From top: Taoiseach Enda Kenny in Toronto this morning and excerpts of a Dáil transcript from April 1, 2014
Further to the question over whether Ireland voted for Saudi Arabia to be included in the UN Commission on the State of Women…
And demands for the Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan to reveal how Ireland voted…
A contradiction has emerged in Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s assertion that he raised the question of women’s rights during a visit to Saudi Arabia in 2014.
Mr Kenny told journalists in Canada that he had raised the issue during a trade mission.
However the Dáil record from the time shows the Taoiseach told Opposition deputies that the subject was not discussed [see above].
The Taoiseach led a trade mission to Saudi Arabia in January 2014 – a trip which led to the signing of €65m in contracts, and the creation of 95 jobs.
There you go, now.
Transcript via Kildarestreet.com
Pic: Irish Embassy Canada