Seanad Éireann this week debated a Bill which sought to ban trade between Ireland and the illegal settlements in the West Bank. Voting on the Bill was postponed following a debate which saw cross-party condemnation of Israeli settlement construction.
Trócaire had supported the Bill, which was introduced by Independent Frances Black. The initiative was also supported by 19 prominent Israelis, including a former Attorney General, who wrote to the Irish Times calling on Ireland to ban settlement goods.
Trócaire is very concerned about a serious clampdown on human rights and political opposition in Honduras, where the government is using increasingly violent and authoritarian tactics to silence dissent.
Hundreds of people have been detained and at least 27 people, including three minors, have been killed by the police and army since the disputed election of November.
Climate change is having a devastating impact on communities we work with around the world. That is why we push for Ireland to do more to play its role in tackling this global emergency.
On February 7th the Climate Emergency Measures Bill will be debated in Dáil Éireann. Send your local TDs a message to demand they support the bill.