As conflict continued in the Middle East, Sinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams TD today called on the Irish Government to grant full Embassy status to the Palestinian Mission in Ireland.
Gerry Adams said:
“Currently the Government recognises the Mission of the State of Palestine in Ireland, but it does not afford it the same privileges and immunities, exemptions and facilities as granted to other diplomatic mission in Dublin, pursuant to the provisions of the 1961 Viennna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.
“The Irish Government should upgrade the status of the Palestinian Mission in Ireland to that of an Embassy, as it deserves under the Convention.
“I raised this issue today in the Dáil and I wrote to the outgoing Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore on it in March.
“Given the current difficulties in the Middle East this would send a very strong message to the beleaguered Palestinian people.”