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# philippines - Thursday 2 January, 2014

"If tourists choose not to come then Malapascua will slowly go back into the dark ages"
# Philippines
# Philippines

"If tourists choose not to come then Malapascua will slowly go back into the dark ages"

Jan 2nd 2014, 7:00 PM 18,282 Views 20 Comments

Eight weeks on from Typhoon Haiyan, Irish dive-school owner David Joyce says holidaymakers shouldn’t be deterred from booking a trip to the Philippines

# philippines - Monday 30 December, 2013

The 11 biggest international stories of 2013
# Global Outlook
# Global Outlook

The 11 biggest international stories of 2013

Dec 30th 2013, 8:30 AM 26,419 Views 33 Comments

Here’s what happened around the world in 2013.

# philippines - Saturday 28 December, 2013

'Noli timere', don't be afraid: The year in 25 quotes
# Review 2013
# Review 2013

'Noli timere', don't be afraid: The year in 25 quotes

Dec 28th 2013, 10:00 AM 12,039 Views 9 Comments

From Rob Ford to Enda Kenny by way of two Popes, who said what in 2013.

# philippines - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

Column: My Christmas in the Philippines after typhoon Haiyan
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: My Christmas in the Philippines after typhoon Haiyan

Dec 24th 2013, 7:30 PM 32 Views 7 Comments

This year I’ll be spending Christmas on the island of Panay in the Philippines, where families have had their homes and their livelihoods wiped out by typhoon Haiyan, writes Clare Ahern.

# philippines - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Column: One month on from Typhoon Haiyan it’s essential we get people back to work
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: One month on from Typhoon Haiyan it’s essential we get people back to work

Dec 11th 2013, 1:00 PM 18 Views 2 Comments

The devastation is still apparent, writes Clare Ahern, who says it’s vital that people’s livelihoods are now restored.

# philippines - Sunday 1 December, 2013

Ireland sends €120k more aid to Philippines
# Typhoon Haiyan
# Typhoon Haiyan

Ireland sends €120k more aid to Philippines

Dec 1st 2013, 2:44 PM 6,346 Views 45 Comments

The 16 tonnes of supplies are being sent from Irish Aid’s stocks in Malaysia.

# philippines - Saturday 30 November, 2013

'Cash, not second-hand clothes please,' Irish NGOs appeal to donors
# Typhoon Haiyan
# Typhoon Haiyan

'Cash, not second-hand clothes please,' Irish NGOs appeal to donors

Nov 30th 2013, 5:34 PM 15,147 Views 100 Comments

Aid agencies say transportation of second hand goods can sometimes mean essential supplies don’t make it to where they’re needed.

# philippines - Monday 25 November, 2013

Irish officials flying out to Philippines to assess aid strategy
# Typhoon Haiyan
# Typhoon Haiyan

Irish officials flying out to Philippines to assess aid strategy

Nov 25th 2013, 6:30 AM 3,884 Views 18 Comments

Latest figures estimate 4.3 million people lost their homes, double the number of those made homeless by the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004.

# philippines - Sunday 24 November, 2013

Plane filled with aid from "generous" Irish leaves for Philippines
# Typhoon Yolande
# Typhoon Yolande

Plane filled with aid from "generous" Irish leaves for Philippines

Nov 24th 2013, 12:36 PM 8,379 Views 9 Comments

The aid is being sent by GOAL on a special Aer Lingus flight to the stricken country.

Column from the Philippines: ‘Driving through the city, I saw approximately 100 dead bodies’
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column from the Philippines: ‘Driving through the city, I saw approximately 100 dead bodies’

Nov 24th 2013, 12:00 PM 8 Views 5 Comments

The damage caused by Typhoon Yolande is almost impossible to put into words, writes Eoghan Rice, who is on the ground in the Philippines.

# philippines - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Concern CEO: We need to look beyond short-term aid in Philippines
# Typhoon Haiyan
# Typhoon Haiyan

Concern CEO: We need to look beyond short-term aid in Philippines

Nov 23rd 2013, 5:25 PM 4,363 Views 4 Comments

The aid agency is overseeing a programme to renovate 2,000 damaged fishing boats in areas where fishing communities were devastated by the storm.

# philippines - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Gallery: GOAL prepares 40 tonnes of aid for the Philippines as Pope leads prayers
# Aftermath
# Aftermath

Gallery: GOAL prepares 40 tonnes of aid for the Philippines as Pope leads prayers

Nov 21st 2013, 9:33 PM 6,555 Views 39 Comments

GOAL has said that the humanitarian situation caused by Typhoon Haiyan is as bad as anything it had encountered in its 36 year history.

# philippines - Sunday 17 November, 2013

Ireland pledges additional €1.6 million to Philippines relief efforts
# The Philippines
# The Philippines

Ireland pledges additional €1.6 million to Philippines relief efforts

Nov 17th 2013, 4:08 PM 7,687 Views 90 Comments

The funding brings to over €3 million the amount pledged by the Irish Government.

The heartbreaking tale of the babies of Typhoon Haiyan
# Philippines
# Philippines

The heartbreaking tale of the babies of Typhoon Haiyan

Nov 17th 2013, 2:30 PM 11,735 Views 7 Comments

In Tacloban, babies continue to arrive and are the most vulnerable to the region’s problems.

'That dive guide is now homeless. So is the waitress who made your mango shakes and chatted about her kids'
# Typhoon Haiyan
# Typhoon Haiyan

'That dive guide is now homeless. So is the waitress who made your mango shakes and chatted about her kids'

Nov 17th 2013, 8:15 AM 15,883 Views 17 Comments

An Irish scuba resort owner on a tiny Filipino island is raising funds that go directly to stricken communities in the area, which he says has been ‘flattened’.

# philippines - Saturday 16 November, 2013

In the wake of the storm: Before and after photos of Irish bar show extent of Philippines devastation
# Typhoon Haiyan
# Typhoon Haiyan

In the wake of the storm: Before and after photos of Irish bar show extent of Philippines devastation

Nov 16th 2013, 8:30 PM 53,580 Views 123 Comments

The tiny island of Malapascau, and the ‘Evolution’ resort run by Irishman David Joyce, were in the direct line of the storm when Haiyan hit nine days ago.

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Nov 16th 2013, 8:03 PM 15,242 Views 2 Comments

Everybody’s talking about the aid crisis in the Philippines, Labour senator injured and the ASTI’s refusal to accept the Haddington Road deal.

# philippines - Friday 15 November, 2013

Seven days on, Philippines remains chaotic as death toll is disputed
# Aftermath
# Aftermath

Seven days on, Philippines remains chaotic as death toll is disputed

Nov 15th 2013, 8:15 AM 5,895 Views 12 Comments

The UN says at least 4,460 people died after the super typhoon but the government says the figure is 2,360.

# philippines - Thursday 14 November, 2013

US aircraft carrier steams in to Philippines as UN admits slow response
# Typhoon Haiyan
# Typhoon Haiyan

US aircraft carrier steams in to Philippines as UN admits slow response

Nov 14th 2013, 7:58 AM 5,814 Views 38 Comments

The head of the UN humanitarian fund says that six days on, logistical problems mean help still hasn’t reached some places.

# philippines - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

"Not proportionate": GOAL calls on Government to increase funding for Philippines
# Typhon Haiyan
# Typhon Haiyan

"Not proportionate": GOAL calls on Government to increase funding for Philippines

Nov 13th 2013, 2:23 PM 5,228 Views 61 Comments

The NGO is calling for an increase to the €1 million already committed.

Poll: Should Ireland give more to the Philippines?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland give more to the Philippines?

Nov 13th 2013, 9:00 AM 13,887 Views 119 Comments

The country has already sent aid worth €1.5 million to the island…but is it enough?

100 tonnes of Irish aid due to arrive in the Philippines
# Typhoon Haiyan
# Typhoon Haiyan

100 tonnes of Irish aid due to arrive in the Philippines

Nov 13th 2013, 7:59 AM 5,205 Views 16 Comments

The UN estimates more than 11.3 million people have been affected with 673,000 made homeless, since Haiyan smashed into the nation’s central islands on Friday.

Eight killed as mob storms Philippine rice store
# Typhoon
# Typhoon

Eight killed as mob storms Philippine rice store

Nov 13th 2013, 6:25 AM 7,911 Views 13 Comments

A large crowd of hungry survivors carried away more than 100,000 bags of rice.

# philippines - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Column: People in the Philippines are desperate, stunned and hopeless
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: People in the Philippines are desperate, stunned and hopeless

Nov 12th 2013, 7:30 PM 176 Views 26 Comments

As a Filipino, I know we’re a resilient nation – but this time the devastation is so great that people are truly desperate. This sort of disaster is simply unprecedented, writes Dr Natasha Reyes.

Filipino ambassador warned about typhoon devastation - last year
# Philippines
# Philippines

Filipino ambassador warned about typhoon devastation - last year

Nov 12th 2013, 11:11 AM 6,924 Views 54 Comments

Speaking at a UN conference last year, the Philippine envoy makes a tearful plea for action on climate change.

Gilmore: Irish people expect us to play our full part in Philippines relief effort
# Typhoon Haiyan
# Typhoon Haiyan

Gilmore: Irish people expect us to play our full part in Philippines relief effort

Nov 12th 2013, 10:33 AM 5,188 Views 57 Comments

It comes as the US and Britain deploy warships to the islands. Some 10,000 people are feared dead in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.

In Pictures: Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan attempt to leave Tacloban
# Philippines
# Philippines

In Pictures: Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan attempt to leave Tacloban

Nov 12th 2013, 9:48 AM 6,977 Views 6 Comments

Evacuation flights from the devastated city are scarce, meaning that tensions are rising.

Book of condolences for the victims and families of Typhoon Haiyan opens today
# Philippines
# Philippines

Book of condolences for the victims and families of Typhoon Haiyan opens today

Nov 12th 2013, 6:30 AM 4,488 Views 16 Comments

Charities are warning that the death toll in the Philippines which is currently estimated to be around 10,000 – is likely to rise.

# philippines - Monday 11 November, 2013

Up to four million children affected by Typhoon Haiyan
# Typhoon Haiyan
# Typhoon Haiyan

Up to four million children affected by Typhoon Haiyan

Nov 11th 2013, 8:51 PM 7,641 Views 11 Comments

60 metric tonnes of emergency aid is due to arrive in the Philippines tomorrow from UNICEF’s central supplies in Denmark.

'Absolute bedlam' as 4 million people affected by Philippines typhoon
# Typhoon Haiyan
# Typhoon Haiyan

'Absolute bedlam' as 4 million people affected by Philippines typhoon

Nov 11th 2013, 8:28 AM 8,852 Views 21 Comments

Charities are warning that the death toll – currently estimated to be around 10,000 – is likely to rise.

# philippines - Sunday 10 November, 2013

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Nov 10th 2013, 7:52 PM 18,528 Views 7 Comments

Everyone’s talking about a stabbing in Limerick, Remembrance Day and devastation left by Typhoon Haiyan.

Gilmore announces €1m emergency fund for Philippines relief effort
# Philippines
# Philippines

Gilmore announces €1m emergency fund for Philippines relief effort

Nov 10th 2013, 6:30 PM 10,935 Views 126 Comments

200 tarpaulins, 85 family tents, 10,000 blankets and other basic food and hygiene necessities are also being sent.

Irish aid workers in Philippines report roads 'blocked due to dead bodies'
# Typhoon
# Typhoon

Irish aid workers in Philippines report roads 'blocked due to dead bodies'

Nov 10th 2013, 1:18 PM 15,621 Views 10 Comments

Plan Ireland has launched an emergency appeal, commenting that reports have underestimated the numbers of people who will need help to repair their homes and get their lives back on track.

Column: Webcam child sex tourism – a sordid off-shoot of the social media revolution
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Webcam child sex tourism – a sordid off-shoot of the social media revolution

Nov 10th 2013, 12:00 PM 1,350 Views 33 Comments

Law enforcement has not caught up with advances in technology that are giving sexual predators access to vulnerable children, writes Hans Guyt.

Typhoon death toll could reach 10,000 in one city alone
# Typhoon
# Typhoon

Typhoon death toll could reach 10,000 in one city alone

Nov 10th 2013, 8:18 AM 15,144 Views 14 Comments

Several hundred people have been confirmed dead in the Philippines, but that could rise dramatically as more cities report in.

# philippines - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Over 100 people confirmed dead in Philippines typhoon, death toll could reach 1,000
# Death Toll
# Death Toll

Over 100 people confirmed dead in Philippines typhoon, death toll could reach 1,000

Nov 9th 2013, 9:28 AM 6,086 Views 9 Comments

The typhoon moved on to Vietnam today.

# philippines - Monday 4 November, 2013

Three Irish men among those identified in webcam sex crimes sting
# Terre Des Hommes
# Terre Des Hommes

Three Irish men among those identified in webcam sex crimes sting

Nov 4th 2013, 9:16 PM 27,180 Views 49 Comments

Dutch children’s rights organisation Terre des Hommes created a virtual character, known as Sweetie, to operate in public chat rooms in order to catch thousands of people.

# philippines - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Earthquake in the Philippines kills 85 people
# Disaster
# Disaster

Earthquake in the Philippines kills 85 people

Oct 15th 2013, 9:42 AM 2,939 Views 9 Comments

The earthquake reached 7.2 on the Richter scale.

# philippines - Monday 2 September, 2013

‘I found myself in the Philippines, blindfolded and handcuffed to a Polish man’
# Castaway
# Castaway

‘I found myself in the Philippines, blindfolded and handcuffed to a Polish man’

Sep 2nd 2013, 7:15 AM 13,989 Views 14 Comments

Dublin artist Murray Aston won a competition that sent him to the other side of the world.