At this moment in time it seems that the Irish need someone to blame for their 85 billion Euro debt! Ireland has tried to overtake Israel as the high-tech center of the Euro-Mediterranean area and has sorrowfully failed. Rather than work with Israel, who the Irish have lots in common with, they have- again- chosen the wrong side. Just look at Ireland in WWII!
Palestinian man suffers light wounds from rocks thrown by Jewish men in Jerusalem (Haaretz)
from the article: New WikiLeaks revelations show Ireland blocking U.S. arms to Israel