Israel-Hamas War

Tánaiste ridicules Sinn Féin’s ‘populist’ call for Israeli ambassador to be expelled

Ireland is working to get its citizens out of Gaza and Sinn Féin’s position on the ambassador is illogical and irresponsible, Micheál Martin tells Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

Micheál Martin, Tánaiste, said Ireland should use every diplomatic means available to bring an end to the conflict. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Calls by Sinn Féin for Ireland to expel the Israeli ambassador over its aggression in Gaza are illogical and irresponsible, Tánaiste Micheál Martin has said.

Speaking at his party’s Ard Fheis, Martin said a fundamental point of international diplomacy is the basic necessity to maintain communication with countries, even if you disagree with them.

“It’s an essential aspect of the conduct of foreign policy that we would retain diplomatic channels and particularly in the context ...