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[Cork] ‘What we saw in Palestine’ with Mike Murphy, Frances Black and Dervla Murphy (CPSC)

‘What we saw in Palestine”

A talk by

Mike Murphy, Broadcaster
Senator Frances Black, Seanad Éireann
Dervla Murphy, travel writer

Tuesday September 4th at 7.30pm

at the Clayton Hotel, Lapps Quay, Cork

Cork Palestine Solidarity Campaign (CPSC) is proud to host an important public forum featuring three well-known Irish public figures who will discuss their personal experiences of travelling to Israeli- occupied Palestine.

The meeting will see former-RTE broadcaster Mike Murphy, Senator Frances Black and writer Dervla Murphy discuss their individual perspectives.

Admission is FREE but please register here for your free ticket, to guarantee entry:

About the panellists

Mike Murphy is a retired and legendary RTE broadcaster, who is well known to generations of Irish people for shows such as The Live Mike, Winning Streak, The Arts Show and The Big Interview. In September 2017 Mike travelled around the West Bank visiting Hebron, Bethlehem, Jerusalem and other areas.

Senator Frances Black –In January, Independent Senator Frances Black launched the Control of Economic Activities (Occupied Territories) Bill 2018, and the bill returned to Seanad Éireann this July, where it was passed. The bill seeks to prohibit the import and sale of goods, services and natural resources originating in illegal settlements in occupied territories. Such settlements are illegal under both international humanitarian law and domestic Irish law, and result in human rights violations on the ground. Despite this, Ireland provides continued economic support through trade in settlement goods.

Dervla Murphy is a gifted author of adventure travel books for over 40 years and veteran touring cyclist. She has won worldwide acclaim for her writing which includes twenty six books. Murphy is best known for her 1965 book Full Tilt: Ireland to India With a Bicycle, Her latest book published in 2015 is entitled, “Between River and Sea – Encounters in Israel and Palestine”. Dervla has normally travelled alone and unaided and has encountered many dangerous situations. She lives in Lismore, County Waterford.

Hosted by Cork Palestine Solidarity Campaign

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