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Ireland's gay marriage vote was 'a defeat': Vatican daily

- The Irish vote in favour of gay marriage constitutes "a defeat" that highlights a gap between the Church and modern society, the Vatican newspaper said Monday.

Church unnerved by Ireland's huge 'Yes' to gay marriage

Dublin - The once-dominant Catholic Church in Ireland was trying to come to terms Sunday with an overwhelming vote in favour of gay marriage, saying it needed a "new language" to connect to people.

Ireland 'changed utterly' by gay marriage vote

Dublin - Ireland's newspapers said Sunday that the country had dramatically changed and confirmed its emergence from the shadow of the traditionally powerful Catholic Church by voting in favour of gay marriage.

Ireland celebrates after huge 'Yes' to gay marriage

Dublin - Ireland on Sunday celebrated a historic referendum approving gay marriage, as the once all-powerful Catholic Church reflected on the need for a "reality check" to keep in touch with changing times.

Gay marriage around the world

Paris - Ireland has voted to legalise same-sex marriage, official results showed on Saturday, joining 18 countries which have made, or are in the process of making the change, 13 of them in Europe.

Cheers and tears as Ireland approves gay marriage

Dublin - Cheers rolled around Dublin Castle on Saturday as jubilant "Yes" supporters jumped for joy and waved rainbow flags to celebrate Ireland's vote to allow gay marriage.

Ireland says big 'Yes' to gay marriage in world first

Dublin - Ireland on Saturday became the first country in the world to approve gay marriage by referendum with an overwhelming 62 percent "Yes" vote, further denting the once all-powerful Irish Catholic Church.

Ireland expected to allow gay marriage in historic vote

Dublin - Ireland looked to have voted in favour of gay marriage Saturday in a historic referendum which would see the largely Catholic country become the world's first to make the change after a popular vote.

In Wilde's shadow, shyness and pride in Irish gay marriage vote

Dublin - While many voters in Ireland's referendum on introducing same-sex marriage were strolling around Dublin wearing "Yes" badges Friday, many "No" voters were keeping it to themselves.

Ireland votes in historic referendum on gay marriage

Dublin - Ireland took to the polls on Friday to vote on whether same-sex marriage should be legal, in a referendum that has exposed sharp divisions between communities in this traditionally Catholic nation.

Prince Charles visits great-uncle's IRA murder site

Cliffony - Britain's Prince Charles spoke of "anguish" at the murder of his godfather by IRA paramilitaries in 1979 as he became the first royal to visit the assassination site in Ireland on Wednesday.

Rural Ireland wary of same-sex marriage vote

Knock - In the village of Knock in the west of Ireland, support for a "No" vote in Friday's same-sex marriage referendum is strong, as it is in many rural areas where the Catholic Church still holds sway.

Irish gay marriage vote reflects Church in decline

Dublin - Friday's vote on legalising same-sex marriage in Ireland is a further sign of the waning influence of the once-dominant Catholic Church, experts said.

Prince Charles to visit great-uncle's IRA murder site

Sligo - Britain's Prince Charles will on Wednesday visit the site where his beloved great-uncle Earl Mountbatten was murdered by the Irish Republican Army paramilitary group in 1979.

Britain's Prince Charles meets Irish republican leader

Galway - Prince Charles on Tuesday became the first British royal to meet Irish republican leader Gerry Adams, on a visit that will take him to the scene of his great-uncle's murder by the IRA.

Fat Ireland forecasts no surprise to obesity experts

Dublin - Ireland's growing weight problem is linked to a range of causes including generations of over-eating following historic poverty, experts said Thursday, after a study indicated it would become one of Europe's fattest nations.

Irish priest jailed for hiring IRA to intimidate nephew

Dublin - An Irish priest was jailed on Thursday for hiring men who said they were IRA paramilitaries to issue death threats and intimidate his nephew into dropping legal action.

Op-Ed: Ireland's Easter Rising — Should British Army dead be remembered?

Dublin - There's controversy in Ireland over plans for the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising next year as families of some British soldiers involved in quelling the rebellion call for a memorial to British Army servicemen killed during the brief conflict.

Canada reaches final by defeating Chile in women’s field hockey

Dublin - In a tough game defined in a shootout, the Canadian women's field hockey team defeated the hard-fighting Chilean squad. With this victory Canada advances to the final of the Second Round of the Women's FIH Field Hockey World League tournament in Ireland.

Thousands march against Irish water charges

Dublin - Tens of thousands took to the streets of Dublin on Saturday in the latest mass protest against new water charges which have sparked widespread public anger.

Ireland fetes St Patrick's Day as PM rejects Irish cliches

Dublin - Hundreds of thousands of green-clad revellers partied in Ireland for Saint Patrick's Day on Tuesday, as Prime Minister Enda Kenny hit out at Irish stereotypes following comments from Australian PM Tony Abbott.

Rumble in the rectory: Irish priest takes to the ring

Banagher - An Irish Catholic priest gave a whole new meaning to "white collar boxing" at the weekend after taking to the ring to battle a parishioner in a charity fight.

Ireland closes drug legalisation loophole

Dublin - Ireland rushed emergency laws through parliament on Wednesday to close a loophole that made the possession of ecstasy, crystal meth, magic mushrooms and other drugs temporarily legal.

Ireland rushes law after inadvertently legalising drugs

Dublin - Ireland's parliament sat late into the night Tuesday to rush through emergency laws to close a loophole making the possession of ecstasy, ketamine, magic mushrooms and other drugs temporarily legal.

Recovering Ireland appeals for diaspora to come home

Dublin - Ireland's government this week launched a new programme called "Global Irish" designed to attract thousands of emigrants who left during the financial crisis to return.

Russian bombers disrupted planes in Irish airspace

Dublin - One plane was diverted and another delayed to avoid two Russian bombers that flew through Irish-controlled airspace without warning in February, the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) said on Tuesday.

Woman's seizure linked to licorice overdose, doctors believe

Dublin - A hankering for licorice landed a 56-year-old woman in the hospital after she suffered headaches, vision problems and a seizure. Doctors who treated her think the licorice habit is the cause of her problems, which were fortunately short-lived.

Thousands protest post-bailout water charges in Ireland

Dublin - Thousands took to the streets of Ireland Saturday to protest against the introduction of water charges as part of its bailout following the 2008 financial crisis.

Damien Leith discusses his new one-man play Special

The Irish-born singer/songwriter /actor/playwright has come a long way since winning Australian Idol in 2006. He discusses his new one-man play with Digital Journal.

Prominent Irish politician becomes first openly gay minister

Dublin - One of Ireland's most prominent politicians announced he is gay on Sunday, becoming the first openly homosexual cabinet minister in Irish history four months before a referendum on same-sex marriage in the traditionally Catholic country.
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