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Thursday 2 May, 2019

Tom Clonan: Compared with other EU countries, Ireland has a high rate of gun violence - so why is our government so complacent?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Tom Clonan: Compared with other EU countries, Ireland has a high rate of gun violence - so why is our government so complacent?

May 2nd 2019, 7:00 AM 30,482 Views 41 Comments

Gardai responding to armed incidents are usually unarmed and untrained in firearms.

Thursday 12 April, 2018

Are we about to see the opening shots of a third world war? Hopefully cool heads will prevail
# Analysis
# Analysis

Are we about to see the opening shots of a third world war? Hopefully cool heads will prevail

Apr 12th 2018, 8:30 PM 86,343 Views 118 Comments

Tom Clonan analyses the case for the US to send a message with airstrikes in Syria – but the consequences could be far-reaching and costly.

Friday 8 September, 2017

Tom Clonan: My dance debut tonight will bring me back to conflict's heart of darkness
# Fringe Festival
# Fringe Festival

Tom Clonan: My dance debut tonight will bring me back to conflict's heart of darkness

Sep 8th 2017, 6:00 PM 8,630 Views 23 Comments

‘My tour of duty as an Irish peacekeeper was brutal, violent and profoundly shocking. It changed me. I never came back.’

Friday 16 December, 2016

Tom Clonan: 'A Syrian solution will involve a pact with devils such as Bashar al Assad and others'
# Read Me
# Read Me

Tom Clonan: 'A Syrian solution will involve a pact with devils such as Bashar al Assad and others'

Dec 16th 2016, 6:45 AM 58 Views 93 Comments

Around 100,000 civilians and rebels are thought to be left in the slivers of east Aleppo still under opposition control as the Syrian army and allied militias close in, writes Tom Clonan.

Friday 30 November, 2012

Extract: Black humour, Scud-Burgers, bitter coffee - life in the Lebanon
# Read Me
# Read Me

Extract: Black humour, Scud-Burgers, bitter coffee - life in the Lebanon

Nov 30th 2012, 8:30 PM 527 Views 16 Comments

In his new book, Tom Clonan details the ups and downs of his tour of peacekeeping duty in Lebanon in the 1990s and how ‘Mary Robinson wears no knickers’ becomes a common greeting…