UAE ambassador Sultan Al Ali and Israeli ambassador Ophir Kariv celebrate the eighth night of Chanukah at  the synagogue in  Terenure, Dublin. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

History was made in Dublin on Thursday night when Ambassador Sultan Al Ali of the United Arab Emirates took part in this year’s final Chanukah ceremon(...)

The Jewish Representative Council of Ireland plans to write to every member of the new Dáil and Seanad to highlight the risk of anti-Semitism. Photograph: Alan Betson/ The  Irish Times

The Jewish Representative Council of Ireland plans to write to every member of the new Dáil and Seanad to highlight the risk of anti-Semitism in publi(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has criticised what he has described as a lack of progress on developing the Taoiseach’s proposed new covenant. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Religious leaders are expected to ask Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to elaborate on Thursday on what he meant when calling for a new covenant between church (...)

Members of the Dublin Jewish congregation attend an event at the Terenure Synagogue in 2008.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Garda are investigating the vandalism of a south Dublin synagogue after a swastika symbol was painted on an outer wall last week. The incident occur(...)

The National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The National Maternity Hospital has issued invitations to a Catholic Mass to mark the inauguration of its new Master, Prof Shane Higgins, on January 1(...)

Lord Mayor of Dublin: “I have one message for the mayor,” Binyamin Netanyahu wrote on Facebook of Mícheál Mac Donncha. “You should be ashamed of yourself.” Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The Lord Mayor of Dublin has denied being anti-Semitic after he was criticised by the Irish Jewish community and Israel’s prime minister for attending(...)

Census figures showed Ireland was experiencing fast growth in its Jewish population but a representative body has said it may have been a coincidence. Image: iStock.

Census figures that showed Ireland was experiencing the fastest growing Jewish population in the world were not what they seem, according to Maurice C(...)

Kevin Myers. “He fashioned a stick with which anyone who disliked his article for other reasons could beat him.” Photograph: RTÉ Radio One/PA Wire

The Irish patriot Michael Davitt wrote: “Where anti-Semitism stands, in fair political combat, in opposition to the foes of nationality . . . or as th(...)

Caryna Camerino: ‘Nobody has the right, in person or in print, to decide who I am or what I’m about based on my religion or heritage.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

You wouldn’t know that I’m Jewish unless I told you. You wouldn’t know it by my name, by my nose or by my salary. I don’t pray, but I do celebrate. I (...)

Kevin Myers was sacked as a ‘Sunday Times’ columnist following a recent article. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A review by the Sunday Times in London as to how the controversial column by journalist Kevin Myers came to be published is expected to be completed l(...)

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