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Ireland’s book of condolence for Palestinians killed in Gaza blocked by pro-Israel groups

MEMO | May 21, 2018

A request by the Irish Republican Party, Sinn Fein, to open a book of condolence in Belfast city council for Palestinians killed in Gaza last week was blocked by Unionists allied with the Northern Ireland Friends of Israel group.

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Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism

#OTD in 1918 – Seventy-three Sinn Féin prisoners are shipped to Britain, after being arrested on 17 May by police and military authorities.

The arrests caused a public sensation; newspapers were snapped up by those eager for details of what happened.

It is understood that twenty-four of the arrests took place in Dublin, the most recent of them involving Maud Gonne MacBride, who was seized while returning from a visit to George Russell. 396 more words

Irish History

Éamon De Valera and Michael Collins Pact

Éamon De Valera and Michael Collins agree to a pact on May 20, 1922 whereby a national coalition panel of candidates will represent the pro- and anti-Treaty wings of… 236 more words

Irish History

Sinn Fein TD John Brady told to ‘leave old grudges in the past’ after he slams RTE for showing coverage of the Royal Wedding

SINN FEIN TD John Brady has slammed RTE for showing coverage of the Royal Wedding. The Wicklow based politician posted a message to his Facebook page in protest of the broadcast on RTE One. 28 more words

17/5/1918 Sinn Féin leaders arrested as Britain strikes against "German plot" #1918Live

Ireland is in a tumult thanks to British plans to introduce conscription. Nationalist parties Sinn Féin and the Irish Parliamentary Party have joined forces with the Catholic Church and organised labour to oppose the measure. 240 more words

Politics & Diplomacy

#OTD in 1916 – During the House of Commons debate on the Irish crises, John Dillon urges the cessation of executions.

‘This series of executions is doing more harm than any Englishman in this House can possibly fathom.’

‘Horrible rumours which are current in Dublin, and which are doing untold and indescribable mischief, maddening the population of Dublin, who were your friends and loyal allies against this insurrection last week and who are rapidly becoming embittered by the sotires afloat and these executions…’ 799 more words

Irish History