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Village of Kinvara First to Boycott Israeli Goods in Ireland

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. Kinvara’s business community agreed this week to operate a boycott of Israeli goods, in protest against the “ongoing bombardment” of the Palestinian people. According to the Irish Palestine…… Continue reading Village of Kinvara First to Boycott Israeli Goods in Ireland

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Shattering ‘Catholic Ireland’: Some thoughts on the recent controversy over church and state

The relationship between church and state in Ireland is again in question as Alan Shatter, Ireland’s Jewish Defense Minister, has been accused of being ‘ant-Catholic’ because he refused to allow the Irish army to offer a guard of honour for a religious procession during the recent International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin.  This ‘unprecedented move’, writes…… Continue reading Shattering ‘Catholic Ireland’: Some thoughts on the recent controversy over church and state