Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
التضامن الإيرلندي الفلسطيني

Let’s make Palestine an election issue: #PalestinePledges for #GE2020

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign is asking our members and supporters to make justice for the Palestinian people an issue in the 2020 Irish General Election.

We have produced a short handout with three important issues to raise with canvassers on the doorsteps, or to contact candidates about, and have initiated a campaign asking the candidates to take our three #PalestinePledges in support of the Palestinian people’s struggle for freedom, justice and equality.

The handout contains questions and important information related to

• Support for a ban on trade with Israel’s illegal colonial settlements in Palestine

• Support for an end to the Irish arms trade with Israel, and an end to EU funding of Israeli military manufactures

• Support for free speech and protection of the right to engage in boycott, divestment and sanction campaigning

Please ask candidates to take the #PalestinePledges to help secure justice for the Palestinian people.

Download the question sheet

pdflogYou can download a Printable Colour PDF here or if you prefer, a Black & White PDF here.

We ask you to keep it handy for when candidates come looking for your vote, and make sure they know that the Irish government’s attitude toward Palestine is an important issue for voters in Ireland!

The #PalestinePledges

The IPSC is calling on candidates in the General Election to pledge to support justice for Palestine. In a call sent to the hundreds of candidates in 39 constituencies we have asked aspiring TDs to make three pledges to support concrete actions to help secure freedom, justice and equality for the Palestinian people if elected to Dáil Éireann.

The campaign is asking candidates to publicly commit to three promises, the #PalestinePledges. Responses will be published on this page so that all voters concerned with Palestine can with have an informed opinion about where candidates stand on the issue of justice for the Palestinian people. The asks are as follows:

1 – The Illegal Settlements Pledge: “I believe that no one should profit from Israel’s occupation of Palestine, and, if elected to Dáil Éireann, I pledge to support and vote in favour of the ‘Occupied Territories Bill’ which will prohibit the import and sale of goods, services and natural resources originating in Israel’s illegal settlements in Palestine. Further I pledge to support the call for an EU-wide ban on trade with the settlements.”

2 – The Arms Trade Pledge: “I believe that no one should profit from the deaths, maiming and continued subjugation of Palestinians, and, if elected to Dáil Éireann, I pledge to actively work to end the bilateral arms trade between Ireland and Israel, and to support the exclusion of Israeli arms manufacturers and other military companies from EU Research Programs and EU contracts.”

3 – The Free Speech Pledge: “I believe no one should be silenced for advocating for human, civil, national, political or economic rights, and, if elected to Dáil Éireann, I pledge to protect the right of people to free speech, including the right to engage in the non-violent Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign. I pledge to act against any attempts to suppress or criminalise Palestine solidarity activism.”

Who has taken the #PalestinePledges?

The following parties have endorsed all three pledges: the Green Party, People Before Profit, Rise, Sinn Féin, Solidarity, and The Workers’ Party.  You can see individual candidates’ responses below.

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.”

Quick Links – Jump to your constituency

Carlow-Kilkenny  |  Cavan–MonaghanClareCork East  |  Cork North Central  |  Cork North-WestCork South Central  Cork South West  |  Donegal  |  Dublin Bay North  |  Dublin Bay South  |  Dublin Central  |  Dublin Fingal  |  Dublin Mid West  |  Dublin North West  |  Dublin Rathdown  |  Dublin South Central  |  Dublin South West  |  Dublin West  |  Dún Laoghaire  |  Galway East  |  Galway West  |  Kerry  |  Kildare North  |  Kildare South  |  Laois-Offaly  |  Limerick City  |  Limerick County  |  Longford-Westmeath  |  Louth  |  Mayo  |  Meath East  |  Meath West  |  Roscommon-Galway  |  Sligo-Leitrim  |  Tipperary  |  Waterford  |  Wexford  |  Wicklow

If you are a candidate and woudl like to sign, please email palestinepledges [at] to let us know, thank you.

Carlow-KilkennyPartySettlementsArms TradeFree Speech
Bobby AylwardFF
John McGuinnessFF
Jennifer Murnne-O'ConnorFF
John Paul PhelanFF
Pat DeeringFG
Patrick O'NeillFG
Malcolm NoonanGPYYY
Denis HynesLAB
Adrienne WallacePBPYYY
Kathleen FunchionSFYYY
Cavan–MonaghanPartySettlementsArms TradeFree Speech
Sarah O’ReillyAONTU
Brendan SmithFF
Niamh SmythFF
Robbie GallagherFF
Heather HumphriesFG
T.P. O’ReillyFG
Sandra McIntyreFG
Tate DonnellyGPYYY
Liam van der Spek LAB
Emmett Smith PBPYYY
Matt CarthySFYYY
Pauline TullySFYYY
ClarePartySettlementsArms TradeFree Speech
Cathal CroweFF
Timmy DooleyFF
Rita McInerneyFF
Pat BreenFG
Joe CareyFG
Senator Martin ConwayFG
Róisín GarveyGPYYY
Michael McNamaraIND
Joseph WoulfeIND
Trudy LeydenINDYYY
Theresa O’DonohoePBPYYY
Violet-Anne WynneSFYYY
Cork EastPartySettlementsArms TradeFree Speech
Kevin O’KeeffeFF
James O’ConnorFF
Pa O'DriscollFG
David StantonFG
Liam QuaideGPYYY
Mary Linehan-FoleyIND
Sean SherlockLAB
June MurphySD
Pat BuckleySFYYY
Cork North CentralPartySettlementsArms TradeFree Speech
Finian ToomeyAONTU
Padraig O’SullivanFF
Tony FitzgeraldFF
Sandra MurphyFF
Colm BurkeFG
Lorraine O’NeillFG
Oliver MoranGPYYY
Kenneth O'FlynnInd
Martin CondonInd
Timothy J HoganInd
Sean O'LearyInd
Ger KeohaneInd
John MaherLAB
Sinéad HalpinSD
Thomas GouldSFYYY
Mick BarrySOLYYY
James CoughlanWPYYY
Cork North-WestPartySettlementsArms TradeFree Speech
Ciarán McCarthySD
Becky KealyAONTU
Michael MoynihanFF
Aindrias MoynihanFF
Michael CreedFG
John Paul O’SheaFG
Colette FinnGPYYY
Cork South CentralPartySettlementsArms TradeFree Speech
Anna DalyAONTU
Micheál Martin FF
Michael McGrathFF
Senator Jerry ButtimerFG
Simon Coveney FG
Lorna BogueGPYYY
Sean O’LearyIND
Ciara KennedyLAB
Bobby Murray WalshPBP
Patricia O'DwyerSD
Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire SFYYY
Cork South WestPartySettlementsArms TradeFree Speech
Mairéad RuaneAONTU
Margaret Murphy O’ Mahony FF
Christopher O’SullivanFF
Karen CoakleyFG
Senator Tim LombardFG
Michael CollinsIND
Alan ColemanIND
Holly CairnsSD
Paul HayesSFYYY
DonegalPartySettlementsArms TradeFree Speech
Pat 'The Cope' GallagherFF
Joe McHughFG
Martin HarleyFG
Michael WhiteGPYYY
Thomas PringleIND YYY
John O’DonnellIND YYY
Pearse DohertySFYYY
Pádraig MacLochlainnSFYYY
Dublin Bay NorthPartySettlementsArms TradeFree Speech
Seán HaugheyFFYYY
Deirdre HeneyFF
Richard BrutonFG
Catherine NooneFG
David HealyGPYYY
John LyonsINDYYY
Aodhán Ó RíordáinLABYYY
Bernard MulvanyPBPYYY
Cian O’CallaghanSDYYY
Denise MitchellSFYYY
Michael O'BrienSOLYYY
Dublin Bay SouthPartySettlementsArms TradeFree Speech
Mannix FlynnINDYYY
Jim O’CallaghanFF
Eoghan MurphyFG
Kate O’ConnellFG
Eamon RyanGPYYY
Kevin HumphriesLABYYY
Annette MooneyPBPYYY
Sarah Durcan SDYYY
Norma BurkeINDYYY
Chris AndrewsSFYYY
Dublin CentralPartySettlementsArms TradeFree Speech
Ian Noel SmythAONTU
Mary FitzpatrickFFYYY
Paschal DonohoeFG
Deirdre DuffyFG
Neasa Hourigan GPYYY
Christy Burke INDYYY
Joe CostelloLABYYY
Gillian Brien PBPYYY
Gary Gannon SDYYY
Mary Lou McDonald SFYYY
Rita HarroldSOLYYY
Éilis Ryan WPYYY
Dublin FingalPartySettlementsArms TradeFree Speech
Darragh O’BrienFF
Lorraine Clifford-LeeFF
Alan FarrellFG
James ReillyFG
Joe O'BrienGPYYY
Dean MulliganI4CYYY
Tony MurphyIND
Glenn BradyIND
Duncan SmithLAB
John UwhumiakporPBP
Paul MulvilleSDYYY
Louise O’ReillySFYYY
Terry KelleherSOLYYY
Dublin Mid WestPartySettlementsArms TradeFree Speech
John Curran FF
Catriona McCleanFF
Emer HigginsFG
Vickey CasserlyFG
Peter KavanaghGPYYY
Ruth NolanI4C
Paul GogartyIND
Francis TimmonsIND
Joanna TuffyLAB
Gino KennyPBPYYY
Eoin O Broin SFYYY
Mark Ward SFYYY
David GardnerWPYYY
Dublin North WestPartySettlementsArms TradeFree Speech
Paul McAuliffeFF
Noel RockFG
Caroline ConroyGPYYY
Ian CroftIND
Andrew MontagueLAB
Conor ReddyPBPYYY
Roisin ShortallSD
Dessie EllisSFYYY
Dublin RathdownPartySettlementsArms TradeFree Speech
Liam CoughlanAontu
Shay Brennan FF
Deirdre Conroy FF
Josepha Madigan FG
Neale Richmond FG
Catherine MartinGPYYY
Shane Ross IND
Patrick NoonanInd
Lettie McCarthy LAB
Eoghan O CeannabhainPBPYYY
Sorcha Nic Cormaic SFYYY
Dublin South CentralPartySettlementsArms TradeFree Speech
Catherine Ardagh FF
Catherine Byrne FG
Patrick Costello GPYYY
Joan CollinsI4CYYY
Richard Murray INDYYY
Sean O'LearyInd
Rebecca Moynihan LAB
Brid Smith PBPYYY
Tara DeacySD
Aengus O Snodaigh SFYYY
Dublin South WestPartySettlementsArms TradeFree Speech
John LahartFF
Charlie O’ConnorFF
Deirdre O'DonovanFF
Colm BrophyFG
Ellen O'Malley-DunlopFG
Francis Noel Duffy GPYYY
Katherine ZapponeIND
Mick DuffIND
Ciarán AhernLAB
Paul MurphyRISEYYY
Carly BaileySD
Seán CroweSFYYY
Sandra FaySOLYYY
Dublin WestPartySettlementsArms TradeFree Speech
Edward Mac ManusAONTU
Jack ChambersFF
Leo Varadkar FG
Emer CurrieFG
Roderic O’GormanGPYYY
Joan BurtonLAB
Aengus Ó MaoláinSDYYY
Paul DonnellySFYYY
Ruth CoppingerSOLYYY
Dún LaoghairePartySettlementsArms TradeFree Speech
Mairead Toibin AONTU
Mary Hanafin FF
Mary Mitchell O'ConnorFG
Barry Ward FG
Jennifer Carroll McNeill FG
Cormac Devlin FG
Ossian Smyth GPYYY
Juliet O'ConnellLAB
Richard Boyd Barrett PBPYYY
Dave QuinnSD
Shane O'Brien SFYYY
Galway EastPartySettlementsArms TradeFree Speech
Martin WardAONTU
Donagh KillileaFF
Anne RabbitteFF
Ciarán CannonFG
Pete RocheFG
Eoin MaddenGPYYY
Sean CanneyIND
Marian SpelmanLABYYY
Peter ReidSDYYY
Louis O’HaraSFYYY
Galway WestPartySettlementsArms TradeFree Speech
Cormac Ó CorcoráinAONTU
Éamon Ó Cuív FF
Ollie CroweFF
Hildegarde NaughtonFG
Seán KyneFG
Pauline O’ReillyGPYYY
Catherine ConnollyINDYYY
Noel GrealishIND
Niall McNelisLAB
Joe LoughnanePBPYYY
Niall Ó TuathailSDYYY
Mairéad FarrellSFYYY
Conor BurkeSOLYYY
KerryPartySettlementsArms TradeFree Speech
Sonny ForanAONTU
John BrassilFF
Norma FoleyFF
Norma MoriartyFF
Brendan GriffinFG
Mike KennellyFG
Cleo MurphyGPYYY
Ted CroninIND
Michael Healy-RaeIND
Danny Healy-RaeIND
Brian FinucanePBP
Kildare NorthPartySettlementsArms TradeFree Speech
James LawlessFF
Frank O'RourkeFF
Anthony LawlorFG
Bernard DurkanFG
Vincent MartinGPYYY
Emmet StaggLABYYY
Paul MahonPBPYYY
Catherine MurphySDYYY
Reada CroninSFYYY
Kildare SouthPartySettlementsArms TradeFree Speech
Anita Nic GhibAONTUYYY
Suzanne DoyleFF
Fiona O'LoughlinFFYYY
Martin HeydonFG
Ronan MaherGPYYY
Cathal BerryIND
Roisin Uí BhroinPBPYYY
Linda HaydenSDYYY
Patricia RyanSFYYY
Fiona McLoughlin HealyINDYYY
Laois-OffalyPartySettlementsArms TradeFree Speech
Barry Cowen FF
Sean Fleming FF
Peter OrmondFF
Pauline FlanaganFF
Charles FlanaganFG
Marcella Corcoran KennedyFG
Pippa HackettGPYYY
Ken SmollenIDP
Carol Nolan IND
John LeahyIND
Stephen TynanPBP
Brian Stanley SFYYY
Limerick CityPartySettlementsArms TradeFree Speech
Michael RyanAONTU
Willie O’DeaFF
James CollinsFF
Maria ByrneFG
Kieran O’DonnellFG
Brian LeddinGPYYY
Frankie DalyIND
Jan O’SullivanLAB
Jenny BlakeSDYYY
Maurice QuinlivanSFYYY
Mary CahillaneSOLYYY
Limerick CountyPartySettlementsArms TradeFree Speech
Conor O'DonoghueAONTU
Niall CollinsFF
Patrick O’DonovanFG
Tom NevilleFG
Claire KeatingGPYYY
Richard O’DonoghueIND
Séighin Ó CeallaighSFYYY
Longford-WestmeathPartySettlementsArms TradeFree Speech
Séamus BurkeAONTÚ
Robert TroyFF
Joe FlahertyFF
Peter BurkeFG
Gabrielle McFaddenFG
Michael CarrigyFG
Louise HeavinGPYYY
Kevin MoranIND
Tony ReillyIND
Donal JacksonIND
Frank KilbrideIND
Anna KavanaghIND
Alan ManganLAB
Barbara SmythPBPYYY
Sorca ClarkeSF YYY
Dom ParkerSOLYYY
LouthPartySettlementsArms TradeFree Speech
Declan BreathnachFF
James ByrneFF
John McGahonFG
Fergus O'DowdFG
Mark DeareyGPYYY
Peter FitzpatrickIND
Topanga BirdIND
Ged NashLAB
Audrey FergusPBPYYY
Imelda MunsterSFYYY
Ruairí O'MurchúSFYYY
MayoPartySettlementsArms TradeFree Speech
Paul Lawless AONTU
Dara CallearyFF
Lisa ChambersFF
Michael RingFG
Alan DillonFG
Michelle MulherinFG
Saoirse McHughGPYYY
Gerry LoftusIND
Kamal UddinLAB
Rose Conway-WalshSFYYY
Meath EastPartySettlementsArms TradeFree Speech
Emer ToibinAONTU
Thomas ByrneFF
Deirdre Geraghty SmithFF
Regina Doherty FG
Helen McEntee FG
Sean McCabeGPYYY
Sharon KeoganIND
Annie HoeyLAB
Andrew KeeganPBPYYY
Darren O'RourkeSFYYY
Seamus McDonagh WPYYY
Meath WestPartySettlementsArms TradeFree Speech
Peadar TobinAONTU
Shane CassellsFF
Damien EnglishFG
Sarah ReillyFG
Noel FrenchFG
Seamus McMenaminGPYYY
Annie HoeyLAB
Ronan MooreSDYYY
Sean GuirkeSFYYY
Roscommon-GalwayPartySettlementsArms TradeFree Speech
James HopeAONTU
Eugene Murphy FF
Orla LeydenFF
Aisling DolanFG
Julie O’DonoghueGPYYY
Denis NaughtenIND
Michael FitzmauriceIND
Kenny TynanPBPYYY
Claire KerraneSFYYY
Sligo-LeitrimPartySettlementsArms TradeFree Speech
Marc MacSharryFF
Shane EllisFF
Eamon ScanlonFF
Frank FeighanFG
Thomas WalshFG
Bláithín GallagherGPYYY
Bernie O'HaraIND
Sean WynneIND
Declan BreeI4CYYY
John PerryIND
Marian HarkinIND
Nessa CosgroveLAB
Gino O'BoylePBP
Martin KennySFYYY
TipperaryPartySettlementsArms TradeFree Speech
Jackie CahillFF
Sandra FarrellFF
Imelda GoldsboroFF
Mary Newman JulianFG
Garret AhearnFG
Rob O'DonnellGPYYY
Seamus HealyIND
Michael LowryIND
Mattie McGrathIND
Joe HanniganIND
Alan KellyLAB
Martin BrowneSFYYY
WaterfordPartySettlementsArms TradeFree Speech
Mary Butler FF
Eddie MulliganFF
Damien GeogheganFG
John CumminsFG
Marc O'CathasaighGPYYY
Matt ShanahanIND
Bernadette PhillipsIND
John PrattLAB
Una DunphyPBPYYY
David CullinaneSFYYY
WexfordPartySettlementsArms TradeFree Speech
Michael SheehanFF
James BrownFF
Malcom ByrneFF
Lisa McDonaldFF
Michael D'ArcyFG
Paul KehoeFG
Seanie O'SheaIND
Brendan HowlinLAB
Deirdre WaddingPBPYYY
Johnny MythenSFYYY
WicklowPartySettlementsArms TradeFree Speech
Séamus ConnorAONTU
Pat CaseyFF
Stephen DonnellyFF
Simon HarrisFG
Andrew DoyleFG
Billy TimminsFG
Steven MatthewsGPYYY
Joe BehanIND
John SnellIND
Charlie KeddyIND
Daragh FitzgeraldIND
John LarkinIND
Paul O’BrienLAB
Sharon BriggsPBP
Jennifer WhitmoreSD
John BradySFYYY
Note: Every effort has been made to ensure this list is accurate and up to date. In line with our anti-racist principles, the IPSC only contacted parties that have endorsed the Irish Network Against Racism’s ‘Anti-racism election protocols‘.
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