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Irish PM denies 'plot' against Brexit

Strasbourg - Ireland's Prime Minister Leo Varadkar denied on Wednesday that the EU was conspiring to reverse the Brexit vote after a series of top figures held the door open for Britain to change its mind.

Cranberries singer was preparing new version of 'Zombie'

London - Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan, who died suddenly in London Monday at the age of 46, was about to record a version of her hit "Zombie" with the hard rock band Bad Wolves, the group said on Tuesday.

The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dies aged 46

London - Irish singer-songwriter Dolores O'Riordan, frontwoman of the multi-million selling rock band The Cranberries, died suddenly in London on Monday, aged 46, her publicist said.

Divided over Brexit, N.Ireland marks year with no government

Belfast - Racked by tensions over Brexit, Northern Ireland is now on the brink of direct rule by civil servants in London after the province's semi-autonomous government collapsed a year ago on Tuesday.

Tributes paid to Ireland's Sutherland after death

London - Tributes were paid Monday to Irish national Peter Sutherland after the WTO's first director general and former chairman of energy giant BP died at the weekend after a long illness.

Writer Barry rides high on epic western with a twist

Paris - Sebastian Barry thought he was having too much fun writing his rollicking historical novel "Days Without End" for it to be any good.

Ryanair applies for UK licence ahead of Brexit

London - Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair said Tuesday it has applied for a British operating licence in case Britain leaves the European Union next year without an aviation deal.

Ireland issues record number of passports amid Brexit

London - Ireland issued a record number of passports in 2017, with nearly a fifth going to applicants in Britain and Northern Ireland, according to its foreign affairs ministry.

Ryanair faces first-ever pilot strike in Germany

Frankfurt Am Main - German Ryanair pilots will strike for the first time Friday, union leaders said, dialling up the heat in a Europe-wide battle for recognition from the no-frills airline ahead of the busy holiday period.

Irish pilot union agrees to Ryanair talks ahead of planned strike

Dublin - The union representing Ireland-based Ryanair pilots said on Sunday it had agreed to talk with the no-frills airline but warned that the meeting could be too late to avert a strike set for Wednesday.

Dublin councillors revoke Suu Kyi award in protest

London - Dublin councillors on Wednesday voted to revoke an award given to Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to protest her handling of violence against Rohingya Muslims in her country, Irish media reported.

N.Ireland's powerful DUP vows to keep wary eye on Brexit talks

Belfast - Northern Ireland's hugely influential Democratic Unionist Party gave grudging approval Friday to a Brexit deal that it had threatened to scupper, but warned there was "still more work to be done".

Belfast rally against Irish border after Brexit

Belfast - Demonstrators in Belfast on Wednesday backed a call by Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein against a hard Irish border after Brexit, a key point in Britain's divorce talks with the EU.

Irish become target of Brexiteers' acrimony over border issue

Dublin - Pro-Brexit British politicians have heavily criticised Ireland due to fears it may block the start of the next phase of EU negotiations over the country's sensitive border.

Fears Brexit could harm Irish horseracing trade

Naas - Thoroughbred horse breeding is an instance where Ireland can claim to be among the world's best, but Brexit is giving the industry huge cause for concern.

Dublin repeats Brexit demands as Tusk seeks border deal

Dublin - Ireland repeated Friday its demand for British guarantees over the post-Brexit border as EU President Donald Tusk sought a breakthrough on the key sticking point in the withdrawal negotiations.

In Ireland, Brexit border risk awakens ghosts of the Troubles

Belfast - During the worst of the Troubles, this wedge of north Belfast was "Murder Mile", a neighbourhood which crystalized the Northern Ireland conflict pitting Catholic nationalists against Protestant loyalists.

Irish deputy PM resigns in bid to avoid government collapse

Dublin - Irish Deputy Prime Minister Frances Fitzgerald resigned on Tuesday in a bid to ease a political crisis that was threatening to bring down the government, according to a statement from Prime Minister Leo Varadkar.

Irish political crisis comes to a head

Dublin - Ireland could face new elections when a political crisis comes to a head next week, bringing instability to Dublin just after it started flexing its muscles in Brexit negotiations.

Ireland govt thrown into crisis ahead of key Brexit talks

Dublin - Ireland's minority government was on the brink of collapse Friday after the main opposition party submitted a motion of no-confidence in the deputy prime minister just weeks before a key summit on Brexit.

Ireland govt thrown into crisis ahead of key Brexit talks

Dublin - A crisis surrounding Ireland's deputy prime minister was on Friday threatening the country's minority government and throwing key Brexit negotiations into confusion.

Irish minister floats Hong Kong solution for post-Brexit N.Ireland

Belfast - Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney on Wednesday said the arrangement linking Hong Kong with China could be a possible solution for addressing the fate of Northern Ireland after Brexit.

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.
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