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Irish Jewish leader welcomes new antisemitism report

The Chairperson of the Jewish Representative Council of Ireland, Maurice Cohen, has welcomed a new report on antisemitism in Ireland by the journalist David Collier.

Mervyn Taylor, Ireland’s first Jewish cabinet minister, dies at 89

Mervyn Taylor, who was reportedly the first Jewish person to serve as a cabinet minister in Ireland, has died at the age of 89.

Ireland committed to combating antisemitism and racism, says Taoiseach

Irish Taoiseach Micheál Martin has reaffirmed “unequivocally and publicly, Ireland’s absolute commitment to Holocaust remembrance and to fighting the ugly scourge of antisemitism and racism”.

Sharing hate speech on social media to become criminal offence in Ireland under new plan

The sharing of hate speech on social media is to become a criminal offence under proposals by the Irish Government proposals to combat racism and bigotry.

Irish city of Cork launched a Jewish Culture Virtual Walk

Take a look at a virtual walk through the Jewish heritage and history in Cork, Ireland, a city whose only remaining synagogue was closed in 2016 due to the dwindling number of Jews.

Dublin synagogue back with “a very good crowd”

An Orthodox shul in Dublin has been holding services since the end of June, taking advantage of the earlier lifting of restrictions in the Republic.

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