The RealityCheckDotie blog says that the recent controversy over the President’s remarks on the Irish parallels with the Nazi persecution of the Jews, glides over some deeply embarrassing realities of Ireland’s own past self-conduct.For instance:
The pogrom of Jews in Limerick in the early 1900’s is known of, as is DeValera’s refusal to take in Jews fleeing Nazi persecution. But it is not widely discussed. It too is often overlooked.
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