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Brexit: Ireland urges UK to stay in customs union to avoid hard border

November 26, 2017 2:04 am
Brexit: Ireland urges UK to stay in customs union to avoid hard border

Anti-Brexit campaigners are seen south of the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. (Photo by Reuters) The Republic of Ireland has threatened to veto Brexit trade talks unless Britain provides guarantees over Dublin’s border with Northern Ireland. The Irish EU commissioner, Phil Hogan, said on Sunday that […]

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Two killed, thousands without power as storm hits Ireland

October 16, 2017 6:30 pm
Two killed, thousands without power as storm hits Ireland

The sea breaks over the harbour behind Donaghadee lighthouse on the Irish Sea coast, east of Belfast in Northern Ireland, on October 16, 2017, as Northern Ireland braces for the passing of the storm Ophelia. Ireland was hit by an “unprecedented storm” on Monday that left two people dead, 120,000 […]

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Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney takes swipe at Britain Brexit plans, border talks as not credible solution

September 4, 2017 10:30 pm
Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney takes swipe at Britain Brexit plans, border talks as not credible solution

A truck passes an anti-Brexit placard at the Ireland-Northern Ireland border crossing in Killeen. (AFP) Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney has criticized Britain’s Brexit proposal, saying the proposal has been met with widespread skepticism and that implementing an invisible border between Ireland and Northern Ireland as part of the Brexit […]

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Dublin wants bridges, not borders: Ireland’s Prime Minister Leo Varadkar

August 5, 2017 10:30 pm
Dublin wants bridges, not borders: Ireland’s Prime Minister Leo Varadkar

Ireland’s Prime Minister Leo Varadkar delivers a speech in the Great Hall at Queen’s University in Belfast on August 4, 2017. (Photo by AFP)  Leo Varadkar, the prime minister of the Republic of Ireland, has voiced his opposition to Britain’s exit from the European Union, commonly known as Brexit.  We want […]

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British Prime Minister Theresa May’s talks with Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to stay in power not going as expected: Reports

June 20, 2017 10:30 pm
British Prime Minister Theresa May’s talks with Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to stay in power not going as expected: Reports

British Prime Minister Theresa May (L) and Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Arlene Foster (Photo by AFP) British Prime Minister Theresa May’s negotiations on staying in power with the support of the Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) have not proceeded as expected. “Talks are ongoing with the DUP and […]

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Ireland’s Prime Minister Enda Kenny warns UK Prime Minister Theresa May on her DUP deal, suggesting it could endanger peace

June 11, 2017 10:30 pm
Ireland’s Prime Minister Enda Kenny warns UK Prime Minister Theresa May on her DUP deal, suggesting it could endanger peace

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny gives a joint press during the EU leaders summit at the Europa building, the main headquarters of European Council and the Council of the EU, in Brussels, on April 29, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Ireland’s Prime Minister Enda Kenny has warned the leader of the […]

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British Prime Minister Theresa May-Northern Ireland’s DUP deal thrown into confusion

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British Prime Minister Theresa May-Northern Ireland’s DUP deal thrown into confusion

British Prime Minister Theresa May (file photo) A deal almost reached between British Prime Minister Theresa May and Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has been thrown into confusion. May’s office announced on Saturday that the DUP had agreed to support her government on the basis of a “confidence and […]

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UK Prime Minister Theresa May reaches accord with Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party to hold power

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UK Prime Minister Theresa May reaches accord with Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party to hold power

Protesters gather in Westminster, central London to protest Theresa May’s government and her alliance with the Democratic Unionist Party. (File photo) British Prime Minister Theresa May has reached an outline agreement with Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) in an alliance that would allow her to remain in power after […]

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Irish backpacker Danielle McLaughlin found naked and murdered in Goa

March 16, 2017 9:30 am
Irish backpacker Danielle McLaughlin found naked and murdered in Goa

Danielle McLaughlin, who has been found dead in a Goa tourist resort. Photo / Twitter A murder investigation has been launched after the body of an Irish tourist travelling with a British passport was found naked on an Indian beach. The woman, who Indian police have named as 28-year-old Danielle […]

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Sinn Fein calls for ‘unity referendum’ ahead of Brexit

March 13, 2017 10:30 pm
Sinn Fein calls for ‘unity referendum’ ahead of Brexit

Sinn Fein’s leader in the Northern Ireland assembly, Michelle O’Neill Irish nationalist political party Sinn Fein has called for a referendum to leave the UK “as soon as possible.” Monday’s call was not the first one for splitting from Britain and uniting with Republic of Ireland. Sinn Fein has been calling […]

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Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) narrowly wins Northern Ireland elections, loses overall majority

March 4, 2017 10:30 pm
Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) narrowly wins Northern Ireland elections, loses overall majority

Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Arlene Foster (L) stands with Party Chairman Maurice Morrow, Baron Morrow (R), who lost his seat in the Northern Ireland Assembly elections, at the count center in Omagh, Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland, on March 3, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has […]

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Mass grave found at ex-Catholic orphanage in Ireland

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Mass grave found at ex-Catholic orphanage in Ireland

A mass grave containing the remains of babies and young children has been discovered at a former Catholic home for unmarried mothers and their children in Ireland, an official report revealed today. A mass grave containing the remains of babies and young children has been discovered at the former Bon […]

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Elderly Irish woman finds five pound note worth £50,000 and donates it to ‘help young people’

February 21, 2017 2:30 pm
Elderly Irish woman finds five pound note worth £50,000 and donates it to ‘help young people’

Graham Short engraved the notes and spent them across Britain. Photo / Twitter A famous engraver etched a tiny picture of Jane Austen on some five pound notes. Each one is estimated to be worth £50,000 (NZ$86,000), judging by the value of some of his other work. Across Britain, people […]

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RAF Typhoons scrambled to intercept Russian bombers

February 10, 2017 12:33 am
RAF Typhoons scrambled to intercept Russian bombers

The RAF scrambled Typhoon jets to intercept the Russian bombers. Photo / 123RF Royal Air Force jets were scrambled to intercept nuclear-capable Russian bombers over the North Atlantic. The aircraft were scrambled after two Tupolev Tu-160 strategic bombers were spotted approaching UK airspace near the Shetland islands on Thursday morning. […]

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Irish painter sued stepmother for a sixth of family’s £2.9m (NZ$4.98m) Lotto win

February 4, 2017 7:30 am
Irish painter sued stepmother for a sixth of family’s £2.9m (NZ$4.98m) Lotto win

The Grattan Bridge over the River Liffey. The Four Courts, The Ormond Hotel and the Lower Ormond Quay. Photo / Getty Images A stepmother who tried to stop her stepson getting a chunk of her £2.9million (NZ$4.98m) Lottery win has been ordered by a judge to immediately pay him £484,000 […]

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