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'When it rains the children freak out because they think it's another typhoon' - actress Evanna Lynch
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'When it rains the children freak out because they think it's another typhoon' - actress Evanna Lynch

Jun 10th 2014, 2:33 PM 6,484 Views 5 Comments

Irish actress Evanna Lynch travelled to the Philippines with Unicef Ireland to see the destruction caused by Typhoon Haiyan.

Zoo offers 'snake massages' from four giant, deadly pythons
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Zoo offers 'snake massages' from four giant, deadly pythons

May 22nd 2014, 6:00 PM 15,005 Views 24 Comments

No. Just no.

Ireland is to send €3 million more aid to the Philippines
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Ireland is to send €3 million more aid to the Philippines

Mar 20th 2014, 8:03 AM 6,339 Views 82 Comments

The Government has also committed to long-term relief efforts.

British and Australian residents arrested for using live child sex abuse streams
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British and Australian residents arrested for using live child sex abuse streams

Jan 16th 2014, 9:25 AM 11,136 Views 39 Comments

Fifteen children between the ages of six and 15 years old were rescued during the international operation.

Irish non-profit staff help save Filipino typhoon victims
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Irish non-profit staff help save Filipino typhoon victims

Jan 12th 2014, 7:30 AM 5,662 Views 6 Comments

300 people were taken from a ferry in the Philippines, with the help of Irish aid volunteers.

Pictures: Millions of barefoot devotees take part in Manila 'Black Nazarene' procession
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Pictures: Millions of barefoot devotees take part in Manila 'Black Nazarene' procession

Jan 10th 2014, 7:45 AM 7,276 Views 20 Comments

Some nine million Catholics packed the streets of the Filipino capital to honour a statue of Jesus they believe has miraculous powers.

"If tourists choose not to come then Malapascua will slowly go back into the dark ages"
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"If tourists choose not to come then Malapascua will slowly go back into the dark ages"

Jan 2nd 2014, 7:00 PM 18,289 Views 20 Comments

Eight weeks on from Typhoon Haiyan, Irish dive-school owner David Joyce says holidaymakers shouldn’t be deterred from booking a trip to the Philippines

The 11 biggest international stories of 2013
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The 11 biggest international stories of 2013

Dec 30th 2013, 8:30 AM 26,430 Views 33 Comments

Here’s what happened around the world in 2013.

'Noli timere', don't be afraid: The year in 25 quotes
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'Noli timere', don't be afraid: The year in 25 quotes

Dec 28th 2013, 10:00 AM 12,040 Views 9 Comments

From Rob Ford to Enda Kenny by way of two Popes, who said what in 2013.

Column: My Christmas in the Philippines after typhoon Haiyan
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Column: My Christmas in the Philippines after typhoon Haiyan

Dec 24th 2013, 7:30 PM 34 Views 7 Comments

This year I’ll be spending Christmas on the island of Panay in the Philippines, where families have had their homes and their livelihoods wiped out by typhoon Haiyan, writes Clare Ahern.

Column: One month on from Typhoon Haiyan it’s essential we get people back to work
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Column: One month on from Typhoon Haiyan it’s essential we get people back to work

Dec 11th 2013, 1:00 PM 19 Views 2 Comments

The devastation is still apparent, writes Clare Ahern, who says it’s vital that people’s livelihoods are now restored.

Ireland sends €120k more aid to Philippines
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Ireland sends €120k more aid to Philippines

Dec 1st 2013, 2:44 PM 6,351 Views 45 Comments

The 16 tonnes of supplies are being sent from Irish Aid’s stocks in Malaysia.

'Cash, not second-hand clothes please,' Irish NGOs appeal to donors
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'Cash, not second-hand clothes please,' Irish NGOs appeal to donors

Nov 30th 2013, 5:34 PM 15,164 Views 100 Comments

Aid agencies say transportation of second hand goods can sometimes mean essential supplies don’t make it to where they’re needed.

Irish officials flying out to Philippines to assess aid strategy
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Irish officials flying out to Philippines to assess aid strategy

Nov 25th 2013, 6:30 AM 3,885 Views 18 Comments

Latest figures estimate 4.3 million people lost their homes, double the number of those made homeless by the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004.

Plane filled with aid from "generous" Irish leaves for Philippines
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Plane filled with aid from "generous" Irish leaves for Philippines

Nov 24th 2013, 12:36 PM 8,384 Views 9 Comments

The aid is being sent by GOAL on a special Aer Lingus flight to the stricken country.

Column from the Philippines: ‘Driving through the city, I saw approximately 100 dead bodies’
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Column from the Philippines: ‘Driving through the city, I saw approximately 100 dead bodies’

Nov 24th 2013, 12:00 PM 11 Views 5 Comments

The damage caused by Typhoon Yolande is almost impossible to put into words, writes Eoghan Rice, who is on the ground in the Philippines.

Concern CEO: We need to look beyond short-term aid in Philippines
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Concern CEO: We need to look beyond short-term aid in Philippines

Nov 23rd 2013, 5:25 PM 4,366 Views 4 Comments

The aid agency is overseeing a programme to renovate 2,000 damaged fishing boats in areas where fishing communities were devastated by the storm.

Gallery: GOAL prepares 40 tonnes of aid for the Philippines as Pope leads prayers
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Gallery: GOAL prepares 40 tonnes of aid for the Philippines as Pope leads prayers

Nov 21st 2013, 9:33 PM 6,556 Views 39 Comments

GOAL has said that the humanitarian situation caused by Typhoon Haiyan is as bad as anything it had encountered in its 36 year history.

Ireland pledges additional €1.6 million to Philippines relief efforts
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Ireland pledges additional €1.6 million to Philippines relief efforts

Nov 17th 2013, 4:08 PM 7,689 Views 90 Comments

The funding brings to over €3 million the amount pledged by the Irish Government.

The heartbreaking tale of the babies of Typhoon Haiyan
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The heartbreaking tale of the babies of Typhoon Haiyan

Nov 17th 2013, 2:30 PM 11,739 Views 7 Comments

In Tacloban, babies continue to arrive and are the most vulnerable to the region’s problems.

'That dive guide is now homeless. So is the waitress who made your mango shakes and chatted about her kids'
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'That dive guide is now homeless. So is the waitress who made your mango shakes and chatted about her kids'

Nov 17th 2013, 8:15 AM 15,894 Views 17 Comments

An Irish scuba resort owner on a tiny Filipino island is raising funds that go directly to stricken communities in the area, which he says has been ‘flattened’.

In the wake of the storm: Before and after photos of Irish bar show extent of Philippines devastation
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In the wake of the storm: Before and after photos of Irish bar show extent of Philippines devastation

Nov 16th 2013, 8:30 PM 53,585 Views 123 Comments

The tiny island of Malapascau, and the ‘Evolution’ resort run by Irishman David Joyce, were in the direct line of the storm when Haiyan hit nine days ago.

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday
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Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Nov 16th 2013, 8:03 PM 15,247 Views 2 Comments

Everybody’s talking about the aid crisis in the Philippines, Labour senator injured and the ASTI’s refusal to accept the Haddington Road deal.

Seven days on, Philippines remains chaotic as death toll is disputed
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Seven days on, Philippines remains chaotic as death toll is disputed

Nov 15th 2013, 8:15 AM 5,896 Views 12 Comments

The UN says at least 4,460 people died after the super typhoon but the government says the figure is 2,360.

US aircraft carrier steams in to Philippines as UN admits slow response
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US aircraft carrier steams in to Philippines as UN admits slow response

Nov 14th 2013, 7:58 AM 5,816 Views 38 Comments

The head of the UN humanitarian fund says that six days on, logistical problems mean help still hasn’t reached some places.

"Not proportionate": GOAL calls on Government to increase funding for Philippines
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"Not proportionate": GOAL calls on Government to increase funding for Philippines

Nov 13th 2013, 2:23 PM 5,232 Views 61 Comments

The NGO is calling for an increase to the €1 million already committed.

Poll: Should Ireland give more to the Philippines?
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Poll: Should Ireland give more to the Philippines?

Nov 13th 2013, 9:00 AM 13,889 Views 119 Comments

The country has already sent aid worth €1.5 million to the island…but is it enough?

100 tonnes of Irish aid due to arrive in the Philippines
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100 tonnes of Irish aid due to arrive in the Philippines

Nov 13th 2013, 7:59 AM 5,221 Views 16 Comments

The UN estimates more than 11.3 million people have been affected with 673,000 made homeless, since Haiyan smashed into the nation’s central islands on Friday.

Eight killed as mob storms Philippine rice store
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Eight killed as mob storms Philippine rice store

Nov 13th 2013, 6:25 AM 7,913 Views 13 Comments

A large crowd of hungry survivors carried away more than 100,000 bags of rice.

Column: People in the Philippines are desperate, stunned and hopeless
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Column: People in the Philippines are desperate, stunned and hopeless

Nov 12th 2013, 7:30 PM 197 Views 26 Comments

As a Filipino, I know we’re a resilient nation – but this time the devastation is so great that people are truly desperate. This sort of disaster is simply unprecedented, writes Dr Natasha Reyes.

Filipino ambassador warned about typhoon devastation - last year
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Filipino ambassador warned about typhoon devastation - last year

Nov 12th 2013, 11:11 AM 6,927 Views 54 Comments

Speaking at a UN conference last year, the Philippine envoy makes a tearful plea for action on climate change.

Gilmore: Irish people expect us to play our full part in Philippines relief effort
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Gilmore: Irish people expect us to play our full part in Philippines relief effort

Nov 12th 2013, 10:33 AM 5,188 Views 57 Comments

It comes as the US and Britain deploy warships to the islands. Some 10,000 people are feared dead in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.

In Pictures: Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan attempt to leave Tacloban
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In Pictures: Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan attempt to leave Tacloban

Nov 12th 2013, 9:48 AM 6,977 Views 6 Comments

Evacuation flights from the devastated city are scarce, meaning that tensions are rising.

Book of condolences for the victims and families of Typhoon Haiyan opens today
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Book of condolences for the victims and families of Typhoon Haiyan opens today

Nov 12th 2013, 6:30 AM 4,490 Views 16 Comments

Charities are warning that the death toll in the Philippines which is currently estimated to be around 10,000 – is likely to rise.

Up to four million children affected by Typhoon Haiyan
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Up to four million children affected by Typhoon Haiyan

Nov 11th 2013, 8:51 PM 7,645 Views 11 Comments

60 metric tonnes of emergency aid is due to arrive in the Philippines tomorrow from UNICEF’s central supplies in Denmark.

'Absolute bedlam' as 4 million people affected by Philippines typhoon
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'Absolute bedlam' as 4 million people affected by Philippines typhoon

Nov 11th 2013, 8:28 AM 8,852 Views 21 Comments

Charities are warning that the death toll – currently estimated to be around 10,000 – is likely to rise.

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
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Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Nov 10th 2013, 7:52 PM 18,528 Views 7 Comments

Everyone’s talking about a stabbing in Limerick, Remembrance Day and devastation left by Typhoon Haiyan.

Gilmore announces €1m emergency fund for Philippines relief effort
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Gilmore announces €1m emergency fund for Philippines relief effort

Nov 10th 2013, 6:30 PM 10,943 Views 126 Comments

200 tarpaulins, 85 family tents, 10,000 blankets and other basic food and hygiene necessities are also being sent.

Irish aid workers in Philippines report roads 'blocked due to dead bodies'
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Irish aid workers in Philippines report roads 'blocked due to dead bodies'

Nov 10th 2013, 1:18 PM 15,622 Views 10 Comments

Plan Ireland has launched an emergency appeal, commenting that reports have underestimated the numbers of people who will need help to repair their homes and get their lives back on track.