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The border issue has once again become a hot topic in Northern Ireland. The small village of Strabane is located right on the border. The hills are equally green on both sides of the River Foyle, but on one side the speed limit road signs are in kilometres per hour, on the other in miles per hour. On one ...
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland told Independent.ie that they are not aware of any cases of human illness associated with the products. "Listeriosis is a serious disease which can be life threatening, particularly for pregnant women, the elderly and other people with a weakened immune system," ...

"In the coming weeks I invite you to pray earnestly that the people of Ireland will 'choose life' and that the lives of all women and their unborn children will always be loved, valued, welcomed and respected in this country," said Bishop Alan McGuckian of Raphoe in a pastoral letter distributed the weekend ... bishops
He undertook the run through woodland, farmland, bog land and seven mountain ranges along The Ireland Way to raise organ donor awareness. He is belived to be the first man to run the full distance of The Ireland Way. In July 2016 he donated part of his liver to his sister Therese in operations in the UK.
It will be a wet and windy start to the day but Ireland is set to enjoy a burst of heat this week with temperatures rising to 18C degrees. Europe is set to enjoy a week-long mini-heatwave from Monday as a burst of hot air travels across the continent from North Africa. A 2,414km 'African air plume' will ...

On Saturday, at the Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) national conference in the Cork Institute of Technology, Oliver Moran, the Green Party's representative in Cork North Central, announced the new position in which they suggest Ireland should decriminalise possessing and growing cannabis ...
The approval gives Ireland access to the world's fastest growing beef market and second largest importer for the first time. The Minister said he firmly believe that our beef industry can and will compete effectively in the Chinese market and said he looked forward to the opportunities that this access will ...
Taken together, they explode a few myths that have plagued Irish housing policy for years and that are significantly to blame for Ireland's housing crisis. First, developers and economists have long claimed that Irish building costs are out of line with the European average. They are not. In fact, they are very similar to those ...
In expressing his opinion that Ireland is a soft-touch when it comes to welcoming foreigners, Sharkey points out the dangers of such a policy. “You go to the UK and you see what mass immigration has done to certain parts. And if you say that, people call you xenophobic and racist. I say OK.” At that point, his ...
"I think that Ireland can become a bridge between America and the European Union, particularly with Britain not there anymore; that we can play a role in interpreting the American position better to the E.U. and the E.U.'s position better to America." That was Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar, ...
It suits UK prime minister, Theresa May, to distract attention from Britain's Brexit woes, but it is foolish for Ireland to ... In this, Ireland is not unusual: 88% of the world's primary energy mix is fossil fuels, which is slightly up over the last 15 years, due to the relative decline in market share of nuclear and ...
MORE THAN 6,000 abortion pills have been seized in Ireland over the past 10 years. The use of abortion pills in Ireland has become a major point in the debate on whether Ireland should liberalise its abortion laws: the chair of the Citizens' Assembly said that in retrospect it should have spent more time ...
When Pope Francis visits the Irish Republic, in August, the first papal visit for almost 40 years he will find a country wrestling with its relationship with Catholicism. Thirty-nine years ago Michael McLoughlin, an accountant from County Tipperary, was beyond excited. Pope John Paul II was visiting Ireland, ...
"What I have concluded is what is really going on is Ireland is being repopulated and it doesn't seem to matter to the powers that be who is coming. They are not going to end up in Dublin 4. "If we don't protect our future, if we don't protect what we have, what has made us Irish, we won't be Irish in 200 years.
A nine-year-old County Antrim boy killed in a hit-and-run incident in Tenerife has been described as "gentle and caring". Carter Carson, from Newtownabbey, was leaving a shopping centre with his family in Adeje on Thursday when he was struck by a car. He died in hospital on Friday. Two men have been ...

Ireland is a “substantial outlier” among EU states in terms of the exposure on imports to Brexit across almost every sector, according to a new report from the Department of Finance. The report, published on Wednesday, raises the prospect of sharp increases in costs for Irish importers. It concludes that the ...
Usually a trip to an Irish beach requires putting on more clothes rather than taking them all off. But for people who can 'bare' the cold, there's now somewhere in Ireland where they can go and be natural. The first nude beach on the island of Ireland will officially open at Hawk Cliff in Dalkey, south Dublin in ...
Introducing the bill in the House of Commons on Wednesday, South Armagh-born Labour MP Conor McGinn said he was doing so “with reluctance and some disappointment”. He added: “This measure is long overdue. Northern Ireland is the anomaly on these islands when it comes to LGBT rights.
During a recent trip to Ireland, the two-time Pro Bowler put his athleticism to the test at Dublin's Clanna Gael Fontenoy GAA Club, where hurling legends Jackie Tyrell and Jamesie O'Connor plus Dublin football legends Mossy Quinn and Barry Cahill attempted to teach the NFL star a thing or two. Collins ...
The Irish government has confirmed that the country's referendum on abortion will be held on Friday 25 May. Voters will decide if they want to make changes to Ireland's strict abortion laws, upheld in the Eighth Amendment of the Irish constitution. It followed the passing of the bill to hold the referendum in ...
The Ring of Kerry is the most popular scenic drive route in Ireland, followed by Glendalough (Wicklow), The Burren Circuit (Clare), The Causeway Coastal ... but that term has taken on a new meaning with the announcement that the company is to become the official partner sponsorship of Triathlon Ireland.
Ireland will vote in a referendum on 25 May on liberalising its strict abortion laws, the government has confirmed, in an announcement that officially begins two months of campaigning. Abortion has long been a divisive issue in the once stridently Catholic country. A complete ban was only lifted in 2013, ...
“In our long history as a country we've experienced famine, oppression, sectarian conflicts, economic crisis, and mass immigration,” Leo Varadkar, Taoiseach of Ireland, noted in a St. Patrick's Day week speech at Brookings as part of the Alan and Jane Batkin International Leaders Forum. To that list can be ...
Having posted previously on the continued problem of low labor force participation rates in Ireland, here is another piece of supporting evidence that the recovery in unemployment figures has been masking some pretty disturbing underlying trends. The following chart shows labor force Activity Rates ...
A gorgeous new book, Dublin and the Viking World, introduces readers to the period when Dublin became Ireland's first fully functioning town. Written by Prof Clarke, a director of the Medieval Trust (the parent body of Dublinia, the Viking and medieval museum near Christchurch, Dublin) and formerly a ...
Before Ireland was partitioned in 1921, the six counties that were to become Northern Ireland were the powerhouse of the Irish economy. Two thirds of Ireland's manufacturing capacity was in the six counties, Belfast was Ireland's largest city, and the economy was focused on high value manufacturing, ...
The company reiterated that it sees its future as an independent company, headquartered in Ireland. An acquisition would allow International Paper to significantly diversify its business beyond North America. Smurfit, which operates in 35 countries in Europe and the Americas, recorded a slight rise in core ...
The 2015 Miss Universe Ireland winner, who started dating the Munster player a few months ago, cheered him on during the Six Nations games before partying with the other WAGs. Joanna struck up a friendship with Jess Reddan, Rob Kearney's long-term love, and the two have showed off their toned ...
TEN years after one of the worst economic downturns in the Emerald Isle's history, Ireland's richest have never been richer. The Sunday Times Irish Rich List, published yesterday, shows that Ireland's 300 richest people are worth a combined £69.6bn, up from £65.5bn in 2017. A total of 76 people from ...
The European Commission has since translated this commitment into legal text — the backstop — proposing a new “common regulatory area” between the EU and Northern Ireland to ensure the “free movement of goods” across the border with the Republic after Brexit. Northern Ireland will also be ...
O'Shea, Bank of Ireland's former CFO for the retail division across Ireland and the UK, has been in situ with the hierarchy since July of last year. O'Shea's secondment marks the first public contribution by a major corporate brand for the highly-anticipated papal visit which has been shrouded in some ...
The labour market in Ireland remains a "key source" of good news for the country, according to the latest Irish economy quarterly monitor from Investec. ... Rising employment and wage growth, allied to muted overall inflationary pressures, should deliver another good year for the retail sector in Ireland.
Ireland's abortion rate is comparable to that of most other European countries; the only difference is that most Irish abortions don't happen on the island of Ireland. Abortion has been illegal in Ireland, in almost all circumstances, for more than 150 years. It is illegal even in cases of rape or incest; in cases of ...
Its origins were in the Ulster Volunteer Force, originally set up in 1912 to defend against home rule for Ireland. Back then it was trained on the lawns of the stately homes of the gentry, its guns stored in their attics when its members went off to fight in the first world war. They were led by men like Viscount ...
A clumsily edited video shows an animated woman addressing a rally. The captions claim the video is a “message to men” from the Irish pro-choice movement, which is campaigning to legalise abortion in a referendum at the end of May.
Pope Francis has said he will make the first papal trip to Ireland in nearly 40 years, visiting Dublin for two days later this year. He will be in Dublin on 25 and 26 August for a Church meeting on families. The announcement, which was widely expected, has been warmly welcomed by Catholic bishops in ...
Pope Francis said on Wednesday he will make the first papal trip to Ireland in nearly 40 years, visiting Dublin August 25th and 26th for a Church meeting on families. The brevity of the visit means it is unlikely he will make any trip to Northern Ireland or anywhere outside the capital. The World Meeting of ...
Northern Ireland will get additional money from the Treasury following an NHS pay deal agreed in England. But it is unclear if the cash will be used to fund similar wage increases in Northern Ireland. The trade union Unite has said it is "vital" health staff in Northern Ireland get like-for-like rises. In England ...
Reacting to the announcement the Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference said “On behalf of the faithful of Ireland we warmly welcome today's announcement, by the Holy Father himself, that he plans to visit Dublin in August for the World Meeting of Families. We are deeply honoured that Pope Francis will ...
The Choctaw people had been in Oklahoma less than two decades before news spread about an all-consuming famine in Ireland. Having been ousted from their ancestral lands in Mississippi, they were slowly making a new home for themselves, when, on March 23, 1847, members of the struggling tribe ...
As I visit Ireland this week, my ancestral home is in my thoughts. Alongside Nick Clegg and Michael Heseltine I am meeting the Irish deputy prime minister, the Brexit envoy and representatives of businesses that work across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland – to try to understand the Irish position ...
Pope Francis is to visit Ireland in August - the first papal visit to the country for almost 40 years. He will arrive in Dublin as the city hosts the World Meeting of Families, an international Catholic event which is staged every three years. The last pontiff to visit the Republic of Ireland was Pope John Paul II.
It says it wants to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland. But some in Ireland doubt its sincerity: the British know the EU will need to police its single market and customs union by checking for compliance with its standards for industrial and agricultural goods, as well as tariffs and rules of origin. So how ...
Bank of Ireland plans to fund €144 million worth of purpose-built student accommodation over next two years, with a particular focus on Dublin and Cork where demand is strongest. The bank said it was currently funding 1,474 student bed spaces in the Republic, with a further 276 under consideration, and ...
The Islamic Cultural Centre (ICCI) at Clonskeagh in south Co Dublin has tended to be the major symbol of Islam in Ireland. Belonging to the majority Sunni Muslim tradition, it is there to which official Ireland turns when it wishes to acknowledge and/or welcome the State's growing Muslim community.
Pro-choice campaigners are calling on 40,000 Irish people living abroad to return to home to vote in a landmark abortion referendum this summer. Ireland does not allow overseas voting and the Home to Vote campaign is calling on people to book transport back ahead of the referendum, which is expected ...
The roadshow will included a leadership masterclass and an elevator pitch competition with a cash prize sponsored by Facebook of €2,000 at each location. Additional prizes include 10 sessions with Enterprise Ireland mentors, annual membership of Network Ireland and attendance at Enterprise Ireland's Excel at Export ...
Paramilitary-style “punishment” shootings and beatings have surged again across Northern Ireland, with a 60% increase in such attacks over the past four years, according to the latest police figures obtained by the Guardian. News of the rise in dissident republican and Ulster loyalist assaults on people ...


 

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