Maurice Cohen

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Archbishop Diarmuid Martin  said churches would remain closed ‘except for private prayer, weddings and funerals’. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Dublin’s religious are closing their doors this weekend, reluctantly but accepting “it has to be done”. In messages to their clergy on Friday the Cat(...)

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(...)

Maurice Cohen (left), chair of the Jewish Representative Council of Ireland, pictured with President Michael D Higgins.

Last week’s commemoration at the Yad Vashem memorial in Jerusalem of the liberation of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz 75 years ago was “ a trul(...)

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(...)

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 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(...)

Fred Rosehill: “In the heyday of Cork Jewish life, he showed up first and departed last.”

The Jews of Cork may have lost their synagogue last year but the story of how Leeside became home to a small, thriving Jewish community in the early h(...)

Some of those who gathered in Shalom Park in the heart of Cork’s old Jewish quarter on New Year’s Eve. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

They began gathering at Shalom Park in the heart of Cork’s old Jewish quarter on New Year’s Eve long before the last gleam of light receded. It was (...)

Cork’s synagogue on the South Terrace, which closed earlier this year.

The death of leading member of the Jewish community in Cork, Fred Rosehill, marked the closing of a chapter in the city’s history, according to the Ch(...)

Property developer Johnny Ronan who said he did not intend to cause offence  with  his use of the Nazi phrase ‘Arbeit Macht Frei’. Photograph: Collins

Property developer Johnny Ronan has apologised for including a reference to second World War concentration camps in his written statement to the Oirea(...)

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