Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence

Territorial Integrity of Georgia and its Integration into the European Union: Motion

9:40 am

Photo of Darragh O'BrienDarragh O'Brien (Dublin Fingal, Fianna Fail) | Oireachtas source

I completely agree with the Chairman on that issue. It is not right that anyone should be denied the right to speak, particularly an ambassador. The Israeli ambassador, Mr. Boker, does a good job here. We do not always have to agree on everything. As the Chairman said, however, it is crucially important that everyone has the right to ventilate his or her point of view. I strongly condemn the actions of that small group of students who denied the Israeli ambassador the right to speak in Trinity College earlier this week.


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