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Dublin: 11 °C Sunday 20 April, 2014


# peace - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Lynx have built a massive peace sign that can be seen from the sky over Dublin Make Love Not War

# peace - Thursday 10 April, 2014

From The Score European Rugby Champions Cup is born as Sky and BT reach TV rights agreement Peace

European Rugby Champions Cup is born as Sky and BT reach TV rights agreement

The Heineken Cup is no more as a new 20-team competition will take its place from next season on.

# peace - Monday 24 March, 2014

Adams says he can meet PSNI, but denies involvement in Jean McConville murder IRA

Adams says he can meet PSNI, but denies involvement in Jean McConville murder

The Sinn Féin leader said the Jean McConville murder was a “terrible injustice”.

# peace - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Patrick Nulty resigned unexpectedly, a veteran republican appeared in court over the Jean McConville case… and Margaretta D’Arcy was released from prison.

“If that’s the way the cookie crumbles”: Margaretta D’Arcy says she’ll go back to prison if she has to

The veteran peace activist was released from Mountjoy women’s prison this morning. She’s due back before the courts on a separate charge in three month’s time.

# peace - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Government to give €4m to help Palestinian refugees Aid

Government to give €4m to help Palestinian refugees

The Tánaiste said that Ireland is committed to helping alleviate the effects of the crisis.

Margaretta D’Arcy to be released from prison in ten days

However the 79-year-old campaigner will be back in court in June over charges relating to another protest at Shannon Airport.

# peace - Thursday 27 February, 2014

Column: We have a duty to share our peace-building skills with the world

Ireland has seen first-hand the benefits a third party can bring to a peace process; it owes it to the forgotten conflicts throughout the world to help, writes Colm Bergin.

# peace - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

Ukranian president announces ‘truce’, start of peace negotiations

25 people were killed in the violence in Kiev yesterday and the European Union and United States have been considering sanctions against the country.

# peace - Friday 14 February, 2014

Margaretta D’Arcy moved to Mountjoy’s Dóchas Centre

The peace activist is serving a three month sentence for refusing to stay out of unauthorised zones at Shannon Airport.

# peace - Monday 3 February, 2014

Richard Haass to be awarded Tipperary Peace Award

The US diplomat will be recognised for his efforts in helping reconcile the North.

# peace - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge Irish family make inspiring video for song which helped them through tragedy Just For Today

Irish family make inspiring video for song which helped them through tragedy

‘Just For Today’ by Dundalk singer Sinead McNally has a new video.

# peace - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

President defends Sabina prison visit as “private and personal”

“Sabina is a person who can speak for herself and is a person of very good judgement.”

# peace - Saturday 18 January, 2014

Fractured Syrian opposition agrees to join peace talks

The brutal conflict has killed 130,000 people and made millions homeless since 2011. Talks are set to get under way next Wednesday.

Weekly protests planned over jailing of 79-year-old peace activist

Film-maker and writer Margaretta D’Arcy was jailed for trespassing at Shannon Airport.

# peace - Sunday 12 January, 2014

Martin McGuinness urges Enda Kenny and David Cameron to endorse Haass proposals

Sinn Féin approved the Haass recommendations yesterday.

# peace - Monday 30 December, 2013

Pope Francis and Richard Haass shortlisted for Tipperary Peace Award

The five short-list nominees for the peace prize have been revealed.

# peace - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

Haass talks with NI parties fail to reach consensus, but Gilmore says agreement is essential

After eight hours of discussions, the all-party talks on some of Northern Ireland’s most sensitive issues broke down.

# peace - Sunday 10 November, 2013

Explainer: What do the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks mean?

The talks are due to last up until the middle of next year so let’s have a look at the progress so far.

# peace - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Gilmore: ‘We were determined that Ireland would be Europe’s success story’

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore spoke at the SDLP Conference today where he also addressed issues of peace and reconciliation in the north.

# peace - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Irish priest follows Dalai Lama in being honoured for peace work

Fr Patrick Devine was awarded the 2013 International Caring Award for setting up the Shalom Centre.

# peace - Thursday 24 October, 2013

International Clown Convention deny involvement in killing of drug cartel leader In Disguise This post contains images

International Clown Convention deny involvement in killing of drug cartel leader

Gunmen dressed as clowns, with rubber noses and wigs, opened fire on the former leading member of Tijuana drug cartel.

# peace - Thursday 26 September, 2013

From The Daily Edge Theatre group arrested at Belfast airport after bullets found in costume Concealed Weapons

Theatre group arrested at Belfast airport after bullets found in costume

Ironically, the group are involved in an anti-war production.

# peace - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Parades, protests and flags on the agenda as US diplomat arrives in Belfast

Richard Haass has been asked to chair an all-party panel that will make recommendations on how to deal with the most divisive issues by the end of the year.

# peace - Saturday 7 September, 2013

Seven plane-loads of people depart Dublin for Lourdes pilgrimage Prayers This post contains images

Seven plane-loads of people depart Dublin for Lourdes pilgrimage

About 2,000 people, including sick pilgrims, medics and volunteers, left Dublin first thing this morning.

# peace - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Column: I’m a Bethany Home survivor and, at 74 years old, I’m finally happy

A Bethany Home survivor, who now lives in Australia, writes about how his time in the home shaped and damaged his life and his journey to find out the truth about his birth.

# peace - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

Column: ‘Life for an Afghan is random, ruthless and unforgiving’

After living in Afghanistan, I got to see first-hand what the people of that country go through, writes Noel Scanlon, who says he wishes he could be more optimistic about the country’s future.

# peace - Sunday 23 June, 2013

Column: Obama’s speech was an insight into the current state of politics in Northern Ireland

Speaking directly to the next generation of Northern Ireland, like Obama did, is what we need, says David McCann, who writes that it is the duty of younger people to get ready, take charge and drive the agenda forward.

# peace - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

Obama to call for nuclear cuts in Berlin speech

The US President will use an open-air speech to propose a reduction in American and Russian warheads.

# peace - Saturday 15 June, 2013

US want a ‘diplomatic solution’ to Iran’s nuclear program

The West suspects Iran’s nuclear program is aimed at building nuclear weapons, but Iran insists it is for generating energy.

Funeral of Bolger brothers takes place in Passage East RIP

Funeral of Bolger brothers takes place in Passage East

The three fishermen brothers who died on Wednesday after their boat capsized were laid to rest today.

Hassan Rowhani wins Iran presidency

Rowhani has vowed to restore diplomatic ties with the United States and end discrimination against women.

# peace - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

Far-right protesters turn up at mosque, worshippers give them tea

Supporters of the English Defence League were unexpectedly met with tea and biscuits as they turned up at the mosque in York, England.

# peace - Thursday 23 May, 2013

Groups awarded €1.5 million for “tireless” cross-border peace work

The Tánaiste said that Northern Ireland “is still a very divided society” but that the Good Friday Agreement “has opened up new possibilities”.

# peace - Saturday 27 April, 2013

Column: Why are people disengaging with politics in Northern Ireland?

Following the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, more than 70 per cent of people turned out to elect the first assembly. Fast forward 15 years and the people seem disenchanted, but why, asks David McCann.

# peace - Thursday 18 April, 2013

Dalai Lama crosses Derry Peace Bridge with Catholic and Protestant children

It’s his second visit to the city in six years.

# peace - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

Column: Though the Good Friday Agreement brought peace, we should never forget the past

On this date 15 years ago, the Good Friday Agreement was signed. While we have come along way, we shouldn’t take the peace we have for granted, writes Ben English.

# peace - Monday 1 April, 2013

Can sport save mankind?

The United Nations says yes. Well, kind of.

# peace - Friday 29 March, 2013

Column: Not enough has been done to uphold the spirit of the Good Friday Agreement

It’s true Northern Ireland has come a long way over the last fifteen years, but we cannot afford to hang the ‘mission accomplished’ banner over the peace process, writes David McCann.

# peace - Saturday 23 March, 2013

Column: What lessons have been learned from the Iraq War?

Ten years ago this week the United States-led “coalition of the willing” launched the Iraq War. If we’ve learned anything from the Iraq experience it’s that governments should refrain from biting off more than they can chew, says Scott Fitzsimmons.

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