Agenda item

Eurovision Song Contest 2019

Minutes:

Councillor Duffy Moved, Seconded by Councillor Jackson

This    Council supports calls for Ireland and other participants not to take part in the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest which will take place in Israel in accordance with Derry City and Strabane District Council’s support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions policy.

 

This Council should write to RTÉ and BBC expressing concern at the continued slaughter and human rights abuse against the Palestinian people and urging them to boycott the competition.

 

                        After voting by a show of hands the result was as follows:

 

                        For – 27; Against – 6; Abstentions – 0.

 

                        The Motion was therefore carried.

 

Subsequently Councillor Duffy Moved, Seconded by Councillor Jackson and the Council

 

Resolved       This Council supports calls for Ireland and other participants not to take part in the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest which will take place in Israel in accordance with Derry City and Strabane District Council’s support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions policy.

 

This Council should write to RTÉ and BBC expressing concern at the continued slaughter and human rights abuse against the Palestinian people and urging them to boycott the competition.