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Last week
19th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
Brian Rowan on the Middle East: Where have all the leaders gone?
The former BBC correspondent looks at the peace process in the North and asks if Israel and Palestine can ever find a similar route.
Last month
November 2023
Irish diplomats working behind the scenes in hope of freeing kidnapped Emily Hand
A report by
Niall O'Connor
Eight-year-old Irish-Israeli girl Emily Hand is believed to be a hostage of Hamas while 40 Irish citizens are trapped inside Gaza.
Ex-Aston Villa player sacked after posts on Israel-Hamas war
Bundesliga club Mainz have terminated the contract of Anwar El Ghazi.
October 2023
Web Summit announces new CEO to replace Paddy Cosgrave
Cosgrave stepped down earlier this month as a result of controversy over remarks he made.
What is a war crime and is international law being broken in Israel and Gaza?
A report by
Stephen McDermott
Israel and Hamas have repeatedly accused each other of war crimes.
Varadkar fears if EU reaches position to call for ceasefire it will be 'after a lot more people have died'
Taoiseach says in some ways he hopes the EU will not have to call for a ceasefire as it will probably mean that things have escalated in the region.
EU leaders call for 'corridors and pauses' for Gaza, but fall short of demanding a 'ceasefire'
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he would push for a humanitarian ceasefire to be called.
EU leaders were in talks for hours but ultimately called for a 'pause' rather than using the word 'ceasefire' in its statement.
Leo Varadkar said earlier there as a need to 'compromise'.
The talks between the 27 EU leaders will continue tomorrow
Hamas releases list of 7,000 names of Gazans killed since 7 October, as Biden rejects estimates
'I don't plan on raising it again': Varadkar rules out speaking to von der Leyen about Israel comments at EPP summit
Israeli ambassador's comments about President Michael D Higgins 'unhelpful', says Coveney
Minister Coveney says he doesn’t agree that the ambassador should be expelled.
Bombing of Al Ahli hospital in Gaza 'may prove yet to be a war crime', says Taoiseach
Varadkar says there is a real concern about a cholera outbreak in Gaza with water supply so low.
Opinion: The human toll of violence in Gaza, the West Bank and Israel is staggering
Karol Balfe of ActionAid outlines what her colleagues are witnessing on the ground in Gaza and says the lives of civilians must be prioritised.