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In the many accounts of the history of the emergence of Ireland from isolation from the late 1950s onwards, the name of Brian Joseph O’Connor, who has(...)

Soldiers of the 43rd Infantry Group 
on a march-past at Cathal Brugha barracks today, where Alan Shatter, TD, Minister for Justice, Equality & Defence performed a ministerial review of 43 Infantry Group UNDOF on the eve of its departure for a tour of peacekeeping duty in
departing for the peacekeeping mission in 
the Golan Heights in
September
yria.

The ambushing of Irish troops, with vehicles carrying Defence Forces personnel taking volleys of shots and what looks like a blast from an explosive d(...)

Irish troops have been fired on by Syrian anti-government forces in the Golan Heights area. Photograph: Kate Geraghty/The Irish Times

Irish troops serving on the United Nations mission in Syria have come under fire from anti government armed forces, with a number of their vehicles da(...)

The United Nations Committee Against Torture (Uncat) has queried limitations in the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act, adding to reservations ab(...)

Representatives from the US, United Nations and the League of Arab States for Syria meet on the situatioin in Syria in Geneva, Switzerland today. Photograph: United Nations handout

An international peace conference aimed at ending Syria’s civil war will be held on January 22nd, the first face-to-face talks between the government (...)

People walk through an area devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban. Typhoon Haiyan smashed through the country on November 8th, killing more than 5,2000 people. Photograph: Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters

The US military has began scaling back its emergency relief operations in the Philippines as work shifts to recovery and rehabilitation in typhoon-hit(...)

Cars traveling on the road past The Texas School Book Depository in Dallas, Texas in Dealey Plaza on November 22nd, 1963. Photograph: Reuters
Dallas then: ‘nut country’
  • People
  • November 22, 2013, 01:00

“Dallas, the city that virtually invited the poor insignificant soul who blotted out the life of President Kennedy to do it in Dallas.” A Letter rece(...)

Cars traveling  past The Texas School Book Depository in Dallas, Texas in Dealey Plaza  this month. Photograph: Reuters
Dallas Now: Trying to Forget
  • People
  • November 22, 2013, 01:00

Everyone who visits me in Dallas wants to check out the place I’ve come to take for granted. “Can we go see the Grassy Knoll?” I already see it severa(...)

Members of Brazilian indigenous ethnic group Javae-Itya use a portable toilet during the XII Games of the Indigenous People in Cuiaba earlier this month.  Photograph: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters

About 2.5 billion people do not have access to adequate sanitation, a problem that contributes to countess deaths from preventable diseases, according(...)

A student prepares disaster relief packages before distributing them after Typhoon Haiyan battered central Philippines, inside the Polytechnic University of the Philippines in Manila today. Photograph: Reuters

The United Nations expressed fear today that some Philippine islands hit by a giant typhoon have not been reached 10 days after disaster struck and Pr(...)

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