If you would like to submit a contribution to our Readers Blog section then follow this link. Be sure to include your full name, address and contact number otherwise your submission will not be considered for publication. We will contact you prior to publication.

Am I racist because I’m not pro-Palestinian state?

It was surprising that two protest marches were held in Dublin last Sunday. One was ‘Anti-Racism Day’; the other was anti-water charges.

 When I arrived at the assembly point for the anti-racism march, I was astonished that the participants were mainly from the Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Unless you support the creation of a Palestinian state, even if it’s committed to the destruction of Israel, the only democracy in the region, you are a racist.

I did not partake in the march, and it was a warm, sunny day, so before boarding a bus for home I ‘bought’ a bottle of water to cool myself down.

Tony Moriarty

Shanid Road

Harold’s Cross

Dublin 6w


Lifestyle

Another great aspect of being able to roam around Phoenix Park is the abundance of wild garlic, which flourishes throughout the great expanse.The Currabinny Cooks: going wild with garlic

Dyed purple hair, fake tattoos ... Ophelia Lovibond certainly went against type for her latest role.Succes from Failure: Ophelia Lovibond certainly goes against type for latest role

Keeping plants like lupins and delphiniums happy now will pay off this summer, says Peter DowdallPeter Dowdall: Embark on a perennial quest

Three figures with roles in the Cork band’s trajectory tell Ellie O’Byrne about the legend-in-the-making that was sadly never to be.B-Side the Leeside: Nun Attax and the Knocknaheeny Shuffle

More From The Irish Examiner