Date Released: 18 December 2014
On Wednesday (17th December) members and supporters of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign handed in a petition signed by over 8,000 people calling on Irish supermarket chain Dunnes Stores to make a public commitment that their outlets will not stock goods produced in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories.
The petition – signatures for which were collected on streets around Ireland during 2014 – was initiated to coincide with the 30th Anniversary of the 1984 Dunnes Stores anti-Apartheid strike by IDATU (now called Mandate) trade union members in Dublin’s Henry Street, and calls on Dunnes to support justice for Palestinians.
Present to support the campaign were popular singer Honor Heffernan, renowned artist Felim Egan, celebrated composer Raymond Deane, film-maker Daragh McCarthy and members of the Palestinian community.
You can watch a video of the event on the Irish Times website here.