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# peace - Saturday 7 September, 2013

Seven plane-loads of people depart Dublin for Lourdes pilgrimage
# Prayers
# Prayers

Seven plane-loads of people depart Dublin for Lourdes pilgrimage

Sep 7th 2013, 4:57 PM 14,380 Views 87 Comments

About 2,000 people, including sick pilgrims, medics and volunteers, left Dublin first thing this morning.

# peace - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Column: I'm a Bethany Home survivor and, at 74 years old, I'm finally happy
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: I'm a Bethany Home survivor and, at 74 years old, I'm finally happy

Jul 17th 2013, 7:00 AM 906 Views 8 Comments

A Bethany Home survivor, who now lives in Australia, writes about how his time in the home shaped and damaged his life and his journey to find out the truth about his birth.

# peace - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

Column: 'Life for an Afghan is random, ruthless and unforgiving'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: 'Life for an Afghan is random, ruthless and unforgiving'

Jul 3rd 2013, 5:30 PM 17 Views 9 Comments

After living in Afghanistan, I got to see first-hand what the people of that country go through, writes Noel Scanlon, who says he wishes he could be more optimistic about the country’s future.

# peace - Sunday 23 June, 2013

Column: Obama's speech was an insight into the current state of politics in Northern Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Obama's speech was an insight into the current state of politics in Northern Ireland

Jun 23rd 2013, 8:15 AM 30 Views 24 Comments

Speaking directly to the next generation of Northern Ireland, like Obama did, is what we need, says David McCann, who writes that it is the duty of younger people to get ready, take charge and drive the agenda forward.

# peace - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

Obama to call for nuclear cuts in Berlin speech
# Potus On Tour
# Potus On Tour

Obama to call for nuclear cuts in Berlin speech

Jun 19th 2013, 9:54 AM 2,683 Views 14 Comments

The US President will use an open-air speech to propose a reduction in American and Russian warheads.

# peace - Saturday 15 June, 2013

US want a 'diplomatic solution' to Iran's nuclear program
# Iran
# Iran

US want a 'diplomatic solution' to Iran's nuclear program

Jun 15th 2013, 8:59 PM 5,353 Views 48 Comments

The West suspects Iran’s nuclear program is aimed at building nuclear weapons, but Iran insists it is for generating energy.

Funeral of Bolger brothers takes place in Passage East
# RIP
# RIP

Funeral of Bolger brothers takes place in Passage East

Jun 15th 2013, 7:15 PM 10,592 Views 14 Comments

The three fishermen brothers who died on Wednesday after their boat capsized were laid to rest today.

Hassan Rowhani wins Iran presidency
# Election
# Election

Hassan Rowhani wins Iran presidency

Jun 15th 2013, 7:01 PM 5,609 Views 22 Comments

Rowhani has vowed to restore diplomatic ties with the United States and end discrimination against women.

# peace - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

Far-right protesters turn up at mosque, worshippers give them tea
# England
# England

Far-right protesters turn up at mosque, worshippers give them tea

May 29th 2013, 1:15 PM 52,553 Views 81 Comments

Supporters of the English Defence League were unexpectedly met with tea and biscuits as they turned up at the mosque in York, England.

# peace - Thursday 23 May, 2013

Groups awarded €1.5 million for "tireless" cross-border peace work
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Groups awarded €1.5 million for "tireless" cross-border peace work

May 23rd 2013, 12:09 PM 3,326 Views 1 Comment

The Tánaiste said that Northern Ireland “is still a very divided society” but that the Good Friday Agreement “has opened up new possibilities”.

# peace - Saturday 27 April, 2013

Column: Why are people disengaging with politics in Northern Ireland?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why are people disengaging with politics in Northern Ireland?

Apr 27th 2013, 1:00 PM 53 Views 26 Comments

Following the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, more than 70 per cent of people turned out to elect the first assembly. Fast forward 15 years and the people seem disenchanted, but why, asks David McCann.

# peace - Thursday 18 April, 2013

Dalai Lama crosses Derry Peace Bridge with Catholic and Protestant children
# Dalai Lama
# Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama crosses Derry Peace Bridge with Catholic and Protestant children

Apr 18th 2013, 1:03 PM 6,489 Views 44 Comments

It’s his second visit to the city in six years.

# peace - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

Column: Though the Good Friday Agreement brought peace, we should never forget the past
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Though the Good Friday Agreement brought peace, we should never forget the past

Apr 10th 2013, 7:00 AM 735 Views 38 Comments

On this date 15 years ago, the Good Friday Agreement was signed. While we have come along way, we shouldn’t take the peace we have for granted, writes Ben English.

# peace - Monday 1 April, 2013

Can sport save mankind?
# Humanity
# Humanity

Can sport save mankind?

Apr 1st 2013, 11:00 AM 7,095 Views 18 Comments

The United Nations says yes. Well, kind of.

# peace - Friday 29 March, 2013

Column: Not enough has been done to uphold the spirit of the Good Friday Agreement
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Not enough has been done to uphold the spirit of the Good Friday Agreement

Mar 29th 2013, 1:00 PM 50 Views 56 Comments

It’s true Northern Ireland has come a long way over the last fifteen years, but we cannot afford to hang the ‘mission accomplished’ banner over the peace process, writes David McCann.

# peace - Saturday 23 March, 2013

Column: What lessons have been learned from the Iraq War?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: What lessons have been learned from the Iraq War?

Mar 23rd 2013, 7:00 PM 28 Views 126 Comments

Ten years ago this week the United States-led “coalition of the willing” launched the Iraq War. If we’ve learned anything from the Iraq experience it’s that governments should refrain from biting off more than they can chew, says Scott Fitzsimmons.

# peace - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

Column: 'Hoping for the best but preparing for the worst' amid Kenya election fears
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: 'Hoping for the best but preparing for the worst' amid Kenya election fears

Feb 27th 2013, 7:00 PM 12 Views 4 Comments

Five years ago, over 500,000 people were displaced and more than 1,500 killed in post-election violence in Kenya. Now, NGOs are working to manage humanitarian situation ahead of the country’s next election this Monday, writes Ivy Ndiewo.

# peace - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

Audio: NATO wants Ireland to get more involved with military alliance
# NATO
# NATO

Audio: NATO wants Ireland to get more involved with military alliance

Feb 13th 2013, 7:56 AM 5,756 Views 71 Comments

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen addressed an audience in Dublin last night.

# peace - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

Column: We need new ideas to solve the flag issue in Belfast
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: We need new ideas to solve the flag issue in Belfast

Jan 29th 2013, 7:00 AM 48 Views 84 Comments

Innovative ideas are needed to solve the crisis in the North, writes Steve Wrenn, who says we need to think outside the box and compromise.

# peace - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

North Korea unlikely to obey latest UN sanctions
# Sanctions
# Sanctions

North Korea unlikely to obey latest UN sanctions

Jan 23rd 2013, 10:09 AM 2,591 Views 12 Comments

The Security Council voted on a resolution condemning North Korea’s rocket launch in December that sent a satellite into orbit.

# peace - Tuesday 1 January, 2013

'Imagine Peace' - Yoko Ono takes out full page ad in New York Times
# Yoko Ono
# Yoko Ono

'Imagine Peace' - Yoko Ono takes out full page ad in New York Times

Jan 1st 2013, 5:17 PM 17,038 Views 32 Comments

A simple message.

# peace - Thursday 6 December, 2012

Pics: Anti-war protesters burn US flag in Dublin city centre
# Protest
# Protest

Pics: Anti-war protesters burn US flag in Dublin city centre

Dec 6th 2012, 9:48 PM 19,537 Views 231 Comments

Protesters were stopped by Gardaí from marching to Dublin Castle where Hillary Clinton and foreign ministers are being hosted at a dinner.

# peace - Saturday 3 November, 2012

Hillary Clinton calls killing of David Black "outrageous and cowardly act"
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Hillary Clinton calls killing of David Black "outrageous and cowardly act"

Nov 3rd 2012, 11:45 AM 6,953 Views 57 Comments

The US Secretary of State praised the swift efforts of the PSNI in trying to bring the perpetrators to justice.

# peace - Friday 12 October, 2012

'Legal violations' caused by US military and CIA use of Shannon Airport outlined in new booklet
# Shannon Airport
# Shannon Airport

'Legal violations' caused by US military and CIA use of Shannon Airport outlined in new booklet

Oct 12th 2012, 9:28 AM 4,395 Views 95 Comments

Irish peace groups have outlined the “aviation, human rights, and international humanitarian law” which are being violated by the use of the airport by foreign military.

# peace - Monday 13 August, 2012

Unexpected cat appearance of the day
# Just Dropping In
From The Daily Edge
# Just Dropping In

Unexpected cat appearance of the day

Aug 13th 2012, 9:39 PM 9,595 Views 12 Comments

What happens when a cat drops into a University class? He does it in the most spectacular way possible, of course.

# peace - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

Fund delivers €5m for peace building and integration in NI
# Peace
# Peace

Fund delivers €5m for peace building and integration in NI

Jul 10th 2012, 2:51 PM 1,932 Views 2 Comments

The first tranche of funding will go towards communities in Northern Ireland for projects such as working towards the removal of peace walls.

# peace - Friday 6 July, 2012

# peace - Thursday 5 July, 2012

# peace - Monday 2 July, 2012

# peace - Sunday 20 May, 2012

Jerusalem must be partitioned, says former Israeli PM
# Middle East
# Middle East

Jerusalem must be partitioned, says former Israeli PM

May 20th 2012, 6:51 PM 3,565 Views 65 Comments

Ehud Olmert says it’s time to relinquish a unified Jerusalem in the interest of peace.

# peace - Sunday 13 May, 2012

Syrian conflict spreads to Lebanon
# Syria
# Syria

Syrian conflict spreads to Lebanon

May 13th 2012, 8:34 PM 3,507 Views 15 Comments

Five people were reportedly killed in Syria today. Meanwhile, pro- and anti-Assad groups clashed in northern Lebanon.

Palestinian Authority and Israel issue joint statement on peace
# Middle East
# Middle East

Palestinian Authority and Israel issue joint statement on peace

May 13th 2012, 12:41 PM 1,310 Views 6 Comments

Both sides say they are committed to peace in rare joint statement.

# peace - Sunday 11 March, 2012

Watch: Israeli president calls for peace - in his new music video
# Be My Friend
# Be My Friend

Watch: Israeli president calls for peace - in his new music video

Mar 11th 2012, 10:52 AM 1,503 Views 16 Comments

Veteran politician Shimon Peres is trying a new approach to the peace process with this electro dance tune.

# peace - Sunday 25 December, 2011

# peace - Tuesday 20 December, 2011

The 12 burning questions* of Xmas: Real tree or fake?
# Christmas
From The Daily Edge
# Christmas

The 12 burning questions* of Xmas: Real tree or fake?

Dec 20th 2011, 12:00 PM 4,869 Views 34 Comments

This and every festive day until New Year’s Eve, let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

# peace - Sunday 20 November, 2011

Arab League rejects Syrian changes to peace plan
# Syria
# Syria

Arab League rejects Syrian changes to peace plan

Nov 20th 2011, 12:47 PM 829 Views 6 Comments

The Arab League has said that the Syrian government has changed the peace plan and altered its essence.

# peace - Friday 11 November, 2011

Poll: Should we wear poppies to honour the Irish war dead?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should we wear poppies to honour the Irish war dead?

Nov 11th 2011, 11:17 AM 11,719 Views 201 Comments

More than 50,000 Irish people died in the First and Second World Wars. Should we wear the poppy to commemorate them?

# peace - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

Wasabi, yawning, and needing to pee: the winners of the 2011 Ig Nobel prizes
# Ig Nobel Prize
From The Daily Edge
# Ig Nobel Prize

Wasabi, yawning, and needing to pee: the winners of the 2011 Ig Nobel prizes

Oct 5th 2011, 3:56 PM 1,159 Views 2 Comments

The alternative annual prizes – honouring science that makes us laugh and think – are as off-the-wall as ever.

# peace - Monday 12 September, 2011

The Daily Fix: Monday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

Sep 12th 2011, 7:53 PM 2,129 Views 3 Comments

Catch up on the day’s biggest news stories as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed.

# peace - Thursday 16 June, 2011

Peace deal brokered between feuding neighbours
# Cup Of Sugar?
From The Daily Edge
# Cup Of Sugar?

Peace deal brokered between feuding neighbours

Jun 16th 2011, 3:14 PM 154 Views 0 Comments

Officials in Malaysia were forced to draw up a peace treaty to end a three-year row over barking dogs and loud music.