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# conflict - Thursday 14 April, 2022

Billy Kelleher: I've seen mass graves in Bucha - I never thought such depravity would return to Europe
# Visit To Ukraine
# Visit To Ukraine

Billy Kelleher: I've seen mass graves in Bucha - I never thought such depravity would return to Europe

Updated Apr 14th 2022, 1:20 PM 45,155 Views 74 Comments

The Irish MEP documents a visit he and Senator Timmy Dooley made this week to Kyiv, Bucha and Irpin.

# conflict - Monday 4 April, 2022

Col Colm Doyle: Bucha shows that Putin's aim is the collective punishment of Ukraine's people
# War Crime Probe
# War Crime Probe

Col Colm Doyle: Bucha shows that Putin's aim is the collective punishment of Ukraine's people

Apr 4th 2022, 6:55 PM 21,859 Views 43 Comments

Retired Colonel Colm Doyle, who served with the EU in Bosnia, looks at the recent horrors in Bucha and what can be done to bring perpetrators to justice.

# conflict - Saturday 19 March, 2022

Bobby McDonagh: There's no need for self-righteousness or self-flagellation over our neutrality
# Neutral Ireland
# Neutral Ireland

Bobby McDonagh: There's no need for self-righteousness or self-flagellation over our neutrality

Mar 19th 2022, 7:00 PM 24,577 Views 29 Comments

The former ambassador says events in Ukraine bring to light the need for wider discussion around Ireland’s neutrality.

# conflict - Friday 18 March, 2022

Russian court extends detention of US basketball star
# War In Ukraine
# War In Ukraine

Russian court extends detention of US basketball star

Updated Mar 18th 2022, 11:00 AM 40,768 Views 6 Comments

Brittney Griner will stay in custody until at least 19 May, it was announced.

Opinion: How to talk to your children about the war in Ukraine
# Mad World
# Mad World

Opinion: How to talk to your children about the war in Ukraine

Updated Mar 18th 2022, 10:28 AM 15,209 Views 23 Comments

Sharon Byrne of Barnardos offers some helpful advice to parents trying to navigate discussing the war with their children.

# conflict - Thursday 17 March, 2022

Ukrainian city of Lviv faces a humanitarian crisis as over 200,000 seek refuge
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Ukrainian city of Lviv faces a humanitarian crisis as over 200,000 seek refuge

Mar 17th 2022, 12:05 AM 15,786 Views 3 Comments
  • The picturesque West Ukrainian city has found itself suddenly at the epicentre of Ukraine’s refugee crisis.
  • Many children arriving in the city have been evacuated from cities that have witnessed heavy Russian bombardments.
  • 500 theatres, educational institutions and sporting centres are now hosting people displaced from across Ukraine.

# conflict - Sunday 13 March, 2022

Barry Andrews: The EU's response to Ukraine must not repeat the mistakes it made around Syria
# Putin And Assad
# Putin And Assad

Barry Andrews: The EU's response to Ukraine must not repeat the mistakes it made around Syria

Updated Mar 13th 2022, 6:37 PM 28,563 Views 19 Comments

The Irish MEP says Putin had a hand in atrocities in Syria too but the EU’s response there was muted at best.

# conflict - Saturday 12 March, 2022

Debate Room: Charlie Flanagan and Richard Boyd Barrett debate Ireland's neutrality
# Opinion
# Opinion

Debate Room: Charlie Flanagan and Richard Boyd Barrett debate Ireland's neutrality

Mar 12th 2022, 11:00 AM 17,897 Views 17 Comments

As war rages in Ukraine, the question of Ireland’s place in the world as a neutral voice for peace is under the spotlight.

# conflict - Friday 11 March, 2022

Tom Clonan: Russia will now target more innocent civilians to achieve 'victory' in this war
# Cities Under Siege
# Cities Under Siege

Tom Clonan: Russia will now target more innocent civilians to achieve 'victory' in this war

Mar 11th 2022, 5:57 PM 23,200 Views 10 Comments

The security analyst says based on the trajectory of this invasion, it’s now clear that the civilian population in Ukraine is a de facto target.

# conflict - Wednesday 9 March, 2022

'We saw things no family should ever see': Irish aid worker meets refugees at the border
# UKRAINE UNDER ATTACK
# UKRAINE UNDER ATTACK

'We saw things no family should ever see': Irish aid worker meets refugees at the border

Updated Mar 9th 2022, 11:44 AM 24,700 Views 1 Comment

Concern’s Kieran McConville meets the refugees telling their stories of heartbreak and survival.

# conflict - Tuesday 8 March, 2022

'I owe it to my homeland': Ukrainians at the Polish border explain why they're going back home
# Lviv
# Lviv

'I owe it to my homeland': Ukrainians at the Polish border explain why they're going back home

Mar 8th 2022, 6:00 AM 27,684 Views 10 Comments

Thousands of Ukrainians displaced by Russian attacks have been arriving in Lviv and waiting days to board trains and buses travelling to Przemyśl.

# conflict - Monday 7 March, 2022

Timmy Dooley: 'We cannot be shy about how many Ukrainian refugees we can accommodate'
# War In Ukraine
# War In Ukraine

Timmy Dooley: 'We cannot be shy about how many Ukrainian refugees we can accommodate'

Mar 7th 2022, 6:58 PM 25,458 Views 49 Comments

The Fianna Fáil senator visited Ukraine at the weekend with colleague Billy Kelleher and saw first-hand the suffering there.

# conflict - Saturday 5 March, 2022

Opinion: Imagining better days in hopeless times - tips for managing the stress of the world
# Coping With Conflict
# Coping With Conflict

Opinion: Imagining better days in hopeless times - tips for managing the stress of the world

Mar 5th 2022, 7:00 AM 13,919 Views 4 Comments

Clinical Psychologist Dr Trudy Meehan has some practical ways to help us cling to hope in dark times.

# conflict - Wednesday 2 March, 2022

Opinion: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has the Kremlin battling for hearts and minds at home
# Propaganda Machine
# Propaganda Machine

Opinion: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has the Kremlin battling for hearts and minds at home

Mar 2nd 2022, 3:24 PM 26,919 Views 12 Comments

The Kremlin has exerted tight control over news and social media in an effort to control the information Russians receive about Ukraine.

# conflict - Tuesday 1 March, 2022

Opinion: Russia’s invasion is a response to Ukraine’s pro-democratic and pro-western ambitions
# Russia Ukraine
# Russia Ukraine

Opinion: Russia’s invasion is a response to Ukraine’s pro-democratic and pro-western ambitions

Mar 1st 2022, 6:00 PM 16,867 Views 24 Comments

Ukraine today is a country attempting to forge its own political destiny in the shadow of a larger force, write Professor Hana Cervinkova and Dr John Paul Newman.

Tom Clonan: Putin is waging a 1942 war in 2022, causing untold suffering and destruction
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Tom Clonan: Putin is waging a 1942 war in 2022, causing untold suffering and destruction

Mar 1st 2022, 12:05 AM 35,402 Views 44 Comments

The security expert says the Russian leader has employed similar tactics in Grozny in Chechnya.

# conflict - Sunday 2 January, 2022

Second Africa Cup of Nations row for Watford as club accused of refusing to release Senegal winger
# Conflict
From The42
# Conflict

Second Africa Cup of Nations row for Watford as club accused of refusing to release Senegal winger

Jan 2nd 2022, 7:33 PM 6,791 Views 1 Comment

Nigeria previously suggested Watford were ‘baring fangs’ when the club objected to Emmanuel Dennis being named in their squad.

# conflict - Thursday 25 November, 2021

UN chief calls for 'unconditional and immediate' Ethiopian ceasefire
# Ethiopia
# Ethiopia

UN chief calls for 'unconditional and immediate' Ethiopian ceasefire

Nov 25th 2021, 8:13 AM 8,277 Views 8 Comments

Ethiopia has expelled four Irish diplomats due to Ireland’s stance on the ongoing conflict in the country.

# conflict - Saturday 13 November, 2021

Eritrea condemns 'illicit and immoral' US sanctions over conflict in Ethiopia
# Tigray Conflict
# Tigray Conflict

Eritrea condemns 'illicit and immoral' US sanctions over conflict in Ethiopia

Nov 13th 2021, 11:45 AM 8,970 Views 16 Comments

Eritrea claimed the new sanctions reflected a “misguided and hostile policy” by the US and were based on false allegations.

# conflict - Tuesday 6 July, 2021

Ireland pledges €1 million to help 'poorest and most vulnerable' Lebanon households
# Poverty
# Poverty

Ireland pledges €1 million to help 'poorest and most vulnerable' Lebanon households

Jul 6th 2021, 6:05 PM 10,884 Views 23 Comments

Lebanon is facing “enormous challenges”, Minister Simon Coveney said.

# conflict - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

A Syrian refugee in Turkey: 'I sometimes regret that I was born'
# Opinion
# Opinion

A Syrian refugee in Turkey: 'I sometimes regret that I was born'

Updated Jun 16th 2021, 9:09 AM 16,032 Views 8 Comments

GOAL’s Yusuf Nural tells the stories of Syrian Refugees in Turkey ahead of the release of a moving new documentary and photo exhibition.

# conflict - Saturday 15 May, 2021

'Solutions are possible, but we are lacking political will': Is there any hope that Israel and Palestine could reach a peace agreement?
# Peace
# Peace

'Solutions are possible, but we are lacking political will': Is there any hope that Israel and Palestine could reach a peace agreement?

May 15th 2021, 9:30 AM 9,814 Views 0 Comments

Violence has escalated between the two sides in recent weeks.

# conflict - Wednesday 12 May, 2021

Explainer: What sparked the latest escalation in Israeli-Palestinian clashes?
# Conflict
# Conflict

Explainer: What sparked the latest escalation in Israeli-Palestinian clashes?

Updated May 12th 2021, 8:56 AM 20,863 Views 40 Comments
  • 25 people, including nine children, were killed in an Israeli air strike this morning.
  • The UN rights office is "deeply concerned" about the escalation of violence.
  • International leaders have called for a de-escalation on both sides.

# conflict - Friday 7 May, 2021

Dozens hurt as Palestinians and Israeli police clash at Al-Aqsa Mosque
# Conflict
# Conflict

Dozens hurt as Palestinians and Israeli police clash at Al-Aqsa Mosque

May 7th 2021, 9:35 PM 10,214 Views 14 Comments

The Palestinian Red Crescent emergency service said 53 people were wounded.

# conflict - Monday 15 March, 2021

Syria marks ten years since outbreak of civil war
# A Decade Later
# A Decade Later

Syria marks ten years since outbreak of civil war

Mar 15th 2021, 12:19 PM 5,601 Views 7 Comments

A popular uprising turned into a civil war with world powers backing different sides.

# conflict - Sunday 14 March, 2021

Opinion: Ten years of conflict in Syria and humanitarian aid is still a challenge to deliver
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Opinion: Ten years of conflict in Syria and humanitarian aid is still a challenge to deliver

Mar 14th 2021, 7:30 AM 8,685 Views 14 Comments

Meath man Derek O’Rourke is GOAL’s Middle East Security Advisor. He outlines the challenges faced by NGOs as they navigate Syrian regions devastated by war.

# conflict - Saturday 26 December, 2020

Three UN peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic ahead of national polls
# Conflict
# Conflict

Three UN peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic ahead of national polls

Dec 26th 2020, 7:27 AM 14,919 Views 0 Comments

A spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General said that attacks againt peacekeepers “may constitute a war crime”.

# conflict - Saturday 19 December, 2020

Sudan sends additional troops to Ethiopian border in days after ambush
# Conflict
# Conflict

Sudan sends additional troops to Ethiopian border in days after ambush

Dec 19th 2020, 5:11 PM 13,208 Views 3 Comments

Soldiers were deployed in the eastern Al-Fashaqa border region, the site of sporadic clashes.

# conflict - Sunday 15 November, 2020

Armenian opposition politician arrested over alleged prime minister assassination plot
# Peace Deal
# Peace Deal

Armenian opposition politician arrested over alleged prime minister assassination plot

Nov 15th 2020, 10:54 AM 22,077 Views 6 Comments

The leader of an opposition party in Armenia was arrested yesterday after being summoned to the headquarters of the country’s security forces.

# conflict - Monday 9 November, 2020

Azerbaijan apologises to Russia after shooting down helicopter as fighting rages over Karabakh
# Azerbaijan
# Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan apologises to Russia after shooting down helicopter as fighting rages over Karabakh

Nov 9th 2020, 9:50 PM 18,708 Views 4 Comments

Fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia has been ongoing for six weeks in the context Nagorno-Karabkh region.

# conflict - Saturday 24 October, 2020

Fighting over disputed region between Armenia and Azerbaijan continues despite US mediation
# Conflict
# Conflict

Fighting over disputed region between Armenia and Azerbaijan continues despite US mediation

Oct 24th 2020, 4:15 PM 10,034 Views 1 Comment

Rockets have struck residential areas in Nagorono-Karabakh as Armenia and Azerbaijan continue their conflict over the territory.

# conflict - Saturday 17 October, 2020

Azerbaijan claims Armenian military launched deadly missile strike
# Conflict
# Conflict

Azerbaijan claims Armenian military launched deadly missile strike

Oct 17th 2020, 1:40 PM 15,514 Views 10 Comments

The incident marks an escalation of the countries’ conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh.

# conflict - Saturday 10 October, 2020

Both Armenia and Azerbaijan claim the other side violated today's ceasefire as tensions simmer
# Nagorno Karabakh
# Nagorno Karabakh

Both Armenia and Azerbaijan claim the other side violated today's ceasefire as tensions simmer

Updated Oct 10th 2020, 2:35 PM 22,223 Views 10 Comments

Mediation talks leading to the ceasefire were facilitated by Russia.

# conflict - Sunday 4 October, 2020

Armenia reports heavy losses as fighting intensifies with Azerbaijan in disputed region
# Nagorno Karabakh
# Nagorno Karabakh

Armenia reports heavy losses as fighting intensifies with Azerbaijan in disputed region

Oct 4th 2020, 9:46 AM 27,640 Views 12 Comments

The Armenian prime minister said the country is “facing possibly the most decisive moment in our millennia-old history”.

# conflict - Monday 28 September, 2020

Explainer: Why has conflict erupted between Armenia and Azerbaijan?
# Nagorny Karabakh
# Nagorny Karabakh

Explainer: Why has conflict erupted between Armenia and Azerbaijan?

Sep 28th 2020, 1:10 PM 29,280 Views 24 Comments

Fighting erupted again over the weekend in a long-running territorial dispute.

# conflict - Sunday 27 September, 2020

'A step away from large-scale war': Fighting erupts between Azerbaijan and Armenia over disputed region
# Caucasus
# Caucasus

'A step away from large-scale war': Fighting erupts between Azerbaijan and Armenia over disputed region

Sep 27th 2020, 4:15 PM 26,881 Views 34 Comments

Azerbaijan claims to have captured seven Armenian-controlled villages.

# conflict - Saturday 7 March, 2020

GAA backs new Melbourne Gaelic Games board after messy split among clubs
# Conflict
From The42
# Conflict

GAA backs new Melbourne Gaelic Games board after messy split among clubs

Mar 7th 2020, 5:09 PM 13,289 Views 0 Comments

A statement from the GAA endorses Gaelic Games Victoria as the official administrative board.

# conflict - Friday 3 January, 2020

Donald Trump says ‘reign of terror’ is over after Iranian general killed
# Reinforcements
# Reinforcements

Donald Trump says ‘reign of terror’ is over after Iranian general killed

Updated Jan 3rd 2020, 10:05 PM 28,672 Views 94 Comments

The air strike ordered by President Donald Trump in Iraq’s capital Baghdad killed General Qassem Soleimani.

# conflict - Friday 27 December, 2019

New Russian weapon can travel 27 times the speed of sound
# Avangard
# Avangard

New Russian weapon can travel 27 times the speed of sound

Dec 27th 2019, 4:01 PM 45,392 Views 100 Comments

The weapon can make sharp manoeuvres en route to its target, making it harder to intercept.

# conflict - Sunday 1 September, 2019

More than 100 believed killed in airstrike on Yemen detention centre
# Yemen
# Yemen

More than 100 believed killed in airstrike on Yemen detention centre

Sep 1st 2019, 4:33 PM 12,112 Views 7 Comments

The International Committee of the Red Cross said at least 40 survivors were being treated for their injuries in hospitals.

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