According to a February 10, 2008 report in the Sunday Business Post (Ireland), the Israeli ambassador to Ireland, Dr. Zion Evrony, “raised concerns with the Department of Foreign Affairs about Ireland’s funding of non-governmental organisations working with Palestinian groups,” at discussions with the Irish Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs. According to the article, the talks followed a report by NGO Monitor which criticized the Irish government for funding ‘‘highly biased and conflict-producing NGOs’’ including Trocaire, Al-Haq, Christian Aid and War on Want.(The article refers to NGO Monitor’s August 2007 report on Irish government funding.)