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# famine - Yesterday’s News


# famine - Saturday 9 September, 2017

How a desolate patch of Ireland was used to teach people to farm during the famine

The farm taught hundreds of Irishmen to be self-sustaining during the worst of the Great Famine.

# famine - Saturday 26 August, 2017

'It would make you wonder has anything changed?': Over a century later, Ireland still can't shake its eviction past

The rent uncertainty of today is not only widespread – but goes deep through the ages of Irish history.

# famine - Thursday 10 August, 2017

At least 56 people die after human traffickers force 300 off boats and into the sea

The migrants were being smuggled from Africa to Yemen.

# famine - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

'If men are caught, they are killed. If women are caught, they are raped'

Men, women and children in South Sudan have been shot, hacked to death with machetes and burnt alive.

# famine - Saturday 1 July, 2017

'Picking leaves from the trees': How locals in Yemen are surviving on the brink of famine

People have been killed by shelling on their way to collect bread, a Red Cross aid worker said.

# famine - Sunday 18 June, 2017

Choctaw Chief to visit sculpture that commemorates his nation's generosity during Irish famine

Despite living in conditions of starvation and poverty themselves, the Choctaw people sent money to Ireland in 1847.

# famine - Sunday 4 June, 2017

Famine emigration stories: Corkman who made it to US went to war in exchange for land for his family

Between 1845 and 1851 around 1.2 million people left Ireland, a new exhibition looks at some of their stories.

# famine - Saturday 6 May, 2017

FactCheck: Are there more homeless people in Ireland now than at any time since the Famine?

Ireland is in the middle of a housing crisis, but are homeless numbers the highest they’ve ever been?

# famine - Monday 20 March, 2017

Australian breweries apologise for famine-themed beer

The beer had been criticised as “disgusting and offensive” and “an absolute disgrace”.

# famine - Saturday 11 March, 2017

World faces worst humanitarian crisis since 1945 - UN official

There is a looming risk of famine in a number of countries.

# famine - Saturday 25 February, 2017

Explainer: Why tens of thousands face starvation in war-torn South Sudan

Famine was declared in the new African country on Monday, which has been embroiled in civil conflict for years.

# famine - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Study on ancestry of Irish Travellers details genetic connection to settled community

The research comes as the Irish State is expected to formally recognise Travellers as an ethnic group.

# famine - Friday 27 January, 2017

'A child under the age of 10 dying every 10 minutes' - Threat of famine in Yemen

The UN has warned that famine is now a possible scenario for 2017.

# famine - Friday 30 December, 2016

Irish politicians really wanted Bob Geldof to win the Nobel Peace Prize

It didn’t happen for Bob though.

# famine - Friday 8 July, 2016

Calls for a fixed date in the year to remember Ireland's Great Famine Commemorations This post contains a poll

Calls for a fixed date in the year to remember Ireland's Great Famine

The current commemorations do not have a specific date.

# famine - Friday 12 February, 2016

From The42 Klopp expects Liverpool's Premier League drought to continue Famine

Klopp expects Liverpool's Premier League drought to continue

The Reds boss said he is honoured to be working at Anfield but has warned that getting the club back to the top will take time.

# famine - Sunday 28 June, 2015

From The42 'The famine is over' - Twitter reacts to Westmeath's unbelievable win Awe

'The famine is over' - Twitter reacts to Westmeath's unbelievable win

“As astonishing a game as I’ve ever commentated on” and more thoughts from today’s game.

# famine - Monday 30 March, 2015

Ever heard of the Pole who helped Famine victims? He’s been honoured in Dublin

Paweł Edmund Strzelecki lived in Ireland during the Great Hunger.

# famine - Monday 19 January, 2015

Opinion: Are we being overly sensitive about C4′s Famine sitcom?

The Famine itself wasn’t funny, but a comedy based in that era might be.

# famine - Saturday 17 January, 2015

No joke, a group called CRAIC protested in London today against C4′s Famine sitcom

Only a handful turned up outside Channel 4 mind.

# famine - Friday 2 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge Channel 4 defends Famine sitcom, says humour can come from 'terrible hardship' Hungry

Channel 4 defends Famine sitcom, says humour can come from 'terrible hardship'

Channel also says that the script is only in development and not “planned to air” as of yet.

From The Daily Edge Channel 4's proposed sitcom about The Famine called 'insulting' and 'ignorant' Hungry

Channel 4's proposed sitcom about The Famine called 'insulting' and 'ignorant'

But the Irish-produced series – called Hungry – has been defended by other comedians.

# famine - Thursday 4 December, 2014

What else could I get for the €765,000 pricetag on this 18th century mill in Galway?

We take a look at what that amount of moolah could get you around the rest of the country.

# famine - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

Why is Ireland so good at foreign aid? The Famine

Seriously. According to the OECD, anyway.

# famine - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

“We too experienced the scourges of colonisation and hunger”

President Michael D. Higgins today addressed a delegation in Ethiopia as part of his tour of Africa.

# famine - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

One of these Dublin landmarks is missing this morning…

Famine ship the Jeannie Johnston has been moored at the IFSC since 2005. She’s being taken to dry-dock for an overhaul, as a “first step” in getting her re-certified to take to the open sea.

# famine - Monday 6 October, 2014

No evidence of graves found at new Children’s Hospital site

The Development Board for the new hospital confirmed that a study has found “no evidence of a grave or any other features of archaeological significance”.

‘If famine comes to South Sudan it will come through the barrel of a gun’

Irish aid agencies are warning that the conflict could cause a famine by early next year.

# famine - Monday 25 August, 2014

From The42 Jack O'Connor is desperate to end Kerry's minor football famine Too Long

Jack O'Connor is desperate to end Kerry's minor football famine

The Kerry minor manager hopes his team have gotten their Croke Park nerves out of the system.

# famine - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Ireland donates €1.5 million to South Sudan famine prevention fund

Seán Sherlock condemned the killing of aid personnel as they provided humanitarian relief to those impacted by the ongoing violence.

# famine - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Opinion: After a day submerged in a river, the family escaped the men who wanted them dead South Sudan This post contains images

Opinion: After a day submerged in a river, the family escaped the men who wanted them dead

The crisis in South Sudan is now at a tipping point – we cannot afford to wait. The history books will pass their judgement on how we now react.

# famine - Friday 9 May, 2014

Schools to fall silent for one minute today to commemorate victims of the Famine

Students in all primary and secondary schools have been asked to pause for sixty seconds at noon today.

# famine - Monday 5 May, 2014

Opinion: I see families waiting helplessly as certain famine approaches

South Sudan is already predicting that 50,000 children under five could die of hunger before the year is out.

Tracing the ‘missing 1490’ who fled Strokestown during the Famine

A new project looks at the lives of the 1490 people who left Roscommon for Canada in 1847. What happened to them?

# famine - Friday 2 May, 2014

Irish people asked to observe a minute's silence for victims of the Great Famine

Arts Minister Jimmy Deenihan said it is important that the Irish don’t forget “the experiences that have shaped us as a people”.

# famine - Sunday 27 April, 2014

First national conference on workhouses will take place in a workhouse

The conference in Portumna will also discuss plans for the workhouse buildings that still exist around the country.

# famine - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Column: I watched thirsty children collect water contaminated with sewage

There are clear signs of impending famine in South Sudan – immediate, focused humanitarian efforts are needed to prevent imminent disease and starvation.

# famine - Monday 21 October, 2013

Irish charity tackling African hunger - with potatoes

It is a symbol of Irish cuisine, but now the potato is part of efforts to fight famine in Africa.

# famine - Tuesday 21 May, 2013

Scientists have figured out what caused the Irish Famine

The fatal pathogen was uncovered in dried potato plant samples that were over 120 years old.

# famine - Saturday 20 April, 2013

Irish Famine 'Tribunal' to probe if it was crime against humanity

New York and Dublin law faculties to test the case, under current international law, against the-then British government for the tragedy in which one million Irish people died.

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