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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. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Deeper Ireland-China relations bring profit to both

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 03:41am by BRENDAN HOWLIN

    ... Brendan Howlin Brendan Howlin says with the establishment of a consulate general in Hong Kong, Ireland is set to expand its economic ties to China, with financial services and technology leading the way Mutual gain It is customary for Ireland's government ministers to travel overseas at the time of Saint Patrick's Day, which is celebrated today. Our National Day ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - DIPLOMACY

    Ireland set to open first consulate in Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 04:46am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Ireland set to open first mission in Hong Kong Ireland will open its first diplomatic mission in Hong Kong this year in a bid to increase its presence in Asia ... as a key growth area as last year Ireland had just 18,000 visitors from mainland China and Hong Kong out of a total of eight million tourists. Education was another target area, he said. Currently, ...

  4. Sport - Rugby - Six Nations

    Ireland clinch Six Nations after beating France in thriller

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 01:16pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Brian O’Driscoll walks away a champion as teammates crown his farewell test in style Ireland won the Six Nations title on Saturday with a thrilling 22-20 victory over France to give iconic centre Brian O’Driscoll the perfect end to his stellar international career. Ireland scored three tries – Jonathan Sexton getting two – to France’s two ...

  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    Northern Ireland’s richest man killed in helicopter crash

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 01:48pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in London An entrepreneur and politician who was Northern Ireland’s richest man was among four people killed when a helicopter crashed in thick fog in eastern England ... enquiries while air accident investigators were sent to the scene. Early reports suggested that the helicopter was heading to Northern Ireland, though police refused to comment on its departure ...

  6. Sport - Rugby - Six Nations

    Ireland seek perfect send-off for O’Driscoll as championship goes down to the wire

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 12:25pm by AFP

    ... Nations tournament has been the imminent retirement of Ireland’s Brian O’Driscoll. But rather than give way to nostalgia, the 35-year-old’s farewell tour has turned out to be far more purposeful ... France ground in 2000 and score a hat-trick in Ireland’s only win in Paris since 1972. However, he is confident he and his team-mates can end a run of two successive draws between the two teams ...

  7. Sport - Rugby - Six Nations

    Coach Saint-Andre confident of France rising to title test against Ireland

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 07:01pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Edinburgh We'll improve for Ireland, says France's Saint-Andre France coach Philippe Saint-Andre backed his side to be a much-improved outfit when they face Ireland in a potential Six Nations title decider in Paris on Saturday. Replacement scrum-half Jean-Marc Doussain's 79th minute penalty saw France to a fortunate 19-17 win away ...

  8. Sport - Rugby - Six Nations

    Ireland great O’Driscoll calls for one last hurrah in Paris

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 06:34pm by AFP

    ... called on his Ireland teammates to raise their game one last time as he bids to retire from international rugby on a high. The legendary 35-year-old centre was reduced to tears after his man of the match performance in the 46-7 victory over Italy at Lansdowne Road, a win that leaves Ireland on the verge of a second championship title in five years. I couldn't have asked for a better ...

  9. Sport - Rugby - Six Nations

    Stylish Ireland give O’Driscoll a triumphant home farewell

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 03:37am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dublin and Edinburgh Irish thump Italy 46-7, while last-gasp penalty hands France 19-17 away win to break Scottish hearts Ireland turned on the style to give ... was instrumental in Ireland’s first three tries – two of which were scored by his former Leinster team-mate Jonathan Sexton – as victory also saw him join former England prop Jason Leonard with the most ...

  10. News - World - NORTHERN IRELAND

    Northern Ireland leader Peter Robinson threatens to quit over aborted IRA trial

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 01:40am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Leader threatens to quit over aborted IRA trial Northern Ireland's First Minister, Peter Robinson, threatened to resign yesterday unless ... agreement that ended decades of sectarian violence in Northern Ireland. Downey was charged with killing four cavalry soldiers in the Hyde Park bombing by the Irish Republican Army. He was arrested ...




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