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Monday 30 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Christchurch

This month
January 2023
# jacinda ardern
From Christchurch attacks to Covid: Key moments from Jacinda Ardern's reign as New Zealand PM
‘Jacindamania’ has given way in recent months, with recent polls putting the centre-right coalition ahead.
Last year
2022
# Christchurch
New Zealand mosque shooter appeals against conviction and sentence
Tarrant fatally shot 51 Muslim worshippers at two mosques and was sentenced to life in prison
# Super Rugby
Record defence puts heroic Crusaders into Super final
The 12-times champions extended their remarkable record of never losing a home knockout match.
All time
# New Zealand
Plans for movie on New Zealand mosque attacks criticised
Rose Byrne is reportedly set to play Jacinda Ardern in a film about the response to the Christchurch mosque attacks.
# Super Rugby
This stunning try finish the highlight as Crusaders heap more misery on Chiefs
Leicester Fainga’anuku’s brilliant try arrived in the first half.
# Memorial
New Zealand marks two years since Christchurch mosque killings
Several hundred people gathered at the Christchurch Arena for a remembrance service that was also livestreamed.
# jacinda ardern
New Zealand marks 10th anniversary of Christchurch earthquake
The 2011 quake killed 185 people and flattened much of the city’s central area.
# Christchurch
'No plausible way' New Zealand mosque shooter could have been detected, report finds
A report into the 2019 Christchurch shooting said there were no clear signs the attack was imminent
# Brenton Harrison Tarrant
Christchurch gunman sentenced to life in prison without parole
Brenton Harrison Tarrant had pleaded guilty to murder, attempted murder and terrorism.
# Life's a beach
Major incident declared as thousands flock to UK beaches amid heatwave
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole council said extra police patrols and parking enforcement had to be laid on to deal with huge crowds.
# New Zealand
'We are sad more than angry': Christchurch marks anniversary of mosque shootings
Mosque imam Gamal Fouda said people of all beliefs and cultures were stopping to pay their respects.
# restrictions
New Zealanders hand in more than 56,000 guns after assault weapon ban
The government banned the most lethal types of semi-automatic weapons after a gunman killed 51 worshippers at two mosques.
# Christchurch
'Firework remnants' to blame for large-scale security alert outside Christ Church in Dublin
Gardaí and the Army Explosives Ordnance Disposal team attended the scene this afternoon.
# Time to say goodbye
Ronan O'Gara's Crusaders record 10th Super Rugby title as Mo'unga lands four penalties
The former Ireland international departs as a back-to-back champion to take over at Top 14 side La Rochelle.
# New Zealand
Man accused of killing 51 people in Christchurch mosque massacre smiles and pleads not guilty
Self-proclaimed white supremacist Brenton Tarrant appeared in court via audio-visual link.
# New Zealand
Man accused of Christchurch mosque shooting charged with terrorism
The 28 year old Australian was already facing murder and attempted murder charges.
# Christchurch
Man arrested after suspected explosive device and ammunition found in New Zealand home
The incident comes after the two mosque attacks in Christchurch on 15 March.
# Christchurch
New Zealand man pleads guilty to abusing Muslims outside mosque where gun massacre took place
Daniel Nicholas Tuapawa claims he has no recollection of the incident.
# New Zealand
Judge orders that mosque terror attack suspect undergoes mental health assessments
Brenton Tarrant has been charged with 50 counts of murder and 39 counts of attempted murder.
# Mass Shooting
New Zealand terror attack suspect will face 50 murder charges
Australian Brenton Tarrant is due to appear in court tomorrow.
# Social Media
Tech companies face fines and jail time if they fail to remove violent content under new Australia law
It comes in the wake of the Christchurch terrorist attack in New Zealand on 15 March.
# Streaming
Facebook to tighten live stream access after mosque attacks
Facebook is looking into barring people who have previously violated the social network’s community standards from livestreaming.
# national memorial service
'Racism exists, but it is not welcome here': New Zealand holds Christchurch attack remembrance service
Wearing a traditional Maori cloak, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern received a prolonged standing ovation when she took the stage.
# Viral Video
French Muslim group sues Facebook and YouTube over New Zealand shooting video
Facebook France told AFP by e-mail that it would study the suit, adding that “acts of terror and hatred speech have no place on Facebook”.
# Christchurch
National remembrance service to be held in New Zealand for mosque attack victims
50 people were killed and dozens more injured in the mass shooting at two mosques last week.
# New Zealand
'When it's a white attacker, something happened to him as opposed to him being inherently evil'
An Irish expert explains how the “psychological autopsy” carried out after a terror attack differs depending on who the suspect is.
# United
'Broken hearted but not broken': New Zealanders unite in two-minute silence for mosque victims
A mass funeral was held for 26 of the victims of last week’s attack, including the youngest victim – three-year-old Mucaad Ibrahim.
# New Zealand
Biker gangs to stand guard outside mosques during first Friday prayer service since terror attack
Gangs have said they will protect Muslims at various locations across New Zealand tomorrow.
# Public Support
New Zealand bans sale of assault rifles with immediate effect less than a week after mosque attacks
Jacinda Ardern announced the move as hundreds of mourners gathered for a second day for the funerals of those who died.
# New Zealand
Jacinda Ardern calls for global fight against racism and right-wing extremism
The main suspect in last week’s terror attack made a white power gesture as he appeared in court.
# Christchurch
Syrian father and son buried in first funeral after New Zealand shooting
A total of six burials are expected to take place today.
# Tragedy
Families of Christchurch victims face long wait for the return of their loved ones' bodies
Under Islamic custom, burials are to take place as soon as possible after death, which hasn’t been the case in this situation.
# Christchurch
Jacinda Ardern says she'll never speak the name of New Zealand mosque attacker
The Prime Minister also said alleged gunman Tarrant will “face the full force of the law in New Zealand”.
# crackdown
Spotlight on New Zealand gun laws after mosque shooting
The owner of the company that sold weapons to Brenton Tarrant said it was a legal, “ordinary sale”.
# Christchurch
New Zealand teen appears in court charged with distributing video of Christchurch mosque shootings
Separately, Brenton Tarrant has dismissed his court-appointed lawyer and will represent himself.
# Christchurch
Man whose wife was killed in NZ terror attack says he forgives gunman, as death toll rises to 50
A three-year-old boy is the youngest known victim of the mass shooting.
# Christchurch
71 year-old who jumped into gunfire to save others is first named victim of New Zealand attacks
49 people were killed in the attacks on two mosques in Christchurch yesterday.
# Christchurch
Main suspect in New Zealand terror attack appears in court as victims' families prepare for funerals
Forty-nine people were killed in shootings at two mosques in Christchurch yesterday.
# political extremism
'White-genocide theory' a core motivation for extreme far-right terrorists
Professor Maura Conway explained the racist “white-genocide” theory being shared online, and how “violence is often held out as the answer”.
# respects
Ireland rugby team share 'heartfelt sympathies' with Christchurch after shootings
Wales also passed on their respects to everyone affected by the events in New Zealand.