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From TheJournal.ie 'An intrinsic part of Irish culture': Hurling has been granted special status by UNESCO More Than A Game

'An intrinsic part of Irish culture': Hurling has been granted special status by UNESCO

Ireland’s national sport has been recognised by the UN’s cultural body.

From TheJournal.ie ‘We're not talking about this enough': Ireland warned to take action against radicalisation Integration

‘We're not talking about this enough': Ireland warned to take action against radicalisation

An expert has said better integration of asylum seekers and refugees must play a role in this process.

From TheJournal.ie Why North African countries that don't always get along will be brought together... by couscous Cous And Make Up

Why North African countries that don't always get along will be brought together... by couscous

Countries are set to unite to win the delicacy Unesco status.

From TheJournal.ie Macron wants the French baguette to become a Unesco-listed symbol French President

Macron wants the French baguette to become a Unesco-listed symbol

Irish uilleann piping was granted the same status last year.

From TheJournal.ie 'Today is a global milestone': Uilleann pipes get international recognition Unesco This post contains videos

'Today is a global milestone': Uilleann pipes get international recognition

President Michael D Higgins is among those to welcome the news

From TheJournal.ie Israel joins United States in withdrawing from UNESCO World Relations

Israel joins United States in withdrawing from UNESCO

The move will take effect from 21 December.

From TheJournal.ie 'I left school early at 16. Now I'm a mature student at 51 - it's never too late to go to college' Opinion

'I left school early at 16. Now I'm a mature student at 51 - it's never too late to go to college'

Deirdre O’Regan is 51 and in her final year of her degree. She went back to college after 30 years – here’s her story.

From TheJournal.ie Hiker found after being lost in remote jungle for two weeks Malaysia

Hiker found after being lost in remote jungle for two weeks

He didn’t follow park regulations requiring that visitors take a guide, the police said.

From TheJournal.ie Horse meat for sale in Phibsboro and other wacky clips from Ireland's past Weird And Wonderful

Horse meat for sale in Phibsboro and other wacky clips from Ireland's past

RTÉ has released special archived footage for the UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage.

From TheJournal.ie Here are some of the heritage sites Islamic State have blown up so far Causalities Of War

Here are some of the heritage sites Islamic State have blown up so far

This week the terrorist group destroyed a 2,000 year old temple — but it’s not its first time.

From TheJournal.ie Islamic State releases photos of how it blew up historic temple Palmyra This post contains videos

Islamic State releases photos of how it blew up historic temple

Palmyra’s was destroyed by the group at the weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Here are the places in Ireland that could become UNESCO Heritage Sites On The Map

Here are the places in Ireland that could become UNESCO Heritage Sites

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys, today announced a fund of €13,000.

From TheJournal.ie There are just five 'cities of film' in the world - and Galway's now one of them Congrats

There are just five 'cities of film' in the world - and Galway's now one of them

The announcement has been described as “hugely significant”.

From TheJournal.ie Star Wars filming did not harm Skellig's bird population, Minister insists Falcon Conclusion

Star Wars filming did not harm Skellig's bird population, Minister insists

Specialist staff from the wildlife service and the monuments service were on hand this week, as JJ Abrams filmed the latest installment of the franchise.

From TheJournal.ie Could Star Wars cost Skellig Michael its Unesco World Heritage status? That's No Moon

Could Star Wars cost Skellig Michael its Unesco World Heritage status?

The film begins shooting today, but will Jedi knights ruin a heritage site?

From TheJournal.ie Here are the sites vying for World Heritage status Unesco

Here are the sites vying for World Heritage status

And you’ll want to visit them all.

From TheJournal.ie Australia has been given eight months to fix the Great Barrier Reef Reefer Madness

Australia has been given eight months to fix the Great Barrier Reef

The UN has warned that a “business as usual approach is not an option”.

From TheJournal.ie Mobile phones found to help boost literacy rates in developing countries Learning Rate

Mobile phones found to help boost literacy rates in developing countries

The report from UNESCO found that access to mobile devices encourages people in developing countries to read full-length books and stories through their phone.

From TheJournal.ie Sixteen people have died in a huge fire consuming the outskirts of a Chilean port city Valparaiso

Sixteen people have died in a huge fire consuming the outskirts of a Chilean port city

The military has taken over security in the city of Valparaiso.

From TheJournal.ie Great Barrier Reef status as 'natural wonder of the world' under threat Slap On The Wrist

Great Barrier Reef status as 'natural wonder of the world' under threat

The UN says Australia hasn’t done enough to tackle concerns about rampant coastal development and water quality at the world heritage site.

From TheJournal.ie GALLERY: Incredible photos of Afghanistan before the wars Afghanistan This post contains images

GALLERY: Incredible photos of Afghanistan before the wars

Dr Bill Podlich took hundreds of photos while working with UNESCO in 1967 and 1968. Here’s what he saw.

From TheJournal.ie Want to be a writer? New programme urges people to put pen to paper Get Writin' This post contains videos

Want to be a writer? New programme urges people to put pen to paper

Three successful Irish authors will offer tips to budding writers through YouTube videos as part of the new National Emerging Writer Programme.

From TheJournal.ie Syrian fighting torches historic medieval market Syria

Syrian fighting torches historic medieval market

The damage to one of the best-preserved old souks in the Middle East was the worst yet to a UNESCO World Heritage site in Syria.

From TheJournal.ie Wildfires threaten world heritage site on Canary Island Wildfire

Wildfires threaten world heritage site on Canary Island

Meanwhile a blaze on the island of Tenerife has led to the evacuation of residents.

From TheJournal.ie Timbuktu tomb destruction condemned by UNESCO Unesco

Timbuktu tomb destruction condemned by UNESCO

Islamist hardliners in northern Mali have claimed responsibility for what UNESCO termed “repugnant acts” of destruction on historical sites.

From TheJournal.ie UNESCO world heritage sites attacked in Mali Mali

UNESCO world heritage sites attacked in Mali

Hardline Islamists have threatened to destroy all of the centuries-old ancient tombs in the historical city of Timbuktu.

From TheJournal.ie UNESCO puts Timbuktu on danger list Mali Violence

UNESCO puts Timbuktu on danger list

We take a brief look at the explorers, including one Irish man, who tried and failed to make it to the fabled city, the one who finally did and the other who made it out alive.

From TheJournal.ie In pics: The Austrian alpine village... that China built Made In China This post contains images

In pics: The Austrian alpine village... that China built

China has a reputation for reproducing pirate copies of goods – but an entire village?

From TheJournal.ie Slane bypass plans rejected by An Bord Pleanála Road To Nowhere

Slane bypass plans rejected by An Bord Pleanála

An Bord Pleanála said that the bypass would have ben too close to the Brú na Bóinne UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Boyne Valley.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Have you seen incidents of homophobia in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you seen incidents of homophobia in Ireland?

Young people in Ireland are especially vulnerable to homophobic bullying, the co-founder of LGBT support group BeLonG To has said. Today, we ask if you have seen evidence of homophobic bullying in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie UNESCO praises Irish anti-homophobic bullying campaign Belong To This post contains videos

UNESCO praises Irish anti-homophobic bullying campaign

International conference hears that BeLonG To group’s work will be written into the UN toolkit as an example of how to tackle homophobic bullying of young people.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Homophobic bullying is taking young lives, yet it’s treated as harmless Opinion

Column: Homophobic bullying is taking young lives, yet it’s treated as harmless

Most adults in Ireland can now be openly gay, writes Michael Barron – but the reality for young people is very different.

From TheJournal.ie Israel to speed up construction of settlements after Palestinians join UNESCO Middle East

Israel to speed up construction of settlements after Palestinians join UNESCO

Around 2,000 homes will be constructed in the Israeli settlements in retaliation for UN vote to allow Palestinian membership.

From TheJournal.ie Palestine becomes member of UN cultural body Palestine

Palestine becomes member of UN cultural body

The approval from UNESCO delegates came despite threats from the US that it would pull US$80 million in funding if Palestine’s membership bid was successful.

Dublin writers' exhibition opens in the Liberties City Of Literature This post contains images

Dublin writers' exhibition opens in the Liberties

W.B. Yeats was poor at spelling and Samuel Beckett was born on a Friday 13th…just some of the facts you will learn at the newly-opened Dublin Writers’ exhibition.

From TheJournal.ie Berlusconi blasted after Pompeii house collapses Italy

Berlusconi blasted after Pompeii house collapses

A 2,000 year-old Roman gladiator house collapses in Pompeii – prompting calls for the Unesco world heritage site to be taken out of Berlusconi’s control.