Ireland

Irish football club fakes death of own player
Football
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Irish football club fakes death of own player

Ballybrack FC claimed Fernando Nuno La-Fuente had died despite evidence to the contrary
29 Nov 2018
How the DUP could make Theresa May’s job impossible
Theresa May and Arlene Foster
In Depth

How the DUP could make Theresa May’s job impossible

Northern Irish party is abstaining from votes on crucial legislation in protest at Irish backstop plans
20 Nov 2018
What was UFO seen off the Irish coast?
UFO
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What was UFO seen off the Irish coast?

BA and Virgin pilots report spotting bright lights that disappeared at high speed
13 Nov 2018
What are the blasphemy laws around the world?
Protesters Pakistan
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What are the blasphemy laws around the world?

As Ireland votes on whether to remove blasphemy from the constitution, The Week looks at where it is still an offence
25 Oct 2018
Pope Francis set for hostile reception in Ireland
Pope Francis greets adoring crowds in Italy
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Pope Francis set for hostile reception in Ireland

Pontiff to touch down in radically changed Catholic country amid sexual abuse ‘perfect storm’
24 Aug 2018
Abortion referendum opens: which way will Ireland vote?
Ireland abortion protest
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Abortion referendum opens: which way will Ireland vote?

Tight result expected as pro-choice campaigners look to have the edge
25 May 2018
Ireland abortion referendum goes down to the wire
An anti-repeal No poster
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Ireland abortion referendum goes down to the wire

Undecideds hold the key as Yes campaign sees lead disappear
21 May 2018
What is Theresa May's customs partnership plan?
David Davis, Boris Johnson and Theresa May
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What is Theresa May's customs partnership plan?

Boris Johnson dismisses proposal as ‘crazy’
8 May 2018
Pope Francis announces visit to Ireland in August
Pope Francis
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Pope Francis announces visit to Ireland in August

Pontiff to bypass Northern Ireland during first papal trip to the island in nearly 40 years
21 Mar 2018
Irexit: is Nigel Farage encouraging Ireland to leave the EU?
Nigel Farage
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Irexit: is Nigel Farage encouraging Ireland to leave the EU?

Former UKIP leader’s Dublin visit fuels fears of “Irish Brexit” bid
2 Feb 2018
Ireland debates referendum on abortion law reform
Dublin, Ireland
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Ireland debates referendum on abortion law reform

Cabinet meeting could pave the way for historic vote
29 Jan 2018
Brexit: May must solve century-old border dispute by Sunday
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In Depth

Brexit: May must solve century-old border dispute by Sunday

In Depth: EU stand-off dredges up long history of bloodshed in Ireland
7 Dec 2017
Ireland: deputy PM resigns - but is election crisis averted?
Ireland's Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has adopted an increasingly hardline approach to Brexit negotiations
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Ireland: deputy PM resigns - but is election crisis averted?

Varadkar’s minority government weakened by no-confidence threat
28 Nov 2017
Irish government ‘likely to collapse before Brexit talks’
Dublin, Ireland
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Irish government ‘likely to collapse before Brexit talks’

Opposition tables no-confidence motion that could trigger elections
24 Nov 2017
Irish women don Handmaid's Tale outfits for abortion protest
Handmaid's Tale
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Irish women don Handmaid's Tale outfits for abortion protest

Activists copied uniforms from dystopian novel to highlight oppressive laws banning abortion
21 Sep 2017
City break: A guide to Dublin
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City break: A guide to Dublin

This scenic city has a lot to offer – from top food and great coffee to culture
1 Aug 2017
May's 'settled status' will not apply to the Irish
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May's 'settled status' will not apply to the Irish

Post-Brexit plan for EU nationals will not override Ireland Act, says government paper
27 Jun 2017
Rugby mourns death of Munster coach Anthony Foley
Anthony Foley
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Rugby mourns death of Munster coach Anthony Foley

Racing 92 clash postponed after former Irish international is found dead in Paris at age of 42
17 Oct 2016
See the world's most impressive natural phenomena in style
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In Depth

See the world's most impressive natural phenomena in style

Enjoy all that Mother Nature has to offer with these once-in-a-lifetime experiences
2 Sep 2016
Rocky road: Driving Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way
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Rocky road: Driving Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

This coastal route takes you on an invigorating trail through some of western Ireland’s most dramatic scenery, says Philip Watson
29 Jun 2016
How will Brexit affect Eire and Northern Ireland?
Former Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams
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How will Brexit affect Eire and Northern Ireland?

Sinn Fein calls for a referendum on reuniting Ireland – but Theresa Villiers quashes the idea
24 Jun 2016
Baby 'stable' after five die in Co Donegal pier tragedy
Buncrana pier slipway
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Baby 'stable' after five die in Co Donegal pier tragedy

Three children and two adults die after car slips from pier in Buncrana
21 Mar 2016
Ireland join home nations at Euro 2016 after Walters double
Ireland striker Jonathan Walters
In Review

Ireland join home nations at Euro 2016 after Walters double

Martin O'Neill and even Roy Keane delighted as the Republic joins England, Wales and Northern Ireland at next summer's tournament
17 Nov 2015
Why Irish women are tweeting the PM about their periods
Tampon
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Why Irish women are tweeting the PM about their periods

Enda Kenny swamped with messages about menstrual cycles as women fight to #appealthe8th
6 Nov 2015
Ireland plans to decriminalise small amounts of heroin
Cocaine prepared for street sale
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Ireland plans to decriminalise small amounts of heroin

Medically supervised injection rooms will open as part of 'radical culture shift' in drugs policy
3 Nov 2015
Northern Ireland make Euro 2016; Republic beat Germany
Steve Davis
In Review

Northern Ireland make Euro 2016; Republic beat Germany

A great night for football sees Northern Ireland book a ticket to France as the world champions lose in Dublin
9 Oct 2015
Gay marriage referendum: Ireland goes to the polls
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Gay marriage referendum: Ireland goes to the polls

The socially conservative nation looks set to become the first country to legalise gay marriage by referendum
22 May 2015
Prince Charles shakes Gerry Adams' hand in 'teatime miracle'
Prince Charles shakes Gerry Adams' hand
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Prince Charles shakes Gerry Adams' hand in 'teatime miracle'

Prince of Wales and Sinn Fein leader express regret for the past and talk of need to move forward
20 May 2015
BOMBER THREAT: Airliners diverted after Irish incursion
Russian startegic bomber TU-95 surrounded by MiG-29 flies over Monino airfield, some 40 km from Moscow, during an air show marking 95th anniversary of foundation of Russian Air Forces, 11 Aug
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BOMBER THREAT: Airliners diverted after Irish incursion

Two Tu-95 bombers flew into Irish airspace with transponders turned off before RAF saw them off
4 Mar 2015
Ian Paisley quotes: the former DUP leader in his own words
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Ian Paisley quotes: the former DUP leader in his own words

From die-hard unionist firebrand to peacemaker, Ian Paisley was never short of an opinion
12 Sep 2014
Irish president Michael D Higgins begins historic UK visit
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Irish president Michael D Higgins begins historic UK visit

Queen has been taking a 'keen personal interest' in the details of first visit by an Irish head of state
8 Apr 2014
RUGBY: England face 'brawl' with old Ireland
Brian O'Driscoll
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RUGBY: England face 'brawl' with old Ireland

Veteran centre will earn record 139th cap, England have 20-year-old fly-half Ford on the bench
21 Feb 2014
Six Nations: Wales eye glory, can England steal their crown?
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In Review

Six Nations: Wales eye glory, can England steal their crown?

The key players and key clashes that will decide the outcome of this year's tournament
31 Jan 2014
EURO: after Spain, Ireland wants a soft bailout, too
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EURO: after Spain, Ireland wants a soft bailout, too

The renegotiation can-of-worms has been opened as Ireland demands same pain-free bailout terms as Spain
10 Jun 2012