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# occupied territories bill

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2022
# New York
Occupied Territories Bill would not make any 'practical difference', says Taoiseach
The Taoiseach has said the situation in the occupied Palestinian territory is untenable.
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# Gaza
Greens discuss councillors' call to support Occupied Territories Bill as Coveney says Ireland will continue to speak up
A group of Green Party councillors have called on their Dáil colleagues to support a boycott on goods from occupied Israeli territories.
# Palestine
Coveney expresses concern to Mike Pompeo and Israeli foreign minister about annexation plans
Israel’s plan to redraw the map has come under fierce international criticism.
# occupied territories bill
'A cop out': Calls for government to take a stand as over 100 Irish politicians sign letter opposing West Bank annexation
The Occupied Territories Bill was dropped from the programme for government at the behest of Fine Gael.
# occupied territories
Criticism over lack of reference to Occupied Territories Bill in draft programme for government
Fine Gael and Tánaiste Simon Coveney have repeatedly outlined their opposition to the Bill.
# letters from america
Government told that Occupied Territories Bill could affect immigration status of Irish in US
Fine Gael voted against the Bill, which passed second stage in the Dáil this year.
# occupied territories
Government loses vote on Israeli goods trade ban Bill, as ministers abstain
The government lost by 75 votes to 45 votes, with three abstentions.
# trade rules
Concerns over Israeli embassy closing down over Occupied Territories Bill 'an overreaction' say FF
Government is likely to lose vote over legislation that would prohibit the purchase of goods or services produced in all settlements deemed illegal.
# international relations
Coveney rules out Occupied Territories Bill support but will discuss free vote with Independent Alliance ministers
Despite government opposition, the Bill has cross-party support from Labour, Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil as well as independent senators.
Voices
Mary Lou McDonald: 'Leo asked where I was in the Dáil yesterday. I'm in Palestine observing the daily abuse they face'
Yesterday, the Taoiseach asked why the Sinn Féin leader was not in the chamber.
# trouble ahead
Independent Alliance to seek a free vote for Israeli goods trade ban Bill
The proposed legislation is due before the Dáil in the new year.
# trade restrictions
Seanad passes Occupied Territories Bill despite government opposition
Despite government opposition, the Bill has cross-party support from Labour, Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil as well as independent senators.
# trouble ahead
'A major problem': Independent Alliance to decide on free vote for Israeli goods trade ban Bill in the autumn
The proposed legislation passed in the Seanad last week after opposition parties joined forces.
# occupied territories bill
Shatter slams proposed trade ban with lands occupied by Israel; Senator tells him to take the time to read the Bill
Former Justice Minister Alan Shatter accused Fianna Fáil of ‘losing their moral compass’ by supporting the Bill.
# occupied territories bill
Fianna Fáil to support trade ban with lands held by Israel, but embassy calls it 'immoral'
The Embassy of Israel said the boycott will not facilitate Ireland’s role or influence in the Middle East.