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Britain, US 'turning inward', Canadian PM says in Ireland

Dublin - Britain and the United States are "turning inward," Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said at a press conference with his Irish counterpart on Tuesday in which both leaders took swipes at their heavyweight neighbours.

'Lula' selected for Ireland's Galway Film Fleadh

The cast and producers of the feature film "Lula" have an additional reason to be proud. They announced that "Lula" is heading to Ireland.

Ireland joins three other EU nations in banning fracking

Ireland is now set to ban fracking after its Senate passed legislation on Wednesday that outlawed the controversial practice. Ireland now joins three other European Union countries - France, Germany, and Bulgaria - to ban fracking on land.

Ireland's first gay prime minister enters office

Dublin - Leo Varadkar promised a "republic of opportunity" Wednesday after he became Ireland's youngest prime minister and the first who is openly gay.

Prince William, Irish PM mark WWI battle in Belgium

Messines - Britain's Prince William and Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny led a ceremony in Belgium on Wednesday marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Messines in World War I.

London attacker had lived in Dublin: report

Dublin - One of the three attackers shot dead in London on Saturday night was carrying an Irish residency card and had lived in Dublin, according to a report Monday by Ireland's national broadcaster RTE.

Varadkar: A historic prime minister for Ireland

Dublin - As a gay man born to an Indian father, Leo Varadkar would probably never have become Ireland's prime minister a generation ago, but a transformation of Irish society has propelled him to success.

Ireland set for first openly gay prime minister

Dublin - Ireland looked set Friday to have its first openly gay prime minister after the governing Fine Gael party elected Leo Varadkar leader, a further sign of change in the once deeply conservative country.

Ireland set for first openly gay prime minister

Dublin - Ireland looked set Friday to have its first openly gay prime minister after the governing Fine Gael party elected Leo Varadkar leader, a further sign of change in the once deeply conservative country.

Ireland set for first openly gay prime minister

Dublin - Ireland looked set Friday to have its first openly gay prime minister after the governing Fine Gael party elected Leo Varadkar leader, a further sign of change in the once deeply conservative country.

Varadkar set to succeed Kenny as new Irish PM

Dublin - Leo Varadkar was the clear favourite to succeed Enda Kenny as Ireland's prime minister Saturday as nominations closed for the leadership of the governing centre-right Fine Gael party.

Irish prime minister Kenny says will step down

Dublin - Enda Kenny announced Wednesday he will step down as Ireland's prime minister after six years once his Fine Gael party elects a new leader.The governing centre-right party's new leader will be in place by the end of June 2, Kenny said.

Brexit sparks debate on united Ireland vote

Dublin - Britain's vote to leave the EU has sparked a debate after Irish nationalists called for a referendum on reunification less than two decades after Northern Ireland's historic peace deal.

On new EU frontier, Brexit chief tries to calm nerves

Ireland - A stream runs through the land where Kevin Black used to man a checkpoint on the border between the north and south of Ireland -- now a focus of concern as Britain prepares to leave the European Union.

On new EU frontier, Brexit chief tries to calm nerves

Ireland - A stream runs through the land where Kevin Black used to man a checkpoint on the border between the north and south of Ireland -- now a focus of concern as Britain prepares to leave the European Union.

On new EU frontier, Brexit chief tries to calm nerves

Ireland - A stream runs through the land where Kevin Black used to man a checkpoint on the border between the north and south of Ireland -- now a focus of concern as Britain prepares to leave the European Union.

EU's Barnier says wants Brexit talks without 'aggressivity'

Dublin - The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator sought Thursday to ease tensions between the bloc and Britain, saying a deal was possible if the talks were conducted without "aggressivity".

Heavens above! New Zealand to axe blasphemy laws

Wellington - New Zealand plans to scrap the crime of blasphemy after calls from across the political spectrum for reform in response to an Irish investigation into British comic Stephen Fry.

Heavens above! New Zealand to axe blasphemy laws

Wellington - New Zealand plans to scrap the crime of blasphemy after calls from across the political spectrum for reform in response to an Irish investigation into British comic Stephen Fry.

Heavens above! New Zealand to axe blasphemy laws

Wellington - New Zealand plans to scrap the crime of blasphemy after calls from across the political spectrum for reform in response to an Irish investigation into British comic Stephen Fry.

EU to mull post-Brexit membership for 'united Ireland': sources

Brussels - EU leaders are expected at a summit this weekend to back automatic membership for Northern Ireland after Brexit if it ever reunifies with Ireland, sources said on Friday.

Dutch PM stresses EU unity over Brexit with Danish, Irish leaders

Den Haag - The leaders of the Netherlands, Ireland and Denmark stressed the need for "unity" Friday as the three northern European countries seek to minimise the impact of Britain's divorce from the EU.

Vatican official says Pope planning Ireland trip

Vatican City - Pope Francis plans to visit Ireland in August next year, a top Vatican official said Thursday, four months after Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny announced what will be a landmark trip.

Five killed in north Wales helicopter crash

London - Five people were killed when their helicopter crashed in poor conditions in a mountainous part of northwest Wales, rescuers said Thursday after a major search operation.

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.
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Plants and woodland and well manicured lawns grace the grounds of Mount Usher Gardens
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Marching for marriage equality in Ireland
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Glendalough Valley, western Ireland.
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On Sunday, it was windy, cold and with a little about rain but tens of thousands of people attended the St. Patrick's Day parade in the downtown Toronto core.
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50 Irish demonstrators beinge held back by security forces from entering a security area in Dublin.
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On Sunday  it was windy  cold and with a little about rain but tens of thousands of people attended ...
On Sunday, it was windy, cold and with a little about rain but tens of thousands of people attended the St. Patrick's Day parade in the downtown Toronto core.
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Woman driving cattle on the rugged coast of Achill Island, west Ireland
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On Sunday  it was windy  cold and with a little about rain but tens of thousands of people attended ...
On Sunday, it was windy, cold and with a little about rain but tens of thousands of people attended the St. Patrick's Day parade in the downtown Toronto core.
Spread over 22 acres of lush fauna and woodland  Mount Usher Gardens provides a botanical splendour
Spread over 22 acres of lush fauna and woodland, Mount Usher Gardens provides a botanical splendour
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Abandoned shopfronts painted and stickered over to look prosperous for the wealthy G8 crowd.
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On Sunday  it was windy  cold and with a little about rain but tens of thousands of people attended ...
On Sunday, it was windy, cold and with a little about rain but tens of thousands of people attended the St. Patrick's Day parade in the downtown Toronto core.
On Sunday  it was windy  cold and with a little about rain but tens of thousands of people attended ...
On Sunday, it was windy, cold and with a little about rain but tens of thousands of people attended the St. Patrick's Day parade in the downtown Toronto core.
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Riots break out in Belfast
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Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh  a popular Irish sports commentator
Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh, a popular Irish sports commentator
On Sunday  it was windy  cold and with a little about rain but tens of thousands of people attended ...
On Sunday, it was windy, cold and with a little about rain but tens of thousands of people attended the St. Patrick's Day parade in the downtown Toronto core.