanded that government allow the progression of Sinn Féin legislation banning the state from investing in companies that profit from illegal Israeli settlements.


The Illegal Israeli Settlements Divestment Bill 2023 was introduced by Sinn Féin TD John Brady. On Friday, government instructed the Business Committee to effectively delay the legislation from progressing in the Oireachtas.


Teachta Tully said:

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“It is immoral that the Strategic Investment Fund invests Irish taxpayers’ money in companies operating in the illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories. Sinn Féin’s legislation would end this injustice and take an important stand with the people of Palestine.


“The government’s decision on Friday to frustrate this important legislation is shameful.


“At a time of unthinkable atrocities in Gaza, the very least the Irish government could do is take this important step of solidarity.


“The world is witnessing a genocide being inflicted on the people of Gaza. It is vital that the Irish government take meaningful action to send a clear message that the people of Ireland will not allow our taxpayers’ monies to be invested in companies that profit from Israel’s illegal activities.


“The decision of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green party to further frustrate the passage of this law on Friday is indefensible. Government is failing to take the meaningful action that the situation in Palestine demands.


“Sinn Féin’s legislation must be progressed. Government must end their delay now.”



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