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# countries - Friday 5 June, 2020

Quiz: Do you know these historical names for modern-day countries?
# Old And New
# Old And New

Quiz: Do you know these historical names for modern-day countries?

Jun 5th 2020, 9:30 PM 56,388 Views 20 Comments

Mesopotamia? Hibernia? Gaul?

# countries - Friday 30 November, 2018

Saudi Arabia's leader meets Trump and others for first time since journalist's killing
# G20 Summit
# G20 Summit

Saudi Arabia's leader meets Trump and others for first time since journalist's killing

Nov 30th 2018, 8:04 PM 8,181 Views 26 Comments

The summit marks a quick return to the international stage for Prince Mohammed after the kingdom came under fire for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

# countries - Monday 26 March, 2018

Greece's maverick ex-minister Varoufakis launches new political party
# Mera25
# Mera25

Greece's maverick ex-minister Varoufakis launches new political party

Mar 26th 2018, 3:29 PM 12,199 Views 49 Comments

The former Finance Minister says the party “will not mince our words”.

# countries - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Chaos and outrage: The twists and turns of Trump's travel ban
# Supreme Court
# Supreme Court

Chaos and outrage: The twists and turns of Trump's travel ban

Jun 27th 2017, 6:20 AM 9,818 Views 45 Comments

Yesterday, the Supreme Court partially reinstated the ban.

# countries - Friday 2 June, 2017

It ain't over yet - Trump has taken his travel ban all the way to the US Supreme Court
# Persistence
# Persistence

It ain't over yet - Trump has taken his travel ban all the way to the US Supreme Court

Jun 2nd 2017, 8:05 AM 9,325 Views 20 Comments

It’s unlikely however that the court will hear Trump’s case during its current term.

# countries - Friday 21 April, 2017

Photos: Meet some of Ireland's newest citizens
# Céad Míle Fáilte
# Céad Míle Fáilte

Photos: Meet some of Ireland's newest citizens

Apr 21st 2017, 10:43 PM 43,733 Views 130 Comments

Over 3,000 people from over 120 countries attended the citizenship ceremonies.

# countries - Thursday 16 March, 2017

Trump travel ban was halted because it would cause "irreparable injury" if it went ahead
# Stop Right Now
# Stop Right Now

Trump travel ban was halted because it would cause "irreparable injury" if it went ahead

Mar 16th 2017, 8:46 AM 12,125 Views 55 Comments

A federal court in Hawaii halted the revised executive order yesterday.

# countries - Thursday 14 April, 2016

One-third of Irish children miss out on housing, heating and good meals
# Missing Out
# Missing Out

One-third of Irish children miss out on housing, heating and good meals

Apr 14th 2016, 6:05 AM 14,215 Views 131 Comments

This data comes as part of a Unicef study into material deprivation across OECD countries.

# countries - Thursday 19 November, 2015

More than 1,200 Europeans who flew out to join Islamic extremists have returned home
# Paris Attacks
# Paris Attacks

More than 1,200 Europeans who flew out to join Islamic extremists have returned home

Nov 19th 2015, 6:03 AM 37,396 Views 57 Comments

Many have been jailed, but others have returned to normal society.

# countries - Monday 14 September, 2015

Why can Germany close its borders and what does it mean for the EU?
# Schengen Agreement
# Schengen Agreement

Why can Germany close its borders and what does it mean for the EU?

Sep 14th 2015, 3:32 PM 19,349 Views 108 Comments

Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Poland have opted to introduce temporary border controls.

# countries - Friday 8 May, 2015

Irish teen's award-winning painting to go on show in Milan
# Art
# Art

Irish teen's award-winning painting to go on show in Milan

May 8th 2015, 9:10 PM 20,770 Views 12 Comments

20 million visitors are expected at the event.

# countries - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Ireland is the third easiest country in the world to do business - but who beat us?
# Easy Peasy
# Easy Peasy

Ireland is the third easiest country in the world to do business - but who beat us?

Feb 4th 2015, 1:25 PM 20,090 Views 60 Comments

Ireland is great for many things, but it’s apparently also one of the easiest places in the world to do business.

# countries - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Here are the countries where Ebola is most likely to show up next
# Spread
# Spread

Here are the countries where Ebola is most likely to show up next

Oct 15th 2014, 8:15 AM 26,439 Views 48 Comments

Researchers calculated which countries are most at risk for imported cases of Ebola.

# countries - Friday 3 October, 2014

Sweden to recognise a new Palestinian state
# Two-State Solution
# Two-State Solution

Sweden to recognise a new Palestinian state

Oct 3rd 2014, 7:27 PM 10,317 Views 113 Comments

It has not been confirmed if parliamentary approval is needed.

# countries - Sunday 3 August, 2014

Why have there been no prosecutions for female genital mutilation in Ireland?
# Law On Paper
# Law On Paper

Why have there been no prosecutions for female genital mutilation in Ireland?

Aug 3rd 2014, 8:15 AM 10,905 Views 67 Comments

FGM was outlawed in Ireland two years ago, but no one has been convicted under the new law yet.

# countries - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Think e-cigarettes are harmful? 37% of Irish people believe they are
# Stop Smoking
# Stop Smoking

Think e-cigarettes are harmful? 37% of Irish people believe they are

Jun 17th 2014, 6:00 AM 9,437 Views 59 Comments

About 29.3 million adults across the 27 countries have tried e-cigarettes.

# countries - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Torture is a 'global crisis' - but more than a third of people think it can be justified
# Campaign
# Campaign

Torture is a 'global crisis' - but more than a third of people think it can be justified

May 13th 2014, 6:45 AM 4,775 Views 14 Comments

Amnesty International launches its global anti-torture campaign today.

# countries - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Ireland handed over 157 people on European arrest warrants in 2013
# YOU'RE UNDER ARREST
# YOU'RE UNDER ARREST

Ireland handed over 157 people on European arrest warrants in 2013

Apr 10th 2014, 5:52 PM 6,217 Views 12 Comments

Ireland issued 69 warrants during 2013 and 40 Irish issued warrants resulted in surrenders.

# countries - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

At least seven killed during fresh wave of violence in Kiev
# Unrest
# Unrest

At least seven killed during fresh wave of violence in Kiev

Feb 18th 2014, 5:09 PM 4,294 Views 35 Comments

The incident has been condemned by the USA, EU and NATO.

# countries - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Here are the 10 hungriest countries in the world
# World Hunger Day
# World Hunger Day

Here are the 10 hungriest countries in the world

Oct 16th 2013, 7:26 PM 11,194 Views 35 Comments

Today is World Hunger Day, and this year’s theme centres on food security and nutrition.

# countries - Monday 14 October, 2013

Global Hunger Index falls 34 per cent since 1990
# Hunger
# Hunger

Global Hunger Index falls 34 per cent since 1990

Oct 14th 2013, 2:01 PM 4,966 Views 34 Comments

Nineteen countries have been identified as suffering from alarming levels of hunger.

# countries - Monday 9 September, 2013

18 countries that are #1 in an unexpected way
# That's Rank
From The Daily Edge
# That's Rank

18 countries that are #1 in an unexpected way

Sep 9th 2013, 9:30 PM 31,470 Views 27 Comments

Who are the tallest nation? Who sends you all that spam? Who grows the most potatoes?!

# countries - Friday 28 June, 2013

Column: Could Brazil's protests spread?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Could Brazil's protests spread?

Jun 28th 2013, 1:00 PM 58 Views 22 Comments

Could the demonstrations in South America’s largest country spread across the continent just like with the Arab Spring, asks Fergal Browne – who says Argentina and Brazil are not all that different.

# countries - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Ireland a "rising star" for scientific research
# Science
# Science

Ireland a "rising star" for scientific research

Jun 20th 2013, 6:45 PM 5,807 Views 12 Comments

The Nature Publishing Index 2012 has said that Ireland is one of the countries to watch for in the world of scientific research excellence.

# countries - Saturday 25 May, 2013

Column: Our changing relationship with Africa is strong and enduring
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: Our changing relationship with Africa is strong and enduring

May 25th 2013, 1:30 PM 31 Views 18 Comments

Yes, Africa faces huge challenges, but it is also making remarkable progress and Ireland played its part in that, writes TD Joe Costello.

# countries - Saturday 26 January, 2013

How the best countries in the world have changed since 1988
# Quality Of Life
# Quality Of Life

How the best countries in the world have changed since 1988

Jan 26th 2013, 9:15 AM 15,131 Views 39 Comments

Ireland isn’t doing too badly, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit…

# countries - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Ban Ki-Moon: Rich countries 'to blame' for climate change
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Ban Ki-Moon: Rich countries 'to blame' for climate change

Dec 5th 2012, 3:43 PM 1,640 Views 4 Comments

The UN Secretary-General said that it was only fair that the developed world should bear most of the responsibility in fighting global warming.

# countries - Wednesday 28 December, 2011

Check out 10 Of Europe's oddest micronations
# Micronations
# Micronations

Check out 10 Of Europe's oddest micronations

Dec 28th 2011, 11:59 AM 7,588 Views 16 Comments

Hippy communes, renovated war forts and socialist islands – Europe has them all…

# countries - Sunday 11 December, 2011

Landmark climate change deal agreed in Durban
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Landmark climate change deal agreed in Durban

Dec 11th 2011, 10:15 AM 1,312 Views 6 Comments

Delegates reached a hard-fought agreement early this morning on a new deal to fight climate change.

# countries - Tuesday 1 November, 2011

What challenges face the new ECB chief?
# Super Mario
# Super Mario

What challenges face the new ECB chief?

Nov 1st 2011, 3:30 PM 219 Views 4 Comments

Mario Draghi has officially taken over from Jean-Claude Trichet as head of the European Central Bank. So what can he expect in his new role?

# countries - Monday 31 October, 2011

Seven billionth baby welcomed to the world
# 7 Billion
# 7 Billion

Seven billionth baby welcomed to the world

Oct 31st 2011, 10:44 AM 1,076 Views 25 Comments

The world’s population is expected to reach 7 billion today – and the births of new babies is being celebrated worldwide. But some remind us that not all births are registered.