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Tuesday 5 December 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# Famine

This year
Ireland has a moral duty to those seeking asylum, says President Higgins
‘The parallels with An Gorta Mór and the mass displacement it caused 175 years ago must not be lost on us,’ Higgins said.
Last year
Peter Power: Climate change risking famine in Somalia and beyond as global leaders dither
The head of UNICEF Ireland says children may face famine in Somalia while powerful governments stall on climate action.
Opinion: Famine is now threatening millions in Africa just as it once did in Ireland
World Vision Ireland’s Gillian Barnett says millions face a terrifying reality now as crops fail and animals die.
Opinion: 'Our animals used to feed us, but now we feed them - they are dying and we are next'
On World Humanitarian Day, Paul O’Brien documents the suffering of those Somaliland on the front line of climate change.
Opinion: 'My daughter didn’t make it. She didn’t have enough food. The life left her'
Trócaire’s Miriam Donohoe meets the families on the front line of famine in Somalia – a country facing the worst hunger crisis in a decade.
Census 2022: Initial results show population of Ireland at highest figure since 1841
The housing stock increased by 6% since 2016, lagging behind a population growth of 7.6%
People in famine conditions in war-torn Yemen projected to increase five-fold this year, UN warns
Over 30,000 people are already struggling in famine conditions.
All time
Tony Blair's 1997 Famine message was ghost-written by aides as he couldn't be contacted
The 1997 speech, marking the 150th anniversary of the Famine, did not have input from the then-Prime Minister, files show.
President Higgins speaks on Covid, events in the Middle East as part of National Famine Commemoration
Higgins called the famine a defining moment for Ireland, saying that it unleashed a “cataclysmic period” of Irish history
Extract: 'To the British government, the Famine was a threat to public order'
Author Gillian O’Brien looks at the workhouse and prisons and what they tells us about the Famine.
World Food Programme wins Nobel Peace Prize
The WFP was honoured for “its efforts to combat hunger” and “its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas”.
'People die in a surprisingly short amount of time': Call for urgent intervention as war-torn Yemen battles Covid-19
Experts have warned that Yemen’s healthcare system is on the brink of collapse.
World is facing 'multiple famines of biblical proportions' in coming months, UN warns
The Covid-19 pandemic could nearly double the number of people around the world facing acute hunger to 265 million.
Commemoration of the Great Famine to take place in Arizona
Josepha Madigan said the event will recognise the ongoing role of the Irish diaspora and Irish-Americans in Arizona.
Ending long All-Ireland wait is the aim for Rebels this year, insists John Meyler
Cork face Waterford tomorrow night.
Breakthrough in Yemen conflict as ceasefire to take place at key port
The announcement was made by the UN today.
'We need real help': Doctors despair as orphaned babies die in famine-struck Yemen
Over 3.5 million people may soon be added to the eight million Yemenis already facing starvation — more than half of them children.
Famine film Black 47 has made over €1 million at the Irish box office
The film, directed by Lance Daly, came out two weeks ago.
'I felt like there was a curse over the thing': What it was like making Ireland's first Famine feature film
The director Lance Daly and star Stephen Rea talk to us about the highs and lows of making Black ’47.
Great Famine commemoration to take place in Melbourne
Josepha Madigan said the event will give an opportunity to pay tribute to the young Irish women who travelled from workhouses here to Australia.
Hollywood rejected Irish famine film in the 90s because it was 'too heavy'
‘How are you going to lighten it? Feed them?’
The fascinating story of the Achill Island preacher, the Famine, and the Prelate
A new book looks at this fascinating part of Irish history.
18th century coffin carrier used in workhouses during Irish famine on display
Some workhouses cut costs by using a coffin with a hinged door so they could lifted from the grave and reused.
Varadkar to thank Choctaw Nation for support during Famine
The Taoiseach is travelling to the US next week.
Irish famine memorial in New York reopens to public after $5 million dollar renovation
It features stones imported from all 32 counties.
A film about the Irish famine premiered this week and the reviews are... mixed
Lance Daly’s film has been described as a “beautifully performed Irish Western” and a “cliché-choked thriller”.
Double Take: The little-known Dublin plaque to an unsung hero of the Famine
Ever heard of Pawel Edmund Strzelecki?
First shipment of food aid in weeks docks at rebel controlled port in Yemen as country faces famine
The country is facing a serious famine due to an ongoing civil war.
17 million in Yemen need food - now hospitals and water pumps will run out of fuel in three weeks
The country is under a Saudi blockade.
The artist who captured Ireland in the 1800s with thousands of watercolours
George Victor du Noyer travelled around Ireland drawing various features, accompanied by his spaniel Mr Buff.
Higgins compares today's refugees with those who left Ireland during the Famine
President Higgins is on the third day of his week-long State visit to Australia.
Pics: The world's largest exhibition of Famine-related art is coming to Ireland
The artworks, which are currently on display at a museum in Connecticut, will be displayed in Ireland for eight months next year.
How a desolate patch of Ireland was used to teach people to farm during the famine
The farm taught hundreds of Irishmen to be self-sustaining during the worst of the Great Famine.
'It would make you wonder has anything changed?': Over a century later, Ireland still can't shake its eviction past
The rent uncertainty of today is not only widespread – but goes deep through the ages of Irish history.
At least 56 people die after human traffickers force 300 off boats and into the sea
The migrants were being smuggled from Africa to Yemen.
'If men are caught, they are killed. If women are caught, they are raped'
Men, women and children in South Sudan have been shot, hacked to death with machetes and burnt alive.
'Picking leaves from the trees': How locals in Yemen are surviving on the brink of famine
People have been killed by shelling on their way to collect bread, a Red Cross aid worker said.
Choctaw Chief to visit sculpture that commemorates his nation's generosity during Irish famine
Despite living in conditions of starvation and poverty themselves, the Choctaw people sent money to Ireland in 1847.
Famine emigration stories: Corkman who made it to US went to war in exchange for land for his family
Between 1845 and 1851 around 1.2 million people left Ireland, a new exhibition looks at some of their stories.
FactCheck: Are there more homeless people in Ireland now than at any time since the Famine?
Ireland is in the middle of a housing crisis, but are homeless numbers the highest they’ve ever been?