Sadaka Visiting Speaker programme

Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi


Dr Mustafa Barghouthi, guest of Sadaka in Dublin

From the third to the fifth of December 2013, Sadaka hosted a visit to Ireland with Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi of the Palestinian National Initiative. Dr. Barghouthi is a Palestinian physician, activist, and politician who serves as General Secretary of the Palestine National Initiative. He has been a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council (Palestinian Parliament) since 2006 and is also a member of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Central Council. In 2007, Dr. Barghouti was Minister of Information in the Palestinian Unity Government.

Dr. Barghouthi is one of the most significant figures in contemporary Palestinian politics. This visit involved high level political engagements with Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Eamon Gilmore; members of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade; meetings with individual political parties and Dáil groupings (including Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin) and a meeting with Emer Costello MEP, amongst others. His itinerary included a public meeting held in Liberty Hall, chaired by Prionsias de Rossa, and numerous media interviews.

 

Itinerary Tuesday 3rd December 2013

Meeting with Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD
Round Table Discussion, various groups
Meeting with Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore TD (Foreign Affairs Minister and Deputy Prime Minister)
Images from the day's meetings


Itinerary Wednesday 4th December 2013

Meeting with The Labour Party
Meeting with Micheal Martin TD, Leader of Fianna Fáil
Meeting with the Technical Group (TD's)
Public Meeting at Liberty Hall, Dublin
Images from the day's meetings


Itinerary Thursday 5th December 2013

Meeting with Dáil Foreign Affairs Committee
Private visit to Kilmainham Gaol
Meeting with Emer Costello MEP
Dinner with various dignitaries
Images from the day's meetings



Media coverage of Dr. Barghouthi's meetings

Interview with Dr Mustafa Barghouthi, Morning Edition, RTE One(5 December 2013)

"Gilmore to meet with Palestinian legislator in Dublin" (The Journal)

"Palestinian leader urges Irish lead on Mideast peace process (Irish Times)"

"Mustafa Barghouthi to meet with representatives of all political parties" (The Journal)

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