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Ireland introduces online hate speech legislation

Ireland announces online hate speech legislation intended to remove and prosecute hateful content, especially on social media platforms.

Ireland introduces online hate speech legislation

B'Tselem CEO seeks to convince Ireland to declare Israel an Apartheid state

Hagi El-Ad meets with Irish officials to get Ireland to follow in footsteps of Catalan parliament in declaring Israel guilty of Apartheid.

B'Tselem CEO: Ireland must declare Israel an Apartheid state

Ireland: 12-year-old steals car, is killed in collision

Boy takes car for joyride at 2 Am while parents sleep, killed in collision with truck.

Ireland: 12-year-old steals car, is killed in collision

Irish Foreign Minister to visit Israel

Simon Coveney’s visit comes as relations between Israel and Ireland have been tense in recent years.

Irish Foreign Minister to visit Israel

Report calls out lack of action against anti-Semitism in Ireland

Chair of the Jewish Representative Council of Ireland urges Irish government to appoint anti-Semitism envoy.

Report calls out lack of action against anti-Semitism in Ireland

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

Mervyn Taylor served as a Labour lawmaker for 16 years and as a minister for about four years. He retired in 1997.

Mervyn Taylor, Ireland’s 1st Jewish cabinet minister, dies at 89

Pro-Israel organization urges Ireland not to attend Durban IV conference

Ireland Israel Alliance calls on Ireland to add its name to a growing list of over a dozen nations who are boycotting Durban IV.

Pro-Israel org urges Ireland not to attend Durban IV conference

Jewish cemetery defaced with swastikas

Visitors to the cemetery in Dundalk, Maryland received an unpleasant surprise when they arrived.

Jewish cemetery defaced with swastikas

Bishops of Ireland to Irish Government: Recognize 'Palestine'

Bishops of Ireland call on Irish Government to recognize the “state of Palestine”.

Bishops of Ireland to Irish Government: Recognize 'Palestine'

Belfast City Council: Expel Israeli ambassadors

City Council of Belfast passes motion calling on UK and Ireland to expel Israel’s ambassadors to those countries.

Belfast City Council: Expel Israeli ambassadors

Ireland condemns Israeli 'annexation of Palestinian land'

Irish government supports parliamentary motion condemning the “de facto annexation of Palestinian land by Israel”.

Ireland condemns Israeli 'annexation of Palestinian land'

Irish parliament to vote on motion to expel Israeli ambassador

Motion by socialist party not expected to pass and does not have support of government.

Irish parliament to vote on motion to expel Israeli ambassador

Ambassador summoned after Ireland accuses Israel of 'brutal response'

Israel summons Irish ambassador after Ireland's Foreign Minister calls Israel's counter-terror operation 'unacceptable' and 'brutal'.

Amb. summoned after Ireland accuses Israel of 'brutal response'

Irish FM calls for 'engagement with all key players' in Iran deal

Irish Foreign Minister says "engagement with all the key players" in 2015 nuclear agreement is required in order to revive the deal.

Irish FM calls for 'engagement with key players' in Iran deal

Rouhani to Europe: Avoid threats in negotiations with Iran

Iran's President meets Irish Foreign Minister, says the best way to solve problems is negotiations based on mutual respect.

Rouhani to Europe: Avoid threats in talks with Iran

Irish Foreign Minister to meet Iranian President

Ireland’s Foreign Minister Simon Coveney to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to discuss 2015 nuclear deal.

Irish Foreign Minister to meet Iranian President

Ireland returns to coronavirus lockdown

Ireland will be the first EU country to return to coronavirus lockdown, as Prime Minister issues nationwide "stay at home" order.

Ireland returns to coronavirus lockdown

Professor Dolores Cahill: 'Positive test may mean common cold'

University College Dublin (UCD) professor promises to 'debunk the narrative' of COVID-19.

Professor Dolores Cahill: 'Positive test may mean common cold'player

BDS Bill excluded from Irish Coalition Government program

UK Lawyers for Israel Chief Executive: "It was very important to win this. If we had lost, other EU countries might well have followed."

BDS Bill excluded from Irish Coalition Government program

Irish journalist apologizes for anti-Semitic tweet

Irish Times journalist Kitty Holland apologizes after tweeting that Corbyn's defeat in Britain was "a great result for Zionism".

Irish journalist apologizes for anti-Semitic tweet

US diplomats fought BDS in Germany, Ireland

US diplomats in Dublin and Berlin pressed lawmakers and officials in Ireland and Germany to oppose bids to boycott Israel.

US diplomats fought BDS in Germany, Ireland

Dublin seeks to reopen Ireland’s oldest Jewish cemetery

Dublin City Council hopes to renovate and reopen Ballybough Cemetery, closed since 1978.

Dublin seeks to reopen Ireland’s oldest Jewish cemetery

Ireland to provide aid to UNRWA

Ireland announces it will provide 5 million Euros to UN agency for “Palestinian refugees”.

Ireland to provide aid to UNRWA

Irish Eurovision contestant threatened for performing in Israel

Ireland’s contestant in the Eurovision song contest says she received hundreds threats and abusive messages after performing in Israel.

Irish Eurovision contestant threatened for performing in Israel

2 teenagers arrested in Ireland for slaying of journalist

Police warn of a 'new breed' of terrorist in North Ireland.

2 teenagers arrested in Ireland for slaying of journalist

Watch: Anti-Semitic tirade at Irish bar

Author Tuvia Tenenbaum films patrons at northern Irish bar expressing 'honest' hatred of Jews.

Watch: Anti-Semitic tirade at Irish bar

A fraudulent piece of anti-Semitic legislation.

A fraudulent piece of anti-Semitic legislation.

The Berlin nurse saw it all

The Berlin nurse saw it all

Knesset speaker slams pro-BDS bill in letter to Irish parliament

'This is a blatant effort to meddle in Israel’s domestic policy, and one that we cannot overlook.'

Knesset speaker slams pro-BDS bill in letter to Irish parliament

Israel cancels Knesset delegation to Ireland

As Ireland advances anti-Israel boycott bill, Knesset cancels planned delegation trip to Ireland, as diplomatic row deepens.

Israel cancels Knesset delegation to Ireland

''The days of boycotting Israel are over'

Economy Minister Eli Cohen says Israel is in a far better position to handle boycotts than it was in decades past in response to Irish bill.

''The days of boycotting Israel are over'

Israel excoriates Irish ambassador over 'anti-Semitic' bill

Israel's foreign ministry excoriates Ireland's ambassador for 'anti-Semitic bill' after Ireland gives initial approval for boycott law.

Israel excoriates Irish ambassador over 'anti-Semitic' bill

What is it with the Irish?

What is it with the Irish?

Irish Ambassador summoned for reprimand

Irish Ambassador to be reprimanded after Irish parliament advances boycott of products from Judea and Samaria.

Irish Ambassador summoned for reprimand

Foreign Ministry blasts Ireland after pro-BDS bill advances

Israel calls law banning Judea and Samaria products 'pure hostility on the part of its initiators and deserving of full condemnation'.

Foreign Ministry blasts Ireland after pro-BDS bill advances

Swastika painted on Irish synagogue

Unidentified individuals paint a swastika on the fence of Ireland’s oldest active synagogue.

Swastika painted on Irish synagogue

Irish Senate approves bill banning 'settlement goods'

Upper house of Irish parliament approves so-called “Occupied Territories Bill”.

Irish Senate approves bill banning 'settlement goods'

Erdan blasts Irish Senate's advancement of 'settlement' boycott

Strategic Affairs Minister says Irish Senate's decision is "disgraceful" and "tainted by anti-Semitism".

Erdan blasts Irish Senate's advancement of 'settlement' boycott

Irish Senate advances bill that bans 'settlement goods'

Ireland’s Senate advances bill outlawing sale of goods from Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria. Violators may be jailed, fined.

Irish Senate advances bill that bans 'settlement goods'

Irish celebrities call for boycott of Eurovision in Israel

Group of Irish celebrities urge national broadcaster to boycott Eurovision 2019 in protest over Israel’s treatment of “Palestine”.

Irish celebrities call for boycott of Eurovision in Israel