Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
التضامن الإيرلندي الفلسطيني

Demonstration

8000 strong petition handed to Dunnes Stores calling for a boycott of illegal Israeli settlement goods

On Wednesday 17th December members and supporters of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign handed in a petition signed by over 8,000 people calling on Irish supermarket chain Dunnes Stores to make a public commitment that their outlets will not stock goods produced in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories. The petition – signatures for which were collected on streets around Ireland during 2014 – was initiated to coincide with the 30th Anniversary of the 1984 Dunnes Stores anti-Apartheid strike by IDATU (now called Mandate) trade union members in Dublin’s Henry Street, and calls on Dunnes to support justice for … Continue reading

Continuing actions for Palestine around Ireland (Updated when we have updates!)

The death toll following Israel’s latest onslaught on Gaza stands at over 2,100, with more than 500 of those children. Actions, events and fundrasiers have been taking around Ireland over the past five weeks and continue to happen. It’s important that as many people as possible turn out to show their solidarity with the Palestinians people who have just lived through this third, and worst, major Israel onslaught in six years. This round of attacks on Gaza have been brutal, and merely compounded by the political inaction and media misreporting of the issue. While the international community and mainstream media … Continue reading

Emergency actions for Palestine this Saturday 12 July

As the death toll in Israel’s latest onslaught on Gaza reaches 121, several actions have been called around Ireland taking place this Saturday. It’s important that as many people as possible turn out to show their solidarity with the Palestinians people under attack, their opposition to this latest round of brutal attacks on Gaza, and their anger at political inaction and media misreporting of the issue. EVENTS ON SATURDAY 12th July Dublin – 2pm @ The Spire, O’Connell Street Derry – 2pm @ Guildhall Square Limerick – 2pm @ Thomas Street Cork – 2pm @ Daunt Square The majority of … Continue reading

Pictures and Report: ‘It doesn’t take 20-20 vision to see apartheid’ protest at EU House

On June 8th 2014 the EU and Israel finally signed the Horizon 2020 association agreement which will allow Israel to be a party to the program that doles out research grants using EU taxpayer money. On Wednesday 18th June the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) held a symbolic lunchtime protest outside the EU Commission office in Dublin to highlight opposition to Israel’s accession to this agreement. Any EU agreement with Israel should be opposed so long as Israel is an occupier of Palestinian lands and remains a serial human rights abuser and violator of international law. However, this agreement is particularly egregious … Continue reading

In Pictures: Protest in solidarity with mass Palestinian hunger strike

Members and supporters of the Campaign to Free Marwan Barghouthi and All Palestinian Political Prisoners and the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign demonstrated outside the Dail last Thursday 12th June to mark the 50th day of a mass hunger strike by Palestinians in Israeli jails. Also present on the protest were several elected representatives including independent TDs John Halligan and Thomas Pringle, Sean Crowe TD, Dessie Ellis TD, Aengus O Snodaigh TD and Cllr. Mícheál Mac Donncha from Sinn Fein, the People Before Profit Alliance’s TD Richard Boyd Barrett and Cllr. Tina McVeigh, Joan Collins TD from United Left, independent Cllr. Cieran … Continue reading

April 17 – Palestinian Prisoners’ Day Events & Action Items (with added infographic)

Today, Thursday April 17th is Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, and to mark the occasion the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign will be hosting two events in Dublin – A vigil from 5-7pm outside St. Stephen’s Green to highlight private security firm G4S’ complicity with Israeli abuses in apartheid’s prison regime. (Click here for more info) and Two film screenings focusing on Palestinian child prisoners beginning at 7.30pm in the Pearse Centre on Pearse St; the Dublin premiere of  ‘Small Hands in Handcuffs’ & excerpts of ‘Stone Cold Justice’. (Click here for more info) Since the beginning of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories … Continue reading

Report: Palestinian Land Day 2014 commemorated and celebrated in Dublin

Today, Sunday 30th March, is Palestinian Land Day! To commemorate and celebrate Palestinian resistance to Israel’s ongoing land expropriation, colonisation, occupation and apartheid, yesterday afternoon the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign brought some Palestinian culture to the streets of Dublin, performing the Dabka, the traditional Palestinian style of dancing (similar to Irish set dancing) to the GPO. Palestinians, Irish and internationals gave it socks, danicng all afternoon! What is Land Day? On 30th March 1976 Israeli military forces shot and killed six young Palestinian citizens of Israel. These young men were among thousands protesting the Israeli government’s expropriation of Palestinian land. The tragic … Continue reading

Report: Israeli Apartheid Week 2014

Between 1st and 8th March, Ireland took part in the 10th annual Israeli Apartheid Week with a series of events including meetings and protests organised by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC). On Saturday 1st March, the Dublin IPSC branch of the kicked off  IAW with a Boycott Israeli Goods day of action. We visited four city centre supermarkets, making consumers aware of their presence, the connection between these products and the occupation of Palestine and asking people to boycott them. We also handed in letters of protest to the management of each store, asking them to cease sticking Israeli goods. … Continue reading

In Pictures: “Stand up to racism, celebrate diversity” march in Dublin

Below are some pictures from today’s “Stand up to racism, celebrate diversity” march in Dublin, held to commemorate UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The IPSC was proud to be one of many supporting organisations of the demo, which was organsied by Anti Racism Network Ireland. It was great to see so many out today to saying ‘No to scapegoating of immigrants. No to racism. No to Islamophobia. No to anti-Semitism. And YES to diversity!’ The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination day was established in 1966 by the UN to mark the 1960 Sharpville massacre … Continue reading

In Pictures: #StopPrawerPlan actions in Ireland on 30.11.13

Some photos from the #StopPrawerPlan actions held around Ireland in Cork, Dublin and Limerick on Saturday 30th November 2013, as part of the international Day of Rage called for by Palestinian activists. The so-called Prawer Plan envisions the forced displacement of up to tens of thousands indigenous Palestinian Bedouin citizens of Israel from their ancestral land in the Naqab (Negev) desert in southern Israel and their removal to reservations, while the land is given over for the exclusive use of Israeli Jews. If implemented, the Prawer Plan will see the biggest act of Israeli ethnic cleansing of Palestinians since 1967. … Continue reading

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