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Tonight at 8pm.

Frances Black Live.


Earlier: Meanwhile in New York

This afternoon.

Outside Leinster House.

Supporters of Independent Senator Frances Black’s Occupied Territories Bill 2018 – which is due to be voted on in the Seanad at 2.45pm today – gather.

The proposed legislation would prohibit trade with settlements in occupied territories.

The Control of Economic Activity (Occupied Territories) Bill 2018 does not mention Israel and the Palestinian territories but will make it an offence “for a person to import or attempt to import settlement goods”.

The 10-page bill can be read here

Related: Bill banning Israeli settlement goods to be opposed by Government (Pat Leahy, The Irish Times)

Previously: Why A Trade Ban Is Necessary

Pics: Aaron McAllorum, Catherine Murphy and Social Democrats