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# mv-saoirse - Friday 18 November, 2011

Column: The Irish ship to Gaza wasn’t carrying aid – it was making a point
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# Opinion

Column: The Irish ship to Gaza wasn’t carrying aid – it was making a point

Nov 18th 2011, 12:10 PM 220 Views 94 Comments

The MV Saoirse has been criticised for not taking aid to Gaza – but its aim was to make a bigger statement about human rights, writes Laurence Davis.

# mv-saoirse - Friday 11 November, 2011

Nine remaining Gaza activists expected back in Ireland today
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# Gaza

Nine remaining Gaza activists expected back in Ireland today

Nov 11th 2011, 8:40 AM 713 Views 42 Comments

It follows yesterday’s confusion which saw only five of the seven activists due to fly home actually landing in Dublin late last night.

# mv-saoirse - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

Gaza activists set to return to Ireland after Israeli detention ends
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# Gaza

Gaza activists set to return to Ireland after Israeli detention ends

Nov 8th 2011, 3:37 PM 950 Views 19 Comments

Arrangements are being made for the 14 Irish activists who were on a solidarity mission to the Gaza Strip to return home.

# mv-saoirse - Sunday 6 November, 2011

Gaza activists make contact from Israeli prison calling incident "violent and dangerous"
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# Gaza

Gaza activists make contact from Israeli prison calling incident "violent and dangerous"

Nov 6th 2011, 3:57 PM 1,186 Views 96 Comments

There are claims that a passenger who was travelling on the Canadian boat was “tased and beaten”.

Calls for immediate release of detained Gaza activists
# Gaza
# Gaza

Calls for immediate release of detained Gaza activists

Nov 6th 2011, 12:11 PM 810 Views 71 Comments

Fourteen Irish nationals are in Israeli custody after refusing to sign deportation papers.

# mv-saoirse - Saturday 5 November, 2011

Irish detained from Gaza-bound boats to be deported from Israel
# Gaza
# Gaza

Irish detained from Gaza-bound boats to be deported from Israel

Nov 5th 2011, 10:29 AM 1,349 Views 123 Comments

Fourteen people who were on board the Irish ship the MV Saoirse are being held in the Israeli port of Ashdod.

# mv-saoirse - Friday 4 November, 2011

In pictures: O'Connell Street protests against Israeli naval blockade
# Irish Ship To Gaza
# Irish Ship To Gaza

In pictures: O'Connell Street protests against Israeli naval blockade

Nov 4th 2011, 9:58 PM 1,667 Views 114 Comments

Pro-Palestinian activists have gathered on Dublin’s main thoroughfare to protest against Israel’s interception of an Irish boat trying to break the naval blockade on Gaza.

Israeli forces board flotilla as protesters ask Irish government to intervene
# Middle East
# Middle East

Israeli forces board flotilla as protesters ask Irish government to intervene

Nov 4th 2011, 9:19 PM 1,524 Views 139 Comments

The MV Saoirse was one of two ships trying to break the Israeli blockade on Gaza.

# mv-saoirse - Monday 19 September, 2011

Sports stars renew their support for Gaza flotilla
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Sports stars renew their support for Gaza flotilla

Sep 19th 2011, 4:38 PM 831 Views 11 Comments

Eoin Kelly and Jerry Flannery among the stars lending their voice to the MV Saoirse’s forthcoming expedition.

# mv-saoirse - Tuesday 5 July, 2011

Poll: Do you support the efforts of the Gaza flotilla?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you support the efforts of the Gaza flotilla?

Jul 5th 2011, 11:22 AM 35,563 Views 361 Comments

Greek authorities continue to enforce the ban on flotilla ships leaving for Gaza, while the Irish crew members have now returned home. Opinion is divided about whether or not the flotilla should head for the region….what do you think?

# mv-saoirse - Saturday 2 July, 2011

Irish Gaza flotilla members head home while Turkish police question boat ‘sabotage’
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# Flotilla 2

Irish Gaza flotilla members head home while Turkish police question boat ‘sabotage’

Jul 2nd 2011, 6:45 PM 1,331 Views 50 Comments

The remaining members of the Irish crew are returning to Ireland. Meanwhile Turkish police have said that damage done to boats may not have been sabotage, but Irish Ship to Gaza says that can’t taken ‘at face value’.

# mv-saoirse - Friday 1 July, 2011

The Daily Fix: Friday
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# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Friday

Jul 1st 2011, 8:03 PM 2,374 Views 1 Comment

In today’s fix: Strauss-Kahn freed from house arrest, the woman who forgot to bury her mother, Wikileaks’ ‘priceless’ ad, and some very entertaining tennis (no, not Murray and Nadal)…

Gaza flotilla banned from leaving Greek ports
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# Flotilla 2

Gaza flotilla banned from leaving Greek ports

Jul 1st 2011, 5:53 PM 605 Views 33 Comments

Greece’s Civil Protection Ministry has ordered the coast guard to “take all appropriate measures” to implement the ban.

Israel spokesperson says flotilla activists "think they live in a Bond movie"
# Gaza
# Gaza

Israel spokesperson says flotilla activists "think they live in a Bond movie"

Jul 1st 2011, 3:28 PM 698 Views 50 Comments

Israel has asked for evidence linking its agents to sabotage of the Irish boat the MV Saoirse. Meanwhile the Tánaiste says the government would take a very serious view if it was sabotage.

# mv-saoirse - Thursday 30 June, 2011

Irish to board another boat on Gaza 'freedom flotilla'
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# Flotilla

Irish to board another boat on Gaza 'freedom flotilla'

Jun 30th 2011, 9:47 AM 1,007 Views 35 Comments

Former rugby player Trevor Hogan says he and five others from damaged MV Saoirse will join Italian ship on mission.

Irish 'freedom flotilla' ship damaged in port
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# MV Saoirse

Irish 'freedom flotilla' ship damaged in port

Jun 30th 2011, 7:38 AM 1,868 Views 73 Comments

Supporters of MV Saoirse mission to Gaza claims damage to boat was “sabotage” and could have put people’s lives at risk.

# mv-saoirse - Tuesday 28 June, 2011

Israeli PM reverses government's media warning over flotilla
# Flotilla
# Flotilla

Israeli PM reverses government's media warning over flotilla

Jun 28th 2011, 12:32 PM 298 Views 3 Comments

The Israeli government press office said on Sunday that foreign journalists reporting from the Gaza-bound flotilla could be banned from Israel for up to ten years.

# mv-saoirse - Monday 27 June, 2011

Israel threatens to punish journalists covering Gaza flotilla
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# MV Saoirse

Israel threatens to punish journalists covering Gaza flotilla

Jun 27th 2011, 10:55 AM 301 Views 5 Comments

Reports from the flotilla could see journalists banned from Israel for ten years, according to Israeli officials. Meanwhile, Palestine pledges to push for UN recognition of independence.

# mv-saoirse - Saturday 25 June, 2011

Minister questions need for Gaza flotilla
# Gaza Flotilla
# Gaza Flotilla

Minister questions need for Gaza flotilla

Jun 25th 2011, 2:53 PM 1,109 Views 77 Comments

Alan Shatter said the aid mission was a political protest.

# mv-saoirse - Friday 24 June, 2011

Nobel laureate appeals for safe passage for Gaza flotilla
# Gaza
# Gaza

Nobel laureate appeals for safe passage for Gaza flotilla

Jun 24th 2011, 9:50 PM 868 Views 24 Comments

Mairead Corrigan Maguire, who was on the first flotilla last year, urges Israel not to pursue violence.

# mv-saoirse - Monday 20 June, 2011

TDs and actors join call to support Irish aid ship's journey to Gaza
# Gaza
# Gaza

TDs and actors join call to support Irish aid ship's journey to Gaza

Jun 20th 2011, 1:40 PM 1,051 Views 40 Comments

The MV Saoirse will set sail in the next few days as part of an aid flotilla attempting to breach Israel’s Gaza blockade.