By Terry Glavin) Nicky Larkin
is an Irish artist and filmmaker (Click for more
Last spring, the Jesuit sociologist Micheál MacGréil published the disturbing results
of a study on Irish identity and pluralism that found direct links between anti-Israel hysteria and antisemitism in Ireland. More than half of the study’s opinion-poll respondents said they would be unwilling to accept a Jew as a family member, and anti-Jewish bigotry registered the highest in the 18-25 age group. A fifth of the poll respondents said they would bar Irish citizenship to Israelis, and 11.5 per cent said they would bar Irish citizenship to Jews.