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Monday 20 March 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# freedom

Last year
# Honour
Dublin-born Eoin Morgan ‘immensely proud’ to receive Freedom of the City of London
The England captain lifted the men’s 50-over World Cup at Lord’s in 2019.
All time
# alteration
Boston Celtics star to change name to 'Freedom'
Enes Kanter has long been a vocal critic of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
# Fourth of July
Quiz: How much do you know about the Stars and Stripes, stars, and stripes?
It is the Fourth of July, after all.
# freedom
Freed US pastor flying home from Turkey after case sparked crisis
The US President had pressed Turkey to release Andrew Brunson.
# Press Freedom
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.
# peter greste
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.
# written confirmation
James McClean was offered the 'freedom of Coppers' and his namesake excellently tried to cash in
Worth a try.
# Electric Generations
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
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
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.
# Free
Chelsea Manning released from prison in US
The US Army confirmed that she had left Fort Leavenworth in Kansas.
# Prisoner Swap
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.
# an féidir linn?
The Freedom of Dublin for Barack Obama? People are divided
Lord Mayor Brendan Carr wants to give it to both Barack and Michelle.
# republic
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.
# Cold War
'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.
# Natascha Kampusch
Hate mail, attacks and hugs: Ten years after being freed from her kidnapper
“I am not angry,” says Natascha Kampusch
# Assassination
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.
# born free
Hippo escapes from circus, takes a stroll down busy Spanish street
Police and circus staff managed to coax the animal back to its enclosure.
# Take a Break
Take a break and watch this chimpanzee's dramatic attempt to escape a zoo
Zoo workers eventually shot Chacha
# reflecting the rising
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
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.
# wiki-release
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.
# Courts
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
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
11 reasons why being single is actually the best
Like you needed telling.
# freedom
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.”
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.
# shake it off
Three lads Irish dancing at UCC have gone viral
River (Lee) Dancing.
# freedom
Four killers on temporary release from prison this month
More than 500 prisoners were on temporary release across the country this month.
# not telling
Enda's Department is a lot less forthcoming than it used to be ...
…compared to 2009.
# freedom
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.
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…
# Tallaght
ANOTHER prisoner has escaped from Tallaght Hospital
This time the offender in question was in the custody of gardaí, not the prison service.
# freedom
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.
# spare the whip
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.
# Pay Per View
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.
# Cold War
In Photos: 25 years ago today the Berlin Wall fell
It signalled the end of the Soviet Union, which would eventually dissolve in 1991.
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.
# Turkey
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
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.