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#Nobel Peace Prize

# nobel-peace-prize - Friday 9 October, 2020

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”.

# nobel-peace-prize - Monday 3 August, 2020

Former SDLP leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner John Hume dies aged 83

The Irish peace icon passed away after a long struggle with dementia.

# nobel-peace-prize - Friday 11 October, 2019

Ethiopia's Prime Minister wins Nobel Peace Prize for ending war with Eritrea

The announcement was made this morning.

# nobel-peace-prize - Friday 5 October, 2018

Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad have won the Nobel peace prize for 2018

The Congolese doctor and Iraqi human rights activist have been honored with the world-renowned humanitarian prize this morning.

# nobel-peace-prize - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

Aung San Suu Kyi won't be stripped of Nobel Peace Prize, committee says

The statement came after a damning UN report termed the treatment of the Rohingya people as “genocide”.

# nobel-peace-prize - Saturday 18 August, 2018

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has died following a short illness

He was 80 years old.

# nobel-peace-prize - Friday 6 October, 2017

Explainer: How does someone win the Nobel Peace Prize?

You can’t nominate yourself, in case you were wondering.

Anti-nuclear weapons campaign wins Nobel Peace Prize for 'groundbreaking' work

There were 318 candidates for this year’s prize.

# nobel-peace-prize - Monday 18 September, 2017

Four in 10 people think Suu Kyi's Freedom of Dublin award should be taken back

She was awarded the Freedom of Dublin in 2000, but only received it in 2012 as she was under house arrest at the time.

# nobel-peace-prize - Monday 4 September, 2017

Malala says 'world is waiting' for Aung San Suu Kyi to condemn violence against Rohingya Muslims

The Nobel Peace Prize winner has criticised her fellow Nobel laureate for not condemning the escalating violence.

# nobel-peace-prize - Thursday 13 July, 2017

China under fire after Nobel Peace Prize winner dies in custody

The Nobel committee said that China’s government “bears a heavy responsibility” for his death.

# nobel-peace-prize - Friday 9 October, 2015

UPDATE: Angela Merkel's day just got even worse

Despite being favourite, the Chancellor failed to scoop the Nobel Peace Prize. First the football, and now this.

# nobel-peace-prize - Friday 10 October, 2014

17-year-old Malala Yousafzai has won the Nobel Peace Prize

The teenager was the joint winner of the award along with Kailash Satyarthi of India.

Nobel committee shocked by guy who says Malala 'hasn't actually done anything'

Bizarre question throws Peace Prize announcement for a loop.

# nobel-peace-prize - Monday 22 September, 2014

Tutu calls on Norwegians to forgive mass murderer Breivik

The retired Archbishop said that not forgiving Anders Behring Breivik could be “corrosive”.

# nobel-peace-prize - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Egypt has deported Irish Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire

Maguire won the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize with Betty Williams for founding a peace group to resolve the conflict between North Ireland’s Catholics and Protestants.

# nobel-peace-prize - Thursday 7 November, 2013

NUIM dedicates book and audio archive to activist 'ahead of his time'

Ken Saro-Wiwa was executed by the Nigerian military 18 years ago.

# nobel-peace-prize - Monday 14 October, 2013

Assad: I should have won the Nobel Peace Prize

The Syrian leader made the remark “jokingly” according to a Lebanese newspaper.

# nobel-peace-prize - Friday 11 October, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everybody’s talking about Gerry Adams and a ‘witch hunt’, murder case reopened and glow-in-the-dark jellyfish.

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# nobel-peace-prize - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Malala Yousafzai on pacifism leaves Jon Stewart speechless

Listen to the 16 year old’s answer to how she felt when she learned she was on a Taliban hitlist.

# nobel-peace-prize - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

‘America created Malala’ or ‘a model for Pakistan’ – differing views in Swat ahead of Nobel prize

The winner of the Nobel Peace Prize will be revealed on Friday.

# nobel-peace-prize - Monday 10 December, 2012

Pics: European Union collects the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo

Taoiseach Enda Kenny was among the great and the good at a ceremony in the Norwegian capital today to mark the awarding of the prize to the bloc.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here’s the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your week.

Enda Kenny to accept Nobel Peace Prize today

The Taoiseach will be present at the prize-giving ceremony in Oslo.

# nobel-peace-prize - Thursday 29 November, 2012

18 EU leaders accept Nobel peace invite, 6 decline

David Cameron will not attend the ceremony – commenting wryly: “There will be enough people to collect the prize.”

# nobel-peace-prize - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

EU to donate Nobel prize money to children affected by war

The EU has also announced an art competition for young people, whose winners will attend the Nobel awards ceremony in Oslo.

# nobel-peace-prize - Monday 5 November, 2012

International Peace Bureau claim awarding of Nobel Peace prize "unlawful"

The organisation has said that the European Union was not one of the “champions of peace” that Alfred Nobel had envisaged.

# nobel-peace-prize - Saturday 13 October, 2012

Poll: Should the European Union have won the Nobel prize? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the European Union have won the Nobel prize?

The Nobel committee says the EU has ended the prospect of European wars – but with the financial crisis, is it deserved?

# nobel-peace-prize - Friday 12 October, 2012

So, how are you going to spend your share of the Nobel prize?

503 million of us just won €923,368. How are you going to spend your share of the unexpected windfall?

European Union awarded 2012 Nobel Peace Prize

Yep, we are all winners. Kinda. The Nobel Committee awarded the prize in recognition of the role of the EU and its success in achieving peace and reconciliation.

# nobel-peace-prize - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

Was a Cuban dissident's car 'rammed off the road'?

An official enquiry has been launched after the car carrying Oswaldo Paya, who fought single-party rule for decades, hit a tree.

# nobel-peace-prize - Saturday 16 June, 2012

21 years later: Aung San Suu Kyi accepts Nobel Peace Prize

The Burmese pro-democracy campaigner finally delivered her Nobel Lecture in Oslo this afternoon.

# nobel-peace-prize - Saturday 10 December, 2011

Three women accept Nobel Peace Prize

The women, who fought injustice and dictatorship in Liberia and Yemen, received the prize at a ceremony in Oslo this afternon.

# nobel-peace-prize - Friday 7 October, 2011

The Daily Fix: Friday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Friday

In tonight’s Fix: All the latest from the presidential election campaign trail; the perfect video to get you in the mood for tomorrow’s big game in New Zealand, and what happened when Clooney met Berlusconi?

Women from Liberia and Yemen jointly awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee and democratic activist Tawakkul Karman of Yemen

# nobel-peace-prize - Monday 18 July, 2011

Gallery: The life and times of Nelson Mandela Mandela Day This post contains images

Gallery: The life and times of Nelson Mandela

As the world celebrates Mandela Day, takes a look at the South African icon’s incredible life.

# nobel-peace-prize - Wednesday 13 April, 2011

What not to say to the Dalai Lama

The spiritual leader of Tibet has begun his first visit to Ireland in 20 years – read this to avoid embarrassment if you happen to bump into him.

# nobel-peace-prize - Tuesday 1 March, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Catch up on this evening’s news stories, including: the discovery of a woman’s body in Tralee; storm to strike Christchurch; and celebrities behaving badly.

Record number of Nobel Peace Prize nominees this year

Awards committee today begins the secretive process of whittling 241 nominations down to one winner before October.

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