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UNICEF says TV3 Telethon not cancelled because Verwoerd dismissed
Liam Neeson and Vanessa Redgrave have pulled out of UNICEF events following Melanie Vorwoerd’s dismissal from the charity. UNICEF has apologised to Ireland for the “public nature of the controversy”.
Column: We need to tackle bullying to save young lives
Journalist and researcher Eleanor Fitzsimons argues that Ireland needs a co-ordinated countrywide plan to stamp out bullying as RTE appeals for victims to tell their stories.
The Daily Fix: Monday
In this evening’s Daily Fix: Hospitals move closer to crisis, “killing fields” trial opens in Cambodia, close encounters of a third kind in Wicklow, and the case of the thieving seagull…
Two awards for Irish animation at international festival (Video)
Santa’s Apprentice and The Amazing World of Gumball win honours at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival.
Rory McIlroy heads to Haiti on his first trip as Unicef ambassador
The young golfer joined in knitting, sketching and singing sessions with local children while visiting a school and health clinic in the earthquake-hit country.
More than a quarter of young people in Ireland have experienced feeling suicidal: report
New figures compiled by UNICEF Ireland have also found that one in two young people in Ireland has reported experiencing depression.
Agency to help Irish people looking to adopt abroad
Arc Adoption is the first mediation agency to be approved under the Hague Convention. It’s hoped that adoptions from Vietnam will resume soon, after they were suspended in early 2010.
The Daily Fix: Tuesday’s round-up of the evening’s top stories – and the interesting tidbits of the day.
Liam Neeson becomes first Irish goodwill ambassador for Unicef
Actor joins elite tier of global ambassadors, alongside his mother-in-law Vanessa Redgrave.
Gingerfest is go...
Red-haired people of Ireland, unite! Charity day Gingerfest 2011 wants fiery-headed types to help them raise money for Unicef.
Cholera kills 1,500 - this time in Nigeria
As Haiti crosses its fingers that its own outbreak stays away from refugee camps, Nigeria succumbs to an epidemic.
Lack of support for Pakistan "extraordinary": UNICEF
As floodwaters continue to wreak devastation across Pakistan, the UN wonders why support is coming so haltingly.