Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
التضامن الإيرلندي الفلسطيني

Over 140 general election candidates have signed up to #PalestinePledges for justice for Palestinians

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) has welcomed the support from over 140 general election candidates for a series of election pledges supporting justice for the Palestinian people.

At least 147 candidates, from most parties and many independents, have signed the three pledges, which were also endorsed collectively by Sinn Féin, The Green Party, Solidarity, People Before Profit, Rise, and The Workers’ Party. At least one candidate in every constituency endorsed the pledges, while in some constituencies some half to three quarters of candidates declared their support.

The pledges call on candidates to

  • Support a ban on trade with Israel’s illegal colonial settlements in Palestine
  • Support an end to the Irish arms trade with Israel, and an end to EU funding of Israeli military manufactures
  • Support free speech and protection of the right to engage in boycott, divestment and sanctions campaigning in the face of efforts to silence and suppress criticism of the state of Israel.

IPSC Chairperson Fatin Al Tamimi said: “We thank all those candidates who have pledged their support for our Palestine Pledges. This solidarity is required now more than ever as we see the racist Trump-Nethanyahu deal that seeks to tear up international law, disregard fundamental rights, and attempt to re-partition Palestine in a truly disturbing echo of the darkest days of colonial land and resource theft.

“By endorsing these pledges, these candidates have made a strong statement of solidarity with the Palestinian plight – an issue that is of great concern to many voters in Ireland. As former Fianna Fail spokesperson on foreign affairs Niall Collins noted, Palestine ‘is coming up on the doorsteps’ – and we in the IPSC want to thank everyone who has raised the issue during this election, such support is heartening and inspiring” she continued.

Ms. Tamimi concluded: “At the end of the day, whoever forms the new government will come under serious pressure from the US and EU to squash the Occupied Territories Bill and to fall in line with the global attempts to silence and suppress criticism of the Apartheid State of Israel. But this new government will also come under huge pressure from the people power of the Irish public to take an even stronger stance in support of the heroic Palestinian fight for their liberty – and as always the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign will continue to be at the forefront of building both grassroots and political solidarity with Palestine’s anti-apartheid struggle. Ireland may be a small nation, but we can make an important stand for Freedom, Justice and Equality for the Palestinian people, one that resonates across the world!”

A full list of candidates who have endorsed the pledges so far can be found in the table below. At present the number of endorsers stands at 146. No Fine Gael candidates have yet signed. This list will still be updated until polling day on our website.

• Fianna Fail‘s Election Manifesto states that the party commits to “progress[ing] the Occupied Territories bill”. Labour have said that the party “will vote to pass the Occupied Territories Bill into law at an early stage.”

The constituencies with the highest number of endorsing candidates are Dublin Central (9), Kildare South (8), Dublin Bay North (8), Dublin Bay South (6) and Galway West (6). The constituency with the fewest endorsers is Cork South West (1).

Every effort has been made to ensure this list is accurate and up to date. All candidates for whom contact details were obtainable were contacted at least three times via email.

In line with our anti-racist and anti-discriminatory principles, the IPSC only contacted parties that have endorsed the Irish Network Against Racism’s ‘Anti-Racism Election Protocols‘.

Legend: AON (Aontú) – FF (Fianna Fail) – GP (Green Party) – I4C (Independents4Change) – IND (Independent) – LAB (Labour) – PBP (People Before Profit) – RISE (Rise) – SD (Social Democrats) – SF (Sinn Féin) – SOL (Solidarity).

Carlow-KilkennyMalcolm NoonanGP
Carlow-KilkennyAdrienne WallacePBP
Carlow-KilkennyKathleen FunchionSF
Cavan–MonaghanTate DonnellyGP
Cavan–MonaghanEmmett Smith PBP
Cavan–MonaghanMatt CarthySF
Cavan–MonaghanPauline TullySF
ClareRóisín GarveyGP
ClareTrudy LeydenIND
ClareTheresa O’DonohoePBP
ClareViolet-Anne WynneSF
Cork EastLiam QuaideGP
Cork EastPat BuckleySF
Cork North CentralOliver MoranGP
Cork North CentralThomas GouldSF
Cork North CentralMick BarrySOL
Cork North CentralJames CoughlanWP
Cork North-West Colette FinnGP
Cork South CentralLorna BogueGP
Cork South CentralDonnchadh Ó LaoghaireSF
Cork South WestPaul HayesSF
DonegalMichael WhiteGP
DonegalPearse DohertySF
DonegalPádraig MacLochlainnSF
DonegalThomas PringleIND
DonegalJohn O'DonnellIND
Dublin Bay NorthSean HaugheyFF
Dublin Bay NorthDavid HealyGP
Dublin Bay NorthJohn LyonsIND
Dublin Bay NorthBernard MulvanyPBP
Dublin Bay NorthCian O’CallaghanSD
Dublin Bay NorthDenise MitchellSF
Dublin Bay NorthMichael O'BrienSOL
Dublin Bay NorthAodhán Ó RíordáinLAB
Dublin Bay SouthEamon RyanGP
Dublin Bay SouthMannix FlynnIND
Dublin Bay SouthAnnette MooneyPBP
Dublin Bay SouthSarah Durcan SD
Dublin Bay SouthChris AndrewsSF
Dublin Bay SouthKevin HumphriesLAB
Dublin CentralMary FitzpatrickFF
Dublin CentralNeasa Hourigan GP
Dublin CentralChristy Burke IND
Dublin CentralGillian Brien PBP
Dublin CentralGary Gannon SD
Dublin CentralMary Lou McDonald SF
Dublin CentralRita HarroldSOL
Dublin CentralÉilis RyanWP
Dublin CentralJoe CostelloLAB
Dublin FingalJoe O'BrienGP
Dublin FingalLouise O’ReillySF
Dublin FingalTerry KelleherSOL
Dublin FingalPaul MulvilleSD
Dublin FingalDean MulliganI4C
Dublin Mid WestPeter KavanaghGP
Dublin Mid WestGino KennyPBP
Dublin Mid WestEoin O Broin SF
Dublin Mid WestMark Ward SF
Dublin Mid WestDavid GardinerWP
Dublin North WestCaroline ConroyGP
Dublin North WestConor ReddyPBP
Dublin North WestDessie EllisSF
Dublin RathdownCatherine MartinGP
Dublin RathdownEoghan O CeannabhainPBP
Dublin RathdownSorcha Nic Cormaic SF
Dublin South CentralPatrick Costello GP
Dublin South CentralRichard Murray IND
Dublin South CentralJoan CollinsI4C
Dublin South CentralBrid Smith PBP
Dublin South CentralAengus O Snodaigh SF
Dublin South WestFrancis Noel Duffy GP
Dublin South WestPaul MurphyRISE
Dublin South WestSeán CroweSF
Dublin South WestSandra FaySOL
Dublin WestRoderic O’GormanGP
Dublin WestAengus Ó MaoláinSD
Dublin WestPaul DonnellySF
Dublin WestRuth CoppingerSOL
Dún LaoghaireOssian Smyth GP
Dún LaoghaireRichard Boyd Barrett PBP
Dún LaoghaireShane O'Brien SF
Galway EastEoin MaddenGP
Galway EastMarian SpelmanLAB
Galway EastPeter ReidSD
Galway EastLouis O’HaraSF
Galway WestPauline O’ReillyGP
Galway WestCatherine ConnollyIND
Galway WestJoe LoughnanePBP
Galway WestNiall Ó TuathailSD
Galway WestMairéad FarrellSF
Galway WestConor BurkeSOL
KerryCleo MurphyGP
KerryPa DalySF
Kildare NorthVincent MartinGP
Kildare NorthPaul MahonPBP
Kildare NorthCatherine MurphySD
Kildare NorthReada CroninSF
Kildare NorthEmmet StaggLAB
Kildare SouthAnita Nic GhibAON
Kildare SouthFiona O'LoughlinFF
Kildare SouthRonan MaherGP
Kildare South Fiona McLoughlin HealyIND
Kildare SouthRoisin Uí BhroinPBP
Kildare SouthLinda HaydenSD
Kildare SouthPatricia RyanSF
Kildare SouthMark WallLAB
Laois-OffalyPippa HackettGP
Laois-OffalyBrian Stanley SF
Limerick CityBrian LeddinGP
Limerick CityJenny BlakeSD
Limerick CityMaurice QuinlivanSF
Limerick CityMary CahillaneSOL
Limerick CountyClaire KeatingGP
Limerick CountySéighin Ó CeallaighSF
Longford-WestmeathLouise HeavinGP
Longford-WestmeathBarbara SmythPBP
Longford-WestmeathSorca ClarkeSF
Longford-WestmeathDom ParkerSOL
LouthMark DeareyGP
LouthImelda MunsterSF
LouthRuairí O'MurchúSF
MayoSaoirse McHughGP
MayoJoe DalyPBP
MayoRose Conway-WalshSF
Meath EastSean McCabeGP
Meath EastAndrew KeeganPBP
Meath EastDarren O'RourkeSF
Meath EastSeamus McDonagh WP
Meath WestSeamus McMenaminGP
Meath WestRonan MooreSD
Meath WestSean GuirkeSF
Roscommon-GalwayJulie O’DonoghueGP
Roscommon-GalwayKenny TynanPBP
Roscommon-GalwayClaire KerraneSF
Sligo-LeitrimBláithín GallagherGP
Sligo-LeitrimDeclan BreeI4C
Sligo-LeitrimMartin KennySF
TipperaryRob O'DonnellGP
TipperaryMartin BrowneSF
WaterfordMarc O'CathasaighGP
WaterfordDavid CullinaneSF
WaterfordUna DunphyPBP
WexfordDeirdre WaddingPBP
WexfordJohnny MythenSF
WicklowSteven MatthewsGP
WicklowJohn BradySF
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