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Dublin: 13 °C Wednesday 23 April, 2014


# violence - Monday 13 January, 2014

Four republican dissidents sentenced after guns and ammunition find

The four men have been given seven to 12 year terms with half spent in prison.

# violence - Saturday 11 January, 2014

Sectarian violence breaks out in Central African Republic

The resignation of the country’s president has done little to quell tensions.

Parents suffer broken bones in violent attacks by their children

Teenage issues and aggression are the most common reasons for calls to a helpline for parents in Ireland.

# violence - Thursday 9 January, 2014

Threat of ‘deadly outbreak of disease’ in camps for children fleeing CAR violence

Over 935,000 people have been displaced across the country over the past year.

# violence - Saturday 4 January, 2014

Iraq’s Fallujah falls to Al-Qaeda militants as 55 are killed

Fighting erupted in the Ramadi area on Monday, when security forces broke up an anti-government protest camp.

# violence - Friday 3 January, 2014

South Sudan peace talks open as battles rage

The violence has forced around 200,000 people to flee their homes, while 57,000 are seeking refuge with UN peacekeepers.

# violence - Thursday 2 January, 2014

Ireland to send 40 tonnes of aid to South Sudan

The emergency aid includes jerry cans, mosquito nets and kitchen sets.

At least two children beheaded among 16 dead in Central African Republic – UNICEF

The UN’S children’s rights agency say that 60 further children have been injured since the outbreak of violence.

# violence - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

Iraq suffers worst year of violence since 2008

Iraq Body Count, an NGO, said that around two-thirds of deaths occurred in the second half of 2013.

# violence - Monday 30 December, 2013

Two hospitalised, several wounded in Antrim stabbing incident

A male and a female have been taken to hospital following an incident in Newtownabbey.

# violence - Wednesday 25 December, 2013

Abused husband was ‘knocked out’ and had knife ‘lunged’ at him

One man told of years of abuse and of how he will be forced to spend this Christmas away from his youngest daughter.

# violence - Saturday 14 December, 2013

Domestic violence refuge to finally open after two-year wait

Teach Tearmainn is to open two of its six apartments – due to funding issues, it has been closed for two years.

# violence - Thursday 28 November, 2013

“We hear of babies as young as five months being abducted and raped repeatedly” DRC

“We hear of babies as young as five months being abducted and raped repeatedly”

An Irish consortium highlighted the issue of gender based violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo at a seminar in Dublin yesterday.

# violence - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge Primary school asks parents not to get their kids Grand Theft Auto for Christmas GTA V

Primary school asks parents not to get their kids Grand Theft Auto for Christmas

The games have a negative impact on children’s “language and concentration levels”, says principal.

One quarter of women experience physical or sexual violence from a partner

5.2 per cent of women experience sexual violence from someone who isn’t their partner, the study by the World Health Organisation found.

# violence - Saturday 26 October, 2013

How to keep your pets safe this Halloween

A spike in the amount of strays is usually noted after the Halloween period, said an ISPCA inspector.

# violence - 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.

# violence - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Under-13s most vulnerable to sex assault by male family member

A report from the RCNI is published this morning and shows that the average age of perpetrators was 26.

# violence - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Brazil protests over teachers’ pay turn violent

Thousands took part in the demonstrations in Rio and Sao Paulo.

# violence - Monday 7 October, 2013

Fifty killed in Egypt clashes

Yesterday’s death toll is the highest since several days of violence started in mid-August, leading to over 1,000 deaths.

# violence - Friday 27 September, 2013

Ireland tells UN there are ‘severe sentences’ for violence against children

Earlier this month there were calls for the government to ban corporal punishment in the home.

# violence - Friday 20 September, 2013

12 people, including 3-year-old, shot in Chicago park

The shooting took place in Chicago’s Back of the Yards area on its southwest side.

# violence - Thursday 12 September, 2013

Prison reports: Improving facilities, some violence and concerns about lock-ups

Food, education, solitary confinement and slopping out were among the issues discussed in the reports.

# violence - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Archbishop Martin: ‘Communities must mobilise and speak out against violence’

The Archbishop of Dublin said that acts of violence, like that of a pipe bomb being left in a graveyard this week, should be condemned.

# violence - Monday 9 September, 2013

Ireland’s EU presidency ‘confused and inadequate’ on female genital mutilation

In a review, Amnesty International described the government’s approach as “confused and inadequate”.

# violence - Sunday 8 September, 2013

HSE has ‘no plans’ to provide ambulance staff with stab vests

However the National Ambulance Service has been identified as an end-user in a trial for a new generation of body armour.

# violence - Monday 2 September, 2013

Government urged to introduce ban on smacking children

The Children’s Rights Alliance has questioned why children are protected against abuse in school but do not have the same protections at home.

# violence - Thursday 22 August, 2013

PSNI officers ‘suffering burn-out and fatigue’

According to the Police Federation, the PSNI needs an extra 1,000 officers to deal with the current situation in Northern Ireland.

# violence - Monday 19 August, 2013

Column: There has never been a more dangerous time to be an aid worker

On World Humanitarian Day, Dominic MacSorely hails the men and women who have dedicated their lives, and sometimes lost them, in an attempt to reduce suffering across the world.

# violence - Sunday 18 August, 2013

Explainer: What’s happening in Egypt?

Hundreds of people have died and the country is in crisis as security forces clash with supporters of former president Mohammed Morsi.

# violence - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

Community ‘stunned’ by armed robberies in west Dublin

Two raids – at a betting shop and on a cash-in-transit van – took place in the area yesterday.

# violence - Monday 12 August, 2013

Call for six-month ban on ‘contentious’ parades in Northern Ireland

Violent scenes and riots in recent months have led the Police Federation for Northern Ireland to suggest the ban.

# violence - Friday 9 August, 2013

PSNI officers hospitalised following Belfast rioting

The violence began following a Loyalist protest to Republican anti-internment march.

# violence - Wednesday 7 August, 2013

Melbourne plans city centre ‘safe havens’ for women

The city’s mayor has said the havens would provide safe zones for women, particularly at night.

# violence - Friday 2 August, 2013

Scientists: This hot weather might make you violent

Researchers warned that the link between hot temperatures and rising tempers could have worrying implications as the Earth’s climate warms.

# violence - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

Column: Trayvon Martin’s tragic death shows that race still divides America

It makes me feel guilty when we talk about race, and I suspect that’s how most white Americans feel, writes Larry Donnelly, who says there is still a way to go yet before racism no longer has a stronghold in America.

# violence - Sunday 28 July, 2013

Gardaí gave ‘misleading’ information to Ombudsman on student protest

The Ombudsman was investigating complaints about the behaviour of four gardaí at the protest in 2010.

# violence - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

‘Disturbing’ increase in calls to rape helpline in 2012

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre accompanied 260 victims to the sexual assault treatment unit in the Rotunda Hospital last year.

Mexico confirms 22 killed in coordinated attack on police

Attackers equipped with high-powered rifles and grenades carried out a carefully-planned attack against federal police in western Mexcio.

# violence - Saturday 20 July, 2013

Appeals for calm in Belfast ahead of Orange Order parade

The parade is due to take place at 2.30pm today.