Chambers welcome Ireland’s recognition of State of Palestine

Senator Lisa Chambers, a Fianna Fáil European Election candidate for the Midlands-North-West and Spokesperson on EU and Foreign Affairs, has welcomed Ireland’s announcement to formally recognise the State of Palestine, which took effect on Tuesday of this week.

“This is a hugely significant and historic moment for our country and for the international community,” Senator Chambers stated.

“The Irish Government’s decision is a powerful statement of our commitment to peace, justice, and the recognition of the Palestinian people’s right to self-determination”.

Senator Chambers expressed her hope that this recognition would serve as a catalyst for positive change, helping to bring about a much-needed ceasefire and an end to the violence in Gaza: “The situation in Gaza is dire, with ongoing conflict causing immense suffering and loss of life. The international community must act decisively to support efforts towards a peaceful resolution,” she said.

“Ireland’s recognition of Palestine is a step in the right direction and a call for other nations to join in acknowledging the need for a two-state solution,” she added, continuing: “Our Government’s decision reflects the values of compassion and solidarity that are central to our nation’s foreign policy”.