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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.

Ireland to hold abortion referendum in 2018

Dublin - Ireland announced it will hold a referendum next year on whether to repeal its constitutional ban on abortion in almost all cases -- just a few weeks before Pope Francis visits.

Ryanair's O'Leary says could ground more planes

Dublin - Ryanair chief executive Michael O'Leary on Thursday said he could not rule out axing more flights, but added any additional cancellations would not be linked to ongoing pilot roster problems.

Irish PM rules out economic border after Brexit

Dublin - Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said Ireland would not accept an economic border with Northern Ireland after Brexit and urged Britain to come up with alternatives in an unusually blunt statement.

Britain, US 'turning inward', Canadian PM says in Ireland

Dublin - Britain and the United States are "turning inward," Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said at a press conference with his Irish counterpart on Tuesday in which both leaders took swipes at their heavyweight neighbours.

'Lula' selected for Ireland's Galway Film Fleadh

The cast and producers of the feature film "Lula" have an additional reason to be proud. They announced that "Lula" is heading to Ireland.

Ireland joins three other EU nations in banning fracking

Ireland is now set to ban fracking after its Senate passed legislation on Wednesday that outlawed the controversial practice. Ireland now joins three other European Union countries - France, Germany, and Bulgaria - to ban fracking on land.

Ireland's first gay prime minister enters office

Dublin - Leo Varadkar promised a "republic of opportunity" Wednesday after he became Ireland's youngest prime minister and the first who is openly gay.

DUP deal with London muddies N.Ireland power-sharing talks

Dublin - Talks due to start Monday on restoring a key power-sharing deal in Northern Ireland risk becoming even more arduous as the province's ultra-conservative Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) nears an alliance with Britain's Conservative Party.

London attacker had lived in Dublin: report

Dublin - One of the three attackers shot dead in London on Saturday night was carrying an Irish residency card and had lived in Dublin, according to a report Monday by Ireland's national broadcaster RTE.

Varadkar: A historic prime minister for Ireland

Dublin - As a gay man born to an Indian father, Leo Varadkar would probably never have become Ireland's prime minister a generation ago, but a transformation of Irish society has propelled him to success.

Ireland set for first openly gay prime minister

Dublin - Ireland looked set Friday to have its first openly gay prime minister after the governing Fine Gael party elected Leo Varadkar leader, a further sign of change in the once deeply conservative country.

Tulip and narcissus bulbs carry fungal risk

Dublin - Imported tulip bulbs, exported from the Netherlands, are spreading anti-fungal resistance, according to new research from Trinity College Dublin.

De la Hoya urges boxing fans to junk Mayweather-McGregor fight

Olympic gold medalist and founder of Golden Boy Promotions Oscar de la Hoya is urging boxing fans not to buy the potential boxing fight between unbeaten boxer Floyd Mayweather and MMA artist Conor McGregor of Ireland.

Microbiologists assess ways to lower medicine contamination risks Special

Dublin - Microbiologists from a range of pharmaceutical and healthcare companies convened in Dublin to attend a conference discussing how to effectively monitor the built environment for risks in relation to drug product manufacturing.

Varadkar set to succeed Kenny as new Irish PM

Dublin - Leo Varadkar was the clear favourite to succeed Enda Kenny as Ireland's prime minister Saturday as nominations closed for the leadership of the governing centre-right Fine Gael party.
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