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Second man shot in Ireland in apparent gang feud

Dublin - A man was shot dead in Dublin on Monday, Irish police said, in a killing thought to be a reprisal attack for a shooting at a boxing event last week.

Second man killed in Dublin 'gang feud'

Dublin - A man was shot dead in Dublin on Monday, Irish police said, in a suspected gangland reprisal attack for a fatal shooting at a boxing event last week.

Police hunt assailants after shooting at Dublin boxing event

Dublin - Irish police were searching Sunday for shooters who burst into a Dublin boxing event, killing one man and injuring two others in an attack thought to be a gang-related assassination.

One shot dead at Dublin boxing weigh-in: Police

Dublin - One man was killed and two others injured on Friday when gunmen opened fire on boxing fans at a weigh-in at a Dublin hotel, Irish police said.

Irish PM calls election for February 26

Dublin - Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny on Wednesday called parliamentary elections for February 26 in a poll that could see disillusioned voters turn away from established parties to back political mavericks.

Norway disarms police after finding 'no grounds' for being armed

Oslo - Norway has once again announced that police officers in the country will be disarmed because it has deemed that doing so is no longer necessary.

Irish premier hopes for UK EU deal next month

London - Irish premier Enda Kenny said Monday he was hopeful that a deal to keep Britain in the EU could be sealed next month after talks with Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday.

Ireland saw pre-historic migration from Mideast, Eastern Europe: Study

Washington - Ireland underwent a massive prehistoric wave of immigration from the Middle East and eastern Europe, which could explain how modern farming arrived in the region, researchers said in a study released on Monday.

Ireland to extradite alleged top child porn webmaster to U.S.

Dublin - An Irishman alleged by the FBI to be the "largest facilitator of child porn in the world" can be extradited to the United States to face charges, an Irish court ruled on Wednesday.

Irish police go hi-tech to combat Christmas tree thieves

Newtownmountkennedy - Fed up with roaming gangs stealing their Christmas trees, farmers and police in Ireland have turned to smartphones and helicopter patrols to ensure they can keep delivering festive cheer to customers.

Study shows: Millennials still tuning in for traditional TV

Just in time for World Television Day (November 21), new statistics show that despite many millennials using mobile devices to watch TV, televisions are still as relevant and appreciated as ever.

Tens of thousands without power as storm batters Ireland

Dublin - Tens of thousands of homes in Ireland were left without electricity as a storm swept across the country, causing disruption to flights and ferry crossings.

Ireland gay marriage law comes into force

Dublin - Ireland's new same-sex marriage law comes into force from Monday, six months after the country voted to allow gay unions in a historic referendum.

U2 cancel Paris concert after attacks

Los Angeles - Irish rock band U2 canceled a Paris concert planned for Saturday following a series of attacks in the French capital which killed more than 120 people.

Review: ‘The Hallow’ finds its monster in Irish folklore Special

The woodland creatures in ‘The Hallow’ create a tangible nightmare for a couple who discover not all folklore is to be taken with a grain of salt.

Gay marriage signed into law in Ireland

Dublin - Same-sex marriage was signed into law in Ireland, five months after a historic referendum saw the traditionally Catholic nation become the world's first country to vote for gay unions.

Ireland's IRA does not control Sinn Fein: Gerry Adams

Dublin - Irish political party Sinn Fein is not run by its former paramilitary wing the Irish Republican Army despite allegations the terrorist group was still operating in secret, party leader Gerry Adams said on Wednesday.

Irish court orders investigation into Facebook data transfers

Dublin - Ireland's High Court on Tuesday ruled that the country's data protection agency should examine whether to suspend the transfer of Facebook users' data from Europe to the United States.

Conor McGregor donates €50K to help the homeless in Ireland

Conor McGregor, the UFC interim featherweight champion, has donated €50,000 to help battle the homeless crisis in Ireland.

Two shot dead in Ireland, including police officer

Dublin - A police officer and another man were shot dead and a woman seriously injured in a shooting at a house in Ireland on Sunday, police said in a statement.

Ten dead, including children, at Dublin travellers' site

Dublin - Ten people have died, including a couple and their five children, after a pre-dawn fire Saturday at a site in Dublin housing members of the traveller community.

Gerry Adams to face no charges over IRA murder

Belfast - Irish republican leader Gerry Adams will not be charged in connection with the IRA murder of a Belfast mother of ten in 1972, Northern Ireland's state prosecutors announced Tuesday.

Thousands join Irish march for easing abortion law

Dublin - Thousands of people marched in Dublin on Saturday calling for an overhaul of Ireland's strict abortion laws, as a campaign for change gathers momentum ahead of the upcoming general election.Ireland has some of Europe's most restrictive abortion laws.

Irish rebel reburied with state honours

Ireland - An Irish rebel executed after a failed revolt against British rule in 1916 was reburied Friday following a state funeral, as Ireland gears up for centenary commemorations marking its independence from Britain.

Old tree in Ireland blows over and reveals medieval skeleton

Collooney - The remains of a young man was discovered by archaeologist after a 200-year-old tree blown over during a storm in Ireland.

Irish law allows transgenders to get updated birth certificate

Ireland has passed a new law and it allows transgender people to obtain a birth certificate that reflects their preferred gender. It will also be legally recognized.

Review: Folk star Glen Hansard back with 'Didn't He Ramble'

The founding member of Irish mainstays The Frames is set to release his second solo album, the follow-up to 2012's 'Rhythm and Repose.'

China's Bohai to buy jet lessor Avolon in $7.6 bn deal

Shanghai - Chinese leasing company Bohai will buy Irish jet lessor Avolon in a deal that values the company at $7.6 billion, according to a statement, as Beijing pushes its companies to search overseas for future growth.Bohai Leasing Co.

Spain breaks up ring smuggling Albanians to Britain

Madrid - Spanish police said Wednesday they had smashed a gang that smuggled Albanians into Britain by plane via Spain using fake identity documents.

Ireland shrugs off French riddle over Yeats remains

Dublin - A trove of documents from a French chateau has cast doubt on the remains of beloved Irish poet W.B. Yeats but fans have shrugged off the controversy and said there is no doubt as to his spiritual home.
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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 St. Patrick's Day many people in both countries celebrate their shared heritage.
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Marching for marriage equality in Ireland
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Riots break out in Belfast
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Mount Usher Gardens are located south of Dublin near Wicklow