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Indian police say murdered Irish woman also raped

Mumbai - A young Irish woman who was murdered in the popular Indian tourist destination of Goa was also raped, police said Thursday.

Mass baby remains found at former Catholic home in Ireland

Dublin - "Significant quantities" of baby remains have been discovered in an apparent makeshift crypt at the site of a former Catholic home for unmarried mothers in Ireland, an official commission said Friday.

Mass baby remains found at former Catholic home in Ireland

Dublin - "Significant quantities" of baby remains have been discovered in an apparent makeshift crypt at the site of a former Catholic home for unmarried mothers in Ireland, an official commission said Friday.

Mass baby remains found at former Catholic home in Ireland

Dublin - "Significant quantities" of baby remains have been discovered in an apparent makeshift crypt at the site of a former Catholic home for unmarried mothers in Ireland, an official commission said Friday.

Doris does damage as storm hits British Isles

London - Storm Doris slammed into the British Isles on Thursday, causing flight disruptions at Europe's busiest air hub and train cancellations.

Irish author first novelist to win Costa prize twice

London - Irish writer Sebastian Barry on Tuesday became the first novelist to scoop the Costa Book of the Year award twice, with his portrayal of an 1850s gay relationship between US soldiers.

Legal action in Ireland on possibility of Brexit U-turn

Dublin - A British lawyer launched legal action in Ireland on Friday in a bid to force the European Court of Justice to rule on whether or not Britain can reverse Brexit even after starting negotiations with Brussels.

Ireland claims EU breaching sovereignty in Apple tax ruling

London - Ireland set out its arguments on Monday against a European Commission ruling that tech firm Apple should pay billions in back-taxes to Dublin, claiming the EU executive arm has interfered in state sovereignty.

Irish village gears up to party for local hero Trump

Doonbeg - On a windswept coastline in western Ireland, a sleepy hamlet is preparing one hell of an inauguration party on January 20 when billionaire tycoon and local investor Donald Trump becomes US president.

Irish court unfreezes 100m euros for Khodorkovsky: report

Dublin - An Irish court on Wednesday released 100 million euros ($107 million) in frozen assets for exiled former Russian oil tycoon and Kremlin foe Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the Irish Times reported.

Pro-Assad Syrian mufti rejects terrorism claims on Ireland visit

Dublin - Syria's pro-regime Grand Mufti Ahmed Badreddin Hassoun on Thursday rejected claims he had encouraged terrorism in Europe, during a rare visit outside Syria that has triggered outrage from rights groups.

Pope to visit Ireland in 2018 says PM Kenny

Vatican City - Pope Francis will visit Ireland in August 2018 for the World Meeting of Families, Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny said on Monday after meeting the pontiff in Rome.

Irish PM says support growing for Brexit transition period

London - Britain's departure from the European Union could be softened by a transitional deal, allowing time to set the terms of a full divorce, Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny told Sky News Friday.

Brazil authorizes Irish Olympic chief's release on bail

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian judge ruled that Irish Olympic Committee (IOC) president Patrick Hickey, awaiting trial over an alleged ticketing scam, could be released on bail and leave the country.

Ireland launches appeal against EU Apple tax ruling

Dublin - Ireland lodged a formal appeal Wednesday against a European Commission ruling ordering the country to collect billions of euros in unpaid taxes from tech giant Apple.

Ireland bids to host EU bank regulator after Brexit

Dublin - Ireland will bid to host the European Union's banking regulator when it is forced to leave Britain following its exit from the bloc, the Irish department of finance announced on Tuesday.

'Puppy farm capital' Ireland dogged by trafficking

Dublin - Illegal dog-breeding on an industrial scale has turned Ireland into the "puppy farm capital of Europe", according to campaigners who say a recent crackdown is failing to curb the lucrative business.

EU countries set sights on Apple tax bonanza

Bratislava - Budget-squeezed EU countries will ask Brussels for a share of the billions in Irish back taxes ordered from Apple, officials said on Saturday, bringing further problems to the tech giant after the lacklustre launch of the iPhone 7.

Mirror Mirror on the wall, who is Marcus Evans?

London - Marcus Evans is wanted in Brazil over an alleged ticket scam for the Rio Olympics but the authorities will do well to track down the reclusive multi-millionaire and football club owner.

Irish cabinet agrees to appeal EU's Apple tax ruling

Dublin - Ireland's government on Friday agreed to appeal against an EU ruling ordering Apple to pay the country 13 billion euros ($15 billion) in back taxes and said parliament would be recalled early to debate the issue.

Multi-billion Apple windfall puts Ireland in unusual bind

Dublin - The European Commission's demand for Apple to pay Ireland some 13 billion euros in back taxes has put the country in the strange position of refusing the windfall for fear of scaring away valuable investment.

Apple ordered to pay record 13 bn euro Irish tax bill

Brussels - The European Union on Tuesday ordered Apple to pay a record 13 billion euros in back taxes in Ireland, saying deals allowing the US tech giant to pay almost no tax were illegal.

Irish chief Hickey freed pending ticket probe

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian court granted conditional release from jail Monday to top Irish Olympic official Patrick Hickey due to ill health while he is investigated over an alleged ticket scam.

Irish chief Hickey freed pending ticket probe

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian court granted conditional release from jail Monday to top Irish Olympic official Patrick Hickey due to ill health while he is investigated over an alleged ticket scam.

Irish chief Hickey freed pending ticket probe

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian court granted conditional release from jail Monday to top Irish Olympic official Patrick Hickey due to ill health while he is investigated over an alleged ticket scam.

Apple could be hit with its largest tax penalty ever

One of the worst-case scenarios for Apple's tax predicament might come true this week. Previous estimates have pegged Apple's liability over back taxes in Ireland at as much as $19 billion, but other estimates have it at under $1 billion.

Irish Olympic scam suspect freed pending probe

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian authorities on Saturday provisionally released an Irish businessman held over an alleged ticket scam at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, one of his lawyers said.

Irish immigration turns positive for first time in seven years

Dublin - More people came to live in Ireland in the year to the end of April than emigrated for the first time since 2009, with thousands of Irish citizens returning to the Emerald Isle, official figures showed on Tuesday.The state agency reported a 14.

Rio police seize passports in raid on Irish Olympics office

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian police seized passports from three Irish Olympic officials accused of involvement in black market ticket ring in Rio.The early morning raid at the Irish office in the Olympic Village also netted phones and computers, Irish officials said.

Irishman shot dead on Majorca holiday island

Madrid - An Irishman was shot dead on the holiday island of Majorca, police said Thursday, in what local media reported may have been a settling of scores that went badly wrong."Yesterday at 9pm (1900 GMT), a person was...
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