Ireland struggled long enough and hard enough to get it's own state in spite of the british and their empire. So it's not surprising that they have an understanding and sympathy for the Palestinians. What is amazing is that the Israelis constantly want to close down peaceful avenues for the Palestinians, and particularly the PA, to advance the Palestinian cause. But then when you occupy a country you lose any sense of respect for those you try to enslave. Comhghairdeas Éire.
2 Yemeni Red Cross workers killed by gunmen (AP)
from the article: Ireland upgrades status of Palestinian mission to embassy