Irish Minister Simon Coveney Addresses Question on Ireland’s Role Addressing Human Rights Issues in Bahrain During the Human Rights Council

6 November 2019 – Yesterday, Seán Crowe T.D. asked Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney if Ireland will take a leadership role against the human rights violations in Bahrain in the United Nations Human Rights Council, particularly since Minister Coveney has previously noted human rights in Bahrain is a priority for Ireland. Mr. Crowe also inquired[…]

Irish Minister Simon Coveney Addresses Question on Prisoners of Conscience in Bahrain

28 October 2019 – On 22 October, Deputy Jim O’Callaghan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney, the steps being taken by Ireland in respect of prisoners of conscience in Bahrain, and asked if the Minister would make a statement on the matter. This question was a result of ADHRB’s[…]

91 Members of the Irish Parliament Send Letter to Foreign Minister Coveney on the Human Rights Situation in Bahrain

13 June 2019 – On Thursday 6 June, 91 members of the Irish Parliament sent a Joint Oireachtais Letter to Foreign Minister Simon Coveney, iterating their concerns for the people of Bahrain. The joint letter called upon the Irish government and its Department of Foreign Affairs to lead a joint statement at the United Nations[…]

5 Irish Parliamentarians Call for Ireland to Raise Bahrain in the Human Rights Council

On 8 May 2019, Ruth Coppinger TD, Seán Crowe TD, John Brassil TD, Brendan Howlin TD, and Eamon Scanlon TD – five of Ireland’s elected members of parliament – put forward a number of questions to Simon Coveney TD, Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, concerning the deteriorating human rights situation in Bahrain. Americans[…]

Irish Dáil Éireann Raises Human Rights in Bahrain During Feb 14 Debate

15 February 2019 – On 14 February 2019, Maureen O’Sullivan TD and Niall Collins TD held a topical issue debate concerning the deteriorating human rights situation in Bahrain in Ireland’s Dáil Éireann. The debate came on the eighth anniversary of the 2011 pro-democracy movement and protests, which were met with a violent government crackdown that[…]