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  • Robert Briscoe, Former Dublin Mayor, Says He Will Retire from Dail

    Robert Briscoe, former Lord Mayor of Dublin, and the only Jewish member of the Dail, the lower house of the Irish Parliament, said here today that he will not run in next year’s Parliamentary elections. Mr. Briscoe, who was first elected to the Dail in 1927, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that: “I shall be… More ▸

  • Edwin M. Solomons, a Leader of Irish Jewry, Dees in Dublin at 84

    Edwin Maurice Solomons, a prominent figure in Irish Jewry and the oldest member of the Dublin stock exchange, died here at the age of 84. Mr. Solomons was a former president of the Dublin United Hebrew Congregations and of the Jewish Representative Council of Eire. More ▸

  • Ireland Grants Full Recognition to Israel; May Exchange Diplomats

    Ireland has granted full recognition to Israel, a Government spokesman here announced yesterday. The de jure recognition of Israel, it was pointed out, opens the way for an exchange of diplomatic missions between Dublin and Jerusalem. Until now, Ireland has recognized Israel only “de facto.” meaning it had merely recognized the existence of Israel. More ▸

  • Argentine Charges Spain, Ireland, Austria Are Centers of Neo-nazism

    Spain, Ireland and Austria constitute today “a strong triangle of the Nazi movement,” an outstanding member of the Union Civica Radical del Pueblo, the Government party, declared here today. The statement was made by Dr. Silvano Santander, a Union Civica leader, who represented the Argentine United Front Against Anti-Semitism at the recent Paris conference of… More ▸

  • Rockwell Deported from England; Nazi Center Discovered in Ireland

    Nazis maintain a headquarters in Ireland, in a rural area near Dublin, it was disclosed here today in connection with the expulsion from this country of George Lincoln Rockwell, leader of the American Nazi Party. (Rock-well landed this afternoon in Boston.) The discovery of toe Irish Nazi center was made by British Scotland Yard investigators… More ▸

  • New York U.J.A. Honors People of Ireland for Aiding Jewish Refugees

    The people of Ireland were honored by the New York United Jewish Appeal for aiding Jewish Displaced Persons in Europe after the war. Ambassador Frederick H. Boland, Irish Permanent Representative to United Nations, received the award on behalf of his country at a special ceremony held at UJA headquarters. At same time Robert Briscoe, Jewish… More ▸

  • Robert Briscoe is Elected Again As Lord Mayor of Dublin

    Robert Briscoe, who became Dublin’s first Jewish Lord Mayor in 1956, was again elected to that office last night by a 22-21 vote of the City Council. A former president of the Irish Board of Shechita and a former member of the New Zionist Executive under Vladimir Tabctinsky, Mr. Briscoe was named Lord Mayor in… More ▸

  • Israeli Soccer Team Ties Dublin Shamrock Rovers, 2-2, at Polo Grounds

    The Petah Tikva soccer team of Israel yesterday played to a 2-2 tie with the Dublin Shamrock Rovers, in the opening match of the second half schedule of the International Soccer League. In a vigorous game in which both sides fought hard, the Irish team maintained its lead until 14 minutes of the second half,… More ▸

  • Dublin Synagogue Smeared with Swastikas; Government Takes Action

    Police, acting on orders from the Ministry of Justice, opened a search today for the persons who daubed “Out with the Jews” and six-feet-high swastikas on the doors of a Dublin synagogue. The Ministry orders to the police were to “take all possible steps to bring to justice those responsible.” More ▸

  • Hitler’s Bodyguard Skorzeny Lives in Ireland; Says He is No Nazi

    Otto Skorzeny, the man who was Hitler’s chief bodyguard and who rescued Mussolini from a mountain prison when he was first captured, declared today that he is not a Nazi and has no link with present-day Nazi activities. Skorzeny made the statement in an interview with a correspondent for the Daily Express. The 52-year-old former… More ▸