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Island in north-west Europe divided into the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland

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Ireland: Island in north-west Europe divided into the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
Ireland is an island in the North Atlantic. It is separated from Great Britain to its east by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St George's Channel. Ireland is the second-largest island of the British Isles, the third-largest in Europe, and the twentieth-largest on Earth.

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'Better to have no deal' if Britain continues Brexit stance, says former Irish PM [Video]

'Better to have no deal' if Britain continues Brexit stance, says former Irish PM

'Better to have no deal' if Britain continues Brexit stance, says former Irish PM

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Pubs reopen as lockdown restrictions ease in Ireland [Video]

Pubs reopen as lockdown restrictions ease in Ireland

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Hairdressers in high demand during lockdown relaxation in Ireland [Video]

Hairdressers in high demand during lockdown relaxation in Ireland

Customers take their seats in a hair salon in Athy, Co Kildare, as Ireland enters phase three of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions. Includes interviews with Laura Grufferty and Bryant Jordan.

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Baby girl born with so much hair it was visible during 34 week scan [Video]

Baby girl born with so much hair it was visible during 34 week scan

A mother who believed that newborns were bald recalled her shock when she realised her baby girl already had thick hair in the womb - which was clearly visible at her 34 week scan. After their son,..

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Irish parties await members' verdict on three-way coalition deal [Video]

Irish parties await members' verdict on three-way coalition deal

The agreement reached by bitter rivals Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael could be rejected on Friday by members of the Green Party, a junior partnerView on euronews

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Finance ministers from Spain, Ireland and Luxembourg join race for Eurogroup presidency [Video]

Finance ministers from Spain, Ireland and Luxembourg join race for Eurogroup presidency

Finance ministers from Spain, Ireland and Luxembourg join race for Eurogroup presidency

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The Last Surviving Sibling Of JFK Dies At 92 [Video]

The Last Surviving Sibling Of JFK Dies At 92

Jean Kennedy Smith, the last surviving sibling of late President John F. Kennedy has died. According to CNN, Kennedy Smith died on Wednesday. Kennedy Smith's daughter shared that her mother passed away..

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Guinness recovering from Covid-19 slup [Video]

Guinness recovering from Covid-19 slup

At the start of the lockdown in Ireland, Guinness reduced operations at its St James’s Gate brewery in Dublin to the minimal level required to keep its yeast stocks alive. It was the first time that..

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Dublin barber jokes about operating a repair shop as more Covid-19 restrictions lifted [Video]

Dublin barber jokes about operating a repair shop as more Covid-19 restrictions lifted

A Dublin barber has joked that he will be operating as a repair shop when he finally gets back to cutting hair after lockdown. John O’Loughlin, who has worked in Tallaght for 35 years, said some of..

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U.N. Humiliates Trudeau [Video]

U.N. Humiliates Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s bid to get Canada back on the United Nations Security Council was dashed Wednesday. Trudeau was humiliated. The UN dealt a decisive and embarrassing loss to him and..

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Jean Kennedy Smith, last surviving sibling of JFK, dies at 92 [Video]

Jean Kennedy Smith, last surviving sibling of JFK, dies at 92

Jean Kennedy Smith, the last surviving sibling of slain President John F. Kennedy, who as U.S. ambassador to Ireland in the 1990s played a pivotal role in the Northern Irish peace process, died on..

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Leo Varadkar announces Irish face mask campaign [Video]

Leo Varadkar announces Irish face mask campaign

Leo Varadkar launched a Government campaign to encourage people to wear face coverings on buses and trains and other public transport in Ireland as more shops begin to open. Mr Varadkar called for the..

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Long queues as Penneys reopens in Ireland [Video]

Long queues as Penneys reopens in Ireland

Eager shoppers have queued for hours as 16 Penneys stores reopened across the Republic of Ireland. Some shops were due to open at 10.30am, but as the queues built up, gardai advised managers to open..

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'No rush' for ICC to make decision on T20 World Cup, Richardson says [Video]

'No rush' for ICC to make decision on T20 World Cup, Richardson says

Australia bowler Kane Richardson has backed the International Cricket Council’s move to hold off on deciding the fate of the T20 World Cup. The tournament, hosted by Australia, is due to kick off in..

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Irish Olympian dons running spikes again following lockdown [Video]

Irish Olympian dons running spikes again following lockdown

One of Ireland’s top Olympic runners donned racing spikes again for the first time in weeks as athletics tracks emerged from coronavirus lockdown. Kerry O’Flaherty, 38, from Newcastle in Co Down,..

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Varadkar announces acceleration of Ireland's lockdown exit plan [Video]

Varadkar announces acceleration of Ireland's lockdown exit plan

The Irish Government has announced an acceleration of the country's lockdown exit plan. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said phase two of the roadmap would be triggered on Monday as scheduled. But he said a..

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McDonald's drive-thru queues from the air [Video]

McDonald's drive-thru queues from the air

A McDonald's restaurant on Leeds Rd, Huddersfield reopens its drive-thru. McDonald’s is rapidly expanding its store openings across the UK and Ireland to have more than 1,000 restaurants reopened for..

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Thousands march in Dublin following death of George Floyd in Minneapolis [Video]

Thousands march in Dublin following death of George Floyd in Minneapolis

Demonstrations have taken place across Ireland following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Crowds gathered outside the US Embassy in Dublin. Protests have taken place across the world,..

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Ireland cuts minimum distance between pub customers if food served

Ireland has halved the minimum "social distance" between customers in pubs to 1 metre (3.2 feet) so long as other measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are enforced, the government said on..
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Mexico, India, Ireland, Norway elected to U.N. Security Council, one seat still open

Mexico, India, Ireland and Norway were elected to the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday, but the 193 U.N. member states must return on Thursday to continue voting to fill one more vacant..
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Factbox: Irish coalition sets out programme for government

A coalition of Ireland's two dominant centre-right parties and the Green Party agreed a draft programme for government on Monday, pending approval by their respective members in coming weeks.
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Irish coalition deal set to make Micheal Martin PM until end of 2022

The head of Ireland's Fianna Fail party Micheal Martin is set to serve as the country's prime minister from late June until Dec. 15, 2022 according to the terms of a coalition agreement that must be..
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Irish parties ink deal to bring Greens into new coalition government

Ireland's two dominant centre-right parties have agreed to form a coalition for the first time in a deal that will also put the Green Party at the centre of policymaking and end a political stalemate..
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Irish parties reach deal on new government but it needs ratification

Ireland's Fianna Fail, Fine Gael and Green parties struck a deal to form a new coalition government on Monday that if ratified by members will end a months-long stalemate and is expected to make Fianna..
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Irish parties close in on coalition deal, leaders to meet

Ireland's Fianna Fail, Fine Gael and Green parties are on the cusp of forming a new coalition government after more than four months of deadlock, a member of one of the negotiating teams said on..
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Two Northern Irishmen to be extradited over Vietnamese truck deaths

Two Northern Irishmen are set to be extradited to Britain to face manslaughter charges over the deaths of 39 Vietnamese people found in the back of a truck near London last year, Ireland's courts heard..
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Factbox: Ireland's phased plan to ease coronavirus lockdown

Ireland has announced a revised schedule for gradually re-opening the economy over the coming months, speeding the easing of coronavirus restrictions.
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Ireland hopes to restart international travel later in the summer

Ireland is hopeful that it will be able to resume air travel to other European countries later in the summer, acting prime minister Leo Varadkar said on Friday.
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'Summer is not yet lost', Irish PM backs air bridges

Ireland hopes to be able to recommend the resumption of air travel with a select number of countries in a number of weeks, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Thursday, telling prospective..
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Ireland seeks health officials' backing to speed up reopening plan

Ireland's government has proposed speeding up the reopening of parts of its economy to the country's top health officials and will make a decision on Friday, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said.
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Irish pubs say two metre social distancing spells ruin

Ireland's usually tightly-packed pubs say they face ruin unless the government eases one of the strictest lockdowns in Europe, under which they can only reopen in August and must keep drinkers two..
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Spanish dig unearths human remains in hunt for Irish rebel lord

Spanish archaeologists may have uncovered the final resting place of an Irish nobleman whose bloody 16th-century rebellion almost toppled Ireland's English rulers.
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Ireland may decide next week to speed up reopening plan

Ireland may next week speed up the reopening of its economy if coronavirus infections remain low, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday, though its chief medical officer said he was likely to..
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Privacy activist Schrems calls on EU authorities to get Irish watchdog moving

Privacy activist Max Schrems called on the European authorities to push the Irish regulator to speed up its handling of cases he has brought against Facebook on the second anniversary of the..
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Ireland to review 14-day quarantine for travellers on June 18

Ireland's new regulations requiring incoming travellers to provide the address at which they will self-isolate for 14 days will initially be in effect from May 28 to June 18, Health Minister Simon..
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Ireland expects scepticism in EU at UK Northern Ireland proposal

Britain's proposal on Wednesday that its Brexit divorce deal would require no new customs infrastructure in Northern Ireland will be met with scepticism by many in the European Union, Irish Foreign..
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Northern Ireland eases restrictions, Ireland deaths at seven-week low

Northern Ireland gently eased its coronavirus restrictions on Monday, allowing small groups to meet outside and churchgoers to pray alone, broadly keeping pace with Ireland where a partial lifting of..
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UK deal on EU ties is possible, PM Johnson tells Ireland's Varadkar

Prime Minister Boris Johnson told his Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar on Friday that he believed it was possible to reach an agreement with the European Union over Britain's future relationship,..
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Ireland to press ahead with partial reopening of economy

Ireland will begin the partial and gradual reopening of its economy as planned from Monday, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Friday.
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UK Supreme Court rules internment of Northern Ireland's Adams unlawful

The British Supreme Court overturned two 1975 convictions of Irish nationalist leader Gerry Adams for prison escape attempts in Northern Ireland during its conflict, ruling on Wednesday that his..
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Northern Ireland sets lockdown exit plan resembling Ireland's, but no timetable

Northern Ireland laid out a five-stage roadmap for the easing of its coronavirus lockdown similar to Ireland's, but its omission of any dates for action raised the chances of different parts of the..
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Ireland says Brexit trade talks timeline 'virtually impossible'

The coronavirus pandemic has made an already difficult timeline for a British-European Union trade deal "virtually impossible", Ireland's foreign minister said, cautioning that he did wish to raise..
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Ireland sees crisis point in Brexit talks if no progress soon: Coveney

Progress in trade talks between the European Union and ex-member Britain "has not been good" and the two sides will hit a crisis point unless there is progress in the coming weeks, Irish Foreign..
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Ireland takes small first step in coronavirus escape plan

Ireland on Friday announced the first small steps to easing restrictions to slow the spread of the coronavirus and laid out a roadmap for a gradual re-opening of the economy from May 18 if the virus..
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Irish PM unveils plan to slowly lift coronavirus restrictions

Ireland on Friday announced the first small steps to easing restrictions to slow the spread of the coronavirus and laid out a roadmap for a gradual re-opening of the economy over the coming months if..
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Ireland set to slightly ease coronavirus restrictions: RTE

Ireland's cabinet is currently agreeing to a slight easing of coronavirus restrictions that will allow those aged over 70 to go outside of their homes from Tuesday, national broadcaster RTE reported.
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Ireland to consider easing restrictions every 2-4 weeks, PM says

Ireland's roadmap for gradually easing coronavirus restrictions will lay out how any changes will be made every two to four weeks, but the government will intervene earlier if things go off track,..
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Ireland to ban gatherings of more than 5,000 until end of August

Ireland on Tuesday banned large-scale public events until the end of August at the earliest in a bid to rein in the coronavirus outbreak.
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Man arrested in Ireland in connection with deaths of 39 Vietnamese in 2019: UK police

Ronan Hughes, a 40-year-old from County Armagh in Northern Ireland, was arrested in Ireland on Monday in connection with the deaths of 39 Vietnamese nationals who were found in a lorry trailer in..
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Irish unlikely to see packed pubs, big gatherings soon: minister

Ireland is highly unlikely to allow large gatherings this year and the "cocooning" of people over 70 years old in their homes may persist for quite a while, Health Minister Simon Harris said on Sunday.
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Ireland plans to expand weekly coronavirus testing capacity to 100,000

Ireland plans to expand its coronavirus testing capacity to 100,000 tests per week over the next 10 days as it considers easing stay-at-home restrictions on May 5, Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan..
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Ireland considering tougher airport checks against coronavirus

Ireland may have to bring in more stringent checks at its airports to ensure the coronavirus remains contained whenever the country eases stay-home restrictions, Health Minister Simon Harris said on..
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Irish PM says any lifting of restrictions will be over months

When Ireland is able to begin relaxing stay-at-home restrictions to slow the spread of the coronavirus outbreak, the measures will be rolled back over a number of months, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar..
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Historic Irish rivals strike government deal, seek third partner

The leaders of Irish rival parties Fianna Fail and Fine Gael agreed on Tuesday to govern together for the first time if they can get additional support to form a coalition two months after an election..
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Sinn Fein leader says she has the coronavirus but is recovering

The leader of the left-wing Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein, Mary Lou McDonald, said on Tuesday that a test taken at the end of March confirmed she had the coronavirus, but she was no longer infected..
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Sinn Fein protests coronavirus call for British military help in Northern Ireland

Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein expressed concern on Saturday over a request by Northern Ireland's health minister for British military assistance in response to the coronavirus, saying it had raised..
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Ireland extends coronavirus lockdown to May 5

Ireland on Friday extended its stay-at-home coronavirus restrictions until May 5, as Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said the curbs had significantly slowed the spread of the outbreak but more work was..
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Britain sticking to EU deal timeline, Irish finance minister says after talks

Britain appears to be sticking to its plan to seek a free trade deal with the EU by the end of 2020 even though formal talks have been postponed due to the coronavirus, Ireland's finance minister said..
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Easter season goes virtual as coronavirus locks out tradition

One Catholic priest in rural coastal Ireland delivered socially-distanced blessings from a moving vintage "popemobile".
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Ireland set to lift lockdown step-by-step when virus restrictions ease

Ireland will potentially ease stay-at-home restrictions and allow some shops to reopen in the coming weeks as part of a step-by-step scaling back of the country's coronavirus lockdown, a senior health..
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Irish restrictions likely in place for weeks: health minister

Ireland's health minister expects to be advised on Friday to keep the significant restrictions to slow the spread of the coronavirus in place for a period of weeks but that the country will have to..
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Ireland likely to extend shutdown as coronavirus toll rises

Ireland's chief medical officer said on Tuesday he did not expect to be able to recommend a lifting of severe restrictions on economic activity and the movement of people by April 12 amid a spike in..
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Irish coroanvirus restrictions may well go beyond April 12: Deputy PM

The highly restrictive measures Ireland put in place last week to slow the spread of coronavirus may well be extended beyond the initial deadline of April 12, Deputy Prime Minister Simon Coveney said..
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Ireland reports 10 more coronavirus deaths to bring total to 46

Ten more patients have died from COVID-19 infections in Ireland to bring the total death toll to 46, the Department of Health said on Sunday.
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