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#Disaster

# disaster - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

8 bedtime realisations that are guaranteed to ruin your night
# Why Me
From The Daily Edge
# Why Me

8 bedtime realisations that are guaranteed to ruin your night

Jan 14th 2014, 9:30 PM 41,545 Views 77 Comments

Damn it all, damn it all to hell.

# disaster - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

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

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

Dec 11th 2013, 1:00 PM 24 Views 2 Comments

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

# disaster - Sunday 1 December, 2013

Ireland sends €120k more aid to Philippines
# Typhoon Haiyan
# Typhoon Haiyan

Ireland sends €120k more aid to Philippines

Dec 1st 2013, 2:44 PM 6,369 Views 45 Comments

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

# disaster - Sunday 24 November, 2013

Plane filled with aid from "generous" Irish leaves for Philippines
# Typhoon Yolande
# Typhoon Yolande

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

Nov 24th 2013, 12:36 PM 8,394 Views 9 Comments

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

# disaster - Sunday 17 November, 2013

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

Ireland pledges additional €1.6 million to Philippines relief efforts

Nov 17th 2013, 4:08 PM 7,707 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
# Philippines
# Philippines

The heartbreaking tale of the babies of Typhoon Haiyan

Nov 17th 2013, 2:30 PM 11,758 Views 7 Comments

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

# disaster - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

100 tonnes of Irish aid due to arrive in the Philippines
# Typhoon Haiyan
# Typhoon Haiyan

100 tonnes of Irish aid due to arrive in the Philippines

Nov 13th 2013, 7:59 AM 5,239 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.

# disaster - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

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

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

Nov 12th 2013, 6:30 AM 4,497 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.

# disaster - Sunday 10 November, 2013

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

Gilmore announces €1m emergency fund for Philippines relief effort

Nov 10th 2013, 6:30 PM 10,969 Views 126 Comments

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

# disaster - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Earthquake in the Philippines kills 85 people
# Disaster
# Disaster

Earthquake in the Philippines kills 85 people

Oct 15th 2013, 9:42 AM 2,994 Views 9 Comments

The earthquake reached 7.2 on the Richter scale.

# disaster - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Six Fukushima workers doused with radioactive water
# Japan
# Japan

Six Fukushima workers doused with radioactive water

Oct 9th 2013, 9:58 AM 8,559 Views 34 Comments

Tons of highly toxic water spilled out when workers removed the wrong pipe during works.

# disaster - Thursday 29 August, 2013

41 dead after Kenyan bus plunges into valley
# Nairobi
# Nairobi

41 dead after Kenyan bus plunges into valley

Aug 29th 2013, 9:31 AM 3,928 Views 4 Comments

Bodies were said to be ‘strewn all over’, according to police.

# disaster - Saturday 17 August, 2013

Photos: 31 people dead and 171 still missing after Philippine ferry disaster
# Philippines
# Philippines

Photos: 31 people dead and 171 still missing after Philippine ferry disaster

Aug 17th 2013, 11:22 AM 7,866 Views 5 Comments

The ferry, which was carrying 831 passengers and crew, collided with a cargo ship and sank almost instantly.

# disaster - Monday 5 August, 2013

12 ridiculously inappropriate cakes
# In Tiers
From The Daily Edge
# In Tiers

12 ridiculously inappropriate cakes

Aug 5th 2013, 11:00 AM 9,950 Views 5 Comments

Thanks, you really shouldn’t have

# disaster - Friday 5 July, 2013

Cyprus launches criminal investigation into banking crisis
# Timely
# Timely

Cyprus launches criminal investigation into banking crisis

Jul 5th 2013, 7:30 PM 3,958 Views 20 Comments

The investigation will focus on possible offences between 2006 and 2013 committed by individuals who are potentially responsible for the economic crisis.

# disaster - Saturday 25 May, 2013

Photos: Oklahoma deals with destruction after worst tornado in decades
# Disaster
# Disaster

Photos: Oklahoma deals with destruction after worst tornado in decades

May 25th 2013, 8:15 AM 3,931 Views 9 Comments

The US state is coming to terms with the massive tornado which left 24 people dead and levelled entire neighbourhoods.

# disaster - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

Two babies among the ten children killed in Oklahoma tornado
# Oklahoma
# Oklahoma

Two babies among the ten children killed in Oklahoma tornado

May 22nd 2013, 9:32 PM 8,839 Views 13 Comments

Preliminary causes of death suggest both infants – aged just four and seven months old – died of head trauma.

Massive hailstones fell in Oklahoma before the twister hit
# Iceballs
# Iceballs

Massive hailstones fell in Oklahoma before the twister hit

May 22nd 2013, 9:51 AM 9,825 Views 8 Comments

The size of that thing!

Search for tornado survivors as Oklahoma mourns 9 children
# Disaster
# Disaster

Search for tornado survivors as Oklahoma mourns 9 children

May 22nd 2013, 8:36 AM 3,580 Views 7 Comments

“There are empty spaces where there used to be living rooms, and bedrooms, and classrooms, and, in time, we’re going to need to refill those spaces with love and laughter and community.”

# disaster - Tuesday 21 May, 2013

Twenty children killed in Oklahoma twister
# Disaster
# Disaster

Twenty children killed in Oklahoma twister

May 21st 2013, 7:34 AM 12,404 Views 41 Comments

The tornado, which ripped through an elementary school, has killed at least 51 people but the death toll is expected to rise.

# disaster - Thursday 9 May, 2013

Eight die in new Bangladesh garment factory tragedy
# Bangladesh
# Bangladesh

Eight die in new Bangladesh garment factory tragedy

May 9th 2013, 7:56 AM 7,741 Views 27 Comments

The owner of the Tung Hai sweater factory was among the victims.

# disaster - Saturday 4 May, 2013

Column: The Bangladesh factory collapse shows us the deadly cost of cheap fashion
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The Bangladesh factory collapse shows us the deadly cost of cheap fashion

May 4th 2013, 7:00 PM 298 Views 36 Comments

Following the tragic accident at a Bangladesh clothing factory, Penneys has said it will give money to people who lost family members in the collapse – but we as consumers have a responsibility too, says Ruth Tanner.

# disaster - Sunday 28 April, 2013

UPDATE: Police arrest owner of Bangladesh factory
# Disaster
# Disaster

UPDATE: Police arrest owner of Bangladesh factory

Apr 28th 2013, 10:27 AM 5,998 Views 5 Comments

The death toll has now reached 363 but is expected to rise.

No more 'cries for help' as hopes for survivors fade at Bangladesh building
# Disaster
# Disaster

No more 'cries for help' as hopes for survivors fade at Bangladesh building

Apr 28th 2013, 7:29 AM 4,419 Views 8 Comments

The death toll in the building collapse has now reached 363 but it is expected to increase.

# disaster - Monday 15 April, 2013

Column: Climate change – it's not all just hot air
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Climate change – it's not all just hot air

Apr 15th 2013, 7:00 AM 33 Views 35 Comments

As former US vice-president Al Gore arrives in Dublin today to speak about climate change, global hunger and poverty, Dom Hunt explains why climate change needs to be recognised as a global issue.

# disaster - Monday 11 March, 2013

416 years ago today: Explosion kills 1pc of Dublin's population
# Gunpowder Disaster
# Gunpowder Disaster

416 years ago today: Explosion kills 1pc of Dublin's population

Mar 11th 2013, 10:52 AM 19,224 Views 23 Comments

126 people died, and 40 riverside homes were ruined, when a consignment of gunpowder exploded at the quays.

# disaster - Saturday 12 January, 2013

PHOTOS: One year later, Costa Concordia still not removed from scene of disaster
# Costa Concordia
# Costa Concordia

PHOTOS: One year later, Costa Concordia still not removed from scene of disaster

Jan 12th 2013, 3:23 PM 20,143 Views 26 Comments

Officials have promised that the ship, which is twice the size of the Titanic, will be removed by September.

# disaster - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

When Twitter questionnaires go wrong: Here are 12 of the best/worst #AskStevieG tweets
# Slideshow
From The42
# Slideshow

When Twitter questionnaires go wrong: Here are 12 of the best/worst #AskStevieG tweets

Nov 6th 2012, 2:57 PM 6,945 Views 5 Comments

The Liverpool midfielder would be best advised to stay away from the site over the next few hours.

# disaster - Thursday 1 November, 2012

PHOTOS: Fuel shortages and traffic jams as New York tries to get back to normal
# Sandy
# Sandy

PHOTOS: Fuel shortages and traffic jams as New York tries to get back to normal

Nov 1st 2012, 6:24 PM 15,633 Views 17 Comments

The United States is facing a bill of tens of billions of dollars in the wake of ‘Superstorm’ Sandy.

# disaster - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

In photos: Philippines battered by Typhoon Saola
# Flooding
# Flooding

In photos: Philippines battered by Typhoon Saola

Jul 31st 2012, 11:55 AM 3,894 Views 1 Comment

At least eight killed and tens of thousands displaced by Pacific storm.

# disaster - Saturday 21 July, 2012

Costa Concordia hearing delayed until October
# Costa Concordia
# Costa Concordia

Costa Concordia hearing delayed until October

Jul 21st 2012, 10:28 AM 2,030 Views 0 Comments

However, no trial is expected until the beginning of next year at the earliest.

# disaster - Thursday 5 July, 2012

Fukushima accident a 'man-made' disaster
# Japan
# Japan

Fukushima accident a 'man-made' disaster

Jul 5th 2012, 4:21 PM 3,772 Views 4 Comments

The Fukushima accident was a man-made disaster caused by a culture of “reflexive obedience”, a new report says.

# disaster - Monday 11 June, 2012

Hundreds evacuated as wildfires spread in Colorado, New Mexico
# Wildfire
# Wildfire

Hundreds evacuated as wildfires spread in Colorado, New Mexico

Jun 11th 2012, 10:30 AM 1,046 Views 0 Comments

Fire on Colorado grew to more than 80 sq km in one day.

# disaster - Sunday 3 June, 2012

In pics: Tour the town that's been burning for 50 years
# Centralia
# Centralia

In pics: Tour the town that's been burning for 50 years

Jun 3rd 2012, 5:00 PM 13,962 Views 18 Comments

Centralia in Pennsylvania was once a bustling mining town but a fire which spread through its coal mines is still raging half a century on…

# disaster - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

14,000 homeless as search for survivors goes on after Italy quake
# Disaster
# Disaster

14,000 homeless as search for survivors goes on after Italy quake

May 30th 2012, 9:17 AM 1,295 Views 0 Comments

At least 16 people were killed in the quake early yesterday morning.

# disaster - Thursday 26 April, 2012

26th anniversary of Chernobyl disaster marked in Ukraine
# Chernobyl
# Chernobyl

26th anniversary of Chernobyl disaster marked in Ukraine

Apr 26th 2012, 12:34 PM 996 Views 1 Comment

People lay flowers and lit candles to mark the occasion. Ukraine’s president vowed today that his country is committed to building a new, safer shelter over the damaged Chernobyl reactor.

# disaster - Sunday 22 April, 2012

In pictures: an amazing return to Chernobyl
# Remembered
# Remembered

In pictures: an amazing return to Chernobyl

Apr 22nd 2012, 6:00 PM 10,297 Views 30 Comments

Incredible images of the “ground zero” of the 1986 accident.

# disaster - Sunday 15 April, 2012

In pictures: The aftermath of the Titanic tragedy
# Titanic100
# Titanic100

In pictures: The aftermath of the Titanic tragedy

Apr 15th 2012, 8:30 AM 24,222 Views 31 Comments

Shivering survivors, grief-stricken relatives waiting on the docks and shock in the White Star Line offices: a pictorial record of the world receiving news that the ‘unsinkable’ ship had done the unthinkable.

# disaster - Saturday 14 April, 2012

Cold mountain: This is the iceberg that sank the Titanic
# Titanic100
# Titanic100

Cold mountain: This is the iceberg that sank the Titanic

Apr 14th 2012, 8:30 PM 25,441 Views 40 Comments

The significance of this picture was only discovered long after it was taken by a seaman on another liner cruising off Newfoundland at the time Titanic sank.

# disaster - Friday 13 April, 2012

17 bits of tacky Titanic memorabilia
# Titanic100
From The Daily Edge
# Titanic100

17 bits of tacky Titanic memorabilia

Apr 13th 2012, 7:30 AM 10,834 Views 21 Comments

From shower curtains to inflatable slides, here are some of the items you may not want to mark the disaster’s 100th anniversary with…