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# freedom - Saturday 13 October, 2018

Freed US pastor flying home from Turkey after case sparked crisis
# Freedom
# Freedom

Freed US pastor flying home from Turkey after case sparked crisis

Oct 13th 2018, 7:12 AM 7,964 Views 3 Comments

The US President had pressed Turkey to release Andrew Brunson.

# freedom - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

Ireland has slipped down in press freedom rankings because of concentrated ownership and defamation costs
# Press Freedom
# Press Freedom

Ireland has slipped down in press freedom rankings because of concentrated ownership and defamation costs

Apr 25th 2018, 8:32 AM 10,691 Views 53 Comments

Ireland was ninth in 2016, but is down to 16th.

# freedom - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

Ibrahim Halawa's former cellmate has been advising him on his new life
# Peter Greste
# Peter Greste

Ibrahim Halawa's former cellmate has been advising him on his new life

Oct 25th 2017, 6:10 AM 22,917 Views 89 Comments

Ibrahim Halawa arrived back in Dublin yesterday to a media-heavy welcome.

# freedom - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

James McClean was offered the 'freedom of Coppers' and his namesake excellently tried to cash in
# Written Confirmation
From The Daily Edge
# Written Confirmation

James McClean was offered the 'freedom of Coppers' and his namesake excellently tried to cash in

Oct 10th 2017, 9:38 AM 6,377 Views 0 Comments

Worth a try.

# freedom - Sunday 1 October, 2017

Photos: From fear to freedom - the story of electricity in Irish homes
# Electric Generations
# Electric Generations

Photos: From fear to freedom - the story of electricity in Irish homes

Oct 1st 2017, 8:31 PM 19,763 Views 30 Comments

A new exhibition, Electric Generations, looks at how electricity was sold to Irish people.

# freedom - Monday 14 August, 2017

Canadian pastor returns home after being released from labour camp in North Korea
# Freedom
# Freedom

Canadian pastor returns home after being released from labour camp in North Korea

Aug 14th 2017, 7:38 AM 13,413 Views 4 Comments

He was released after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s national security advisor, Daniel Jean visited Pyongyang.

# freedom - Thursday 22 June, 2017

Taoiseach urged to seek EU support to put more pressure on Egypt to release Ibrahim Halawa
# Freedom
# Freedom

Taoiseach urged to seek EU support to put more pressure on Egypt to release Ibrahim Halawa

Jun 22nd 2017, 6:01 AM 10,439 Views 65 Comments

Leo Varadkar is attending a EU Council meeting over the next two days.

# freedom - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Chelsea Manning released from prison in US
# Free
# Free

Chelsea Manning released from prison in US

May 17th 2017, 5:15 PM 37,474 Views 46 Comments

The US Army confirmed that she had left Fort Leavenworth in Kansas.

# freedom - Sunday 7 May, 2017

82 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 have been released
# Prisoner Swap
# Prisoner Swap

82 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 have been released

May 7th 2017, 8:18 AM 16,460 Views 9 Comments

They were exchanged for a number of Boko Haram fighters held by authorities in Nigeria.

# freedom - Friday 3 February, 2017

The Freedom of Dublin for Barack Obama? People are divided
# An Féidir Linn?
# An Féidir Linn?

The Freedom of Dublin for Barack Obama? People are divided

Feb 3rd 2017, 8:08 PM 30,955 Views 127 Comments

Lord Mayor Brendan Carr wants to give it to both Barack and Michelle.

# freedom - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

Is it time Ireland had its own Independence Day?
# Republic
# Republic

Is it time Ireland had its own Independence Day?

Jan 25th 2017, 6:44 PM 20,682 Views 80 Comments

It’s proposed 21 January – the first sitting of the Dáil – should be marked as Ireland’s Independence Day.

# freedom - Monday 28 November, 2016

'Con la simpatico': President Higgins is first to sign book of condolences for Castro
# Cold War
# Cold War

'Con la simpatico': President Higgins is first to sign book of condolences for Castro

Nov 28th 2016, 7:48 AM 10,611 Views 152 Comments

The president drew criticism for his comments on the death of the Communist leader.

# freedom - Sunday 14 August, 2016

Hate mail, attacks and hugs: Ten years after being freed from her kidnapper
# Natascha Kampusch
# Natascha Kampusch

Hate mail, attacks and hugs: Ten years after being freed from her kidnapper

Aug 14th 2016, 9:00 PM 42,740 Views 16 Comments

“I am not angry,” says Natascha Kampusch

# freedom - Wednesday 27 July, 2016

John Hinckley, the man who shot US President Ronald Reagan, is now a free man
# Assassination
# Assassination

John Hinckley, the man who shot US President Ronald Reagan, is now a free man

Jul 27th 2016, 5:43 PM 27,340 Views 42 Comments

He had been residing in a psychiatric hospital after being found not guilty by reason on insanity following the crime.

# freedom - Thursday 5 May, 2016

Hippo escapes from circus, takes a stroll down busy Spanish street
# Born Free
# Born Free

Hippo escapes from circus, takes a stroll down busy Spanish street

May 5th 2016, 5:54 PM 19,917 Views 32 Comments

Police and circus staff managed to coax the animal back to its enclosure.

# freedom - Friday 15 April, 2016

Take a break and watch this chimpanzee's dramatic attempt to escape a zoo
# Take A Break
# Take A Break

Take a break and watch this chimpanzee's dramatic attempt to escape a zoo

Apr 15th 2016, 10:56 AM 28,721 Views 41 Comments

Zoo workers eventually shot Chacha

# freedom - Monday 28 March, 2016

Costumes, duck parades and a lively céilí as the capital is taken over once more
# Reflecting The Rising
# Reflecting The Rising

Costumes, duck parades and a lively céilí as the capital is taken over once more

Mar 28th 2016, 6:00 PM 19,248 Views 13 Comments

Crowds descended on the city today to honour the sacrifices made by Irish men and women 100 years ago – and to enjoy the freedom they fought for.

# freedom - Sunday 21 February, 2016

After years in solitary confinement, an innocent woman struggles to get on with her life
# Freedom
# Freedom

After years in solitary confinement, an innocent woman struggles to get on with her life

Feb 21st 2016, 8:30 AM 36,760 Views 44 Comments

Of her first 29 months in jail, Hailey served about 27 alone in a 6-by-10-foot cell, with a bed, a toilet and a few books to pass the time.

# freedom - Thursday 4 February, 2016

UN panel has ruled that Julian Assange's detention is illegal, says Sweden
# Wiki-release
# Wiki-release

UN panel has ruled that Julian Assange's detention is illegal, says Sweden

Feb 4th 2016, 11:19 PM 41,740 Views 81 Comments

Julian Assange could be leaving the embassy he has been holed up in for three years.

# freedom - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

12 years after publican Charlie Chawke lost his leg in armed robbery, shooter is denied freedom
# Courts
# Courts

12 years after publican Charlie Chawke lost his leg in armed robbery, shooter is denied freedom

Sep 23rd 2015, 4:00 PM 20,643 Views 18 Comments

Frank Ward failed in his bid for freedom.

# freedom - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

Ex-junior minister Ivor Callely will not have to go back to prison
# Freedom
# Freedom

Ex-junior minister Ivor Callely will not have to go back to prison

Sep 2nd 2015, 7:30 AM 16,165 Views 72 Comments

It was confirmed yesterday that the former minister will not have to go back to jail for six days to serve out the remainder of his sentence.

# freedom - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

11 reasons why being single is actually the best
# Freedom
From The Daily Edge
# Freedom

11 reasons why being single is actually the best

Aug 26th 2015, 1:04 PM 11,204 Views 5 Comments

Like you needed telling.

# freedom - Saturday 15 August, 2015

This 31-year-old Irishman ditched the '9 to 5' to travel the world and is making millions on the way
# Freedom
# Freedom

This 31-year-old Irishman ditched the '9 to 5' to travel the world and is making millions on the way

Aug 15th 2015, 10:00 PM 132,503 Views 64 Comments

“The only time you set your alarm is for a flight, no boss, no schedule just the open road.”

# freedom - Thursday 13 August, 2015

It's jail Oscar, but not as we know it - Pistorius freedom after 10 months makes a mockery of justice
# Opinion
# Opinion

It's jail Oscar, but not as we know it - Pistorius freedom after 10 months makes a mockery of justice

Aug 13th 2015, 7:30 PM 67 Views 37 Comments

The South African sentencing model may be an affront, but we would do well to remember the Irish system is equally flawed, writes criminologist John O’Keeffe.

# freedom - Monday 27 July, 2015

Three lads Irish dancing at UCC have gone viral
# Shake It Off
From The Daily Edge
# Shake It Off

Three lads Irish dancing at UCC have gone viral

Jul 27th 2015, 7:34 AM 5,356 Views 1 Comment

River (Lee) Dancing.

# freedom - Sunday 26 July, 2015

Four killers on temporary release from prison this month
# Freedom
# Freedom

Four killers on temporary release from prison this month

Jul 26th 2015, 8:15 AM 13,572 Views 15 Comments

More than 500 prisoners were on temporary release across the country this month.

# freedom - Monday 22 June, 2015

Enda's Department is a lot less forthcoming than it used to be ...
# Not Telling
# Not Telling

Enda's Department is a lot less forthcoming than it used to be ...

Jun 22nd 2015, 6:10 AM 14,225 Views 74 Comments

…compared to 2009.

# freedom - Thursday 4 June, 2015

Two men on death row wrongfully convicted of killing little girl to get just $750k
# Freedom
# Freedom

Two men on death row wrongfully convicted of killing little girl to get just $750k

Jun 4th 2015, 9:54 PM 30,224 Views 24 Comments

New DNA evidence proved the two men were not guilty of the murder in 1983. They spent three decades in prison.

# freedom - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

The Irish are among the most free people in the world

The Irish are among the most free people in the world

Apr 14th 2015, 7:30 PM 33,060 Views 86 Comments

When it comes to travel visas anyway. Not all nations have it so easy though…

# freedom - Friday 10 April, 2015

ANOTHER prisoner has escaped from Tallaght Hospital
# Tallaght
# Tallaght

ANOTHER prisoner has escaped from Tallaght Hospital

Apr 10th 2015, 9:50 AM 19,093 Views 35 Comments

This time the offender in question was in the custody of gardaí, not the prison service.

# freedom - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

Those escaped monkeys from Belfast Zoo are still on the loose
# Freedom
# Freedom

Those escaped monkeys from Belfast Zoo are still on the loose

Mar 25th 2015, 8:55 PM 24,974 Views 67 Comments

The two macaque monkeys are still on the loose on Cave Hill – to the West of the city.

# freedom - Saturday 17 January, 2015

Lucinda: Party will have free vote on 'life' issues like euthanasia, abortion
# Spare The Whip
# Spare The Whip

Lucinda: Party will have free vote on 'life' issues like euthanasia, abortion

Jan 17th 2015, 7:30 AM 7,046 Views 52 Comments

Creighton has defined more clearly what she considers to be ‘matters of conscience’ to which the whip of new party will not apply.

# freedom - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

The Interview can now be streamed on Youtube (with a little help from Ireland)
# Pay Per View
# Pay Per View

The Interview can now be streamed on Youtube (with a little help from Ireland)

Dec 24th 2014, 8:06 PM 22,072 Views 22 Comments

Payments for the US-only rental are being powered by Stripe.

# freedom - Sunday 9 November, 2014

In Photos: 25 years ago today the Berlin Wall fell
# Cold War
# Cold War

In Photos: 25 years ago today the Berlin Wall fell

Nov 9th 2014, 8:30 AM 15,152 Views 40 Comments

It signalled the end of the Soviet Union, which would eventually dissolve in 1991.

# freedom - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Catalonia WILL vote on independence this Sunday, but Madrid won't be listening
# RIGHT TO VOTE
# RIGHT TO VOTE

Catalonia WILL vote on independence this Sunday, but Madrid won't be listening

Nov 5th 2014, 10:08 AM 8,021 Views 58 Comments

The vote is set to go ahead in defiances of legal challenges by central Government.

# freedom - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

This man got a 13-year prison sentence for pouring paint over a statue
# Turkey
# Turkey

This man got a 13-year prison sentence for pouring paint over a statue

Oct 21st 2014, 12:42 PM 13,510 Views 28 Comments

Turkish man Murat Vural had been given the sentence after pouring paint over statues of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey.

# freedom - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Men freed after 30 years in US prison for crime they didn't commit
# Freedom
# Freedom

Men freed after 30 years in US prison for crime they didn't commit

Sep 3rd 2014, 8:46 AM 21,051 Views 51 Comments

The two men are mentally impaired and one of them is the longest serving death row inmate in North Carolina.