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# geneva - Sunday 19 January, 2020

New diaries reveal how a top Irish diplomat helped James Joyce's family flee Nazi-occupied France

Seán Lester was the last Secretary General of the League of Nations and tried to help Joyce as he fled the Nazis.

# geneva - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

If Ireland joins Cern, it will result in 'millions being put into Irish economy’, committee told

It would cost around €1.3 million for Ireland to join as an associate member of Cern.

# geneva - Monday 14 October, 2019

Do you agree with our Ireland team to face Switzerland?

Mick McCarthy has some big calls to make after Saturday’s frustrating stalemate against Georgia.

# geneva - Thursday 3 October, 2019

From The42 Shaqiri ends international exile but Liverpool man will miss Ireland qualifier Euro 2020

Shaqiri ends international exile but Liverpool man will miss Ireland qualifier

The Swiss FA say the 27-year-old is ready to make himself available once again. The upcoming double-header will come too soon, however.

# geneva - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

From The42 Ireland set to play Switzerland in Geneva Good To Go

Ireland set to play Switzerland in Geneva

The Swiss are top seeds in Euro 2020 Group D and will face the Boys in Green on 15 October.

# geneva - Friday 11 January, 2019

TDs claim €1,000 in subsistence payments for five-day Swiss trip

These expenses do not not cover the cost of travel, hotel, taxis, telephone or car parking.

# geneva - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

'Incomparable' pink diamond aiming to sell for €44m could smash record at Geneva auction

The rectangular-cut diamond has been graded “fancy vivid” – the highest possible grade of colour intensity.

# geneva - Monday 22 January, 2018

From The42 Everything you need to know about Ireland's Uefa Nations League draw Explainer

Everything you need to know about Ireland's Uefa Nations League draw

The Boys in Green will discover their group for the newly-formed tournament on Wednesday morning.

# geneva - Thursday 14 January, 2016

'Despite our best efforts, 1 in 12 children still live in poverty'

Homeless children, suicide rates and Direct Provision should all be discussed in Geneva today.

# geneva - Thursday 17 September, 2015

The most wanted bank robber in Canada has been caught in Switzerland

He was taken into custody in Geneva on foot of an international arrest warrant.

# geneva - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Ireland at the UN: We have 'no solution' for women who can't afford to travel for an abortion

Ireland faced a second day of questioning at UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva.

# geneva - Monday 14 July, 2014

UN told symphysiotomy patients were 'operated upon wide awake and often screaming'

The Justice Minister defended the State redress scheme for survivors of symphysiotomy at a meeting of the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva today.

Austerity has 'weakened' the human rights of Ireland's most vulnerable

The State is appearing before a United Nations committee to hear concerns over human rights in Ireland.

# geneva - Sunday 18 May, 2014

Case Study: One woman who can't live in Geneva on her €2,790 monthly pay packet

Some people travel across the French border to do their weekly shop.

Swiss to decide if their minimum wage should be €18

Before you read on, bear in mind that Geneva tops the world’s Club Sandwich Index.

# geneva - Monday 17 February, 2014

Hijacker of Rome-bound plane “was co-pilot” — Geneva police

The man “said he felt threatened in his country” and wanted to seek asylum in Switzerland.

# geneva - Friday 31 January, 2014

Almost 2,000 people have died since the start of the Syria talks — NGO

The alarming estimate comes as a government and opposition negotiators wrap up talks in Switzerland today.

# geneva - Monday 27 January, 2014

Journalists from rival Syrian sides come close to blows in Geneva

UN security guards have had to step in on occasion as reporters fling slurs and abuse across press room.

Dictatorship to democracy: Syrian opposition wants Assad to leave power

Opposition forces wants a transitional government to be formed, but Assad’s regime says his role in not up for debate.

# geneva - Saturday 25 January, 2014

Despite walk-out threats, Syria foes set to meet face-to-face

The delegations were due to meet yesterday, brought together by the United Nations.

# geneva - Friday 24 January, 2014

Both sides in the same room for Syrian peace talks in Geneva today

Yesterday UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi shuttled between two rooms as each delegation were set apart.

# geneva - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

War crimes report accuses Syria of torture and 11,000 executions

The report by three former war crimes prosecutors, based on thousands of photos smuggled out of the country, accuses Syria of large-scale killing and torture. (Note: graphic content).

# geneva - Monday 20 January, 2014

Iran "must support transition" in order to attend Syria talks

The main Syrian opposition has warned it will not attend this week’s talks if Iranian government representatives show up.

# geneva - Saturday 18 January, 2014

Fractured Syrian opposition agrees to join peace talks

The brutal conflict has killed 130,000 people and made millions homeless since 2011. Talks are set to get under way next Wednesday.

# geneva - Friday 17 January, 2014

Former Pope Benedict defrocked nearly 400 priests in two years for child abuse

Statistics for 2011-12 show a dramatic increase over the 171 priests removed in 2008 and 2009.

# geneva - Thursday 16 January, 2014

Vatican questioned by UN watchdog on child abuse record

The hearing came as Pope Francis said all Catholics should feel “shame”, in an apparent reference to sexual abuse.

# geneva - Monday 25 November, 2013

Israel blasts Iran nuclear deal as a 'historic mistake'

It follows the easing economic sanctions on Iran in exchange for steps to curb its nuclear programme.

# geneva - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Iran hits back at US over nuclear talks failure

US Secretary of State John Kerry said yesterday that Iran had baulked at a proposed deal just as world powers were set to sign up to it.

# geneva - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Negotiators arrive at UN for crucial talks on Iran's nuclear plan

Israel and the West say Iran’s nuclear programme is aimed at developing an atomic bomb, but Tehran says it is for peaceful purposes only.

# geneva - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

G8 calls for urgent peace talks and a transitional government in Syria

The G8 nations pledged almost €1.1 billion in humanitarian aid for refugees inside and outside Syria.

# geneva - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

31 arrested as investigation into $50 million diamond heist continues

A Frenchman who is believed to have been one of the actual robbers was arrested in France, while some of the diamonds have been found in Switzerland.

# geneva - Thursday 14 March, 2013

CERN scientists: Yep, we're fairly sure we've found the Higgs boson

“The preliminary results… are magnificent,” one CERN physicist said.

# geneva - Saturday 19 January, 2013

Nations sign treaty aimed at reducing mercury emissions

Around 140 countries decided on the deal after all-night talks in Geneva.

# geneva - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

Rare diamond fetches €16.9m at Geneva auction

The Archduke Joseph Diamond with 76.02 carats fetched €221,619 per carat.

# geneva - Sunday 23 September, 2012

Swiss vote against smoking ban

Bars and restaurants will still be allowed to have separate rooms for smokers where they can be served.

# geneva - Friday 1 June, 2012

UN human rights chief warns of full civil war in Syria

This is the fifth time the UN Human Rights Council has called an urgent meeting regarding Syria

# geneva - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

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Considering a holiday? Use the Club Sandwich Index to pick a destination

Dublin is the seventh cheapest of all the cities surveyed by with an average club sandwich price of €12.

# geneva - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

Satellites said to show Syria 'not abiding by truce'

Satellite imagery and other credible reports show that, despite its claims, Syria has failed to withdraw all of its heavy weapons from populated areas.

# geneva - Thursday 15 March, 2012

LIVE: Irish UN ambassador explains rejection of human rights suggestions Human Rights This post contains videos

LIVE: Irish UN ambassador explains rejection of human rights suggestions

Irish officials are this morning attending a follow-up hearing about their periodic review of human rights.

Ireland's human rights record under spotlight at the UN

Ireland rejected some recommendations on human rights from the UN last year – and today it will have to explain why.

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