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# Violence

Last month
May 2023
Opinion: The US turned a blind eye as a culture of violence grew - we should not do the same
TASC director Dr Shana Cohen says Irish society shouldn’t become complicit in a culture of violence by remaining silent.
# Sudan
US warns that Sudan fighting could turn into 'protracted' conflict
US President Joe Biden threatened to impose sanctions on those responsible for the conflict which has killed hundreds in less than three weeks.
This year
Doctor on the front line in Sudan: 'Even ambulances are being turned back'
MSF’s country representative in Sudan, Dr Ghazali Babiker outlines the major challenges he and his teams face in Sudan as fighting rages.
# West Bank
Palestinian authorities claim Israeli forces shot man during week of reprisals
The Israeli army said soldiers fired at two people who tried to flee after they entered the Aqabat Jabr refugee camp to arrest suspects.
# garda attacks
Taoiseach: 'National conversation needed on what's driving anger and violence in society'
Varadkar says we need to asked ourselves what has changed in our society in the last couple of years.
# Dublin
Ballyfermot violence: Garda injured as he tried to help woman 'knocked down' by motorbike
One of the gardaí was hospitalised when a crowd of young people watching several motorbikes performing stunts in the centre of the Dublin suburb turned on the officers.
# Kinshasa
Pope Francis slams 'brutal atrocities' of conflict during Congo visit
The pontiff also appealed to those who ‘plunder, scourge and destabilise’ the turbulent region to lay down their weapons.
# Palestine
Explainer: Why has violence erupted in the West Bank?
A deep sense of frustration among Palestinians and Benjamin Netanyahu’s return to power are among the reasons.
Last year
# Tehran
Iran ousted from UN women's rights body over protest crackdown
The US led the campaign for Iran’s removal.
# Kosovo
Violence reported in north Kosovo as shootings and roads blocked
Tensions remain high despite the postponement of municipal elections on December 18 to which the Serbs were opposed.
# Limerick
Gardaí issue threat warnings in Limerick as they probe gang link to road crash death
Gardaí have been told to respond with haste to any calls to the homes of those who have been warned of the threats.
# Assault
Hospitals recorded hundreds each of violent incidents by patients in 2021 alone
Galway University Hospitals said that only serious incidents were recorded because incidents of abuse and harassment are so “frequent”.
# Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka deploys troops in capital after violence and protests
In the past few days, eight people have died and more than 200 have been injured in violent attacks in which mobs set fire to buildings and vehicles.
# oscars 2022
Debunked: These are not celebrity reactions to Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars
These are reactions from another scandal-making moment at the 2017 Oscars where the wrong winner was announced.
# Violence
Over 1,000 people likely killed in war crimes and crimes against humanity since Myanmar coup
UN investigators are working to substantiate who may be responsible for any crimes committed
# Mexico
Carload of bodies found outside Mexican town hall where drug cartels are fighting
The notorious Sinaloa and Jalisco New Generation cartels are at war for control of drug smuggling routes to the United States.
All time
# Violence
Campaigner says 2021 was 'watershed moment' for women's safety in wake of Sarah Everard murder
Police Officer Wayne Couzens was convicted for kidnapping, raping and murdering Sarah Everard.
# Cork
Gardaí investigating a number of incidents in Cork overnight linked to local feud
Gardaí are investigating two of the incidents – no arrests have been made.
# Violence
Fifa opens disciplinary proceedings after violent clashes at England-Hungary clash
Hungary fans clashed with police at Wembley on Tuesday night, while there was also trouble at the Albania-Poland fixture.
# Violence
MEPs vote to make gender-based violence a crime in the EU
Ursula von der Leyen said legislation would be drawn up by the end of this year.
# Violence
Pharmacists say they experienced significant increases in violent incidents during pandemic
Almost two thirds of pharmacies have been the victim of crime in the last year.
# Violence
Gardaí examining social media posts referring to Michael D Higgins
Anti-lockdown groups on social media and Telegram channels criticised the signing of the law which paves the way for indoor dining.
# Violence
'I counted at least 6 people covered in blood' - The Irishman caught up in last week's chaotic Wembley scenes
Sligo native Brendan Fitzsimons was in attendance at the Euro 2020 final.
# Cuba
Cuba blames US for unprecedented anti-government protests
The protests began on the weekend with large numbers taking to the streets on Sunday.
# London
Police surprised by Euro 2020 final security breach at Wembley
Footage posted on social media showed people forcing their way through barriers and a line of security staff.
# South William Street
Three people arrested after bottles thrown at bar staff in Dublin city centre
The incident happened at 9.30pm last night as a large group of people were socialising in the area.
# South William Street
Gardaí maintain visible presence in Dublin city centre after public order incidents
Members of the public order unit have conducted patrols in the area all day today.
Gardaí arrested 14 people, including five juveniles, as violence broke out on the street.
Reports from sources that gardaí were attacked with glass bottles has been confirmed by gardaí.
One garda was treated in hospital for a leg injury.
# Violence
Man United fans attacked by 'hooligans' ahead of Europa League final in Gdansk
Supporters are in the Polish city for this evening’s game against Spanish side Villarreal.
# Palestine
Deaths rise as Palestinians flee heavy Israeli fire in Gaza
Days of deadly violence have seen Israeli soldiers massing on the edge of the territory.
# Solidarity
Calls for facilitation of 'peaceful protest' as Dublin 'Rally for Palestine' is cancelled after garda advice
The IPSC was planning to hold a “socially-distanced protest” at the Spire in Dublin.
# Violence
Coveney tells Israeli ambassador that the loss of life in Gaza is 'completely unacceptable'
Coveney told the ambassador that Israel has a duty to adhere to international law.
# barring orders
'If I didn't run, he would have killed me stone dead': Domestic abuse survivors say more support is needed
Over the course of the pandemic some people have been trapped with their abusers 24-7, Órla Ryan writes.
Over the course of the pandemic some people have been trapped with their abusers 24-7, Órla Ryan writes
One domestic abuse survivor says people who breach barring orders should be automatically jailed
NGOs are calling for a new ministry dedicated to domestic violence
West Cork domestic violence charity purchases first safe house after private donation of €400,000
Two years on: Ireland is 'failing to act in spirit' of agreement to help women escaping domestic violence
# DART Line violence
Policing patrols stepped up at North Dublin DART stations after series of incidents involving youths
Several social media videos show jumping on a car and a woman falling under a train after an approach by youths.
# coup
Irish citizens advised to consider leaving Myanmar as protest death toll rises
At least 90 people were killed by security forces yesterday.
# lockdown protest
Gardaí were prepared for potential violence and drafted in specialist officers to help police Dublin protest
A look behind the scenes at how gardaí prepared for today’s operation.
A major policing operation was in place from yesterday morning with senior officers, including the Commissioner, taking direct command.
Officers had been monitoring online chatter in recent weeks as groups planned a protest for Stephen's Green.
'We will bring perpetrators to justice': Anti-lockdown protest condemned after injuries and arrests
23 people arrested after clashes between anti-lockdown protesters and gardaí in Dublin city centre
# Violence
'I'm getting shot!': Journalists under attack from police and protesters across US
The arrest and handcuffing of a black CNN journalist has drawn the widest coverage.
Opinion: Why we asked people on the streets of Dublin if they watch pornography
Cliodhna McAllister writes about how her experiences with Tinder, dating and porn got her thinking about how we view sexuality and gender in Ireland.
# standing together
'Enough is enough': Thousands take part in rally against violence in Drogheda
The rally was being held after the “hideous and barbaric” murder of 17-year-old Keane Mulready-Woods.
# policing
Garda association calls for extra resourcing after 'shocking levels of violence' in recent days
Gardaí have confirmed human remains found in Dublin 3 earlier this week were that of Keane Mulready-Woods.
# Longford
Significant reduction in Longford feud violence as gardaí issue warning over 'call out' videos
Local gardaí have been attempting to keep a lid on the feud.