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# philippines - Thursday 20 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ireland is to send €3 million more aid to the Philippines Typhoon Haiyan

Ireland is to send €3 million more aid to the Philippines

The Government has also committed to long-term relief efforts.

# philippines - Thursday 16 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie British and Australian residents arrested for using live child sex abuse streams Child Sex Abuse

British and Australian residents arrested for using live child sex abuse streams

Fifteen children between the ages of six and 15 years old were rescued during the international operation.

# philippines - Sunday 12 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Irish non-profit staff help save Filipino typhoon victims Rescue

Irish non-profit staff help save Filipino typhoon victims

300 people were taken from a ferry in the Philippines, with the help of Irish aid volunteers.

# philippines - Friday 10 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Pictures: Millions of barefoot devotees take part in Manila ‘Black Nazarene’ procession Philippines This post contains images

Pictures: Millions of barefoot devotees take part in Manila ‘Black Nazarene’ procession

Some nine million Catholics packed the streets of the Filipino capital to honour a statue of Jesus they believe has miraculous powers.

# philippines - Thursday 2 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie “If tourists choose not to come then Malapascua will slowly go back into the dark ages” Philippines

“If tourists choose not to come then Malapascua will slowly go back into the dark ages”

Eight weeks on from Typhoon Haiyan, Irish dive-school owner David Joyce says holidaymakers shouldn’t be deterred from booking a trip to the Philippines

# philippines - Monday 30 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie The 11 biggest international stories of 2013 Global Outlook

The 11 biggest international stories of 2013

Here’s what happened around the world in 2013.

# philippines - Saturday 28 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie ‘Noli timere’, don’t be afraid: The year in 25 quotes Review 2013 This post contains images

‘Noli timere’, don’t be afraid: The year in 25 quotes

From Rob Ford to Enda Kenny by way of two Popes, who said what in 2013.

# philippines - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: My Christmas in the Philippines after typhoon Haiyan Opinion

Column: My Christmas in the Philippines after typhoon Haiyan

This year I’ll be spending Christmas on the island of Panay in the Philippines, where families have had their homes and their livelihoods wiped out by typhoon Haiyan, writes Clare Ahern.

# philippines - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: One month on from Typhoon Haiyan it’s essential we get people back to work Opinion

Column: One month on from Typhoon Haiyan it’s essential we get people back to work

The devastation is still apparent, writes Clare Ahern, who says it’s vital that people’s livelihoods are now restored.

# philippines - Sunday 1 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Ireland sends €120k more aid to Philippines Typhoon Haiyan

Ireland sends €120k more aid to Philippines

The 16 tonnes of supplies are being sent from Irish Aid’s stocks in Malaysia.

# philippines - Saturday 30 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie ‘Cash, not second-hand clothes please,’ Irish NGOs appeal to donors Typhoon Haiyan

‘Cash, not second-hand clothes please,’ Irish NGOs appeal to donors

Aid agencies say transportation of second hand goods can sometimes mean essential supplies don’t make it to where they’re needed.

# philippines - Monday 25 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Irish officials flying out to Philippines to assess aid strategy Typhoon Haiyan

Irish officials flying out to Philippines to assess aid strategy

Latest figures estimate 4.3 million people lost their homes, double the number of those made homeless by the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004.

# philippines - Sunday 24 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Plane filled with aid from “generous” Irish leaves for Philippines Typhoon Yolande

Plane filled with aid from “generous” Irish leaves for Philippines

The aid is being sent by GOAL on a special Aer Lingus flight to the stricken country.

From TheJournal.ie Column from the Philippines: ‘Driving through the city, I saw approximately 100 dead bodies’ Opinion

Column from the Philippines: ‘Driving through the city, I saw approximately 100 dead bodies’

The damage caused by Typhoon Yolande is almost impossible to put into words, writes Eoghan Rice, who is on the ground in the Philippines.

# philippines - Saturday 23 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Concern CEO: We need to look beyond short-term aid in Philippines Typhoon Haiyan

Concern CEO: We need to look beyond short-term aid in Philippines

The aid agency is overseeing a programme to renovate 2,000 damaged fishing boats in areas where fishing communities were devastated by the storm.

# philippines - Thursday 21 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Gallery: GOAL prepares 40 tonnes of aid for the Philippines as Pope leads prayers Aftermath This post contains images

Gallery: GOAL prepares 40 tonnes of aid for the Philippines as Pope leads prayers

GOAL has said that the humanitarian situation caused by Typhoon Haiyan is as bad as anything it had encountered in its 36 year history.

# philippines - Sunday 17 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Ireland pledges additional €1.6 million to Philippines relief efforts The Philippines

Ireland pledges additional €1.6 million to Philippines relief efforts

The funding brings to over €3 million the amount pledged by the Irish Government.

From TheJournal.ie The heartbreaking tale of the babies of Typhoon Haiyan Philippines

The heartbreaking tale of the babies of Typhoon Haiyan

In Tacloban, babies continue to arrive and are the most vulnerable to the region’s problems.

From TheJournal.ie ‘That dive guide is now homeless. So is the waitress who made your mango shakes and chatted about her kids’ Typhoon Haiyan

‘That dive guide is now homeless. So is the waitress who made your mango shakes and chatted about her kids’

An Irish scuba resort owner on a tiny Filipino island is raising funds that go directly to stricken communities in the area, which he says has been ‘flattened’.

# philippines - Saturday 16 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie In the wake of the storm: Before and after photos of Irish bar show extent of Philippines devastation Typhoon Haiyan

In the wake of the storm: Before and after photos of Irish bar show extent of Philippines devastation

The tiny island of Malapascau, and the ‘Evolution’ resort run by Irishman David Joyce, were in the direct line of the storm when Haiyan hit nine days ago.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Everybody’s talking about the aid crisis in the Philippines, Labour senator injured and the ASTI’s refusal to accept the Haddington Road deal.

# philippines - Friday 15 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Seven days on, Philippines remains chaotic as death toll is disputed Aftermath

Seven days on, Philippines remains chaotic as death toll is disputed

The UN says at least 4,460 people died after the super typhoon but the government says the figure is 2,360.

# philippines - Thursday 14 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie US aircraft carrier steams in to Philippines as UN admits slow response Typhoon Haiyan

US aircraft carrier steams in to Philippines as UN admits slow response

The head of the UN humanitarian fund says that six days on, logistical problems mean help still hasn’t reached some places.

# philippines - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie “Not proportionate”: GOAL calls on Government to increase funding for Philippines Typhon Haiyan

“Not proportionate”: GOAL calls on Government to increase funding for Philippines

The NGO is calling for an increase to the €1 million already committed.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Ireland give more to the Philippines? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland give more to the Philippines?

The country has already sent aid worth €1.5 million to the island…but is it enough?

From TheJournal.ie 100 tonnes of Irish aid due to arrive in the Philippines Typhoon Haiyan

100 tonnes of Irish aid due to arrive in the Philippines

The UN estimates more than 11.3 million people have been affected with 673,000 made homeless, since Haiyan smashed into the nation’s central islands on Friday.

From TheJournal.ie Eight killed as mob storms Philippine rice store Typhoon

Eight killed as mob storms Philippine rice store

A large crowd of hungry survivors carried away more than 100,000 bags of rice.

# philippines - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: People in the Philippines are desperate, stunned and hopeless Opinion

Column: People in the Philippines are desperate, stunned and hopeless

As a Filipino, I know we’re a resilient nation – but this time the devastation is so great that people are truly desperate. This sort of disaster is simply unprecedented, writes Dr Natasha Reyes.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Tuesday 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Filipino ambassador warned about typhoon devastation – last year Philippines

Filipino ambassador warned about typhoon devastation – last year

Speaking at a UN conference last year, the Philippine envoy makes a tearful plea for action on climate change.

From TheJournal.ie Gilmore: Irish people expect us to play our full part in Philippines relief effort Typhoon Haiyan

Gilmore: Irish people expect us to play our full part in Philippines relief effort

It comes as the US and Britain deploy warships to the islands. Some 10,000 people are feared dead in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.

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From TheJournal.ie In Pictures: Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan attempt to leave Tacloban Philippines This post contains images

In Pictures: Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan attempt to leave Tacloban

Evacuation flights from the devastated city are scarce, meaning that tensions are rising.

From TheJournal.ie Book of condolences for the victims and families of Typhoon Haiyan opens today Philippines

Book of condolences for the victims and families of Typhoon Haiyan opens today

Charities are warning that the death toll in the Philippines which is currently estimated to be around 10,000 – is likely to rise.

# philippines - Monday 11 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Up to four million children affected by Typhoon Haiyan Typhoon Haiyan This post contains images

Up to four million children affected by Typhoon Haiyan

60 metric tonnes of emergency aid is due to arrive in the Philippines tomorrow from UNICEF’s central supplies in Denmark.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Absolute bedlam’ as 4 million people affected by Philippines typhoon Typhoon Haiyan

‘Absolute bedlam’ as 4 million people affected by Philippines typhoon

Charities are warning that the death toll – currently estimated to be around 10,000 – is likely to rise.

# philippines - Sunday 10 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s talking about a stabbing in Limerick, Remembrance Day and devastation left by Typhoon Haiyan.

From TheJournal.ie Gilmore announces €1m emergency fund for Philippines relief effort Philippines

Gilmore announces €1m emergency fund for Philippines relief effort

200 tarpaulins, 85 family tents, 10,000 blankets and other basic food and hygiene necessities are also being sent.

From TheJournal.ie Irish aid workers in Philippines report roads ‘blocked due to dead bodies’ Typhoon

Irish aid workers in Philippines report roads ‘blocked due to dead bodies’

Plan Ireland has launched an emergency appeal, commenting that reports have underestimated the numbers of people who will need help to repair their homes and get their lives back on track.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Webcam child sex tourism – a sordid off-shoot of the social media revolution Opinion

Column: Webcam child sex tourism – a sordid off-shoot of the social media revolution

Law enforcement has not caught up with advances in technology that are giving sexual predators access to vulnerable children, writes Hans Guyt.

From TheJournal.ie Typhoon death toll could reach 10,000 in one city alone Typhoon

Typhoon death toll could reach 10,000 in one city alone

Several hundred people have been confirmed dead in the Philippines, but that could rise dramatically as more cities report in.

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