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Peru expels British woman convicted of drug trafficking

- Authorities in Peru said they will expel a British woman in prison since 2013 after being convicted of trafficking cocaine. A court in Lima approved the expulsion of Briton Melissa Reid, granting a petition for her release filed by her attorneys.

Kenny re-elected prime minister by Irish parliament

Dublin - Ireland's parliament re-elected Enda Kenny as prime minister at the head of a minority government on Friday following a deal aimed at a slight easing of austerity after more than two months of impasse.

Ireland's Kenny set to be reappointed PM on Friday

Dublin - Ireland's parliament is expected to re-appoint Enda Kenny as prime minister on Friday, paving the way for the formation of a minority government to end months of political stalemate.

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams apologises for racial slur

London - Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams apologised Monday for using a racial slur on Twitter while seeking to compare the treatment of African Americans with Catholics in Northern Ireland.

Deal reached in Ireland to form minority government

Dublin - Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny's Fine Gael party was on Friday poised to form a minority government after striking a deal with its longtime rival Fianna Fail, following inconclusive elections in February.

Ireland edges closer to forming new government with deal on water charges

Dublin - A deal between two rival parties to suspend controversial water charges nudged Ireland closer to the formation of a minority government on Wednesday after more than two months of tortuous negotiations.

Pope approves Albanian martyrs, Irish Jesuit for beatification

Vatican City - An Albanian bishop who died after being tortured and 37 other Catholic victims of the country's former communist regime have been recognised as martyrs, the Vatican announced Wednesday.

Drone crosses path of Aer Lingus plane over France

Paris - A drone flying at an altitude of more than 2,000 metres came close to an Aer Lingus plane as it approached Paris's Charles de Gaulle airport, airport sources said on Thursday.

Irish MPs fail in latest attempt to chose PM

Dublin - Ireland's parliament failed for a third time to elect a prime minister Thursday, prolonging the apparently insoluble stalemate that has left the country without a new government for almost seven weeks.

Ireland's main opposition party rejects coalition deal

Dublin - Ireland's main opposition Fianna Fail party on Thursday rejected an offer to form a full coalition partnership with Prime Minister Enda Kenny's Fine Gael following inconclusive elections in February.

Irish MPs fail to chose PM — again

Dublin - Irish lawmakers on Wednesday failed to elect a new prime minister for the second time in 40 days since an inconclusive general election, while forming a new government remains an elusive prospect.

Ireland marks centenary of Easter Rising that led to independence

Dublin - Hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets of Dublin on Sunday to mark the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising, a rebellion against British rule that paved the way for independence.

A bear bone is rewriting the story of Ireland's earliest humans

A bear's knee bone found in an Irish cave in 1903 may provide evidence of human existence in Ireland 2,500 years earlier than previously thought, it was announced on Sunday.

Five family members killed in Irish beauty spot car plunge

Dublin - Five members of a family, including three children, were killed when their car plunged off a pier at Buncrana, a beauty spot in northwest Ireland, authorities said Monday.

Irish parliament fails to nominate PM, Kenny resigns

Dublin - Ireland's outgoing prime minister Enda Kenny resigned Thursday after losing a parliamentary vote to be renamed to his post, following an inconclusive general election in the eurozone nation last month.

Irish parliament may fail to appoint prime minister: Kenny

London - Ireland's parliament may to fail to appoint a head of government when it meets this week for the first time after an inconclusive election, Prime Minister Enda Kenny said on Monday.

Irish parties regroup after inconclusive election

Dublin - Ireland's two main parties gathered their lawmakers on Thursday to discuss their options after final results from last week's election confirmed a fragmented political landscape with no clear winner.

Toronto dads fight back after birth photo used in anti-gay ads

Toronto - A photo showing the touching moment when two Toronto dads met their newborn son for the first time quickly went viral when the little boy was born two years ago. But not all of the attention it attracted has been positive.

Old foes face dilemma over teaming up after Irish election

Dublin - Ireland's two biggest political parties, bitter rivals for almost a century, were facing a tough choice Monday in the wake of inconclusive elections -- team up, or risk months of instability.

Ireland waits for answers after 'earthquake' election

Dublin - Ireland's political uncertainty looked set to drag into a third day after Prime Minister Enda Kenny's coalition government was ousted in an election that produced no clear alternative.

Irish government concedes election defeat

Dublin - Irish prime minister Enda Kenny conceded defeat on Saturday following elections that saw the governing coalition punished by voters weary of austerity, leaving the eurozone country in political limbo with no clear winner.

Irish ruling coalition voted out: minister

Dublin - Ireland's health minister on Saturday conceded that the governing coalition had failed to win re-election, as early indications showed support for both Fine Gael and its junior partner Labour had slumped.

Irish ruling coalition punished by austerity-weary voters

Dublin - Voters punished Ireland's coalition government and boosted smaller parties in the first election since emerging from a bailout programme, exit polls showed Saturday, raising the prospect of weeks of uncertainty in the eurozone country.

Irish coalition punished despite recovery: exit polls

Dublin - Ireland faced political uncertainty on Saturday after two exit polls indicated voters had punished the outgoing governing coalition in Europe's fastest-growing economy, which is feeling the pain of years of austerity.

Reputed former IRA chief jailed for tax evasion

Dublin - A man reputed to be the former chief of the Provisional Irish Republican Army paramilitary group was on Friday jailed for 18 months for tax evasion in Ireland.

Ireland votes in knife-edge election

Dublin - Ireland voted on Friday in an election which could make it the latest eurozone country to face political instability as anger over austerity erodes support for traditional parties.

Austerity-weary Ireland votes in uncertain election

Dublin - Voting got under way in Ireland on Friday in an election which could see it become the latest eurozone country to face political instability as anger against hardship and austerity erodes support for traditional parties.

Rock Hall of Famer, Donovan, looks back on 50 years in music Special

In three months' time, the Scottish-born singer, songwriter, musician and poet, often referred to as "the British Bob Dylan," will celebrate his 70th birthday with a show at the London Palladium. Digital Journal found out what keeps him motivated.

Gangland shootings haunt Irish election campaign

Dublin - Tit-for-tat executions on the streets of Dublin and threats to journalists have thrust gangland crime and a violent history to the forefront of Ireland's election campaign ahead of Friday's vote.

Rifles and pitchforks: family politics in Irish election

Dublin - If all goes to plan for the Healy Rae family of County Kerry, they will hold more seats in parliament than some small political parties after Ireland's parliamentary elections on Friday.
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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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Christmas in Ireland
Mount Usher Gardens are located south of Dublin near Wicklow
Mount Usher Gardens are located south of Dublin near Wicklow
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Grazing horses in a field near Ballina, Ireland.
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.
Crowds on O’Connell Street  Dublin  in the aftermath of the Easter Rising 1916. Many city building...
Crowds on O’Connell Street, Dublin, in the aftermath of the Easter Rising 1916. Many city buildings were destroyed by British artillery and machine-gun fire.
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Prime Minister of Ireland  Enda Kenny.
Prime Minister of Ireland, Enda Kenny.
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Cork Airport terminal
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Laid out along the banks of the River Vartry, Mount Usher has been designed in the Robinsonian style.
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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.