There's an Irish boat that is going to try to bust the Gaza blockade tomorrow. Please let's remember that there is a long connection between the Irish Republican Army and the PLO. In fact, the car bomb was perfected in Ireland and then the IRA went to the Middle East and taught the PLO the best way to blow up a car in exchange for guns.
Fanciful stories about the Irish Potato Famine creating sympathy for the current Palestinian plight are romantic, but ill-informed. The nature of the connection is terrorists sharing their methods for killing people. The Irish people who still support the Palestinians actively are doubtless connected to the Irish terrorists who taught them how best to build a bomb.
But I guess the point of this rant is to highlight how these chattering people on television and radio make things up because they don't know the real reason.