After the failed attempt to move the government parties to grant a recall of the Dail to debate the situation in Gaza, Daragh O’Brien released a statement this afternoon:
As the Taoiseach has the sole discretion to recall the Dáil during recess and it appears less and less likely that he is going to do so, Fianna Fáil has decided to take direct steps to force a recall of the Oireachtas in the Seanad.
“We successfully used this mechanism during the recess last year for a critical debate on organ donation. Given the cross party revulsion at recent events, I am confident that we will be able to do so again.
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