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Gerry Adams to outline Sinn Fein succession plans

Dublin - Gerry Adams is expected to announce at his Sinn Fein party's annual conference in Dublin on Saturday his plans to step down after 34 years as the dominant figurehead of Irish republicanism.

Gerry Adams: pariah turned peacemaker

Dublin - Northern Ireland's Gerry Adams, who is expected on Saturday to announce plans to step down as leader of Sinn Fein, went from being the political voice of the Irish Republican Army to an instrumental peacemaker.

UK pushes for trade talks to solve N.Ireland border issue

Dublin - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Friday called on Brussels to move on to post-Brexit trade talks to solve the Irish border issue, despite a warning from the EU that London still had work to do.

Bob Geldof returns Dublin honour in Suu Kyi protest

Dublin - Musician and Live Aid supremo Bob Geldof on Monday returned his Freedom of the City of Dublin scroll in a protest against Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who holds the same honour.

'Viable' pipe bomb found in Northern Ireland town: police

London - A viable pipe bomb was found near a war memorial in the Northern Irish town Omagh ahead of a Remembrance Sunday parade, police confirmed.

Jo Weil nominated for 'Best Male Actor' for the indie film 'Lula' Special

German actor Jo Weil has a major reason to be proud. He has been nominated for "Best Male Actor" for his acting work in "Lula."

Ex-IRA member jailed for 1990s German attack

Berlin - A former member of an IRA splinter group was convicted on Wednesday of attempted murder for his role in an attack on a British base in Germany 21 years ago.

Irish citizen held in Egypt for 4 years returns home

Dublin - An Irish citizen of Egyptian background who was detained in Egypt for four years on accusations of taking part in clashes with police flew home to an emotional family reunion at Dublin airport on Tuesday.

Egypt releases Irish citizen after four years in jail

Cairo - Egypt on Friday released an Irish citizen who spent four years in jail over accusations he took part in August 2013 clashes with police, a security official said.

Euro parliament chief says UK Brexit budget offer is 'peanuts'

London - European Parliament president Antonio Tajani has described Britain's financial offer on Brexit as "peanuts" ahead of a crunch European Union summit this week.

Thousands still without power in Ireland after freak storm

Dublin - Some 216,000 homes and businesses were still without electricity and 20,000 without running water in Ireland on Tuesday, the day after Storm Ophelia hit the country, claiming three lives.The outages mainly affected the south and west of Ireland.

Decade after bubble burst, Ireland still faces housing crisis

Dublin - Ten years after Ireland's property bubble burst, the economy is recovering from the ravages of a deep recession but a housing crisis remains, due to a supply shortage and spiralling prices.

Belgium takes Ryanair to court over cancelled flights

Brussels - Belgium said Wednesday it intends to take Ryanair to court, accusing the low cost airline of illegally punishing customers hit by thousands of flight cancellations.

Thousands march in Dublin against Irish abortion laws

Dublin - Thousands of demonstrators marched in Dublin on Saturday in favour of liberalising Ireland's tight abortion laws ahead of a planned referendum on the fiercely-debated issue.

Abortion bans around the world

Paris - Ireland will hold a referendum next year on whether to repeal its constitutional ban on abortion in almost all cases.

Ireland to hold abortion referendum in 2018

Dublin - Ireland announced it will hold a referendum next year on whether to repeal its constitutional ban on abortion in almost all cases -- just a few weeks before Pope Francis visits.

Ryanair's O'Leary says could ground more planes

Dublin - Ryanair chief executive Michael O'Leary on Thursday said he could not rule out axing more flights, but added any additional cancellations would not be linked to ongoing pilot roster problems.

Ryanair CEO says won't bid for Air Berlin

Berlin - Ryanair chief executive Michael O' Leary on Wednesday said his airline would not make a bid for insolvent Air Berlin, slamming what he called a German "stitch-up" designed to benefit Lufthansa.

UK links trade to post-Brexit Irish border plans

London - Britain will on Wednesday set out its proposals for the Irish border after Brexit, seeking to use the issue to pressure the European Union into starting early trade negotiations.

Ryanair calls for curbs to alcohol sales at UK airports

London - Ryanair on Monday called for British airports to impose a two-drink limit on passsengers and end boozing at breakfast time to help curb a rise in rowdy passengers.

Irish PM rules out economic border after Brexit

Dublin - Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said Ireland would not accept an economic border with Northern Ireland after Brexit and urged Britain to come up with alternatives in an unusually blunt statement.

Two decades on, IRA suspect admits role in Germany attack

Berlin - A former member of an IRA splinter group on Wednesday admitted to a German court his role in carrying out an attack at a British base in Germany 21 years ago.

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.
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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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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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The Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links, Co. Dublin, a hotel by the sea.
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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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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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