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  • Jew Elected Mayor of Dublin; is Only Jewish Member of Parliament

    Robert Briscoe, only Jewish member of the Parliament of Eire, was elected Lord Mayor of Dublin yesterday. Both Mr. Briscoe and Denis Larkin, outgoing mayor, each received 19 votes in the city council so their names were put in a hat and Mr. Briscoe’s was drawn. Mr. Briscoe, 62, is a native of Dublin. He… More ▸

  • Campaign for Sale of Israel Bonds to Be Launched in Ireland

    A campaign organization is now being set up for the sale of State of Israel Development Bonds in Ireland, it was announced here today by Abraham Feinberg, president of the State of Israel Bond Organization. Ireland thus becomes the 28th country to participate in the mobilization of investment capital for Israel’s economic development. “We are… More ▸

  • Hillel Foundation for Britain and Ireland Launched in London

    The official launching of the B’nai B’rith Hillel Foundation for Great Britain and Ireland took place at a dinner in London attended by 500 notables of British academic and religious and community life, according to information received today by B’nai Breath headquarters here. The B’nai B’rith Hillel Foundation in England, like its counterpart at the… More ▸

  • First B’nai B’rith Lodge Established in Ireland

    The first B’nai B’rith lodge in Dublin, Ireland, has just been established, according to word received at B’nai B’rith headquarters here. With the establishment of this lodge, Eire joins 32 other countries of the free world in containing a center of B’nai B’rith service and cultural activities. In its 110 years of existence, B’nai B’rith… More ▸

  • Irish Premier Emphasizes Absence of Anti-semitism in Ireland

    The absence of anti-Semitism in Ireland was emphasized here today by Premier De Valera in the course of a conversation which he had with Rabbi M.C. Weiler, leader of South African Jewry, who is now visiting Ireland. Rabbi Weiler was accompanied on his visit to the Premier by Robert Briscoe, the only Jewish member of… More ▸

  • Conference of Maccabi World Organization Held in Dublin

    The seventh European conference of the Maccabi World Union is being held here to map plans for the forthcoming Maccabiah, to be held in Israel beginning September 20. Attending the parley are representatives of Jewish sports group in Austria, Finland, Sweden, France, Denmark, Britain, Holland, Switzerland and Eire. More ▸

  • Israel Minister to Britain Arrives in Ireland on Visit

    Eliahu Elath, Israel Minister to Britain, arrived here for a five-day stay during which he will see the President of Eire and several Cabinet Ministers, including the Ministers for Trade and External Affairs. On his arrival, Minister Elath said his country would welcome the establishment of full diplomatic relations between Israel and Eire as well… More ▸

  • New Jewish Journal Appears in Dublin

    The first issue of “Halapid” (Torch), a Jewish monthly magazine devoted “to the interests of Irish Jewry,” made its appearance here today. In a statement of aims, the editors say that the magazine will endeavor to stimulate literary and artistic talent in the Jewish community. They also say that the magazine will not hesitate “to… More ▸

  • Premier of Northern Ireland Lauds Jewish Courage, Contributions

    Britons recognize the courage which the Jews have shown throughout the centuries and the contributions which the. Jews have made to the fine arts and the world rejoices that the Jews now have their own homeland, Sir Basil Brooke, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, said at a reception here tendered by the Belfast Jewish community… More ▸

  • President and Premier of Eire Honor Israel Parliamentary Delegation Visiting Dublin

    Dr. Sean T. O’Kelly, President of Eire, yesterday received the Israel delegation to the conference of the Inter-Parliamentary Union at his official residence in Phoenix Park. The delegation was subsequently honored at a state reception given by Premier John A. Costello at the Gresham Hotel. Leading members of the Irish Jewish community attended the reception…. More ▸