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# war - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Government to give €4m to help Palestinian refugees
# Aid
# Aid

Government to give €4m to help Palestinian refugees

Mar 12th 2014, 4:55 PM 3,826 Views 33 Comments

The Tánaiste said that Ireland is committed to helping alleviate the effects of the crisis.

Margaretta D'Arcy to be released from prison in ten days
# Free
# Free

Margaretta D'Arcy to be released from prison in ten days

Mar 12th 2014, 8:45 AM 11,234 Views 65 Comments

However the 79-year-old campaigner will be back in court in June over charges relating to another protest at Shannon Airport.

# war - Saturday 8 March, 2014

Gunfire keeps monitors from Crimea as Russia ups threats
# Crimea
# Crimea

Gunfire keeps monitors from Crimea as Russia ups threats

Mar 8th 2014, 2:16 PM 9,226 Views 89 Comments

The OSCE said earlier today that its monitors would try again to enter the Ukrainian region of Crimea.

Column: Today let's celebrate, recognise, and show solidarity with the women and girls
# Women
# Women

Column: Today let's celebrate, recognise, and show solidarity with the women and girls

Mar 8th 2014, 2:00 PM 85 Views 19 Comments

The 8th March each year marks International Women’s Day. It is a time for us to recognise the women and girls of this world who are living in poverty and vulnerability due to gender discrimination, says Bernadette Crawford.

# war - Monday 3 March, 2014

Russian troops deny threatening assault on Ukrainian army within hours
# Crimea
# Crimea

Russian troops deny threatening assault on Ukrainian army within hours

Mar 3rd 2014, 6:14 PM 11,901 Views 182 Comments

The UK Foreign Secretary has said there will be “consequences and costs” to any military action.

# war - Sunday 2 March, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday
# New Fix
# New Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Mar 2nd 2014, 8:07 PM 11,447 Views 0 Comments

Everyone’s talking about Ukraine mobilising for war, John Gilligan being in a stable condition and Oscar Night.

Ukraine's navy chief switches allegiance to the pro-Russian authorities
# Hostile
# Hostile

Ukraine's navy chief switches allegiance to the pro-Russian authorities

Mar 2nd 2014, 6:13 PM 14,673 Views 179 Comments

Denis Berezovsky said in a televised statement that he “swears allegiance to the residents of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea”.

Tánaiste to meet EU foreign ministers for emergency talks on Ukraine crisis
# Crimea
# Crimea

Tánaiste to meet EU foreign ministers for emergency talks on Ukraine crisis

Mar 2nd 2014, 5:59 PM 5,751 Views 103 Comments

Gilmore said Russia is obliged to respect Ukraine’s independence.

'If Russia wants to be a G8 country it needs to act like one' says US Secretary of State
# Warning
# Warning

'If Russia wants to be a G8 country it needs to act like one' says US Secretary of State

Mar 2nd 2014, 4:19 PM 10,802 Views 62 Comments

John Kerry today raised the possibility of boycotting the G-8 summit in Russia.

'Two weeks later they came back and they shot me and left me to die'
# Conflict
# Conflict

'Two weeks later they came back and they shot me and left me to die'

Mar 2nd 2014, 10:15 AM 17,807 Views 1 Comment

“Women suffer a lot here. But we are strong. We have to feed our children by ourselves. We have to survive,” says on widowed woman in Thailand.

# war - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Russia approves use of military in Ukraine
# RUSSIAN FORCES
# RUSSIAN FORCES

Russia approves use of military in Ukraine

Mar 1st 2014, 5:20 PM 12,367 Views 125 Comments

British Foreign Secretary William Hague condemned the decision stating that it is potentially grave threat to the sovereignty.

Putin seeks parliament approval for the use of Russian troops in Ukraine
# Kremlin
# Kremlin

Putin seeks parliament approval for the use of Russian troops in Ukraine

Mar 1st 2014, 2:19 PM 10,299 Views 167 Comments

In a statement he requested that Russian armed forces be used on Ukrainian territory ‘until the normalisation of the political situation’.

# war - Monday 10 February, 2014

Those guilty of torture in Ukraine must be held to account, says Gilmore
# Talks
# Talks

Those guilty of torture in Ukraine must be held to account, says Gilmore

Feb 10th 2014, 7:58 AM 5,036 Views 11 Comments

The Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore is to meet with foreign ministers in Brussels today to discuss unrest in Ukraine, Syria and the Central African Republic.

# war - 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 6,550 Views 21 Comments

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

# war - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Column: Peacemakers like Margaretta D’Arcy uphold the greater moral law
# Civil Disobedience
# Civil Disobedience

Column: Peacemakers like Margaretta D’Arcy uphold the greater moral law

Jan 28th 2014, 7:00 AM 72 Views 166 Comments

Margaretta, in her peaceful act of civil disobedience, was seeking to highlight our own government’s failure to uphold both Irish and international law. We should applaud her courage, writes Joe Murray.

# war - Saturday 25 January, 2014

'Only the chief of the battalion knew I was a girl': Meet Ola, the Syrian rebel
# Syria
# Syria

'Only the chief of the battalion knew I was a girl': Meet Ola, the Syrian rebel

Jan 25th 2014, 9:15 AM 9,697 Views 33 Comments

Driving instructor, medicines smuggler, rebel fighter, prisoner, exile…

# war - 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.

# war - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Poll: Should Ireland be involved in an EU army?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland be involved in an EU army?

Jan 22nd 2014, 9:43 AM 16,772 Views 200 Comments

Gerry Adams has said an EU army will eventually be created and that it would threaten Ireland’s neutrality if we were involved in its missions.

# war - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

President defends Sabina prison visit as “private and personal”
# Margaretta D’Arcy
# Margaretta D’Arcy

President defends Sabina prison visit as “private and personal”

Jan 21st 2014, 1:11 PM 14,168 Views 72 Comments

“Sabina is a person who can speak for herself and is a person of very good judgement.”

# war - Monday 20 January, 2014

'It's difficult to explain the conflict to my children' --- Assad
# Syria
# Syria

'It's difficult to explain the conflict to my children' --- Assad

Jan 20th 2014, 3:00 PM 8,182 Views 80 Comments

The Syrian president has said in a new interview that war has forced his children to “grow up too early and mature much faster”.

# war - Sunday 12 January, 2014

Britain rejects Iraq torture claims
# Torture
# Torture

Britain rejects Iraq torture claims

Jan 12th 2014, 7:29 PM 6,104 Views 21 Comments

The British government says complaints to the International Criminal Court are “unnecessary”.

Car bombings kill 13 civilians in Iraqi capital
# Iraq
# Iraq

Car bombings kill 13 civilians in Iraqi capital

Jan 12th 2014, 10:37 AM 3,848 Views 37 Comments

The deadliest blast occurred at a bustling bus station in central Baghdad, killing nine people.

# war - Friday 10 January, 2014

Russia ordered to pay €2m to families of 36 'disappeared' Chechens
# Ruling
# Ruling

Russia ordered to pay €2m to families of 36 'disappeared' Chechens

Jan 10th 2014, 8:00 AM 6,935 Views 12 Comments

The men were abducted at night by Russian federal servicemen. None of their families have had any news of them since.

# war - Saturday 4 January, 2014

Swift South Sudan peace deal dashed as talks stall
# Civil War
# Civil War

Swift South Sudan peace deal dashed as talks stall

Jan 4th 2014, 10:35 AM 4,601 Views 5 Comments

A quick ceasefire is now not going to be an option as face-to-face talks between warring parties are delayed.

# war - Sunday 29 December, 2013

Iran’s ‘championing’ of Bobby Sands in the 1980s was concerning to the Irish Government
# State Papers 1983
# State Papers 1983

Iran’s ‘championing’ of Bobby Sands in the 1980s was concerning to the Irish Government

Dec 29th 2013, 9:45 AM 16,684 Views 35 Comments

Iranian sympathies towards the IRA would not develop beyond a symbolic level, the Irish Government believed, adding that the renaming of the road along side the British Embassy after the hunger striker was not to be taken seriously.

# war - Thursday 26 December, 2013

America is sending missiles and drones to Iraq
# War
# War

America is sending missiles and drones to Iraq

Dec 26th 2013, 7:39 PM 9,503 Views 58 Comments

The weapons were shipped on the back of increased Al-Qaeda violence.

# war - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

Israeli warplanes strike Hamas base in Gaza
# Air Strike
# Air Strike

Israeli warplanes strike Hamas base in Gaza

Dec 24th 2013, 2:19 PM 5,051 Views 130 Comments

It’s believed the air strike is in retaliation to the shooting dead of an Israeli civilian near the border.

Code-breaker who broke Nazi Enigma code given posthumous pardon
# Ww2
# Ww2

Code-breaker who broke Nazi Enigma code given posthumous pardon

Dec 24th 2013, 11:15 AM 16,401 Views 44 Comments

Alan Turing was criminally convicted for being gay and underwent forced hormone treatment to extinguish his sex drive.

# war - Sunday 22 December, 2013

Suicide bomb kills seven at Libyan checkpoint
# Benghazi
# Benghazi

Suicide bomb kills seven at Libyan checkpoint

Dec 22nd 2013, 8:26 AM 3,097 Views 8 Comments

The death toll is likely to rise, according to witnesses on scene.

# war - Saturday 21 December, 2013

Column: In much of Europe, ‘asylum-seeker’ and ‘refugee’ have become dirty words
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: In much of Europe, ‘asylum-seeker’ and ‘refugee’ have become dirty words

Dec 21st 2013, 12:00 PM 47 Views 91 Comments

The UN Refugee Convention was born of the horrors of war – horrifying conflicts that tore Europe apart and left millions dead. How have we forgotten that so quickly?

# war - Saturday 7 December, 2013

Hundreds of Bosnian war criminals to be released and retried
# War Crimes
# War Crimes

Hundreds of Bosnian war criminals to be released and retried

Dec 7th 2013, 8:30 PM 16,028 Views 22 Comments

A legal error meant that many people found guilty of war crimes now have to undergo retrials.

# war - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Up to 12,000 troops to stay in Afghanistan after NATO mission ends
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Up to 12,000 troops to stay in Afghanistan after NATO mission ends

Nov 21st 2013, 8:10 AM 2,859 Views 21 Comments

US Secretary of State John Kerry says the US role will be “limited”.

# war - Sunday 10 November, 2013

Facebook helps family separated by war reunite decades later
# Guatemala
# Guatemala

Facebook helps family separated by war reunite decades later

Nov 10th 2013, 10:30 AM 9,871 Views 12 Comments

Civil war tore Guatemala apart for over 30 years – and even these reunited siblings are still missing a brother and two sisters.

# war - Friday 1 November, 2013

National Library finds new display place - on Google exhibit hotspot
# Open Archive
# Open Archive

National Library finds new display place - on Google exhibit hotspot

Nov 1st 2013, 7:30 AM 6,797 Views 5 Comments

The NLI has become first Irish group to feature on Google Cultural Institute, bringing their archive to world attention.

# war - Sunday 27 October, 2013

Syria hands over detailed plan to destroy chemical weapons on time
# Weapons Inspections
# Weapons Inspections

Syria hands over detailed plan to destroy chemical weapons on time

Oct 27th 2013, 2:00 PM 4,227 Views 36 Comments

Damascus was required to submit the destruction plan under a US-Russian deal agreed last month.

# war - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan freed just hours after kidnapping
# Libya
# Libya

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan freed just hours after kidnapping

Oct 10th 2013, 11:05 AM 6,532 Views 38 Comments

The pre-dawn seizure of Zeidan came five days after US commandos embarrassed and angered Libya’s government.

# war - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Column: The generosity of the Irish people makes me incredibly proud
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The generosity of the Irish people makes me incredibly proud

Oct 8th 2013, 1:00 PM 63 Views 25 Comments

Ettie Higgins works to deliver lifesaving assistance to children and babies caught up in the violence across Syria. She tells of the ongoing battle to survive in almost impossible conditions faced by families.

# war - Saturday 5 October, 2013

This group is digitally preserving the world’s heritage sites for future generations
# Conservation
# Conservation

This group is digitally preserving the world’s heritage sites for future generations

Oct 5th 2013, 10:00 AM 6,349 Views 2 Comments

War and natural disasters are causing destruction so a non-profit organisation plans to digitally scan 500 heritage sites over the next five years.

# war - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

Column: Full, unimpeded access for all doctors is immediately needed in Syria
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Full, unimpeded access for all doctors is immediately needed in Syria

Oct 1st 2013, 1:00 PM 20 Views 13 Comments

It is unacceptable that medical staff are being denied access to the world’s worst humanitarian crisis since the Cold War, writes Irish-Libyan doctor Dr Fatima Hamroush.

# war - Sunday 22 September, 2013

What is it like to be a woman kidnapped by the Taliban?
# War On Women
# War On Women

What is it like to be a woman kidnapped by the Taliban?

Sep 22nd 2013, 8:00 AM 10,295 Views 26 Comments

As the Taliban ramps up its’ war on women, one lawmaker has told of her experience of being kidnapped.