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Tony Blair's 1997 Famine message was ghost-written by aides as he couldn't be contacted
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Tony Blair's 1997 Famine message was ghost-written by aides as he couldn't be contacted

Tue 9:13 AM 28,774 Views 28 Comments

The 1997 speech, marking the 150th anniversary of the Famine, did not have input from the then-Prime Minister, files show.

President Higgins speaks on Covid, events in the Middle East as part of National Famine Commemoration
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President Higgins speaks on Covid, events in the Middle East as part of National Famine Commemoration

May 16th 2021, 4:31 PM 9,961 Views 17 Comments

Higgins called the famine a defining moment for Ireland, saying that it unleashed a “cataclysmic period” of Irish history

Extract: 'To the British government, the Famine was a threat to public order'
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Extract: 'To the British government, the Famine was a threat to public order'

Oct 17th 2020, 9:00 PM 52,690 Views 61 Comments

Author Gillian O’Brien looks at the workhouse and prisons and what they tells us about the Famine.

World Food Programme wins Nobel Peace Prize
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World Food Programme wins Nobel Peace Prize

Oct 9th 2020, 10:53 AM 8,867 Views 12 Comments

The WFP was honoured for “its efforts to combat hunger” and “its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas”.

'People die in a surprisingly short amount of time': Call for urgent intervention as war-torn Yemen battles Covid-19
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'People die in a surprisingly short amount of time': Call for urgent intervention as war-torn Yemen battles Covid-19

Jun 21st 2020, 7:30 AM 18,464 Views 7 Comments

Experts have warned that Yemen’s healthcare system is on the brink of collapse.

World is facing 'multiple famines of biblical proportions' in coming months, UN warns
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World is facing 'multiple famines of biblical proportions' in coming months, UN warns

Apr 22nd 2020, 8:54 AM 64,408 Views 51 Comments

The Covid-19 pandemic could nearly double the number of people around the world facing acute hunger to 265 million.

Commemoration of the Great Famine to take place in Arizona
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Commemoration of the Great Famine to take place in Arizona

Nov 1st 2019, 6:15 AM 15,014 Views 23 Comments

Josepha Madigan said the event will recognise the ongoing role of the Irish diaspora and Irish-Americans in Arizona.

Ending long All-Ireland wait is the aim for Rebels this year, insists John Meyler
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Ending long All-Ireland wait is the aim for Rebels this year, insists John Meyler

Jan 1st 2019, 9:58 AM 9,413 Views 21 Comments

Cork face Waterford tomorrow night.

Breakthrough in Yemen conflict as ceasefire to take place at key port
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Breakthrough in Yemen conflict as ceasefire to take place at key port

Dec 13th 2018, 1:22 PM 6,763 Views 5 Comments

The announcement was made by the UN today.

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

Sep 28th 2018, 8:00 PM 15,034 Views 20 Comments

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

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

Sep 20th 2018, 2:37 PM 30,353 Views 69 Comments

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

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

Sep 8th 2018, 6:00 PM 51,032 Views 36 Comments

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

Great Famine commemoration to take place in Melbourne
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Great Famine commemoration to take place in Melbourne

Aug 31st 2018, 2:53 PM 14,124 Views 53 Comments

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

Aug 31st 2018, 2:15 PM 4,727 Views 0 Comments

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

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

May 27th 2018, 9:15 AM 13,606 Views 1 Comment

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

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

May 19th 2018, 9:15 AM 11,402 Views 13 Comments

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

Varadkar to thank Choctaw Nation for support during Famine
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Varadkar to thank Choctaw Nation for support during Famine

Mar 9th 2018, 10:00 AM 41,093 Views 198 Comments

The Taoiseach is travelling to the US next week.

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

Mar 7th 2018, 8:54 AM 21,742 Views 58 Comments

It features stones imported from all 32 counties.

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

Feb 24th 2018, 6:30 PM 57,414 Views 94 Comments

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

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

Jan 10th 2018, 3:43 PM 1,607 Views 0 Comments

Ever heard of Pawel Edmund Strzelecki?

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

Nov 27th 2017, 6:56 AM 5,573 Views 10 Comments

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

17 million in Yemen need food - now hospitals and water pumps will run out of fuel in three weeks
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17 million in Yemen need food - now hospitals and water pumps will run out of fuel in three weeks

Nov 15th 2017, 8:31 PM 10,505 Views 60 Comments

The country is under a Saudi blockade.

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

Nov 12th 2017, 8:45 AM 33,544 Views 17 Comments

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

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

Oct 9th 2017, 2:04 PM 11,667 Views 98 Comments

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

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

Oct 2nd 2017, 9:30 PM 14,770 Views 60 Comments

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

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

Sep 9th 2017, 8:30 PM 25,531 Views 46 Comments

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

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

Aug 26th 2017, 8:30 PM 45,112 Views 32 Comments

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

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

Aug 10th 2017, 8:43 PM 16,723 Views 16 Comments

The migrants were being smuggled from Africa to Yemen.

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

Jul 4th 2017, 6:10 AM 56,444 Views 59 Comments

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

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

Jul 1st 2017, 4:00 PM 9,675 Views 11 Comments

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

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

Jun 18th 2017, 6:30 AM 43,077 Views 45 Comments

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

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

Jun 4th 2017, 8:15 AM 19,427 Views 12 Comments

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

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

May 6th 2017, 10:00 PM 16,807 Views 59 Comments

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

Australian breweries apologise for famine-themed beer
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Australian breweries apologise for famine-themed beer

Mar 20th 2017, 9:22 PM 28,643 Views 61 Comments

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

World faces worst humanitarian crisis since 1945 - UN official
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World faces worst humanitarian crisis since 1945 - UN official

Mar 11th 2017, 7:52 AM 10,676 Views 48 Comments

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

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

Feb 25th 2017, 2:00 PM 8,794 Views 8 Comments

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

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

Feb 9th 2017, 4:31 PM 64,985 Views 74 Comments

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

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

Jan 27th 2017, 7:40 AM 8,596 Views 50 Comments

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

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

Dec 30th 2016, 11:21 AM 9,009 Views 31 Comments

It didn’t happen for Bob though.

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

Jul 8th 2016, 6:15 AM 17,746 Views 89 Comments

The current commemorations do not have a specific date.

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