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Gaza Crisis Needs Dáil Recalled For Debate- Seán Crowe TD

1 August, 2014 - by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin's spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Seán Crowe, has said there is no conceivable reason why the Dáil shouldn’t be recalled after the Seanad debated the crisis in Gaza yesterday.

Deputy Seán Crowe said:

“People all over this island are marching in their thousands to protest against Israel’s deadly assault on Gaza. At this stage not even children and their refugee families sheltering in United Nations compounds are safe.

“The Seanad was recalled to discuss the humanitarian crisis in Gaza and to listen to the Irish state’s response from the Minister for Foreign Affairs. Following yesterday’s two hour debate I can see no conceivable reason why the Dáil should not be recalled to discuss this on-going humanitarian crisis.

“I attended yesterday’s debate in the Seanad but obviously as a non-member, I had to sit the visitors’ gallery.

“As I was democratically elected to the Dáil by the people of Dublin South West, and as Sinn Féin’s spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, I want to represent all my constituents including all Sinn Féin voters in debating this issue with the Minister. Surely that's what a democracy is all about

“It is long past the time for the Dáil to be recalled so all democratically elected TDs can directly speak to the Minister to reflect their views, and equally important, the views of the voters who elected them.”

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