Coveney: ‘No pushback’ from multinationals against Irish stance on Israel

Enterprise minister says Irish position – widely viewed as more sympathetic to Palestine than other EU countries – is ‘respected internationally, and understood’

Simon Coveney pictured with Anne O’Leary, Irish boss of Facebook owner Meta. Enterprise minister said multinationals understand government’s position on Israel-Hamas war. Picture: Meta

Ireland has had “no pushback” from multinational companies with operations here over its stance on the conflict in Gaza, Simon Coveney has said, despite being among the countries most critical of Israel’s government since war broke out.

The enterprise minister said Ireland’s position on the conflict – widely viewed as more sympathetic to the cause of Palestine than other EU nations – is “respected internationally, and understood”.

“The truth is that Ireland isn’t pro- or ...