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Brexit breakthrough: the Irish issue explained

London - The draft Brexit deal between Britain and the European Union was made possible by a breakthrough over the Irish border, but it could still prove the issue that unravels the agreement.

Trouble brewing?: Brexit challenge for Guinness supply chain

Dublin - With its brown-black hue and cascading creamy head, Guinness is Ireland's most iconic export.

UK, Irish ministers say 'very close' to Brexit deal

Dublin - British and Irish ministers said Friday they were "very close" to agreeing how to keep open the land border between them after Brexit, which is holding up a divorce deal with the EU.

Google workers walk out in global protest over harassment

San Francisco - Thousands of Google employees joined a coordinated worldwide walkout Thursday to protest the US tech giant's handling of sexual harassment as the chief vowed "concrete steps are coming" in response to the concern.

Ireland votes to lift blasphemy ban

Dublin - Ireland has voted to lift a rarely enforced constitutional ban on blasphemy in the latest secular reform for the once staunchly Catholic country, referendum results showed on Saturday.

Ireland votes to lift blasphemy ban: exit polls

Dublin - Irish voters overwhelmingly backed the lifting of a constitutional ban on blasphemy, exit polls said Saturday, the latest reform relaxing the devout nation's historic ties to the Catholic Church.

Ireland votes on historic blasphemy ban

Dublin - Irish voters were deciding Friday whether to repeal a ban on blasphemy -- the latest potential reform distancing the once-devout nation from its Catholic past.

Mass infant grave at Irish Catholic home to be excavated

Dublin - Ireland's government on Tuesday approved the full excavation of a mass grave of infant and children's remains on the site of a former Catholic home for unmarried mothers.

UK PM fires back at mutinous party over Brexit

London - Britain's beleaguered Prime minister appealed to her increasingly mutinous party on Monday to back her Brexit strategy in the face of deep divisions at home and a tough negotiating stance from the EU.

Ryanair first-half profits fall 7% after widespread strikes

Dublin - Ryanair's first half to September profits fell seven percent to €1.2 billion, the low-cost airline announced Monday, after widespread strike action by pilots and cabin crew disrupted operations.

May to say Brexit '95 percent' settled as MP mutiny fears rise

London - Prime Minister Theresa May will tell Britain's parliament on Monday that Brexit negotiations are "95 percent" complete but that she cannot accept the European Union's Northern Ireland border proposals -- as she faces down an increasingly mutinous facti...

'Fatigue, frustration and confusion': Belfast's Brexit hangover

Belfast - Of all the roadblocks on the way to a Brexit deal Northern Ireland is the biggest, and nobody feels more unease about the deadlock than the people who actually live in this British province with its troubled history.

What's holding up Brexit talks? The Irish issue explained

London - The main sticking point in Brexit negotiations is how to keep Britain's land border with the Republic of Ireland open after it leaves the European Union.

Brexit clouds on horizon for Holyhead's lifeline port

Holyhead - Hundreds of trucks roll off the docks at Holyhead every day, bringing goods to and from Ireland in an economic lifeline for this deprived corner of Wales, which is now threatened by Brexit.

Locals fear being cast away on Brexit border 'island'

For people living in and around the Drummully Polyp, a squiggle on the map of the Irish frontier, life without an open border is unimaginable and a reminder of the bad old days of checkpoints.

Ireland passes law putting cancer warnings on alcohol

Dublin - Alcoholic drinks in Ireland will be labelled with cancer warnings under a groundbreaking law passed Wednesday, which also sets a minimum price in a bid to tackle a "corrosive" drinking culture.

What's holding up Brexit talks? The Irish issue explained

London - The main sticking point in Brexit negotiations is how to keep the land border between Britain and Ireland open after Britain leaves the European Union.

Irish MPs hold first abortion bill debate

Dublin - Legislation to allow abortion was debated in the Irish parliament for the first time on Thursday -- with indications a three day "cooling off period" will be fiercely contested.

Brexit: EU's Tusk tells May to 'get down to business'

Apo - EU President Donald Tusk warned Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday that, with her Conservative Party conference finished, she must make a serious effort to negotiate a Brexit deal.

Irish data authority probes Facebook over breach of 50 mn accounts

Dublin - Ireland's data protection authority launched an investigation into Facebook Wednesday, bringing stringent new European privacy laws to bear on the tech titan after a security breach exposed 50 million accounts.

Ryanair cancels flights as strike hits Europe

Apo - Ryanair cancelled scores of European flights on Friday as unions staged what they warned could be the biggest strike in the airline's history.

Ryanair cancels 150 flights on Friday due to strike across Europe

London - Ryanair will cut 150 flights because of strike action across Europe on Friday, as Brussels urged it to respect workers' rights enshrined in EU law.

Ryanair says cancelling 190 flights over Friday strike

London - Ryanair will cancel 190, or eight percent, of its flights due Friday when cabin crews strike across Europe, the Irish no-frills airline said Tuesday, attacking rivals for the disruption.

Date set for Irish blasphemy referendum

Dublin - Ireland will hold a referendum on October 26 to repeal its constitutional law forbidding blasphemy, Dublin announced on Friday.

Bono saw 'pain' on pope's face over abuse scandals

Vatican City - U2 frontman Bono said he could see the pain on Pope Francis's face on Wednesday when he told him "it looks to some people that the abusers are being more protected than the victims".

What's holding up Brexit talks? The Irish issue explained

London - The main sticking point in Brexit negotiations is the future of the Irish border once Britain leaves the EU, with Brussels and London seemingly at loggerheads over the issue.

What's holding up Brexit talks? The Irish border issue explained

London - The main sticking point in Brexit negotiations is the future of the Irish border once Britain leaves the EU, with Brussels and London seemingly at loggerheads over the issue.

Irish president signs historic abortion ban repeal

Dublin - Ireland's president on Tuesday signed a constitutional amendment repealing strict abortion laws in the staunchly Catholic country.

Ryanair cabin crew in five countries to strike on Sept 28

Apo - Ryanair cabin crew from five European countries will go on strike on September 28, threatening hundreds of flights in the latest round of a bitter tussle between unions and the budget airline's management.

Ryanair cabin crew in 5 countries to strike Sept 28: union

Apo - Ryanair cabin crew members from five European countries will go on strike on September 28, threatening hundreds of flights, a Belgian union said on Thursday.
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Prime Minister of Ireland, Enda Kenny.
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Fauna during summer
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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 the St. Patrick's Day parade in the downtown Toronto core.
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Mount Usher Gardens are located south of Dublin near Wicklow
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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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An Teach Bia cafe in Ennistymon, Co Clare
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The Israeli embassy at Carrisbrook House in Ireland
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Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh  a popular Irish sports commentator
Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh, a popular Irish sports commentator
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The Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links, Co. Dublin, a hotel by the sea.
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
Heron in the waters of the River Vartry.
Heron in the waters of the River Vartry.
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.