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  • Shatter Stirs Things Up On Neutrality

    February 5, 2012 @ 10:58 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún
    There has been a good deal of controversy over remarks by Justice, Equality and Defence Minister Alan Shatter on Irish neutrality and Jewish refugees in the second World War and on the treatment of Irish soldiers who deserted to join the British Army at that time. Here is the advance draft text of the speech issued on the night.
     
  • Tommy Tiernan: It Won’t Go Away

    October 4, 2009 @ 12:03 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    I see from today’s Sunday Tribune that the Israeli Ambassador to Ireland has called on comedian Tommy Tiernan to apologise for his rant about Jews and the Holocaust. There are many critics of Israeli policies towards Gaza and the West Bank but they should not allow those matters to detract from the point at issue here.

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    Are we really supposed to think this is funny? Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto 1942 (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

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