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Ireland

Irish PM Varadkar Zooms in for Dublin discussion with Jewish community

Members of the Dublin Jewish community enjoyed a virtual audience with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar as part of its cultural programme during the lockdown.

The Irish doctor who saved children from Belsen

Dr Bob Collis, who was in charge of two blocks that housed a number of orphaned children after the liberation of Belsen, brought five children to Dublin to take care of them, going on to adopt two of them.

Irish Jews condemn ‘inaccurate, antisemitic and racist’ tweets by Sinn Fein TD

The Jewish Representative Council of Ireland has condemned as inaccurate, 'antisemitic and racist' series of tweets by Réada Cronin, a newly elected member of Ireland's lower house.

Leading Irish politician says Jewish lobby in US silences voices critical of Israel

Israel’s Foreign Ministry termed “very disturbing” comments made by a senior Irish politician about a “huge Jewish lobby” in the US that he alleges is "silencing criticism of Israel".

Dublin city council wants to renovate Ireland’s oldest Jewish cemetery

Dublin City Council hopes to renovate and reopen Ireland’s oldest Jewish burial ground.

Irish Eurovision contestant got threats for performing in Israel

Ireland’s contestant in the Eurovision Song Contest said that she had received terrifying threats and abusive messages after performing in Israel.

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