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Ireland to review sexual assault trials after rugby rape case

Dublin - Ireland's Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has called for a review of how sexual assault trials are conducted, following protests after a high-profile case involving Irish rugby players, national media reported.

Ireland to hold May 25 referendum on legalising abortion

Dublin - Ireland will hold a referendum on May 25 on whether to alter its constitution to legalise abortion, Health Minister Simon Harris said on Wednesday.The move follows the Irish Senate voting in favour of holding the poll by a wide margin Tuesday night.

Adam Lambert and Queen announce new show at Dublin's Marlay Park

Queen featuring Adam Lambert fans in Ireland are in for a treat. They have announced a new dates at Dublin's Marlay Park.

Run on bread in Ireland as snow-packed storm Emma looms

Dublin - Anxious residents in Ireland were hoarding bread Tuesday ahead of the arrival of a storm expected to cause the heaviest snowfall in decades.

Review: This 81-year-old woman singing will make your heart melt Special

81-year-old great-grandmother Evelyn Williams auditioned for the reality competition, "Ireland's Got Talent," where she made everybody's hearts melt.

Shortage of GPUs used in cryptocoin mining hinders research

Berkeley - Aaron Parsons an associate professor of Astronomy at the University of California Berkeley is using an array of radio telescopes to help him discover the first stars that formed in the universe about 13 billion years ago.

All Brexit options will be bad for Irish economy: study

Dublin - Britain's departure from the European Union will hit the Irish economy no matter which type of deal is signed between London and Brussels, according to a study published on Tuesday.

McDonald, the new face of Ireland's Sinn Fein, takes helm

Dublin - Mary Lou McDonald, who on Saturday became president of Ireland's Sinn Fein republican movement, represents a break with the party's past as the political voice of the IRA.

Review: Janet Devlin amazing on cover of 'Zombie' by The Cranberries Special

Irish singer-songwriter Janet Devlin has covered The Cranberries classic "Zombie," and she delivered a divine rendition.

Ireland to hold abortion referendum in May

Dublin - Ireland will hold a referendum at the end of May on liberalising its restrictive abortion laws, a highly sensitive issue in the traditionally devoutly Catholic country.

Ireland to hold abortion referendum at end of May: PM

Dublin - Ireland will hold a referendum on liberalising its restrictive abortion laws at the end of May, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar announced Monday.

Ireland bids farewell to Cranberries singer O'Riordan

Dublin - Dolores O'Riordan's duet of "Ave Maria" with Luciano Pavarotti rang out at her funeral on Tuesday as Ireland bade farewell to the Cranberries singer following her shock death aged 46.

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.
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