What is it like to be an Irish Jew? Being a member of a tiny Jewish community presents unique challenges. Nevertheless, despite its small size (only a few hundred people), the Irish Jewish Community manages to thrive and has contributed to Irish society in a manner which is totally disproportionate to its size. During the 1990s, there were 3 Jewish members of parliament (out of a
total of 173), a Jewish Supreme Court Judge and other Jewish members of the Judiciary.
Over the years, Irish Jews have been heavily involved in all walks of Irish life – including the arts, sports and professions. Irish Jews have always found acceptance and respect from the Irish people and, in particular, have always enjoyed excellent relations with the Government of the day.