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ISIS have taken their oil, so Syria has put a tax on shwarmas to pay for the civil war
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# Desperate Times

ISIS have taken their oil, so Syria has put a tax on shwarmas to pay for the civil war

Dec 12th 2015, 7:00 PM 23,452 Views 31 Comments

The country’s oil revenues have imploded.

The case for war: Reasons for and against bombing Islamic State in Syria
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The case for war: Reasons for and against bombing Islamic State in Syria

Dec 2nd 2015, 7:50 AM 31,408 Views 137 Comments

MPs will vote on airstrikes today.

Joe Duffy: 'It's only a matter of time before all this stuff comes back to bite him in the ass'
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# Civil War

Joe Duffy: 'It's only a matter of time before all this stuff comes back to bite him in the ass'

Nov 3rd 2015, 6:56 PM 24,135 Views 13 Comments

The UFC lightweight is putting his Dublin nightmare behind him.

I learned how to write in the dirt as a child soldier - now I'm an aid worker in the same conflict
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# Child Soldier

I learned how to write in the dirt as a child soldier - now I'm an aid worker in the same conflict

Aug 19th 2015, 1:00 PM 162 Views 4 Comments

The story of James Riak, an aid worker with GOAL in South Sudan, who was kidnapped from his family as a ten-year-old and trained as a child soldier.

'Children are being targeted by snipers and civilians shot in the street'
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'Children are being targeted by snipers and civilians shot in the street'

May 20th 2015, 8:30 PM 34 Views 31 Comments

Irish aid worker David Adams visited a clinic that helps to rehabilitate some of the casualties of the Syrian conflict.

French soldiers accused of 'stomach-turning' rape of children fleeing war
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# Central African Republic

French soldiers accused of 'stomach-turning' rape of children fleeing war

Apr 29th 2015, 11:33 PM 33,591 Views 38 Comments

Reports claim children as young as nine were raped in exchange for food.

Video captures Yemeni arms dump being completely blown apart
# Shock And Awe
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# Shock And Awe

Video captures Yemeni arms dump being completely blown apart

Apr 20th 2015, 12:42 PM 8,736 Views 21 Comments

The capital Sanaa has been rocked by air-strikes.

It was Sonny Bill v Dan and Richie in New Zealand earlier and the result wasn't even close
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# Civil War

It was Sonny Bill v Dan and Richie in New Zealand earlier and the result wasn't even close

Apr 17th 2015, 12:37 PM 11,730 Views 8 Comments

The Chiefs were too good for the Crusaders in Christchurch earlier.

Maureen Haughey recalls how her father escaped death in the Easter Rising
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# Seán Lemass

Maureen Haughey recalls how her father escaped death in the Easter Rising

Mar 20th 2015, 7:00 PM 18,297 Views 36 Comments

The wife of former Taoiseach Charlie Haughey made a rare public appearance today.

'This could become a mass grave,' I thought as we waited there together
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'This could become a mass grave,' I thought as we waited there together

Feb 19th 2015, 2:54 PM 35 Views 26 Comments

As we waited to be evacuated, a shell hit and a woman lost her leg. By the time the ambulance arrived five hours later, she had bled to death.

Shot dead on his wedding day: Tragic love stories from Ireland's Civil War From TheJournal.ie

Shot dead on his wedding day: Tragic love stories from Ireland's Civil War

Feb 14th 2015, 7:00 AM 13,391 Views 16 Comments

John Kennedy married his fiancé during a break in fighting but was killed later that day.

On this day 25 years ago, the speech that changed South Africa forever
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# Apartheid

On this day 25 years ago, the speech that changed South Africa forever

Feb 2nd 2015, 7:00 PM 22,006 Views 35 Comments

FW De Klerk ended apartheid – and freed Nelson Mandela.

Leo Messi and Luis Enrique did have a training-ground row, Barca star confirms
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# LAS RUMBLAS

Leo Messi and Luis Enrique did have a training-ground row, Barca star confirms

Jan 29th 2015, 2:52 PM 5,675 Views 3 Comments

The defender has lifted the lid on a heated argument involving the No.10 and his boss after the winter break.

Pro-Russian rebels launch rocket attack on Ukrainian market, killing 30 and injuring dozens more
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# Civil War

Pro-Russian rebels launch rocket attack on Ukrainian market, killing 30 and injuring dozens more

Jan 24th 2015, 7:45 PM 16,226 Views 246 Comments

The assault on the port of Mariupol follows a rejection of peace talks.

What else could I get for… the €150k pricetag on this old post office in Galway
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# Home Exchange

What else could I get for… the €150k pricetag on this old post office in Galway

Jan 15th 2015, 11:57 AM 3,638 Views 0 Comments

We take a look at what that amount of moolah could get you around the rest of the country.

Man arrested in Derry in connection with "illegal activity" in Syria
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# Civil War

Man arrested in Derry in connection with "illegal activity" in Syria

Nov 6th 2014, 3:09 PM 6,975 Views 38 Comments

Reports say the man had recently returned from the war-torn country.

Do you know anything about Ireland's secret War of Independence caves?
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# Hidden History

Do you know anything about Ireland's secret War of Independence caves?

Oct 31st 2014, 3:57 PM 29,260 Views 37 Comments

An archaeologist in Sligo has identified 35 used to hide people and ammunitions and needs your help to find more.

Coveney satisfied UN will review Irish troops' Golan Heights mission
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# Defence Forces

Coveney satisfied UN will review Irish troops' Golan Heights mission

Oct 1st 2014, 8:50 PM 4,836 Views 3 Comments

He said that he’s satisfied they acceded to his request for a review.

This man is getting a US Medal of Honour - 151 years after his death
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# Better Late Than Never

This man is getting a US Medal of Honour - 151 years after his death

Aug 26th 2014, 10:20 PM 11,595 Views 7 Comments

Alonzo Cushing commanded a force at Gettysburge

Ukraine claims Russia attempted to send troops disguised as aid mission
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# Incursion

Ukraine claims Russia attempted to send troops disguised as aid mission

Aug 9th 2014, 10:38 AM 6,753 Views 102 Comments

The move was averted through diplomatic channels.

Russia is not only supplying weapons to rebels but is also firing on Ukraine - US
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Russia is not only supplying weapons to rebels but is also firing on Ukraine - US

Jul 25th 2014, 8:28 AM 9,944 Views 270 Comments

US officials called Russian artillery fire a “clear escalation” of the conflict.

All 196 recovered bodies from MH17 crash site have been removed by rebels
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All 196 recovered bodies from MH17 crash site have been removed by rebels

Jul 20th 2014, 10:57 AM 32,010 Views 179 Comments

The bodies have been taken to an unknown location.

Wales captain Warburton could be clubless as civil war continues
# In Limbo
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# In Limbo

Wales captain Warburton could be clubless as civil war continues

Jul 14th 2014, 11:38 AM 7,957 Views 10 Comments

The 25-year-old is facing the possibility of having no club side for the start of the season.

A man accused of assassinating a Spanish general has been extradited from Belfast
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# ETA

A man accused of assassinating a Spanish general has been extradited from Belfast

Jun 24th 2014, 1:41 PM 6,614 Views 6 Comments

Fermin Vila Michelena is accused of being part of an ETA bombing campaign.

Nearly 11 million Syrians are in urgent need of humanitarian aid
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# Civil War

Nearly 11 million Syrians are in urgent need of humanitarian aid

Jun 21st 2014, 8:58 AM 3,341 Views 33 Comments

In his monthly report to the UN Security Council, Ban Ki-moon said that nearly half of the country is in need of immediate help.

Tony Blair: Syrian war to blame for Iraq violence, not 2003 invasion
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# It Wasn't Me

Tony Blair: Syrian war to blame for Iraq violence, not 2003 invasion

Jun 15th 2014, 9:18 AM 6,144 Views 129 Comments

Arguments that there would be no crisis if Saddam Hussein remained are “bizarre” he said.

Faces of War: Syrian children make the most of makeshift homes
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# Syria

Faces of War: Syrian children make the most of makeshift homes

Jun 1st 2014, 8:15 AM 4,091 Views 5 Comments

The real lives behind the civil war which the world barely notices.

Chemical watchdog denies claim from Syrian government its team has been kidnapped
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# OPCW

Chemical watchdog denies claim from Syrian government its team has been kidnapped

May 27th 2014, 11:52 AM 3,668 Views 1 Comment

All members are “safe”, and are currently returning to base after an attack.

Ireland sends €2 million to South Sudan as 4 million people face starvation
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Ireland sends €2 million to South Sudan as 4 million people face starvation

May 24th 2014, 7:30 AM 4,850 Views 29 Comments

A second ceasefire in the country has collapsed and both rebels and government forces are blocking the paths of UN peacekeepers.

Ukraine starts 'unity talks' as Russia warns of civil war
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Ukraine starts 'unity talks' as Russia warns of civil war

May 14th 2014, 5:04 PM 7,399 Views 87 Comments

The discussions come just two weeks before an election in the country.

There is "strong evidence" that the Syrian government used chlorine gas in attacks on rebels
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# Barrel Bomb

There is "strong evidence" that the Syrian government used chlorine gas in attacks on rebels

May 13th 2014, 8:14 AM 3,561 Views 83 Comments

Human Rights Watch say that barrel bombs embedded with cylinders of chlorine gas were dropped on three towns.

Irish artist wins international prize for his psychedelic war photography
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# Darkness To Bright

Irish artist wins international prize for his psychedelic war photography

May 12th 2014, 10:16 PM 13,264 Views 8 Comments

Kilkenny’s Richard Mosse was this evening announced as the winner of Deutsche Börse Photography Prize.

Syrian rebels abandon last positions in Homs
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# Syrian Civil War

Syrian rebels abandon last positions in Homs

May 7th 2014, 9:55 PM 5,058 Views 43 Comments

Homs was once the “capital of the revolution”. Now it is back in the hands of Bashar Assad.

More than 30 pro-Russian rebels killed in Ukraine as violence escalates
# Ukraine
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# Ukraine

More than 30 pro-Russian rebels killed in Ukraine as violence escalates

May 6th 2014, 8:36 AM 4,988 Views 42 Comments

Ukrainian authorities have said the military suffered casualties of its own and a helicopter gunship was shot down.

New pre-1901 online archive to help fill gaps in your family tree
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# Lost History

New pre-1901 online archive to help fill gaps in your family tree

Apr 29th 2014, 9:45 PM 28,481 Views 7 Comments

The National Archives and findmypast.ie team up to release records which survived Civil War blaze.

Column: Remember those who fought in WWI – they were as diverse, and Irish, as any of us
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# Irish Soldiers

Column: Remember those who fought in WWI – they were as diverse, and Irish, as any of us

Apr 19th 2014, 7:00 PM 617 Views 125 Comments

The 140,000 Irishmen who enlisted during WWI marched under a British flag, but their reasons for enlisting to fight against Germany were varied and many.

90 Years On: Ireland 'healing her wounds' from years of war
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# From The Archives

90 Years On: Ireland 'healing her wounds' from years of war

Apr 19th 2014, 4:30 PM 12,833 Views 28 Comments

Amazing new footage from 1924.

Seven life-sized roadside posters of Michael Collins stolen in Kilkenny
# Civil War Politics
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# Civil War Politics

Seven life-sized roadside posters of Michael Collins stolen in Kilkenny

Mar 25th 2014, 9:45 PM 13,573 Views 27 Comments

The chairperson of the Kilkenny Musical Society said feelings on this time in Irish history still run high in certain quarters.

Bombs and boxers on this week in Civil War-era Dublin
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# Fight Night

Bombs and boxers on this week in Civil War-era Dublin

Mar 22nd 2014, 10:15 AM 7,903 Views 18 Comments

This week in 1923 saw an extraordinary boxing match emerge amid the chaos of the Irish Civil War.

Column: Three years into civil war, families deprived of food are forced to eat stray cats
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# Three Years On

Column: Three years into civil war, families deprived of food are forced to eat stray cats

Mar 15th 2014, 12:00 PM 28 Views 12 Comments

The Syrian conflict is the world’s largest humanitarian disaster. After three years of conflict, basic services like healthcare are completely collapsing, writes Peter Power of UNICEF.