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  1. News - World - IRELAND

    Ireland publishes bill on life-saving abortions

    Posted May 01st 2013, 06:50pm by Associated Press in Dublin

    ... Associated Press in Dublin Ireland’s government has published a long-awaited bill explaining the law on when life-saving abortions can be performed in a country that officially bans ... it authorises hospitals to perform abortions on suicidal women, so long as three doctors certify the suicide threat as credible. Ireland’s constitution bans abortion. But the Supreme Court in 1992 ruled ...

  2. Property - International - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Ireland beckons for Asian property investors

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:02am by Marie Hunt

    ... Marie Hunt property.post@scmp.com The speed of the turnaround has caught many by surprise as the market moves back into investors' sights Ireland beckons for Asian buyers drawn to recovery What a difference 12 months can make. A statement of the obvious for anybody in the business of real estate, but in Ireland this saying is particularly apt. Many investors have been ...

  3. News - World - ENTERTAINMENT

    Game of Thrones puts Northern Ireland on tourist map

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:26am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Belfast Popular TV series brings huge economic boost to province as tourists flock to filming locations Game of Thrones puts Northern Ireland on map Giants, dragons and vengeful queens have for generations populated Northern Ireland's folk tales. Now, such creatures are visiting the land in a different version- on the sets for the hit television show Game ...

  4. Sport - Golf

    Rory McIlroy chooses Ireland over Britain for 2016 Olympics in Rio

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 12:01am

    ... on Wednesday that he will play for Ireland and not Britain at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The 25-year-old, who is from Northern Ireland, was eligible to play for either Ireland or Team GB when golf makes its return to the Olympics in Brazil for the first time since 1904. Having played all of his amateur golf under the auspices of the Dublin-based Golfing Union of Ireland ...

  5. News - World - IRELAND

    Ireland orders probe of Catholic homes for unwed mothers after mass deaths revealed

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 10:50pm by AFP

    ... a mass grave in a disused septic tank discovered in 1975 near the home was the children's final resting place. Thousands of pregnant women were sent to homes in 20th century Ireland ... of pregnant unmarried mothers at the time was an abomination. Kenny said the children of such women were deemed an "inferior subspecies". "This was Ireland of the '20s ...

  6. Sport - Soccer

    Ronaldo's sparkling return a welcome boost in 5-1 romp against Ireland

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 10:24pm by Reuters

    ... Ronaldo provided Portugal with a major confidence boost ahead of the World Cup when he made a successful return from injury in a 5-1 romp against Ireland on Tuesday. Playing his first match since ... straight over Forde's head. Trailing 3-0 at halftime, Ireland pulled one back early in the second half when Wesley Hoolahan took a quick free kick and James McClean turned inside and rifled ...

  7. Business - Economy - CREDIT RATINGS

    Standard & Poor’s hikes Ireland’s credit rating, maintains negative outlook for Italy

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 02:21pm by Agence France-Presse in Dublin

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dublin Ireland's recovering economy continues to impress economic analysts as ratings agency upgrades assessment and predicts further improvement, while Italy languishes in negativity Standard & Poor’s on Friday revised up Ireland’s sovereign credit rating to ‘A-’ with a positive outlook from its previous ‘BBB+’ assessment, citing the eurozone member’s ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Growing hostility to foreigners drives Hong Kong-born Anna Lo out of Northern Ireland politics

    Posted May 30th 2014, 03:44pm by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Hostility to foreigners behind why she's quitting Northern Ireland politics HK-born politician's fears for Europe A Hong Kong-born woman who ... politics across Europe. Northern Ireland politician Anna Lo Man-wah announced last week that she would not seek re-election for the Belfast South seat she has held for the moderate Alliance Party ...

  9. Sheen Falls Lodge, Ireland

    Posted Jul 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Marisa D'vari

    ... Marisa D'Vari Where is it? Once the summer residence of the Marquis of Landsdowne, Sheen Falls Lodge is in southwest Ireland. Thoroughly reconstructed and managed by Relais & ... exacting standards. The highest-rated hotel in Ireland in one 2005 survey, the lodge retains the white-glove appeal and atmosphere of a posh country manor house. Rooms and suites are airy, spacious ...

  10. News - World - NORTHERN IRELAND

    100 IRA fugitives protected from arrest are linked to 300 murders, say Northern Ireland police

    Posted May 08th 2014, 09:20pm by GDN

    ... in nearly 300 murder cases, a senior police commander has admitted. In testimony to British lawmakers on Wednesday, Drew Harris, assistant chief constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland ... testimony by pointing out that these 95 IRA recipients of the letters were in fact of interest in connection with 295 killings during The Troubles between 1969 and 1998. Northern Ireland's top ...




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