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#Atomic Bomb

# atomic-bomb - Sunday 6 August, 2017

On this day in 1945, the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima

An event to remember the victims will take place in Dublin today.

# atomic-bomb - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

What is a hydrogen bomb?

It generates temperatures similar to those found at the sun’s core.

# atomic-bomb - Thursday 6 August, 2015

The amazing story of the Irish nun who survived Hiroshima

Julia Canny and I met in Tokyo 40 years after the dropping of the world’s first atomic bomb, and we immediately fell in love.

# atomic-bomb - Saturday 13 December, 2014

Mars Bluff: A bizarre story of a nuclear bomb, dead chickens and a wrecked Chevrolet

Have you heard about the time the US bombed itself by accident?

# atomic-bomb - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Last crew member of atomic bomb plane Enola Gay dies aged 93

“I personally think there shouldn’t be any atomic bombs in the world — I’d like to see them all abolished.”

# atomic-bomb - Thursday 27 March, 2014

Column: 'With a few surviving classmates, I stepped carefully over the dead and dying'

As a 13-year old schoolgirl, Setsuko Thurlow became a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Her harrowing testimony is a continuing reminder of the importance of nuclear disarmament, writes Jamie Walsh.

# atomic-bomb - Sunday 8 December, 2013

Documentary tells story of only Irish man to survive Nagasaki

Dr Aidan MacCarthy was being held in a prisoner-of-war camp in Nagasaki when the atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city.

# atomic-bomb - Monday 6 September, 2010

Iran still enriching uranium, says nuclear watchdog

Atomic agency criticises Iran for failing to adhere to nuclear sanctions.

# atomic-bomb - Friday 6 August, 2010

HIROSHIMA’S MEMORIAL service marking the 65th anniversary of the city’s bombing by US forces during World War II has been attended by representatives from the UN, US, Britain and France for the first time.

UN Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon spoke of his commitment to nuclear disarmament, and said that the important progress made at the nuclear summit in Washington would be built on.

Over 70 countries were represented at the event. Every year, the sitting mayor of Hiroshima presents a peace declaration, calling for unilateral nuclear disarmament.

At least 200,000 people were killed by the four-tonne uranium bomb which exploded above Hiroshima in 1945, devastating the city.

In 2003, Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto made this animation charting every nuclear test and bombing from 1945 to 1998 (2053 in all):