Print NewsLocal NewsIrish Ship to Gaza’s review and report By admin – December 14, 2011 833 Previous articleFloor space cap to push out small businessesNext articleBusiness news bites admin Facebook Advertisement WhatsApp Linkedin Twitter Email “THE hijacking of the MV Saoirse and the siege of Gaza” is the title of a meeting taking place on Tuesday 20, 8pm in Absolute Hotel at Sir Harry’s Mall. The meeting will hear from Zoe Lawlor when she refers back to the events that began on Friday November 4 when the Freedom Waves to Gaza flotilla was surrounded by up to 20 vessels from the Israeli navy. The flotilla was then attacked. These Freedom Waves ships, the Tahrir from Canada and Ireland’s Saoirse, were in international waters when the intervention occurred and roughly 40 nautical miles from the port of Gaza.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The two ships were hijacked with violence and the 27 crew and passengers – including 14 Irish citizens – were then taken against their will to Israel where they were held in prison for a week before being ‘deported’,” reports Zoe Lawlor. A language teacher in UL, Ms Lawlor was one of the human rights activists on board the Saoirse.At this meeting, some of the Irish citizens who participated in the Freedom Waves flotilla will talk about their experience.They will explain why they attempted to breach the illegal Israeli blockade of Gaza aboard the MV Saoirse. Speakers on Tuesday 20 include former Munster, Leinster and Ireland rugby player Trevor Hogan, People Before Profit Cllr for Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Hugh Lewis, local Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign member Zoe Lawlor.Admission is free and the website for background information is www.irishshiptogaza.org.
The national men’s hockey team, the Black Sticks, continued their good form at the 2019 Africa Hockey Olympic qualifiers defeating Namibia 3-1 at the Stellenbosch University, South Africa.Black Sticks skipper Salya Nsalbini led by example, scoring a hattrick to secure the three points and edge the side ever closer to a place at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.The defender’s goal-scoring rout started in the 25th minute with Namibia’s Jacobs Pieter getting the equaliser 5 minutes later, but it would only serve as a consolation as Nsalbini would get his next two goals in the space of just 3 minutes, the first in the 50th and his last in the 53rd.Nsalbini has been in good form in the competition so far scoring the winning goal in yesterday’s tense 3-2 victory over Kenya before further impressing with his three goals against Namibia.Next up for Nsalbini and Ghana is South Africa on Thursday 15th August 2019.