Sunday 25 June 2017

Did we congratulate or condemn Saudi Arabia?

Taoiseach Enda Kenny Photo: REUTERS/Christinne Muschi
Taoiseach Enda Kenny Photo: REUTERS/Christinne Muschi
Editorial

Editorial

Is that another imagined conversation, Taoiseach? He's got in trouble before for coming up with his own 'alternative facts' about exchanges that never really happened.

Now Enda Kenny seems bemused and confused yet again about what he said, this time when he spoke to Crown Prince Salman of Saudi Arabia on a 2014 trade mission.

Pressed on whether our country had actually voted to put Saudi Arabia on the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, Mr Kenny claimed: "We've raised the question of women's rights with the Saudi Arabians and I was there myself on a trade mission a number of years ago."

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