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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# United Nations

All time
# southern hospitality
We are 'sick of being lectured' by the UN on asylum seekers: Australian PM
It comes after the United Nations declared the country’s policies inhumane.
# Abortion
'I was told my daughter was incompatible with life ... she's now 8'
Every Life Counts wants the term banned, saying it “dehumanises” babies.
# Donetsk
PHOTOS: 32 killed in east Ukraine mine blast
At least 17 have been killed with 16 more missing.
# Turn it down
You should only be listening to one hour of (quiet) music a day
More than one BILLION people are at risk of damaging their hearing because their music is too loud and they listen to it for too long.
# redress scheme
Many symphysiotomy survivors still don't know what happened to them
There has been some difficulty in those who underwent the procedure accessing their medical records.
# Interview
"I would have preferred not to have seen Mr Browne at all"
Vincent Browne wanted to interview the Irish Ambassador in 1984 – who wasn’t happy about it.
# a long way from home
This is what Christmas looked like for Irish troops serving overseas
There were 430 military personnel stationed in Lebanon, the Golan Heights and other regions these holidays.
# Rubber Bandits
Here's what a condom has to go through to be endorsed by the UN
On a related note, the median duration of sex is 7.3 minutes. So now you know.
# Sanctions
Talks on Iran's nuclear programme could drag on for another year
Tomorrow is the deadline to reach agreement.
# triple lock
How should Ireland decide whether to send troops abroad?
Questions have been raised over the triple-lock system in the Dáil recently.
# The Hague
North Korea could face charges of crimes against humanity
The United Nations has condemned the country’s human rights records.
# world day of remembrance
Almost 24,000 people have died on our roads since records began
There are a number of events happening throughout the country today to remember the victims of road traffic accidents.
# United Nations
Ireland is giving another €1m to help the global fight against Ebola
To date, Ireland has provided direct funding of almost €3 million to help fight the deadly virus.
Opinion: What happens when a pregnant woman or nursing mother gets sent to jail?
The question of women who are pregnant or parenting in prison is a complex one – and their number is rising.
Cruise ship heading home with Ebola scare passenger in isolation
The woman is said to have no symptoms and to be at low risk to the guests and crew.
# New Appeal
$100,000 ... That's all the UN has in its dedicated Ebola trust fund
The cash, which came from Colombia, is a tiny fraction of the $1 billion that the UN has estimated it needs to fight the epidemic.
# Ban Ki-Moon
Shelling of UN school in Gaza 'must be investigated'
Ban Ki-Moon called the attack “absolutely unacceptable”.
Opinion: The threat of Ebola and the 'Responsibility to Protect'
The international community is pouring its efforts into containing the criminal militancy of Isis, but we should turn our attention to funding Ebola emergency relief.
# Terrorism
Israeli PM warns nuclear-capable Iran poses greater threat than Islamic State
He said “to defeat ISIS and leave Iran as a threshold nuclear state power is to win the battle and lose the war”.
# islamic state
US flying "near continuous" bombing raids but warn "ground component" will be needed
The US is planning to train and arm 5,000 Syrian rebels.
# Peacekeepers
Irish peacekeepers are going to train their African counterparts
A new training programme has been announced by Minister Charlie Flanagan.
# United Nations
When Ireland can't help, here's where children can turn to
Charlie Flanagan has signed an important protocol to a UN convention to strengthen children’s rights.
# Syria
Coveney confirms Irish troops will return to Golan Heights amid increased tensions
Opposition TDs Mick Wallace and Richard Boyd Barrett disagree with the move.
# no time to lose
'The clock ticks': Kenny calls for urgent climate change action
The Taoiseach was speaking at the UN summit on climate change in New York.
# Peacekeepers
The situation in the Golan Heights is going from bad to worse
The Phillippines has pulled all of its peacekeepers out of the region.
# JOining forces
Nations meet in Paris to discuss how to defeat Islamic State
Representatives of 20 nations will take part.
# slap on the wrist
The EU is targeting Russia's oil and AK47s in its latest round of sanctions
Meanwhile in Ukraine, the UN has launched a food aid operation in the war-torn east of the country.
# Golan Heights
UN confirms militants have released kidnapped UN peacekeepers
The Al Qaeda-linked group has safely returned 45 Fijian troops, kidnapped at the Golan Heights.
# Virus
The death toll from Ebola has jumped to more than 1,900
However, there are hopes that the global response to the crisis will soon have an impact.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the Irish UN peacekeepers be pulled out of Golan Heights?
The Defence Minister has called for a UN review of the mission.
Peacekeepers clash with Syrian rebels at Golan Heights
The clash took place at 6am, but morale is still said to be high among the troops.
Filipino UN peacekeepers defy Syrian rebels in Golan Heights standoff
Syrian rebels captured 43 Fijian soldiers yesterday.
# United Nations
Could the UN Security Council do more to stop conflicts?
The body has faced criticism from the outgoing head of the UN’s human rights wing over its inability to stop conflict and save lives.
# islamic state
Pope Francis has endorsed the use of force to stop Islamic militants in Iraq
The Pope has said that minorities need to be protected but wants the UN to be involved.
# Nuri al-Maliki
Iraqi PM throws in the towel on his bid to stay in power
Nuri al-Maliki was facing huge pressure to step down.
# underestimated
WHO: The Ebola outbreak is much worse than people think
The official death toll has now climbed to 1,069.
# time to get out
20,000 Iraqis face 'mass atrocity and potential genocide within days or hours'
The US is assessing how to evacuate up to 30,000 civilians off a mountain that is besieged by extremists.
# Conflict
In pics: Talks in tatters as Gaza rocket fire and air strikes resume
Hamas rejected a proposed extension to the 72-hour ceasefire and a 12-year-old boy has already been killed since the fighting resumed.
# protective edge
UN chief says today's strike on a UN school is "a criminal act"
Israel says its operation is ‘changing gear’.