67. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he has spoken or written to the Israeli ambassador about Israel’s 70th anniversary commemoration celebrations. (Question 19090/18 asked on 01 May 2018)

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade (Deputy Simon Coveney): I received an invitation from the Ambassador of Israel to attend an official reception to mark Israel’s Independence Day, which this year also marked the seventieth anniversary of Israel’s independence. I know that this is an important day for the Israeli people. For scheduling reasons, I was unable to attend, and my regrets were conveyed to the Ambassador.