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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 56,467 Views 18 Comments

Mesopotamia? Hibernia? Gaul?

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 8,205 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.

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 12,215 Views 51 Comments

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

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 9,833 Views 45 Comments

Yesterday, the Supreme Court partially reinstated the ban.

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 9,338 Views 20 Comments

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

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 43,766 Views 130 Comments

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

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 12,141 Views 55 Comments

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

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 14,244 Views 131 Comments

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

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 37,431 Views 57 Comments

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

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 19,368 Views 108 Comments

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

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 20,782 Views 12 Comments

20 million visitors are expected at the event.

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 20,112 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.

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 26,471 Views 48 Comments

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

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 10,342 Views 113 Comments

It has not been confirmed if parliamentary approval is needed.

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 10,933 Views 68 Comments

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

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 9,464 Views 59 Comments

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

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 4,804 Views 14 Comments

Amnesty International launches its global anti-torture campaign today.

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 6,231 Views 12 Comments

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

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 4,311 Views 35 Comments

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

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 11,244 Views 35 Comments

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

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 5,009 Views 34 Comments

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

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 31,503 Views 27 Comments

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

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

Column: Could Brazil's protests spread?

Jun 28th 2013, 1:00 PM 84 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.

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

Ireland a "rising star" for scientific research

Jun 20th 2013, 6:45 PM 5,818 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.

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 48 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.

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 15,154 Views 39 Comments

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

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 1,659 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.

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

Check out 10 Of Europe's oddest micronations

Dec 28th 2011, 11:59 AM 7,651 Views 16 Comments

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

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

Landmark climate change deal agreed in Durban

Dec 11th 2011, 10:15 AM 1,327 Views 6 Comments

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

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

What challenges face the new ECB chief?

Nov 1st 2011, 3:30 PM 232 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?

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

Seven billionth baby welcomed to the world

Oct 31st 2011, 10:44 AM 1,084 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.