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#Brussels

# brussels - Monday 22 August, 2016

Woman shot by police after stabbing three people on a bus in Brussels
# Uccle
# Uccle

Woman shot by police after stabbing three people on a bus in Brussels

Aug 22nd 2016, 5:46 PM 21,763 Views 52 Comments

Police opened fire when she refused to stand down, according to Belgium’s public broadcaster.

# brussels - Saturday 30 July, 2016

Two suspected jihadists arrested in Brussels after terror raids
# Islamic State
# Islamic State

Two suspected jihadists arrested in Brussels after terror raids

Jul 30th 2016, 11:38 AM 9,003 Views 66 Comments

“Both are suspected of planning a terrorist attack somewhere in Belgium,” a spokesman said

# brussels - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

Language mix-up causes five-hour bomb alert in Brussels
# Evacuation
# Evacuation

Language mix-up causes five-hour bomb alert in Brussels

Jul 20th 2016, 8:35 PM 30,261 Views 55 Comments

Police are reported as saying the situation is “under control”.

# brussels - Sunday 26 June, 2016

Thanks to Brexit, the fragile peace in Ireland is under threat
# Opinion
# Opinion

Thanks to Brexit, the fragile peace in Ireland is under threat

Jun 26th 2016, 7:00 AM 310 Views 91 Comments

Security expert Tom Clonan writes that a referendum on Northern Ireland may lead to sectarian tensions in the six counties.

# brussels - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

Fake 'suicide belt' containing biscuits and salt found on Brussels suspect
# Anti-terror Operation
# Anti-terror Operation

Fake 'suicide belt' containing biscuits and salt found on Brussels suspect

Jun 21st 2016, 11:50 AM 18,250 Views 41 Comments

A man with psychiatric problems was arrested.

# brussels - Thursday 12 May, 2016

Email ordering closure of the Brussels metro was sent to the wrong address minutes before attacks
# Attacks
# Attacks

Email ordering closure of the Brussels metro was sent to the wrong address minutes before attacks

May 12th 2016, 4:45 PM 18,715 Views 14 Comments

The email was sent to an official’s personal address.

# brussels - Friday 15 April, 2016

Belgian transport minister quits over airport security row
# Serious Deficiencies
# Serious Deficiencies

Belgian transport minister quits over airport security row

Apr 15th 2016, 2:23 PM 11,243 Views 19 Comments

Jacqueline Galant had been criticised after leaked EU reports pointed to flaws in security at the Brussels airport targeted by militants last month.

# brussels - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

Gardaí say they'd 'run around like headless chickens' in the event of a terrorist attack
# Terror Alert
# Terror Alert

Gardaí say they'd 'run around like headless chickens' in the event of a terrorist attack

Apr 13th 2016, 10:00 PM 28,325 Views 104 Comments

Sergeants and inspectors passed a motion calling on a review of the force’s capabilities and for more information to be given to them about threats.

# brussels - Sunday 10 April, 2016

Islamic State attackers 'planned to hit France again' but switched to Brussels
# Last Minute Change
# Last Minute Change

Islamic State attackers 'planned to hit France again' but switched to Brussels

Apr 10th 2016, 3:59 PM 11,824 Views 0 Comments

Officials say the jihadists changed their plans as police closed in.

# brussels - Thursday 7 April, 2016

Video released of Brussels airport suspect fleeing after bombing
# MAN IN THE HAT
# MAN IN THE HAT

Video released of Brussels airport suspect fleeing after bombing

Apr 7th 2016, 7:31 PM 13,653 Views 8 Comments

The newly released police video shows the man, wearing a dark hat and a light-coloured jacket, fleeing the airport.

# brussels - Saturday 2 April, 2016

Getting back to normal: Brussels Airport to reopen tomorrow
# Zaventem
# Zaventem

Getting back to normal: Brussels Airport to reopen tomorrow

Apr 2nd 2016, 6:43 PM 9,484 Views 4 Comments

The flights will be largely symbolic.

# brussels - Friday 1 April, 2016

Brussels re-opening delayed as airport police strike over security
# Brussels Airport
# Brussels Airport

Brussels re-opening delayed as airport police strike over security

Apr 1st 2016, 4:39 PM 16,225 Views 17 Comments

The police union says safety concerns have not been addressed.

# brussels - Thursday 31 March, 2016

Poll: Should anti-Islam demonstrations be banned?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should anti-Islam demonstrations be banned?

Mar 31st 2016, 9:27 AM 32,546 Views 291 Comments

A rally in Brussels has been banned over concerns about violence – what do you think?

Anti-Islam rally in troubled neighbourhood of Brussels is banned
# Molenbeek
# Molenbeek

Anti-Islam rally in troubled neighbourhood of Brussels is banned

Mar 31st 2016, 7:42 AM 10,398 Views 68 Comments

Members of a far-right organisation had planned the march for Saturday.

# brussels - Monday 28 March, 2016

Friends, siblings, students, a married couple: 35 confirmed dead after Brussels blasts
# Belgium
# Belgium

Friends, siblings, students, a married couple: 35 confirmed dead after Brussels blasts

Mar 28th 2016, 3:58 PM 19,628 Views 14 Comments

The latest information those who died in the tragedy.

# brussels - Sunday 27 March, 2016

Brussels bomber a 'good student who liked to play frisbee'
# Najim Laachraoui
# Najim Laachraoui

Brussels bomber a 'good student who liked to play frisbee'

Mar 27th 2016, 10:00 PM 26,055 Views 73 Comments

Najim Laachraoui had an immaculate disciplinary record at a Catholic school in Brussels.

Police use water cannon on right-wing protesters at Brussels victims' shrine
# Hooligans
# Hooligans

Police use water cannon on right-wing protesters at Brussels victims' shrine

Mar 27th 2016, 7:44 PM 28,442 Views 111 Comments

“This is our home” and “The state, Daesh accomplice,” the hooligans shouted.

Man behind 'mealy-mouthed Muslim' tweet to sue London Police for false arrest
# London
# London

Man behind 'mealy-mouthed Muslim' tweet to sue London Police for false arrest

Mar 27th 2016, 2:17 PM 39,078 Views 114 Comments

Matthew Doyle created an online storm last week after tweeting about his interaction with a Muslim woman in Croydon.

# brussels - Saturday 26 March, 2016

'A victory for Isis would be a Europe crippled by fear and suspicion'
# Column
# Column

'A victory for Isis would be a Europe crippled by fear and suspicion'

Mar 26th 2016, 7:30 PM 85 Views 176 Comments

A victory for Isis would see Muslim citizens even further reviled, harassed and ghettoised in European cities, writes Donal O’Keeffe.

Brussels March Against Fear cancelled amid security concerns
# Brussels
# Brussels

Brussels March Against Fear cancelled amid security concerns

Mar 26th 2016, 6:10 PM 13,346 Views 70 Comments

“We Belgian citizens have been attacked, in how we live, our customs, our rights, our liberty.”

# brussels - Friday 25 March, 2016

Man shot as Belgian police arrest three terror suspects
# Brussels
# Brussels

Man shot as Belgian police arrest three terror suspects

Mar 25th 2016, 8:43 PM 46,796 Views 58 Comments

Video footage from the scene appeared to show a child with the man as he was dragged away by police.

Briton who told his family he was safe among the Brussels dead
# Belgium
# Belgium

Briton who told his family he was safe among the Brussels dead

Mar 25th 2016, 3:31 PM 55,280 Views 36 Comments

Around 40 nationalities are thought to be among the dead and wounded.

New pro-Islamic State propaganda video features Donald Trump
# Brussels
# Brussels

New pro-Islamic State propaganda video features Donald Trump

Mar 25th 2016, 1:23 PM 19,305 Views 31 Comments

Experts say the “fanboy” video is an attempt to move attention away from the fact the extremist group is losing ground in the Middle East.

Seven terror suspects detained in Belgium and France
# Brussels Bombings
# Brussels Bombings

Seven terror suspects detained in Belgium and France

Mar 25th 2016, 10:10 AM 31,819 Views 167 Comments

Families face an agonising wait after forensic experts warn it could take weeks to identify victims.

# brussels - Thursday 24 March, 2016

Man arrested in 'advanced stages' of terror plot in France
# Paris
# Paris

Man arrested in 'advanced stages' of terror plot in France

Mar 24th 2016, 10:01 PM 27,799 Views 60 Comments

The French interior minister said there were no links “at this stage” between the plan and the attacks in Paris or Brussels.

Brussels bombings: Here's what we know so far
# Manhunt
# Manhunt

Brussels bombings: Here's what we know so far

Mar 24th 2016, 7:55 PM 23,021 Views 18 Comments

Investigators are gradually piecing together the bloody events in Europe’s symbolic capital.

Poll: Should there be armed Garda units at Dublin Airport?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should there be armed Garda units at Dublin Airport?

Mar 24th 2016, 9:54 AM 40,857 Views 140 Comments

It is understood that a decision to have armed units in place has been made in the wake of the Brussels attacks.

EU ministers meet to discuss security in wake of Brussels terror attacks
# Emergency
# Emergency

EU ministers meet to discuss security in wake of Brussels terror attacks

Mar 24th 2016, 7:15 AM 8,407 Views 69 Comments

Belgian authorities are under immense pressure over the attacks and their apparent inability to stop domestic terrorist networks.

# brussels - Wednesday 23 March, 2016

Man arrested after tweeting about confronting Muslim woman over Brussels attacks
# Croydon
# Croydon

Man arrested after tweeting about confronting Muslim woman over Brussels attacks

Mar 23rd 2016, 10:30 PM 87,946 Views 223 Comments

Matthew Doyle said she gave him a “mealy-mouthed” response.

Third suspected Brussels attacker on the run after 'leaving biggest bomb' in airport
# El Bakraoui Brothers
# El Bakraoui Brothers

Third suspected Brussels attacker on the run after 'leaving biggest bomb' in airport

Mar 23rd 2016, 9:55 PM 67,526 Views 96 Comments

All three suicide bombers have now been identified.

'We thought that was it': Cork woman gives eyewitness account of Brussels airport bombing
# Airport Attack
# Airport Attack

'We thought that was it': Cork woman gives eyewitness account of Brussels airport bombing

Mar 23rd 2016, 4:22 PM 28,348 Views 28 Comments

Niamh Jordan and her family were at the Ryanair check-in desk when the explosions went off.

A minute's silence in Brussels was ended with defiant applause
# National Mourning
# National Mourning

A minute's silence in Brussels was ended with defiant applause

Mar 23rd 2016, 4:07 PM 21,121 Views 75 Comments

Irish leaders have also expressed solidarity.

Brussels airport to stay closed tomorrow, unclear when it will re-open
# Flights Cancelled
# Flights Cancelled

Brussels airport to stay closed tomorrow, unclear when it will re-open

Mar 23rd 2016, 4:00 PM 17,107 Views 17 Comments

Aer Lingus has cancelled its flights, while Ryanair is flying to Charleroi instead.

'It was terrifying to be at the heart of an event the world was watching'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'It was terrifying to be at the heart of an event the world was watching'

Mar 23rd 2016, 3:19 PM 374 Views 10 Comments

Sligo man, Heber Rowan, who is living in Brussels says yesterday was a day that ripped through the heart of life in Brussels.

Dublin photographer captures Belgian grief in one moving portrait
# Drowning Sorrows
# Drowning Sorrows

Dublin photographer captures Belgian grief in one moving portrait

Mar 23rd 2016, 2:45 PM 44,917 Views 24 Comments

Cameraman Alex Sapienza took this shot after a long day of filming in Brussels.

Belgium-Portugal soccer friendly moved from Brussels after terror attacks
# Brussels
From The42
# Brussels

Belgium-Portugal soccer friendly moved from Brussels after terror attacks

Mar 23rd 2016, 1:20 PM 3,772 Views 6 Comments

The match takes place next Tuesday.

Teenager who survived Boston bombing injured in Brussels airport attack
# Mormon Missionary
# Mormon Missionary

Teenager who survived Boston bombing injured in Brussels airport attack

Mar 23rd 2016, 9:02 AM 35,294 Views 48 Comments

Mason Well was standing within feet of a bomb that exploded at the airport.

Two brothers reportedly behind Brussels suicide bombings
# Brussels
# Brussels

Two brothers reportedly behind Brussels suicide bombings

Mar 23rd 2016, 7:34 AM 36,183 Views 88 Comments

They were known to police but in connection with organised crime – not for acts of terrorism.