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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
# Seán Lester

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

Jan 19th 2020, 9:30 AM 16,896 Views 6 Comments

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
# Geneva
# Geneva

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

Nov 13th 2019, 9:35 PM 30,452 Views 37 Comments

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?
# Have Your Say
From The42
# Have Your Say

Do you agree with our Ireland team to face Switzerland?

Oct 14th 2019, 8:00 PM 42,748 Views 63 Comments

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

# geneva - Thursday 3 October, 2019

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

Shaqiri ends international exile but Liverpool man will miss Ireland qualifier

Oct 3rd 2019, 4:16 PM 5,450 Views 3 Comments

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

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

Ireland set to play Switzerland in Geneva

Feb 20th 2019, 3:38 PM 6,971 Views 5 Comments

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
# TD Expenses
# TD Expenses

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

Jan 11th 2019, 12:05 AM 42,096 Views 117 Comments

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
# Pink Legacy
# Pink Legacy

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

Nov 13th 2018, 12:10 PM 22,038 Views 31 Comments

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

# geneva - Monday 22 January, 2018

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

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

Jan 22nd 2018, 5:00 PM 38,248 Views 38 Comments

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'
# Under Scrutiny
# Under Scrutiny

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

Jan 14th 2016, 6:35 PM 11,324 Views 77 Comments

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
# Vaulter Bandit
# Vaulter Bandit

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

Sep 17th 2015, 8:15 PM 15,077 Views 16 Comments

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
# Under The Spotlight
# Under The Spotlight

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

Jul 15th 2014, 1:23 PM 16,149 Views 216 Comments

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'
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

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

Jul 14th 2014, 10:50 PM 22,474 Views 25 Comments

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
# United Nations
# United Nations

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

Jul 14th 2014, 11:44 AM 7,620 Views 36 Comments

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
# Geneva
# Geneva

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

May 18th 2014, 7:20 AM 28,800 Views 24 Comments

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

Swiss to decide if their minimum wage should be €18
# Expensive
# Expensive

Swiss to decide if their minimum wage should be €18

May 18th 2014, 7:15 AM 9,003 Views 38 Comments

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
# ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES
# ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES

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

Feb 17th 2014, 9:55 AM 24,150 Views 15 Comments

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
# No Peace
# No Peace

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

Jan 31st 2014, 11:45 PM 6,552 Views 21 Comments

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
# Press Pit
# Press Pit

Journalists from rival Syrian sides come close to blows in Geneva

Jan 27th 2014, 1:30 PM 5,582 Views 24 Comments

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
# Peace Talks
# Peace Talks

Dictatorship to democracy: Syrian opposition wants Assad to leave power

Jan 27th 2014, 9:59 AM 3,619 Views 20 Comments

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
# Conflict
# Conflict

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

Jan 25th 2014, 10:15 AM 2,914 Views 6 Comments

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
# Let's Talk
# Let's Talk

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

Jan 24th 2014, 7:02 AM 3,425 Views 35 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

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

Jan 21st 2014, 8:00 AM 5,804 Views 39 Comments

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
# Geneva II
# Geneva II

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

Jan 20th 2014, 9:40 AM 2,478 Views 3 Comments

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
# Geneva II
# Geneva II

Fractured Syrian opposition agrees to join peace talks

Jan 18th 2014, 6:14 PM 4,976 Views 13 Comments

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
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

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

Jan 17th 2014, 10:50 PM 55,421 Views 92 Comments

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
# Vatican
# Vatican

Vatican questioned by UN watchdog on child abuse record

Jan 16th 2014, 2:20 PM 5,225 Views 66 Comments

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'
# Sanctions
# Sanctions

Israel blasts Iran nuclear deal as a 'historic mistake'

Nov 25th 2013, 9:11 AM 7,657 Views 163 Comments

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
# Geneva Talks
# Geneva Talks

Iran hits back at US over nuclear talks failure

Nov 12th 2013, 9:51 AM 4,044 Views 45 Comments

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
# Nukes
# Nukes

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

Oct 15th 2013, 9:41 AM 1,290 Views 15 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

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

Jun 18th 2013, 6:17 PM 3,201 Views 6 Comments

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
# Belgium
# Belgium

31 arrested as investigation into $50 million diamond heist continues

May 8th 2013, 3:28 PM 8,333 Views 10 Comments

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

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

Mar 14th 2013, 12:06 PM 11,132 Views 72 Comments

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

# geneva - Saturday 19 January, 2013

Nations sign treaty aimed at reducing mercury emissions
# Mercury
# Mercury

Nations sign treaty aimed at reducing mercury emissions

Jan 19th 2013, 10:29 AM 2,791 Views 9 Comments

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
# Whopper Diamond
# Whopper Diamond

Rare diamond fetches €16.9m at Geneva auction

Nov 14th 2012, 11:11 AM 7,019 Views 16 Comments

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

# geneva - Sunday 23 September, 2012

Swiss vote against smoking ban
# Switzerland
# Switzerland

Swiss vote against smoking ban

Sep 23rd 2012, 4:55 PM 9,660 Views 47 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

UN human rights chief warns of full civil war in Syria

Jun 1st 2012, 1:34 PM 766 Views 2 Comments

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

# geneva - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

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

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

May 9th 2012, 4:33 PM 4,775 Views 19 Comments

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

# geneva - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

Satellites said to show Syria 'not abiding by truce'
# Syria
# Syria

Satellites said to show Syria 'not abiding by truce'

Apr 24th 2012, 10:07 PM 1,981 Views 16 Comments

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
# Human Rights

LIVE: Irish UN ambassador explains rejection of human rights suggestions

Mar 15th 2012, 11:11 AM 1,620 Views 0 Comments

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
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Ireland's human rights record under spotlight at the UN

Mar 15th 2012, 7:40 AM 4,420 Views 43 Comments

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

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