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# freedom - Saturday 13 October, 2018

Freed US pastor flying home from Turkey after case sparked crisis

The US President had pressed Turkey to release Andrew Brunson.

# freedom - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

Ireland has slipped down in press freedom rankings because of concentrated ownership and defamation costs

Ireland was ninth in 2016, but is down to 16th.

# freedom - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

Ibrahim Halawa's former cellmate has been advising him on his new life

Ibrahim Halawa arrived back in Dublin yesterday to a media-heavy welcome.

# freedom - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

From The Daily Edge James McClean was offered the 'freedom of Coppers' and his namesake excellently tried to cash in Written Confirmation

# freedom - Sunday 1 October, 2017

Photos: From fear to freedom - the story of electricity in Irish homes

A new exhibition, Electric Generations, looks at how electricity was sold to Irish people.

# freedom - Monday 14 August, 2017

Canadian pastor returns home after being released from labour camp in North Korea

He was released after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s national security advisor, Daniel Jean visited Pyongyang.

# freedom - Thursday 22 June, 2017

Taoiseach urged to seek EU support to put more pressure on Egypt to release Ibrahim Halawa

Leo Varadkar is attending a EU Council meeting over the next two days.

# freedom - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Chelsea Manning released from prison in US

The US Army confirmed that she had left Fort Leavenworth in Kansas.

# freedom - Sunday 7 May, 2017

82 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 have been released

They were exchanged for a number of Boko Haram fighters held by authorities in Nigeria.

# freedom - Friday 3 February, 2017

The Freedom of Dublin for Barack Obama? People are divided An Féidir Linn? This post contains a poll

The Freedom of Dublin for Barack Obama? People are divided

Lord Mayor Brendan Carr wants to give it to both Barack and Michelle.

# freedom - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

Is it time Ireland had its own Independence Day? Republic This post contains a poll

Is it time Ireland had its own Independence Day?

It’s proposed 21 January – the first sitting of the Dáil – should be marked as Ireland’s Independence Day.

# freedom - Monday 28 November, 2016

'Con la simpatico': President Higgins is first to sign book of condolences for Castro

The president drew criticism for his comments on the death of the Communist leader.

# freedom - Sunday 14 August, 2016

Hate mail, attacks and hugs: Ten years after being freed from her kidnapper

“I am not angry,” says Natascha Kampusch

# freedom - Wednesday 27 July, 2016

John Hinckley, the man who shot US President Ronald Reagan, is now a free man

He had been residing in a psychiatric hospital after being found not guilty by reason on insanity following the crime.

# freedom - Thursday 5 May, 2016

Hippo escapes from circus, takes a stroll down busy Spanish street Born Free This post contains videos

Hippo escapes from circus, takes a stroll down busy Spanish street

Police and circus staff managed to coax the animal back to its enclosure.

# freedom - Friday 15 April, 2016

Take a break and watch this chimpanzee's dramatic attempt to escape a zoo Take A Break This post contains videos

Take a break and watch this chimpanzee's dramatic attempt to escape a zoo

Zoo workers eventually shot Chacha

# freedom - Monday 28 March, 2016

Costumes, duck parades and a lively céilí as the capital is taken over once more

Crowds descended on the city today to honour the sacrifices made by Irish men and women 100 years ago – and to enjoy the freedom they fought for.

# freedom - Sunday 21 February, 2016

After years in solitary confinement, an innocent woman struggles to get on with her life

Of her first 29 months in jail, Hailey served about 27 alone in a 6-by-10-foot cell, with a bed, a toilet and a few books to pass the time.

# freedom - Thursday 4 February, 2016

UN panel has ruled that Julian Assange's detention is illegal, says Sweden

Julian Assange could be leaving the embassy he has been holed up in for three years.

# freedom - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

12 years after publican Charlie Chawke lost his leg in armed robbery, shooter is denied freedom

Frank Ward failed in his bid for freedom.

# freedom - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

Ex-junior minister Ivor Callely will not have to go back to prison

It was confirmed yesterday that the former minister will not have to go back to jail for six days to serve out the remainder of his sentence.

# freedom - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

From The Daily Edge 11 reasons why being single is actually the best Freedom

11 reasons why being single is actually the best

Like you needed telling.

# freedom - Saturday 15 August, 2015

This 31-year-old Irishman ditched the '9 to 5' to travel the world and is making millions on the way

“The only time you set your alarm is for a flight, no boss, no schedule just the open road.”

# freedom - Thursday 13 August, 2015

It's jail Oscar, but not as we know it - Pistorius freedom after 10 months makes a mockery of justice

The South African sentencing model may be an affront, but we would do well to remember the Irish system is equally flawed, writes criminologist John O’Keeffe.

# freedom - Monday 27 July, 2015

From The Daily Edge Three lads Irish dancing at UCC have gone viral Shake It Off

Three lads Irish dancing at UCC have gone viral

River (Lee) Dancing.

# freedom - Sunday 26 July, 2015

Four killers on temporary release from prison this month

More than 500 prisoners were on temporary release across the country this month.

# freedom - Monday 22 June, 2015

Enda's Department is a lot less forthcoming than it used to be ...

…compared to 2009.

# freedom - Thursday 4 June, 2015

Two men on death row wrongfully convicted of killing little girl to get just $750k

New DNA evidence proved the two men were not guilty of the murder in 1983. They spent three decades in prison.

# freedom - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

The Irish are among the most free people in the world

When it comes to travel visas anyway. Not all nations have it so easy though…

# freedom - Friday 10 April, 2015

ANOTHER prisoner has escaped from Tallaght Hospital

This time the offender in question was in the custody of gardaí, not the prison service.

# freedom - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

Those escaped monkeys from Belfast Zoo are still on the loose

The two macaque monkeys are still on the loose on Cave Hill – to the West of the city.

# freedom - Saturday 17 January, 2015

Lucinda: Party will have free vote on 'life' issues like euthanasia, abortion

Creighton has defined more clearly what she considers to be ‘matters of conscience’ to which the whip of new party will not apply.

# freedom - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

The Interview can now be streamed on Youtube (with a little help from Ireland)

Payments for the US-only rental are being powered by Stripe.

# freedom - Sunday 9 November, 2014

In Photos: 25 years ago today the Berlin Wall fell Cold War This post contains videos

In Photos: 25 years ago today the Berlin Wall fell

It signalled the end of the Soviet Union, which would eventually dissolve in 1991.

# freedom - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Catalonia WILL vote on independence this Sunday, but Madrid won't be listening

The vote is set to go ahead in defiances of legal challenges by central Government.

# freedom - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

This man got a 13-year prison sentence for pouring paint over a statue

Turkish man Murat Vural had been given the sentence after pouring paint over statues of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey.

# freedom - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Men freed after 30 years in US prison for crime they didn't commit

The two men are mentally impaired and one of them is the longest serving death row inmate in North Carolina.