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Irish Ministers Debate Trump Invite

Irish Ministers Debate Trump Invite

by Precious Nkikita  Irish Ministers have been debating whether to invite the President of United States, Donald Trump, to Ireland. The Social Protection Minister, Leo Varadkar, and Jobs Minister, Mitchell O’Connor had different views when it came to deciding whether they should meet with Mr. Trump. Ms. O’Connor thinks that if Donald Trump is invited,


13,000 Secretly Hanged In Syrian Jail

Image Source by Ciara Mannion Since the start of the 2011 uprising, Syrian authorities have hanged at least 13,000 people at a prison north of Damascus, known to detainees as “the slaughterhouse.” According to Amnesty International, at least once a week between 2011 and 2015, groups of up to 50 people were taken out of their


Australian Catholic Priests Accused Of Abuse

Image Source by Ella Burke Seven percent of catholic priests have been accused of sexually abusing children between the years of 1950 to 2010. The statistics were released when the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse heard that 4,444 alleged pedophilia incidents were reported to the church authorities at over 1,000 catholic churches


Can Toast & Potatoes Cause Cancer?

by Ciara Mannion According to the British Food Standards Agency, the roasting and frying of starchy foods could increase the risk of cancer. The FSA has issued a public warning over the risk of a chemical compound known as  Acrylamide. Acrylamide is produced when certain starchy foods such as potatoes are grilled, roasted, or fried


Earthquakes Strike New Zealand

Image Source by Ella Burke Last week, a powerful earthquake struck New Zealand’s south Island, killing at least 2 people, causing loads of damage to buildings, as well as causing thousands of people to evacuate their homes, while also fearing the attack of a tsunami. The magnitude of the earthquake measured 7.8 and the aftershock


Airstrikes Shut Down Aleppo Hospitals

Image Source by Ella Burke All hospitals in the eastern town of Aleppo are now out of service, as a result of heavy airstrikes that killed at least 27 people, including children on Saturday with the death toll expected to rise, due to the large amount of people who are critically injured. The actions of Saturday


Shailene Woodley Arrested For Trespassing

Image Source by Ciara Mannion Hollywood Actress Shailene Woodley has been released from Morton County Jail in North Dakota, after she was arrested for criminal trespassing while peacefully protesting the controversial North Dakota pipeline. According to TMZ, 26 people were arrested along with Woodley. The Fault in Our Stars and Divergent  actress gathered with hundreds of


Samsung Note 7 Phones Catching Fire

Image Source by Shane Brennan Samsung Note 7 phones are exploding, due to overheating, and this has worried suppliers in Ireland; reluctant to offer the product to its customers. However, this has not prevented Samsung from considering a recall of the Note 7. Three Network have said that they have given some of their customers a replacement


Bomb Attack Suspect Detained In Germany

by Ciara Mannion Police were prompted to evacuate 80 residents after several explosives were found in a Chemnitz apartment. The German police are saying that they have detained a 22-year old Syrian male, who was the subject of a nationwide hunt, believed to have been preparing a bomb attack. The suspect Jaber Albakr, from the