Tag Archives: Ireland

Moral flagging

Yet another Palestine flag to fly in Ireland I hope that PM Netanyahu or someone has the gumption to tell visiting Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney how pissed off we are by yet another Irish local council flying the red, … Continue reading

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Breakfast with the Ambassador

Crashing the Irish party Last week I crossed off another belated life milestone – embassy reception. To be fair, it wasn’t exactly at the Irish embassy but I did have a chance to speak with the new ambassador.

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BDS at NUI

NUI Galway? Are you a student, academic or employee of the National University of Ireland–Galway? Do you live in the region or are capable of getting there? On March 6th a motion for boycotting Israel will be presented to the … Continue reading

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So NEAR – so far

Have we seen the last of Azizi bin Habeebi? If you haven’t been following the circus at Near 90.3 fm let me give you a quick thumbnail sketch. An episode of the weekly and obsessively anti-Israel programme International Politics led to a successful complaint … Continue reading

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Who’s on first?

Foreign Affairs Committee to meet Minister Costello. Irish for Israel have asked me to publicise this letter. Send your emails now. Dear All, Tomorrow (Wed 16th) the Irish Foreign Affairs Committee is to meet with Minister Costello who recently traveled … Continue reading

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Teaching Hypocrisy

Two Irish Parliamentarians Oppose Israel Boycott by Teachers Union Ireland Members of Irish Parliament, Joanna Tuffy (Labour) and Charlie Flanagan (Fine Gael) have both said publicly that they oppose the recent motion by the Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI) to boycott … Continue reading

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Land of ‘Saints & Scholars’

Israeli Tourism Posters Vandalized in Ireland Ireland is called the Land of Saints and Scholars in popular lore, but that image has been tarnished by the actions of a small but vocal group of Israel haters. Last month tourism posters … Continue reading

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So near and so far

Complain to near 90.3fm Community Radio Community radio always has problems filling dead air but that’s no excuse for allowing it to become a propaganda mouthpiece for the Palestinians without a balancing opinion. Follow the complaint form instructions and tell … Continue reading

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Cousin Vinny

Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word My Cousin Vinny was a 1992 Hollywood comedy about an inexperienced, loudmouth lawyer who defends his poor cousins on trial for murder. Tonight with Vincent Browne is an Irish political show starring a … Continue reading

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The Face(book) of Irish Labour?

28 January 2013 Why do Irish Labour Politicians belong to an anti-Israel Facebook group? By Jacqueline Mulhern (Twitter @JacqMulhern) Ireland is keen to deepen its links with Israel, in particular through growth in tourism, commerce and investment, as well as … Continue reading

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