Fine Gael deputy Brendan Griffin has called for the Dáil to set aside time to discuss – what he described as – the horror currently unfolding in Aleppo.
Deputy Griffin said he welcomed the move by Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan, to call in the Russian Ambassador to Ireland, Maxim Peshkov, to discuss his country’s possible involvement in war crimes in Syria.
The Keel native made the call following unsuccessful efforts to raise the matter as a Topical Issue on each of the three Dáil sitting days this week.
Deputy Griffin said he believes the Dáil should prioritise time to discuss atrocities in Aleppo – and give consideration to the possible expulsion of the ambassador in protest.
He said even small countries like Ireland must make their protestations heard and cannot allow such actions to occur without repercussion.
Deputy Griffin said he hopes the Dáil gives this matter its full attention at the earliest possible time.