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Kinvara, Co Galway.

The first village in the country to boycott Israeli goods over the bombardment of Gaza.

Kinvara First To Boycott Israeli Goods (Clare Champion)

Thanks Ultan Monahan

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‘Gaza Action Ireland’ protesters outside the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin this evening to protest against the on going conflict in Gaza.

“In my professional opinion, the ongoing attacks on medics in Gaza clearly constitute a war crime that cannot be justified and warrant immediate referral to the International Criminal Court. I call on our government to demand an apology from the Israeli ambassador or to expel him.”
Professor Damian McCormack, a surgeon at the Mater this evening.

From top: Iris Fletcher and Nural Adawiyah Ismail  in front of a list of over 1400 names of people who have died in Gaza; Colm Deighan and Abraham Deeb; Aran Torres;  Professor Damian McCormack; Protesters outside the Dept of Foreign Affairs; Kyma Deeb.

Gaza Action Ireland (Facebook)

(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)

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The tuneful ‘Discover Ireland’ twins.

All growed up.

Emma at the Mermaid Arts Centre writes;

“We have a a PAIR of tickets to see Heathers at the Mermaid on August 9. Just complete this sentence: ‘When I think of Bray I think ________________’ Best response wins the tickets…”

Lines MUST close at 6.30pm

Heathers at Mermaid Arts Centre

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Wait for it…

A faraway chant of “Shame, Shame, Shame on you” can be heard during a minute’s silence following the unveiling this afternoon of a ‘cross of sacrifice’ at Glasnevin Cemetery to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of WW1.

WW1 centenary commemoration takes place in Dublin (BBC)

Thanks C

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Protesters outside Glasnevin cemetery (pics 1-2) ; The Cross of Sacrifice (top) and President Higgins with the Duke of Kent  (above) this afternoon.

(Laura Hutton/Photocall ireland)