Isreal does not have twice the population of Ireland. Irish public opinion is never massaged by economics over decency. It was the same during the Aparthaid days in South Africa: Ireland was always the most vehement EC country in challenging the imperialsm/racism of that particular outrage. All Irish citizens are entitled to vote, which is not the case with Palestinians living in Jerusalem.
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from the article: Ireland confirms 'Irish' Dubai killers don't exist