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Doonagore Castle, Doolin, County Clare

Irish · Irish History

The Cliffs of Moher – Standing at the Edge of the Earth

Palestine · Politics

Overwhelming Response to Irish Village’s Israeli Goods Boycott

The group behind Kinvara’s business boycott of Israeli goods has described the response to the collective move as “overwhelming.” Kinvara (Cinn Mhara, meaning “head of the sea“), a village in County Galway, has become the first community in Ireland to unite against Israel’s military action in Gaza. According to the Irish Palestine Solidarity Campaign (ISPC), Kinvara…… Continue reading Overwhelming Response to Irish Village’s Israeli Goods Boycott

Palestine · Politics

Roaring Speech by Ireland’s Trevor Hogan on Palestinian Solidarity

An amazing speech on the Day of Rage Saturday August 9 in Dublin. Trevor Hoganis a former rugby forward in Ireland who participated in the Gaza flotilla and has assumed a prominent role in Palestinian solidarity in his country. Here he calls out the “cowardice” of the Irish government and the members of the Israel lobby in…… Continue reading Roaring Speech by Ireland’s Trevor Hogan on Palestinian Solidarity

Clare · Pictures

A Ridiculous Picture of the Cliffs of Moher, County Clare

This ridiculous picture of the Cliffs of Moher, County Clare (Ireland), was snapped by Sean Tomkins. Obviously it captures the natural beauty of the cliffs, but it also shows a rare natural optical event called a “Brocken Spectre,” or “a magnified shadow of an observer, typically surrounded by rainbow-like bands, thrown on to a bank of cloud in high…… Continue reading A Ridiculous Picture of the Cliffs of Moher, County Clare

Irish Diaspora

Irish Diaspora May Get the Right to Vote in Irish Elections

New legislation initiated by Jimmy Deenihan, the Junior Minister for the Irish Diaspora, will allow Irish passport holders living in diaspora to vote in Irish elections. Irish Central reports: The matter of voting rights at home for the hundreds of thousands who have left Ireland in recent years has been a constant matter of protest among…… Continue reading Irish Diaspora May Get the Right to Vote in Irish Elections

Politics

Irish Government Gives €500k in Emergency Funding to Gaza

The Irish government has pledged funding of €500,000 for the United Nations’ emergency appeal for families affected by the conflict in Gaza. The funding will provide food, shelter and healthcare to thousands of families, many of whom have had to flee their homes. Foreign Affairs minister Charlie Flanagan said: ‘I totally condemn the major escalation…… Continue reading Irish Government Gives €500k in Emergency Funding to Gaza