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# war - Thursday 9 October, 2014

'Historic yet viable' grenade rendered safe in Wexford
# BOMB Disposal Team
# BOMB Disposal Team

'Historic yet viable' grenade rendered safe in Wexford

Oct 9th 2014, 9:50 PM 10,476 Views 9 Comments

The device was from the early 20th century.

# war - Monday 29 September, 2014

Obama admits they underestimated Islamic State group and what was happening in Syria
# Interview
# Interview

Obama admits they underestimated Islamic State group and what was happening in Syria

Sep 29th 2014, 8:03 AM 5,381 Views 40 Comments

He said that it must be accepted the military action is part of the solution.

# war - Saturday 27 September, 2014

Poll: Would you support the use of Irish airports for attacks on Islamic State militants?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you support the use of Irish airports for attacks on Islamic State militants?

Sep 27th 2014, 10:18 AM 22,700 Views 220 Comments

Should Ireland join the international coalition?

# war - Friday 26 September, 2014

David Cameron asks British parliament to back "years" of Iraq action
# Going To War?
# Going To War?

David Cameron asks British parliament to back "years" of Iraq action

Sep 26th 2014, 12:15 PM 4,455 Views 33 Comments

Cameron told the House of Commons that British Army is “prepared for that commitment”.

# war - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Cameron recalls British parliament to vote on joining air strikes in Iraq
# Islamic State
# Islamic State

Cameron recalls British parliament to vote on joining air strikes in Iraq

Sep 24th 2014, 7:21 PM 4,390 Views 37 Comments

Speaking after talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi, Cameron said he was “confident” that members of the House of Commons would authorise the move.

# war - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Captured British journalist warns of "another Vietnam" in war with Islamic State
# Islamic State
# Islamic State

Captured British journalist warns of "another Vietnam" in war with Islamic State

Sep 23rd 2014, 4:09 PM 10,015 Views 51 Comments

John Cantlie claims he was “abandoned” by the British government.

US Navy record missile attack on Islamic State group and upload it on YouTube
# Military Operation
# Military Operation

US Navy record missile attack on Islamic State group and upload it on YouTube

Sep 23rd 2014, 1:51 PM 12,527 Views 62 Comments

The US navy have documented the attack by filming the Tomahawk Land-Attack Missiles in action.

# war - Monday 15 September, 2014

Column: 'After many years of peace, Europe could be drawn into a war on its own borders'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: 'After many years of peace, Europe could be drawn into a war on its own borders'

Sep 15th 2014, 1:15 PM 53 Views 157 Comments

The West needs to stop hiding behind treaties that Russia has already invalidated, writes John O’Donnell.

# war - Sunday 14 September, 2014

Australia sending 600 troops to join US against Islamic State - but not for combat
# This Is War
# This Is War

Australia sending 600 troops to join US against Islamic State - but not for combat

Sep 14th 2014, 12:49 PM 8,183 Views 71 Comments

400 air personnel and about 200 military personnel followed a formal request from Washington for Australia to contribute to the international coalition.

Memorial to honour six Limerick men who fought in Spanish Civil War
# Gone But Not Forgotten
# Gone But Not Forgotten

Memorial to honour six Limerick men who fought in Spanish Civil War

Sep 14th 2014, 7:30 AM 13,371 Views 45 Comments

The six men joined the International Brigade in its fight with the Republican side against Franco’s army.

# war - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

Opinion: Croke Park war plane stunt betrayed the history of the GAA
# War Planes
# War Planes

Opinion: Croke Park war plane stunt betrayed the history of the GAA

Sep 2nd 2014, 1:00 PM 179 Views 191 Comments

The fly-past of two US war planes was no doubt great entertainment for many, but it also trivialises the brutal machinery of war.

# war - Monday 25 August, 2014

Israeli fire kills 10 Palestinians across Gaza
# Strikes
# Strikes

Israeli fire kills 10 Palestinians across Gaza

Aug 25th 2014, 10:33 PM 3,894 Views 66 Comments

The shelling comes as Egypt has proposed a new peace deal.

# war - Sunday 24 August, 2014

Gaza offensive 'will last as long as necessary' says Netanyahu
# Gaza
# Gaza

Gaza offensive 'will last as long as necessary' says Netanyahu

Aug 24th 2014, 2:27 PM 7,166 Views 198 Comments

The Israeli Prime Minister says that Operation Protective Edge will continue until it has “achieved its aims”.

Islamist fighters seize Tripoli airport
# Tensions Rise
# Tensions Rise

Islamist fighters seize Tripoli airport

Aug 24th 2014, 9:57 AM 10,305 Views 33 Comments

The country’s government has branded the Islamist militias as ‘terrorists’.

# war - Saturday 23 August, 2014

Today marks 100 years since the Battle of Mons - this video shows Ireland's involvement
# World War I
# World War I

Today marks 100 years since the Battle of Mons - this video shows Ireland's involvement

Aug 23rd 2014, 4:41 PM 8,367 Views 33 Comments

15,000 Irishmen were part of the initial British forces to land in mainland Europe.

Grand nieces of Michael Collins present his death mask to museum
# Remembrance
# Remembrance

Grand nieces of Michael Collins present his death mask to museum

Aug 23rd 2014, 2:49 PM 25,003 Views 29 Comments

A ceremony was held at the Cathal Brugha Barracks yesterday to mark Collins’ death in 1922.

To pay or not to pay? James Foley's death underscores an agonising dilemma
# Breaking The Cycle
# Breaking The Cycle

To pay or not to pay? James Foley's death underscores an agonising dilemma

Aug 23rd 2014, 8:15 AM 9,489 Views 44 Comments

It is estimated that terrorists net about $120m between 2004 and 2012 in ransoms.

Russian aid convoy to Ukraine described as a 'direct invasion'
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russian aid convoy to Ukraine described as a 'direct invasion'

Aug 23rd 2014, 7:39 AM 6,608 Views 49 Comments

Angela Merkel and Barack Obama warned that Moscow’s military presence and shelling were triggering a “dangerous escalation” of the conflict.

# war - Sunday 17 August, 2014

'I'm still mourning the soul of my late buddy. I'm sorry for letting him die alone'
# World War II
# World War II

'I'm still mourning the soul of my late buddy. I'm sorry for letting him die alone'

Aug 17th 2014, 11:00 AM 21,006 Views 22 Comments

Kamikaze pilots in Japan are trying to tell younger people what they did was not ‘cool’.

# war - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Search for remains of MH17 flight victims called off
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Search for remains of MH17 flight victims called off

Aug 6th 2014, 7:35 PM 16,500 Views 38 Comments

The Prime Minister of the Netherlands said that it was too dangerous to continue.

World War 1 in colour: Have a look at these restored photos from the trenches
# Technicolour
# Technicolour

World War 1 in colour: Have a look at these restored photos from the trenches

Aug 6th 2014, 8:00 AM 20,767 Views 19 Comments

The Open University has ‘colourised’ some photos from the time.

# war - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

Poignant 1914 newspaper turns Irish clocks back to WWI
# War On Paper
# War On Paper

Poignant 1914 newspaper turns Irish clocks back to WWI

Aug 5th 2014, 11:16 AM 12,907 Views 16 Comments

The Flanders Fields told the tale of Irish people’s involvement in the Great War.

# war - Friday 1 August, 2014

Extract: Imperial ideas and imperial dreams – the cost of vanity during the Great War
# WWI
# WWI

Extract: Imperial ideas and imperial dreams – the cost of vanity during the Great War

Aug 1st 2014, 1:00 PM 89 Views 61 Comments

World War I was a conflict of cultures but also an expression of social values, as the intense involvement of the educated classes showed.

# war - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Opinion: 'Our children wake up crying in the night... Isis has stolen our lives'
# Iraq
# Iraq

Opinion: 'Our children wake up crying in the night... Isis has stolen our lives'

Jul 29th 2014, 2:05 PM 233 Views 129 Comments

Christian families in Mosul are being given four stark choices: convert to Islam, pay a tax for non-Muslims, leave the city, or have their heads cut off.

Anti-war activist to be arrested and jailed for Shannon Airport protest
# Military Flights
# Military Flights

Anti-war activist to be arrested and jailed for Shannon Airport protest

Jul 29th 2014, 6:45 AM 9,433 Views 72 Comments

Niall Farrell was convicted along with Margaretta D’Arcy last month.

# war - Monday 28 July, 2014

This gif shows the spread of WWI into a global conflict
# WWI
# WWI

This gif shows the spread of WWI into a global conflict

Jul 28th 2014, 9:51 PM 16,418 Views 22 Comments

Gif shows scope of the Great War which claimed over 37 million lives.

Column: 'Hell is Coming' - fragments of horror from World War One
# World War One
# World War One

Column: 'Hell is Coming' - fragments of horror from World War One

Jul 28th 2014, 1:00 PM 878 Views 24 Comments

One hundred years ago today, a conflict broke out that would change the world forever.

# war - Sunday 27 July, 2014

Is a Terminator-style robot apocalypse a possibility?
# Terminator
# Terminator

Is a Terminator-style robot apocalypse a possibility?

Jul 27th 2014, 5:30 PM 13,189 Views 56 Comments

And why are scientists afraid to talk about it?

# war - Friday 25 July, 2014

Dutch government sending military police to protect MH17 crash site
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Dutch government sending military police to protect MH17 crash site

Jul 25th 2014, 6:53 PM 9,704 Views 59 Comments

Dutch and Australian investigators were at the site today.

# war - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Israeli shell hits UN school in Gaza killing 15 people, including UN staff
# Conflict
# Conflict

Israeli shell hits UN school in Gaza killing 15 people, including UN staff

Jul 24th 2014, 10:58 PM 22,406 Views 359 Comments

UN chief Ban Ki-Moon called for the killing to stop now.

Shhh! Let's go to the cinema just like it's 1914
# Wartime Watching
# Wartime Watching

Shhh! Let's go to the cinema just like it's 1914

Jul 24th 2014, 9:30 AM 6,311 Views 7 Comments

Charlie Chaplin, looping-the-loop, and suffragettes in action get a rare outing on Dublin screen.

# war - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Valid data downloaded from flight MH17 black box
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Valid data downloaded from flight MH17 black box

Jul 23rd 2014, 7:30 PM 14,025 Views 88 Comments

The cockpit voice recorder was damaged but the memory module was intact.

# war - Sunday 20 July, 2014

"It's a massacre" - This has been the deadliest day in Gaza so far
# Bloody Sunday
# Bloody Sunday

"It's a massacre" - This has been the deadliest day in Gaza so far

Jul 20th 2014, 7:51 PM 32,383 Views 298 Comments

Mahmoud Abbas has described the deaths as a “massacre”.

# war - Friday 18 July, 2014

Margaretta D'Arcy to be released from Limerick Prison
# Peace
# Peace

Margaretta D'Arcy to be released from Limerick Prison

Jul 18th 2014, 8:28 AM 11,112 Views 109 Comments

The 80-year-old anti-war activist had refused to sign a bond saying she would act lawfully and stay out of unauthorised zones in Shannon Airport.

19, including Israeli soldier, killed in Gaza overnight
# Fighting
# Fighting

19, including Israeli soldier, killed in Gaza overnight

Jul 18th 2014, 7:14 AM 7,411 Views 265 Comments

The Israeli soldier is the second Israeli to die in the fighting, while 260 Palestinians have been killed.

# war - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Israel launches ground operation in Gaza
# Fighting
# Fighting

Israel launches ground operation in Gaza

Jul 17th 2014, 10:58 PM 19,184 Views 360 Comments

The ground offensive was announced by the Israeli Prime Minister this evening.

# war - Monday 14 July, 2014

Gaza truce efforts ongoing as Egypt mediates discussions
# Talks
# Talks

Gaza truce efforts ongoing as Egypt mediates discussions

Jul 14th 2014, 10:23 PM 5,096 Views 44 Comments

Egypt is mediating discussions of a ceasefire to end seven days of violence.

# war - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Margaretta D'Arcy has been jailed again for refusing to sign a bond
# Shannon
# Shannon

Margaretta D'Arcy has been jailed again for refusing to sign a bond

Jul 10th 2014, 5:00 PM 16,357 Views 211 Comments

The elderly peace activist has been returned to prison for refusing to comply with judge’s order.

# war - Monday 7 July, 2014

Hamas rocket barrages hit Israel as region teeters on brink of new conflict
# Attack
# Attack

Hamas rocket barrages hit Israel as region teeters on brink of new conflict

Jul 7th 2014, 9:28 PM 7,770 Views 67 Comments

Israeli air force have responded to the latest rocket attack by hitting 30 targets near Rafah.

# war - Friday 4 July, 2014

Devastating Bosnian floods unearths mass grave containing 24 people
# Bosnian War
# Bosnian War

Devastating Bosnian floods unearths mass grave containing 24 people

Jul 4th 2014, 6:20 PM 14,704 Views 19 Comments

Most of the victims were found with their hands tied behind their backs, officials said.