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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...

Police pull UFO over in Ireland to discover a publicity stunt

Gorey - The next time you hear talk about publicity stunts, be sure to mention this one from Ireland that's almost literally out of this world.

Facebook to challenge US bill for back taxes

Washington - The US government is expected to hit Facebook with a bill for between $3 billion and $5 billion in back taxes, the social network has disclosed.

France, Ireland urge UK to start Brexit process 'as soon as possible'

Dublin - Britain should begin the process of leaving the European Union "as soon as possible", France and Ireland said after talks between President Francois Hollande and Prime Minister Enda Kenny in Dublin.

Irish parliament rejects limited abortion bill

Dublin - The Irish parliament on Thursday rejected proposed legislation to allow abortion in Ireland in cases of fatal foetal abnormality.

Brexit vote sparks surge in Irish passport applications

London - Britain's vote to leave the European Union has triggered a surge in applications for Irish passports, which would allow their holders to remain EU citizens, officials said Monday.

In divided Belfast, Brexit vote sows uncertainty

Belfast - The Brexit vote has sown uncertainty in the still divided communities of Belfast, where memories of the conflict that tore the province apart for three decades are all too raw.

Irish leaders dismiss call for unity vote after Brexit

Dublin - The leaders of Ireland and the British province of Northern Ireland dismissed a call Friday for a vote on unification after Britain's shock decision to leave the European Union.

Chicago police on lookout for Sinead O'Connor after suicidal report

Chicago - Officers were on the lookout for Irish singer Sinead O'Connor, after receiving a tip that she may be in a suicidal state, the Chicago Police Department told AFP.

U.S. vice president begins official visit to Ireland

Dublin - United States Vice-President Joe Biden arrived in Dublin on Tuesday evening for a six-day official visit to Ireland that will include tours of the birthplaces of his ancestors and meetings with local leaders.

Canadian-Iranian anthropologist jailed in Iran

Montr - A Canadian-Iranian anthropologist, Homa Hoodfar, has been arrested and held in Iran since Monday, sources close to the case said Wednesday. Hoodfar, 65, is a professor at Concordia University in Montreal, and also holds Irish nationality.
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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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Plants and woodland and well manicured lawns grace the grounds of Mount Usher Gardens
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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Marching for marriage equality in Ireland
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Toronto Irish Film Festival
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Rioters in Belfast
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Fauna during summer
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The tranquil waters of the crystal clear River Vartry. It's along its banks where some of the plants are tended here.
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There are more than just a few tranquil spots in the gardens. Areas to reflect and unwind.
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.
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.
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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An Teach Bia cafe in Ennistymon, Co Clare
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Abandoned shopfronts painted and stickered over to look prosperous for the wealthy G8 crowd.
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Glendalough Valley, western Ireland.
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