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Irish locals show their colours in Biden's ancestral home

Ballina - Thousands of miles east of the White House in Ireland, a pop-art portrait of US presidential candidate Joe Biden towers over his ancestral hometown of Ballina, County Mayo.

Dublin 'eerie' as Ireland plunges into second lockdown

Dublin - A "cloud of sadness" descended on the streets of central Dublin Thursday as Ireland became the first EU nation to return to a full coronavirus lockdown.

Ireland is first EU country to re-enter lockdown

Dublin - Ireland will be the first EU country to return to coronavirus lockdown, prime minister Micheal Martin said Monday, issuing a nationwide "stay at home" order but insisting schools will stay open.

Irish locals show their colours in Biden's ancestral home

Ballina - Thousands of miles east of the White House in Ireland, a pop-art portrait of US presidential candidate Joe Biden towers over his ancestral hometown of Ballina, County Mayo.

Half of Covid patients in Irish study suffer ongoing fatigue

London - More than half of patients and staff with Covid-19 monitored by an Irish hospital suffered persistent fatigue in the aftermath of the initial disease, according to a new study Friday highlighting the "significant burden" of lingering symptoms.

Leviathan task: saving the whales in Dublin's 'dead zoo'

Dublin - A huddle of specialised staff at Dublin's "dead zoo" perform a high-wire puzzle, delicately disassembling two whale skeletons that have dangled airborne for over a century.

Record pub lockdown leaves rural Ireland high and dry

Dunmore - In the pubs of Dunmore in the west of Ireland, the Guinness glasses gather dust and the kegs are stacked dormant. Among the locals, a sober mood has taken hold.

EU trade chief resignation sparks successor scramble

Dublin - Ireland on Thursday scrambled to assemble potential candidates to succeed EU trade commissioner Phil Hogan after his resignation for breaching coronavirus guidelines.

Hong Kong news site says Irish journalist denied visa

Fpo - A Hong Kong news website on Thursday said authorities had denied a visa for an Irish journalist in what press groups described as an alarming acceleration of a government clampdown on the media.

EU trade commissioner resigns after Covid-19 breach claims

Dublin - EU trade commissioner Phil Hogan, a key figure in Brexit talks and one of the bloc's most senior officials, resigned on Wednesday, after a week of pressure over a breach of coronavirus guidelines.

Family thought French-Irish girl abducted, Malaysia inquest hears

Seremban - The family of a French-Irish teenager who died after disappearing from a Malaysian jungle resort initially suspected she had been kidnapped and taken to a nearby house, an inquest heard Tuesday.

Malaysia police tell inquest 'no sign' French-Irish teen was kidnapped

Seremban - Malaysian police insisted Monday there was no indication a French-Irish teenager was kidnapped from a jungle resort, as an inquest began into the girl's death following her disappearance while on holiday.

Malaysia opens inquest into French-Irish teen's death

Seremban - A Malaysian coroner opened an inquest Monday into the death of a French-Irish teenager, a year after her unclothed body was found in the jungle following her disappearance while on holiday.

Irish PM to recall parliament as virus scandal grows

Dublin - Irish premier Micheal Martin announced Sunday he would recall parliament following a scandal over politicians breaching coronavirus rules, for which he urged EU trade commissioner Phil Hogan to consider resigning.

On burrowed time: hunting with Ireland's last rabbit catcher

Carndonagh - Steven McGonigal crosses a pockmarked field in the north of Ireland with a box of unruly ferrets while his dog, Fudge, sniffs out rabbit warrens.

Malaysia to open inquest into French-Irish teen's death

Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian coroner will begin an inquiry next week into the death of a French-Irish teenager whose unclothed body was found in the jungle after she went missing on holiday last year.

Irish women saved clinging to lobster pot after 15 hours at sea

Dublin - Two cousins who were blown out to sea paddle boarding off Ireland's west coast were found clinging to a buoy on a lobster pot after a 15-hour ordeal, media reports said.

Malaysian coroner visits Franco-Irish teen's death site

Seremban - A coroner in Malaysia inspected a resort and nearby jungle Thursday ahead of an inquest into the death of a Franco-Irish teenager during a family holiday there last year.

Nobel laureate John Hume laid to rest in N.Ireland

Londonderry - John Hume, whose tireless efforts to bridge sectarian divides in Northern Ireland won him the Nobel Peace Prize, was buried in Londonderry Wednesday as tributes poured in from global icons ranging from Pope Francis and the Dalai Lama to Bill Clinton an...

Pandemic purgatory: Irish priest in holy island virus vigil

Pettigo - As people in Ireland endured months of coronavirus lockdown limbo, priest Laurence Flynn experienced his own private purgatory, keeping solitary vigil on a hallowed island usually crowded with pilgrims.

Malaysia to hold inquest into Franco-Irish teen's death

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia will next month open an inquest into the death of a Franco-Irish teenager whose body was found in the jungle after she disappeared from a resort, her family's lawyer said Friday.

Micheal Martin elected Ireland's new PM after coalition deal

Dublin - Micheal Martin was elected Ireland's new prime minister on Saturday, after his centre-right Fianna Fail party sealed a historic coalition deal with long-time rivals Fine Gael as well as the Green Party.

Fianna Fail's Micheal Martin elected as Ireland's PM

Dublin - Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin was elected Saturday as Ireland's new prime minister, replacing Leo Varadkar as the country's Taoiseach during a special sitting of the Dail parliament.

Ireland's 'PM in waiting' finally gets his turn

Dublin - A veteran of the opposition who managed to rehabilitate his Fianna Fail party after Ireland's ruinous recession, Micheal Martin has long been considered the likely next leader of the Republic.

Ireland's old rivals forge coalition, shutting out Sinn Fein

Dublin - Ireland's two historic centre-right rivals forged an unlikely coalition with the Green Party on Friday that shuts the resurgent republicans Sinn Fein out of government.

Irish parties reach draft coalition deal with rotating PM

Dublin - Three Irish parties are set to govern in coalition with a rotating prime minister after agreeing a draft deal on Monday, shutting Sinn Fein out of office despite their surge at the polls.

Protests in Amsterdam, Dublin over killing of black American

Den Haag - Thousands of protesters rallied in the Dutch and Irish capitals on Monday against the death of a black man during an arrest by police in the United States.

Ireland and the healing power of words in a time of crisis

Dublin - Ireland has sought solace in its poetic tradition to overcome the coronavirus crisis and provide poignant words of hope to tackle grief and the hardship of lockdown.

Ireland cautiously begins to lift virus lockdown

Dublin - Ireland took the first tentative steps to ease coronavirus lockdown restrictions Monday, with outdoor workers returning to their jobs, some shops reopening and sports facilities unlocking their doors.

Ireland to ease lockdown, start travel quarantine

Dublin - Ireland will begin to lift its coronavirus lockdown in the coming days while introducing a 14-day quarantine period for people arriving in the nation, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said Friday.
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