US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and US ambassador to France Jane Hartley, pay tribute to the victims of November 13th terror attacks in Paris, at the Place de la Republique. Photograph: Jacques Demarthon/AFP/Getty Images

The French writer and statesman André Malraux allegedly predicted that “the 21st century will be a century of religion or it will not be at all.” Th(...)

Switzerland’s ambassador to Iran Giulio Haas addresses an event of the Swiss government-funded organization Swiss Global Enterprise in Zurich. Switzerland’s ambassador on Thursday called Iran a “pole of stability” in the Middle East. Photograph:  Reuters

Switzerland expressed regret on Friday after its ambassador to Iran displayed a cartoon depicting two doves defecating on Israeli Prime Minister Benj(...)

 President Michael D Higgins travelled to Áras an Uachtaráin on Tuesday night to be in Dublin to meet departing Israeli  ambassador Boaz Modai on Wednesday.  File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins met the departing Israeli ambassador to Ireland on Wednesday after confusion over claims of a diplomatic snub. The Preside(...)

Human Rights and Equality Commissioner Emily Logan at the launch of the European Network Against Racism Ireland’s new report on racially-motivated incidents in 2014. The body found that there were almost 400 racist incidents recorded in Ireland last year.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Almost 400 racist incidents were recorded in Ireland last year, including 16 racially-motivated assaults, according to a new report.Figures compiled b(...)

Garda Martin Folan told Judge Bryan Smyth that a large barrier was erected at the main gates to stop unauthorised people getting into the RTÉ grounds. File Photograph: Graham Hughes/Photocall Ireland.

A political activist arrested for trespassing on the grounds of RTÉ studios has avoided a jail sentence but was fined €300 yesterday .About 50 protest(...)

The crisis in Gaza

Sir, – Heather Abrahamson claims (August 9th) that the Tricycle Theatre in Kilburn “has refused to host a Jewish film festival”. This is not an accura(...)

Protestors calling for an end to violence in Gaza marched from The Spire on O’Connell Street in  Dublin to the Israeli Embassy today. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Thousands of people marched from Dublin city centre to the Israeli Embassy today, to call for “freedom and justice in Palestine”.A Garda at the march,(...)

‘As a filmmaker of Jewish background I fully support the Tricycle’s position,’  Irish director Lenny Abrahamson tweeted after the Tricycle Theatre in London declined to screen the Jewish Film Festival because it was sponsored by the Israeli embassy. Photograph: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Irish film director Lenny Abrahamson has said he supports the decision by the Tricycle Theatre in London not to show a Jewish film festival because it(...)

Protesters hold up placards reading ‘Boycott Israel’ during a demonstration showing solidarity with Palestinians in Paris, France. A number of Irish businesses have publicly announced their decision to boycott Israeli goods. Photograph: Christophe Karaba/EPA

Irish trade union Mandate has released a petition calling on Irish food retailers to cease selling Israeli produce. The Mandate petition, entitled ‘St(...)

The image posted by the @IsraelinIreland Twitter account, which has been verified by Twitter as a legitimate account dedicated to ‘promoting diplomatic relations, economic growth and friendship between the state of Israel and the Republic of Ireland”.

Smyths toy store has told staff at its Jervis Street branch in Dublin to remove a sign on the door informing members of the public they had removed(...)

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