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Madonna: the singer has entered a culture war about what pro-Palestinian advocates refer to as ‘apartheid Israel’

It’s not a scene you’ll see in Bohemian Rhapsody, but in 1985 Queen defied a UN ban and played a series of South African concerts in Sun City, the apa(...)

Alan Shatter: ‘I think it is appalling that people think it is alright to intimidate and harass [Sarah McTernan] and try to force her not to go to Tel Aviv.’ Photograph: Collins Courts

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter has accused the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) of attempting to bully singer Sarah McTernan int(...)

The Musicians Union of Ireland called on its members to attend a protest at RTÉ, organised by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign, which called for a boycott of the Eurovision Song Contest, to be held in Israel this year. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Palestinian rights campaigners have protested outside RTÉ against the broadcaster’s decision to participate in this year’s Eurovision in Israel. A pe(...)

Former Republic of Ireland Football Manager Brian Kerr takes part in a training session with players from Al-Helal Football Academy in Gaza, on Sandymount Strand in Dublin  earlier this week. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Almost 80 years ago,Mardyke in Cork hosted the first soccer international to be played outside Dublin and today it played host to yet another visiting(...)

The letter points to the political and financial support which successive Irish governments have given the Palestinian people. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

Almost 90 leading artists, academics and former ambassadors have signed a letter to Taoiseach Enda Kenny urging the Government to formally recognise t(...)