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Ireland re-elects Jewish representative

DUBLIN, Ireland (JTA) — Ireland’s only Jewish national politician was re-elected to parliament after a decisive vote

Alan Shatter, a member of the center-right Fine Gael party, was one of five representatives elected from Dublin South, a constituency where the bulk of the country’s small Jewish population lives, in national general elections on Feb. 25.

Shatter, who has been his party’s justice spokesman in opposition since 2007, is considered a favorite to join the Cabinet when Fine Gael forms a new government this week.

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