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#Famine

From TheJournal.ie 'We need real help': Doctors despair as orphaned babies die in famine-struck Yemen Starvation

'We need real help': Doctors despair as orphaned babies die in famine-struck Yemen

Over 3.5 million people may soon be added to the eight million Yemenis already facing starvation — more than half of them children.

From TheJournal.ie Famine film Black 47 has made over €1 million at the Irish box office Green Screen

Famine film Black 47 has made over €1 million at the Irish box office

The film, directed by Lance Daly, came out two weeks ago.

From TheJournal.ie 'I felt like there was a curse over the thing': What it was like making Ireland's first Famine feature film Black 47

'I felt like there was a curse over the thing': What it was like making Ireland's first Famine feature film

The director Lance Daly and star Stephen Rea talk to us about the highs and lows of making Black ’47.

From TheJournal.ie Great Famine commemoration to take place in Melbourne Australia

Great Famine commemoration to take place in Melbourne

Josepha Madigan said the event will give an opportunity to pay tribute to the young Irish women who travelled from workhouses here to Australia.

Hollywood rejected Irish famine film in the 90s because it was 'too heavy'

‘How are you going to lighten it? Feed them?’

From TheJournal.ie The fascinating story of the Achill Island preacher, the Famine, and the Prelate Edward Nangle

The fascinating story of the Achill Island preacher, the Famine, and the Prelate

A new book looks at this fascinating part of Irish history.

From TheJournal.ie 18th century coffin carrier used in workhouses during Irish famine on display History

18th century coffin carrier used in workhouses during Irish famine on display

Some workhouses cut costs by using a coffin with a hinged door so they could lifted from the grave and reused.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar to thank Choctaw Nation for support during Famine Oklahoma

Varadkar to thank Choctaw Nation for support during Famine

The Taoiseach is travelling to the US next week.

From TheJournal.ie Irish famine memorial in New York reopens to public after $5 million dollar renovation Manhattan

Irish famine memorial in New York reopens to public after $5 million dollar renovation

It features stones imported from all 32 counties.

From TheJournal.ie A film about the Irish famine premiered this week and the reviews are... mixed Black 47

A film about the Irish famine premiered this week and the reviews are... mixed

Lance Daly’s film has been described as a “beautifully performed Irish Western” and a “cliché-choked thriller”.

From TheJournal.ie Double Take: The little-known Dublin plaque to an unsung hero of the Famine Double Take

Double Take: The little-known Dublin plaque to an unsung hero of the Famine

Ever heard of Pawel Edmund Strzelecki?

From TheJournal.ie First shipment of food aid in weeks docks at rebel controlled port in Yemen as country faces famine Food Aid

First shipment of food aid in weeks docks at rebel controlled port in Yemen as country faces famine

The country is facing a serious famine due to an ongoing civil war.

From TheJournal.ie 17 million in Yemen need food - now hospitals and water pumps will run out of fuel in three weeks Humanitarian Disaster
From TheJournal.ie The artist who captured Ireland in the 1800s with thousands of watercolours Du Noyer

The artist who captured Ireland in the 1800s with thousands of watercolours

George Victor du Noyer travelled around Ireland drawing various features, accompanied by his spaniel Mr Buff.

From TheJournal.ie Higgins compares today's refugees with those who left Ireland during the Famine Speech

Higgins compares today's refugees with those who left Ireland during the Famine

President Higgins is on the third day of his week-long State visit to Australia.

From TheJournal.ie Pics: The world's largest exhibition of Famine-related art is coming to Ireland History This post contains images

Pics: The world's largest exhibition of Famine-related art is coming to Ireland

The artworks, which are currently on display at a museum in Connecticut, will be displayed in Ireland for eight months next year.

From TheJournal.ie How a desolate patch of Ireland was used to teach people to farm during the famine Quakers

How a desolate patch of Ireland was used to teach people to farm during the famine

The farm taught hundreds of Irishmen to be self-sustaining during the worst of the Great Famine.

From TheJournal.ie 'It would make you wonder has anything changed?': Over a century later, Ireland still can't shake its eviction past Notice

'It would make you wonder has anything changed?': Over a century later, Ireland still can't shake its eviction past

The rent uncertainty of today is not only widespread – but goes deep through the ages of Irish history.

From TheJournal.ie At least 56 people die after human traffickers force 300 off boats and into the sea Yemen

At least 56 people die after human traffickers force 300 off boats and into the sea

The migrants were being smuggled from Africa to Yemen.

From TheJournal.ie 'If men are caught, they are killed. If women are caught, they are raped' South Sudan

'If men are caught, they are killed. If women are caught, they are raped'

Men, women and children in South Sudan have been shot, hacked to death with machetes and burnt alive.

From TheJournal.ie 'Picking leaves from the trees': How locals in Yemen are surviving on the brink of famine Red Cross

'Picking leaves from the trees': How locals in Yemen are surviving on the brink of famine

People have been killed by shelling on their way to collect bread, a Red Cross aid worker said.

From TheJournal.ie Choctaw Chief to visit sculpture that commemorates his nation's generosity during Irish famine Midelton

Choctaw Chief to visit sculpture that commemorates his nation's generosity during Irish famine

Despite living in conditions of starvation and poverty themselves, the Choctaw people sent money to Ireland in 1847.

From TheJournal.ie Famine emigration stories: Corkman who made it to US went to war in exchange for land for his family Emigration

Famine emigration stories: Corkman who made it to US went to war in exchange for land for his family

Between 1845 and 1851 around 1.2 million people left Ireland, a new exhibition looks at some of their stories.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Are there more homeless people in Ireland now than at any time since the Famine? Homeless

FactCheck: Are there more homeless people in Ireland now than at any time since the Famine?

Ireland is in the middle of a housing crisis, but are homeless numbers the highest they’ve ever been?

From TheJournal.ie Australian breweries apologise for famine-themed beer Strewth

Australian breweries apologise for famine-themed beer

The beer had been criticised as “disgusting and offensive” and “an absolute disgrace”.

From TheJournal.ie World faces worst humanitarian crisis since 1945 - UN official Famine

World faces worst humanitarian crisis since 1945 - UN official

There is a looming risk of famine in a number of countries.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why tens of thousands face starvation in war-torn South Sudan Famine

Explainer: Why tens of thousands face starvation in war-torn South Sudan

Famine was declared in the new African country on Monday, which has been embroiled in civil conflict for years.

From TheJournal.ie Study on ancestry of Irish Travellers details genetic connection to settled community Misconceptions

Study on ancestry of Irish Travellers details genetic connection to settled community

The research comes as the Irish State is expected to formally recognise Travellers as an ethnic group.

From TheJournal.ie 'A child under the age of 10 dying every 10 minutes' - Threat of famine in Yemen Conflict

'A child under the age of 10 dying every 10 minutes' - Threat of famine in Yemen

The UN has warned that famine is now a possible scenario for 2017.

From TheJournal.ie Irish politicians really wanted Bob Geldof to win the Nobel Peace Prize 1986

Irish politicians really wanted Bob Geldof to win the Nobel Peace Prize

It didn’t happen for Bob though.

From TheJournal.ie Calls for a fixed date in the year to remember Ireland's Great Famine Commemorations This post contains a poll

Calls for a fixed date in the year to remember Ireland's Great Famine

The current commemorations do not have a specific date.

From The42 Klopp expects Liverpool's Premier League drought to continue Famine

Klopp expects Liverpool's Premier League drought to continue

The Reds boss said he is honoured to be working at Anfield but has warned that getting the club back to the top will take time.

From The42 'The famine is over' - Twitter reacts to Westmeath's unbelievable win Awe

'The famine is over' - Twitter reacts to Westmeath's unbelievable win

“As astonishing a game as I’ve ever commentated on” and more thoughts from today’s game.

From TheJournal.ie Ever heard of the Pole who helped Famine victims? He’s been honoured in Dublin Sackville Place

Ever heard of the Pole who helped Famine victims? He’s been honoured in Dublin

Paweł Edmund Strzelecki lived in Ireland during the Great Hunger.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Are we being overly sensitive about C4's Famine sitcom? Hungry

Opinion: Are we being overly sensitive about C4's Famine sitcom?

The Famine itself wasn’t funny, but a comedy based in that era might be.

From TheJournal.ie No joke, a group called CRAIC protested in London today against C4's Famine sitcom Delicious Irony

No joke, a group called CRAIC protested in London today against C4's Famine sitcom

Only a handful turned up outside Channel 4 mind.

Channel 4 defends Famine sitcom, says humour can come from 'terrible hardship'

Channel also says that the script is only in development and not “planned to air” as of yet.

Channel 4's proposed sitcom about The Famine called 'insulting' and 'ignorant'

But the Irish-produced series – called Hungry – has been defended by other comedians.

From TheJournal.ie What else could I get for the €765,000 pricetag on this 18th century mill in Galway? Home Exchange

What else could I get for the €765,000 pricetag on this 18th century mill in Galway?

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

From TheJournal.ie Why is Ireland so good at foreign aid? The Famine Charity

Why is Ireland so good at foreign aid? The Famine

Seriously. According to the OECD, anyway.

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