What Do You Mean ‘You’re Invited But Not Going’?

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BbCCxaAIYAAEurS.jpg largeBENJAMIN NETANYAHU PRIME MINISTERS13/4/2011. Dalai Lama of Tibet Visits Ireland

Some of those who won’t be at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service this week.

From (top) journalists, being warned they’ll lose accreditation if they live up to a stereotype; Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (centre) with then Taoiseach John Bruton won’t be attending due to high travel costs.; The Dalai Lama is unable to attend as “logistically it’s impossible at this time.”

Leon Farrell, Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland