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#War

# war - Yesterday’s News

Column: Remembering the American Civil War through one Irish family’s story

It was a long time ago, but the last pensioned Irish veteran of the American Civil War was still alive in 1950.

# war - Friday 17 October, 2014

Database of Irish who fought with Australians during WW1 goes online

The new resource comes as part of a collaboration between the Australian University of New South Wales and University College Dublin.

# war - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

These declassified photos show the final preparations of the nuclear bombs used on Hiroshima And Nagasaki

The “Little Boy” and “Fat Man” nuclear bombs killed tens of thousands of people.

# war - Sunday 12 October, 2014

1916 Rising relatives are not happy with the Government’s commemoration plans

The association said they are eager to have a meeting with the new Arts Minister.

# war - Thursday 9 October, 2014

‘Historic yet viable’ grenade rendered safe in Wexford

The device was from the early 20th century.

# war - Monday 29 September, 2014

Obama admits they underestimated Islamic State group and what was happening in Syria

He said that it must be accepted the military action is part of the solution.

# war - Saturday 27 September, 2014

Poll: Would you support the use of Irish airports for attacks on Islamic State militants? Your Say This post contains a poll

# war - Friday 26 September, 2014

David Cameron asks British parliament to back “years” of Iraq action

Cameron told the House of Commons that British Army is “prepared for that commitment”.

# war - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Cameron recalls British parliament to vote on joining air strikes in Iraq

Speaking after talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi, Cameron said he was “confident” that members of the House of Commons would authorise the move.

# war - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Captured British journalist warns of “another Vietnam” in war with Islamic State

John Cantlie claims he was “abandoned” by the British government.

US Navy record missile attack on Islamic State group and upload it on YouTube Military Operation This post contains videos

US Navy record missile attack on Islamic State group and upload it on YouTube

The US navy have documented the attack by filming the Tomahawk Land-Attack Missiles in action.

# war - Monday 15 September, 2014

Column: ‘After many years of peace, Europe could be drawn into a war on its own borders’

The West needs to stop hiding behind treaties that Russia has already invalidated, writes John O’Donnell.

# war - Sunday 14 September, 2014

Australia sending 600 troops to join US against Islamic State – but not for combat

400 air personnel and about 200 military personnel followed a formal request from Washington for Australia to contribute to the international coalition.

Memorial to honour six Limerick men who fought in Spanish Civil War

The six men joined the International Brigade in its fight with the Republican side against Franco’s army.

# war - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

Opinion: Croke Park war plane stunt betrayed the history of the GAA

The fly-past of two US war planes was no doubt great entertainment for many, but it also trivialises the brutal machinery of war.

# war - Monday 25 August, 2014

Israeli fire kills 10 Palestinians across Gaza

The shelling comes as Egypt has proposed a new peace deal.

# war - Sunday 24 August, 2014

Gaza offensive ‘will last as long as necessary’ says Netanyahu

The Israeli Prime Minister says that Operation Protective Edge will continue until it has “achieved its aims”.

Islamist fighters seize Tripoli airport

The country’s government has branded the Islamist militias as ‘terrorists’.

# war - Saturday 23 August, 2014

Today marks 100 years since the Battle of Mons – this video shows Ireland’s involvement

15,000 Irishmen were part of the initial British forces to land in mainland Europe.

Grand nieces of Michael Collins present his death mask to museum

A ceremony was held at the Cathal Brugha Barracks yesterday to mark Collins’ death in 1922.

To pay or not to pay? James Foley’s death underscores an agonising dilemma

It is estimated that terrorists net about $120m between 2004 and 2012 in ransoms.

Russian aid convoy to Ukraine described as a ‘direct invasion’

Angela Merkel and Barack Obama warned that Moscow’s military presence and shelling were triggering a “dangerous escalation” of the conflict.

# war - Sunday 17 August, 2014

‘I’m still mourning the soul of my late buddy. I’m sorry for letting him die alone’

Kamikaze pilots in Japan are trying to tell younger people what they did was not ‘cool’.

# war - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Search for remains of MH17 flight victims called off

The Prime Minister of the Netherlands said that it was too dangerous to continue.

World War 1 in colour: Have a look at these restored photos from the trenches Technicolour This post contains images

World War 1 in colour: Have a look at these restored photos from the trenches

The Open University has ‘colourised’ some photos from the time.

# war - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

Poignant 1914 newspaper turns Irish clocks back to WWI

The Flanders Fields told the tale of Irish people’s involvement in the Great War.

# war - Friday 1 August, 2014

Extract: Imperial ideas and imperial dreams – the cost of vanity during the Great War WWI

Extract: Imperial ideas and imperial dreams – the cost of vanity during the Great War

World War I was a conflict of cultures but also an expression of social values, as the intense involvement of the educated classes showed.

# war - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Opinion: ‘Our children wake up crying in the night… Isis has stolen our lives’ Iraq This post contains images

Opinion: ‘Our children wake up crying in the night… Isis has stolen our lives’

Christian families in Mosul are being given four stark choices: convert to Islam, pay a tax for non-Muslims, leave the city, or have their heads cut off.

Anti-war activist to be arrested and jailed for Shannon Airport protest

Niall Farrell was convicted along with Margaretta D’Arcy last month.

# war - Monday 28 July, 2014

This gif shows the spread of WWI into a global conflict WWI

This gif shows the spread of WWI into a global conflict

Gif shows scope of the Great War which claimed over 37 million lives.

Column: ‘Hell is Coming’ – fragments of horror from World War One World War One This post contains images

Column: ‘Hell is Coming’ – fragments of horror from World War One

One hundred years ago today, a conflict broke out that would change the world forever.

# war - Sunday 27 July, 2014

Is a Terminator-style robot apocalypse a possibility?

And why are scientists afraid to talk about it?

# war - Friday 25 July, 2014

Dutch government sending military police to protect MH17 crash site

Dutch and Australian investigators were at the site today.

# war - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Israeli shell hits UN school in Gaza killing 15 people, including UN staff

UN chief Ban Ki-Moon called for the killing to stop now.

Shhh! Let’s go to the cinema just like it’s 1914

Charlie Chaplin, looping-the-loop, and suffragettes in action get a rare outing on Dublin screen.

# war - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Valid data downloaded from flight MH17 black box

The cockpit voice recorder was damaged but the memory module was intact.

# war - Sunday 20 July, 2014

“It’s a massacre” – This has been the deadliest day in Gaza so far

Mahmoud Abbas has described the deaths as a “massacre”.

# war - Friday 18 July, 2014

Margaretta D’Arcy to be released from Limerick Prison

The 80-year-old anti-war activist had refused to sign a bond saying she would act lawfully and stay out of unauthorised zones in Shannon Airport.

19, including Israeli soldier, killed in Gaza overnight

The Israeli soldier is the second Israeli to die in the fighting, while 260 Palestinians have been killed.

# war - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Israel launches ground operation in Gaza

The ground offensive was announced by the Israeli Prime Minister this evening.

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