Chaim Herzog

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Question 100: What was Father Ted’s routine explanation for alleged financial misconduct?

What was Father Ted’s money doing? What did Mary Robinson’s electors rock in 1990? And could Lindsay Lohan play soccer for the Republic of Ireland? (...)

After he resigned as taoiseach in 1994, Albert Reynolds signed up to the Harry Walker Agency of New York. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

An announcement that former taoiseach Albert Reynolds was to start a lecture tour after he left office was met with “deep gloom” by a British diplomat(...)

Former Israeli president Chaim Herzog, who was born in Belfast and brought up in Dublin, pictured inspecting a guard of honour at Dublin Airport in 1985. Photograph: Pat Langan/The Irish Times

Irishman Chaim Herzog rose through the military to become a United Nations ambassador and president of Israel. He was a man of contradictions, once te(...)

Stuart Rosenblatt, president of the Genealogical Society of Ireland, and Lord Mayor of Dublin Críona Ní Dhálaigh with the genealogical lists at Dublin City Council’s Library and Archive on Pearse Street. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

  Volumes containing the names of 53,000 Jewish people who have lived in Ireland have been opened to the public. The records of births(...)

Victor: ballot papers and campaign posters for Binyamin Netanyahu’s Likud party lie on the ground after the country’s parliamentary elections, on March 18th. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty

Who won? No party won an outright majority – that has never happened in an Israeli election – but the result was a triumph for Binyamin Netanyahu. His(...)

Isaac Herzog at a campaign rally in a market in the mixed Jewish-Arab city of Lod  on March 3rd. The Labor Party leader, who is seeking to becom prime minister of Israel after next week’s general election, has strong Irish connections. Photograph: Uriel Sinai/The New York Times

In Isaac Herzog’s stump speech, honed over long weeks and months on the campaign trail, there invariably comes a point where he must acknowledge his b(...)

Ireland’s first chief rabbi  developed a strong relationship with Éamon de Valera. In 1966, a forest near Nazareth was dedicated to Mr de Valera on behalf of Ireland’s Jewish community. Photograph: Rowley

The Republic’s Jewish population has experienced little or no hostility since the latest outbreak of violence in Gaza, the chairman of the Jewish Rep(...)

A plaque marking the birthplace of Chaim Herzog has been removed in Belfast after the building was  subjected to anti-Israeli graffiti and other anti-social behaviour.

Unionist politicians have complained of anti-Semitism and intolerance after an historic blue plaque marking the Belfast birthplace in 1918 of former I(...)