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Irish president signs historic abortion ban repeal

Dublin - Ireland's president on Tuesday signed a constitutional amendment repealing strict abortion laws in the staunchly Catholic country.

Dolores O'Riordan's death reported as 'accidental drowning'

On September 6, it was reported that the death of Cranberries front-woman, Irish singer-songwriter Dolores O'Riordan, was caused by "accidental drowning."

As pope visits Ireland, protesters demand justice over clerical abuse

Dublin - As the faithful flocked to witness Pope Francis celebrate mass on Sunday, protesters gathered in central Dublin to demand recognition, reconciliation and reparations for the historic wrongs of the Catholic Church in Ireland.

Pope Francis meets Irish abuse victims, expresses 'shame'

Dublin - Pope Francis on Saturday met with eight Irish abuse victims after expressing "pain and shame" over the "failure" of Catholic Church authorities to deal with the abuses, the Vatican said.

Pope Francis visits Dublin, a city split by Church sins

Dublin - Devout Catholics and firebrand protestors rubbed shoulders on the streets of Dublin on Saturday as Pope Francis visited the city, stoking fresh debate on the Church and its role in covering up decades of abuse in Ireland.

Irish sex abuse victim urges pope to remove 'every rotten apple'

Dublin - Pope Francis should rid the Catholic Church of "every rotten apple" and announce concrete measures against sexual abuse by the clergy during his visit to Ireland, a prominent Irish victim told AFP.

As pope visits, Irish PM urges action on abuse

Dublin - Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Saturday urged Pope Francis to take action to ensure justice for abuse victims worldwide as the pontiff admitted a "failure" by Church authorities in dealing with the scandals during a historic visit to Ireland.

Electric vehicles and drones set to disrupt transport

Dublin - The wider use of electric vehicles and drones is among the technological innovations set to disrupt the transportation sector and aligned businesses in the near future, according to a new poll of industry leaders and consumers.

Ryanair braces for new round of strikes in Europe

Dublin - Ryanair's Irish pilots are preparing to strike again on Friday in a new wave of industrial action against the no-frills carrier across Europe at the height of summer travel.

New plan to coordinate European agtech

Waterford - The Waterford Institute of Technology is to become the coordinator for a €20 million EU-wide SmartAgriHubs project, representing the Irish Republic and the U.K. The institute will act as one of nine new clusters for agriculture technology.

Ryanair cancels Ireland-UK flights as pilots strike

Dublin - Ryanair pilots unhappy over pay and other work conditions carried out further strike action Friday, unions said, resulting in the cancellation of 24 flights between Ireland and the UK.

Irish Senate backs law banning trade with Israeli settlements

Dublin - The Irish Senate gave its support Wednesday to a draft law prohibiting the import of goods produced in occupied territories around the world, including Israeli settlements considered illegal under international law.

Brexit leaves ferry to Ireland in uncertain waters

Carlingford - The Carlingford ferry, which connects Northern Ireland to the Republic of Ireland, was launched one year ago but is already facing an uncertain future with a solution to the post-Brexit border problem still to be found.

Ireland and EU demand solutions to post-Brexit border issue

Dublin - Britain must soon take "major steps" towards avoiding a physical border with Ireland after Brexit, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker warned on a visit to Dublin on Thursday.

Risk assessment is central to making pharmaceuticals Special

Portmarnock - The manufacture of pharmaceuticals, and an evaluation of microbial hazards, requires a scientific approach to risk assessment. This was the key message from the recent Pharmig meeting on Quality Risk Management.

Assessing pharmaceutical quality control in Ireland Special

Dublin - Assessing risks and removing contamination from the processing environment, even in lower classified areas to avoid product contamination, were the key messages at the annual meeting for pharmaceutical microbiologists in Ireland.

New child adoption scandal engulfs Ireland

Dublin - The birth certificates of 126 children adopted in Ireland between 1946 and 1969 were doctored to show their new families as their biological parents, the government admitted on Wednesday.

Ireland starts moves to change abortion law

Dublin - The Irish government gave the green light Tuesday for new abortion laws to be drawn up following a historic referendum that overturned a constitutional ban in the predominantly Catholic country.

Ireland to draft abortion law within weeks: minister

Dublin - Ireland's government is planning to draw up a new abortion law within weeks after a historic referendum overturned a constitutional ban, Health Minister Simon Harris said on Tuesday.

Northern Ireland under pressure after historic abortion vote

Dublin - Pressure mounted on Sunday for British-ruled Northern Ireland to liberalise its strict abortion laws after a historic referendum in the neighbouring Republic of Ireland overturned its ban.
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