Gerry Adams, president of the Irish Republican political party Sinn Féin, has called upon the Irish government in Dublin to recognize the state of Palestine.
Adams has served as Sinn Féin president since 1983, and has been a member of the Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament, since 2010. He plans to step down as Sinn Féin leader next month to make way for a new generation of leadership. He will be replaced by Mary Lou McDonald.
On a related note, it is reported that Israel is planning to close down its embassy in Dublin, this apparently in response to Ireland’s vote against Trump’s embassy move at the UN.