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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.

Ireland overturns abortion ban in landslide vote

Dublin - Ireland voted by a landslide to ditch its strict abortion laws in a landmark referendum that Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said had finally lifted decades of stigma and shame.

Ireland set to repeal abortion ban by a landslide

Dublin - Ireland looks set to "make history" by liberalising some of the strictest abortion laws in Europe, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said as votes in the hard-fought referendum were counted Saturday.

Ireland tipped to repeal abortion ban by a landslide

Dublin - Ireland voted overwhelmingly to liberalise some of the strictest abortion laws in Europe on Friday, according to exit polls in a historic referendum in the traditionally Catholic country.

Final campaign push before bitter Irish abortion vote

Dublin - Activists made a final push for votes Thursday on the eve of a historic referendum on Ireland's constitutional ban on abortion, which has divided the staunchly Catholic nation.

Campaign for Ireland abortion referendum turns testy

Dublin - Posters for and against abortion are plastered all across Ireland as the campaign ahead of a historic referendum Friday in this mainly Catholic nation turns increasingly testy in its final days.

Irish PM criticises anti-abortion campaign

Dublin - Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Tuesday denounced the pro-life lobby for using images of people with Down Syndrome in the build-up to the May 25 referendum on abortion laws.

Ireland's abortion referendum campaigns ramp up

Dublin - Pro- and anti-abortion activists in Ireland are hitting the streets and social networks to mobilise a divided electorate with less than a fortnight to go until a referendum on the thorny issue.

Irish anti-abortion activists rally ahead of referendum

Dublin - Thousands gathered in Dublin on Saturday for the final major pro-life rally ahead of Ireland's referendum on whether it should liberalise its tight abortion laws.

Facebook bans foreign ads targeting Irish abortion referendum

Dublin - Facebook said on Tuesday it will block foreign adverts aimed at Ireland's referendum on abortion later this month.

Irish campaigners in abortion referendum vie for online impact

Dublin - Leading Irish actors have urged voters in a video posted online Sunday to legalise abortion in the country, as campaigning intensifies ahead of a referendum later this month on the issue.
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