Israel-Hamas War

Ireland among four EU states to call for immediate ceasefire in Gaza

Ireland, Spain, Malta and Slovenia said they are ready to recognise the state of Palestine ‘when the circumstances are right’

Leo Varadkar said on Friday that the strong position of Ireland, Spain and Slovenia “was a factor” in getting agreement on a ceasefire call but that the escalating violence in Gaza and the shifting US position also played a part. Picture: Bloomberg