|FROM AN EMAIL CORRESPONDENCE FROM IRELAND:
in the governmnet section of the book, you mention ireland and the briscoe family. There are currently two jewish members of the parliament _ ben briscoe and alan shatter, in the fianna fail and fine gael parties. There was mervyn taylor in the labour party for many years. there was until recently a high court judge - henry barron. I don't think these numbers are disproportionate to the jewish population percentage. I'd reckon it's a couple thousand, out of a population of only 3,something million.
the book is a fascinating read.