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News: Ireland

We have started to collect the most important news related to Ireland in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Ireland: news

Martin crashes out of Giro in stage one

Friday, May 9th 2014, 19:53

Ireland's Dan Martin will miss the rest of the Giro d'Italia after crashing in the opening team time trial stage in Belfast.
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Ireland out of Eurovision contest

Friday, May 9th 2014, 8:26
related countries: Austria Austria

Ireland fail to reach the final of the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time since 2009 while Austria's Conchita Wurst sails through to the event on Saturday.
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New children's laureate for Ireland

Friday, May 9th 2014, 8:20

Eoin Colfer, author of the Artemis Fowl series of books, is appointed Ireland's new children's laureate,
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Microsoft must release overseas data

Monday, April 28th 2014, 16:58
related countries: United States United States

A US judge orders Microsoft to hand over a customer's emails, even though the data is held on a server in Ireland.
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Spider-Man snares UK box office

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 10:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Spider-Man swings to the top of the UK and Ireland box office chart after his latest film registered the biggest cinema opening weekend of the year so far.
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VIDEO: Row over Irish dancing make-up ban

Friday, April 18th 2014, 6:32

The Irish Dancing Commission has recently stopped children under the age of 10 from wearing make-up during competitions.
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Anglo Irish bank pair found guilty

Thursday, April 17th 2014, 14:33

Two former Anglo Irish bank chiefs have been found guilty of making loans designed to illegally prop up the bank's share price.
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Court clears ex-Anglo bank boss

Thursday, April 17th 2014, 9:12

The former chairman of Anglo Irish bank has been found not guilty of illegally supporting the bank's share price, the jury continues to deliberate in the case against two others.
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Man charged with Omagh bomb murders

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 21:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Omagh

A 43-year-old man from the Republic of Ireland is due to appear in court, charged with the murders of 29 people in the 1998 Omagh bomb attack.
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Impac book prize reveals shortlist

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 11:10

The shortlist for the world's most lucrative literary prize pits debut Irish author Donal Ryan against a host of international stars such as Juan Gabriel Vasquez.
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Irish president continues UK visit

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 10:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Irish President Michael D Higgins carries out more engagements on the second day of his historic visit to the UK.
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Irish president hails UK friendship

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 21:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Irish President Michael D Higgins tells the UK Parliament of his country's "deep and enduring" friendship with Britain.
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Geldof post-mortem due on Wednesday

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 15:26

A post-mortem examination following the death of Peaches Geldof , who has died at the age of 25, will take place on Wednesday.
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Republic to host England in 2015

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 11:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Dublin

The Republic of Ireland will take on England in a friendly at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin in June next year.
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VIDEO: Rare 'goat-sheep' born on Irish farm

Friday, April 4th 2014, 7:52

What do you get when you cross a sheep and a goat?
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Marvel masters Muppets at UK cinemas

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 16:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Returning superhero Captain America came ahead of the Muppets in a battle of the sequels that dominates this week's UK and Ireland box office chart.
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Irish inquiry into secret recordings

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 21:22

The Irish government sets up an inquiry into allegations of widespread secret recordings by its police force dating back many years.
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Irish police chief Callinan resigns

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 13:06

The head of the Irish police force resigns following a controversy over whistleblowers, whose concerns about the motoring penalty points system appeared to be vindicated by an independent report.
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Simply Red settle hunting dispute

Monday, March 24th 2014, 22:35

A dispute between two members of Simply Red, and a neighbour over hunting rights at an estate the band members own in County Donegal in the Republic of Ireland has been settled.
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Irish MP quits over messages to teen

Saturday, March 22nd 2014, 22:41

An independent Irish MP, Patrick Nulty, resigns from parliament after revelations he sent "inappropriate" messages to a teenage girl on Facebook.
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Abuse victim on Vatican committee

Saturday, March 22nd 2014, 18:20

Irish abuse victim Marie Collins is appointed to the Vatican commission on protecting children from abuse.
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Ireland knocked out by Netherlands

Friday, March 21st 2014, 12:35
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

The Netherlands are into the Super 10 stage of the World Twenty20 after a remarkable victory over Ireland in Sylhet.
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Irish in last-ball win over Zimbabwe

Monday, March 17th 2014, 12:50
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Ireland clinch a dramatic final-ball victory over Zimbabwe in their World Twenty20 opener in Bangladesh.
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O'Driscoll elated by perfect finale

Saturday, March 15th 2014, 19:46

Brian O'Driscoll struggles to contain his emotions as his Ireland career ends with a thrilling Six Nations triumph.
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O'Driscoll seeks title-winning exit

Friday, March 14th 2014, 17:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Brian O'Driscoll hopes to sign off in style with an Ireland Six Nations title, but England retain a chance of the crown as well.
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Four killed in helicopter crash

Friday, March 14th 2014, 2:50

Four people are killed as a helicopter crashes into a field in a rural part of Norfolk, close to a stately home owned by a Northern Irish peer.
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More of That claims World Hurdle

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 17:49

More of That hands Annie Power her first defeat, beating the Irish mare into second with Big Buck's retired after finishing fifth.
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O'Mahony returns to Ireland team

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 12:51
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Fit-again Peter O'Mahony is back in the Ireland team for Saturday's crunch Six Nations game against France in Paris.
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Picamoles returns to French team

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 10:36
related countries: France France

Louis Picamoles is back in the France side to face Ireland after being dropped for his mock applause towards a referee.
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World's largest banana firm created

Monday, March 10th 2014, 12:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: Chiquita

Irish fruit firm Fyffes and US rival Chiquita are to merge, creating the world's largest banana company.
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Ireland 46-7 Italy

Saturday, March 8th 2014, 16:39
related countries: Italy Italy

Ireland mark Brian O'Driscoll's final home international with a vital seven-try win over Italy in the Six Nations.
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Irish TV 'Ukrainian' loop nightmare

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 15:58
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

A soundbite 'sticks' on RTÉ's Prime Time programme and suddenly it feels like the country is being brainwashed.
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Sport results hit Paddy Power profit

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 8:59

Irish bookmaker Paddy Power sees a record pre-tax profit in 2013, despite an "exceptional run of punter-friendly sports results".
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Guerin suspect stable after shooting

Sunday, March 2nd 2014, 12:43
related places: Dublin

A convicted Dublin drug dealer, who was acquitted of the murder of journalist Veronica Guerin, is in a stable condition in hospital after being shot.
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Guerin murder suspect shot in Dublin

Sunday, March 2nd 2014, 11:49
related places: Dublin

A convicted drug dealer, who was acquitted of the murder of journalist Veronica Guerin, has been seriously injured in a shooting in Dublin.
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Robinson deadline on secret letters

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 23:29

The first minister has given the government until Thursday night to respond to the crisis over secret letters sent to more than 180 Irish republican paramilitary suspects.
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