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McDonald to replace Adams as Ireland's Sinn Fein chief

Dublin - Mary Lou McDonald is set to become the president of Sinn Fein, replacing Gerry Adams who is stepping down after 34 years as the dominant figurehead of Irish republicanism.

Irish pilot union agrees to Ryanair talks ahead of planned strike

Dublin - The union representing Ireland-based Ryanair pilots said on Sunday it had agreed to talk with the no-frills airline but warned that the meeting could be too late to avert a strike set for Wednesday.

Irish become target of Brexiteers' acrimony over border issue

Dublin - Pro-Brexit British politicians have heavily criticised Ireland due to fears it may block the start of the next phase of EU negotiations over the country's sensitive border.

Fears Brexit could harm Irish horseracing trade

Naas - Thoroughbred horse breeding is an instance where Ireland can claim to be among the world's best, but Brexit is giving the industry huge cause for concern.

Dublin repeats Brexit demands as Tusk seeks border deal

Dublin - Ireland repeated Friday its demand for British guarantees over the post-Brexit border as EU President Donald Tusk sought a breakthrough on the key sticking point in the withdrawal negotiations.

Irish deputy PM resigns in bid to avoid government collapse

Dublin - Irish Deputy Prime Minister Frances Fitzgerald resigned on Tuesday in a bid to ease a political crisis that was threatening to bring down the government, according to a statement from Prime Minister Leo Varadkar.

Irish political crisis comes to a head

Dublin - Ireland could face new elections when a political crisis comes to a head next week, bringing instability to Dublin just after it started flexing its muscles in Brexit negotiations.

Ireland govt thrown into crisis ahead of key Brexit talks

Dublin - Ireland's minority government was on the brink of collapse Friday after the main opposition party submitted a motion of no-confidence in the deputy prime minister just weeks before a key summit on Brexit.

Ireland govt thrown into crisis ahead of key Brexit talks

Dublin - A crisis surrounding Ireland's deputy prime minister was on Friday threatening the country's minority government and throwing key Brexit negotiations into confusion.

Gerry Adams to outline Sinn Fein succession plans

Dublin - Gerry Adams is expected to announce at his Sinn Fein party's annual conference in Dublin on Saturday his plans to step down after 34 years as the dominant figurehead of Irish republicanism.

Gerry Adams: pariah turned peacemaker

Dublin - Northern Ireland's Gerry Adams, who is expected on Saturday to announce plans to step down as leader of Sinn Fein, went from being the political voice of the Irish Republican Army to an instrumental peacemaker.

UK pushes for trade talks to solve N.Ireland border issue

Dublin - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Friday called on Brussels to move on to post-Brexit trade talks to solve the Irish border issue, despite a warning from the EU that London still had work to do.

Bob Geldof returns Dublin honour in Suu Kyi protest

Dublin - Musician and Live Aid supremo Bob Geldof on Monday returned his Freedom of the City of Dublin scroll in a protest against Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who holds the same honour.

'We need to do more' about misinformation, Google says

Dublin - A top Google executive has said the US internet giant has to do more to crack down on illegal content and misinformation, after American firms were grilled in Congress over Russian meddling in the 2016 US election.

Irish citizen held in Egypt for 4 years returns home

Dublin - An Irish citizen of Egyptian background who was detained in Egypt for four years on accusations of taking part in clashes with police flew home to an emotional family reunion at Dublin airport on Tuesday.

Thousands still without power in Ireland after freak storm

Dublin - Some 216,000 homes and businesses were still without electricity and 20,000 without running water in Ireland on Tuesday, the day after Storm Ophelia hit the country, claiming three lives.The outages mainly affected the south and west of Ireland.

Three killed, 360,000 without power as freak storm hits Ireland

Dublin - Ireland was hit by an "unprecedented storm" on Monday that left three people dead, more than 300,000 customers without power and shut down schools and government offices.

Ireland closes schools as rare hurricane approaches

Dublin - Ireland has ordered all schools to close Monday as the country braces for an "unprecedented storm" with the arrival of Ophelia, the largest hurricane ever recorded so far east in the Atlantic Ocean.

Decade after bubble burst, Ireland still faces housing crisis

Dublin - Ten years after Ireland's property bubble burst, the economy is recovering from the ravages of a deep recession but a housing crisis remains, due to a supply shortage and spiralling prices.

Thousands march in Dublin against Irish abortion laws

Dublin - Thousands of demonstrators marched in Dublin on Saturday in favour of liberalising Ireland's tight abortion laws ahead of a planned referendum on the fiercely-debated issue.
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