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Honour for Tipperary Woman in Irish Navy 1st

The Irish Post, a community newspaper for the Irish in Britain, says that a woman from Tipperary in the Republic has been appointed to the rank of commander in the Irish Navy. This is the first time such an important rank has been held by a woman. Roberta O'Brien has been in the Republic's Navy since 1995 and was previously the first female captain of a warship. The Official Irish Navy website paid tribute to Ms O'Brien and wished her well in her new appointment.

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Hungary Continues to Slide Towards Despotism

The far right Hungarian government continues to flout international norms and democratic values, according to Human Rights groups and the European Union.

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Berlin Church Rehabilitates Fallen Gay Hero

It's time for a little LGBTQ history. And a small piece of justice that shows what real Christian compassion looks like.

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Arrests after Far Right Clash in Sweden

The Hindustan Times based in New Delhi reports that around fifteen far right wing activists have been arrested in the Swedish City of Malmo, following a stunt in which white supremacists burned a copy of the Islamic holy book, the Quran.

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Solidarity with Polish LGBTQ People

Despite rainy conditions, a protest was well supported outside City Hall or the Council House, here in Bristol on Tuesday evening.

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International cable news channel Al Jazeera reports that it is bad news for minorities and liberal values in Poland, as the country’s hard right President, Andrezj Duda is re-elect


Sky News reports that the gun which was used to shoot lesbian journalist Lyra McKee during disturbances in Derry last year, has been identified.


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Dissident radio network Radio Free Europe, which transmits independent journalism at the former communist bloc countries where a free media is frequently compromised by religious and polit


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