Ireland

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Angry Hotel Owners Response Refusing Influencer Free Accommodation Goes Viral

Social media ‘influencers’ have become a huge industry, as more and more people spend their time on the likes of Instagram, YouTube and Facebook rather than ‘traditional’ media like newspapers and TV. Vlogger Elle Darby and Paul Stenson, owner of The The White Moose Café in Dublin, might be the beginning of a backlash against entitled influencers and […]

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Theresa May’s domestic vulnerability leaves Brexit talks on knife-edge

Plan to strike backstop deal falls through with PM facing possible cabinet revolt at home The Brexit negotiations are on a knife-edge as Theresa Mays domestic vulnerability over the Irish border threatens to kill off hopes of an October deal, with the Brexit secretary, Dominic Raab, forced to make a backstop solution for avoiding a […]

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Ireland becomes world’s first country to divest from fossil fuels

Bill passed by parliament means more than 300m shares in coal, oil, peat and gas will be sold as soon as practicable The Republic of Ireland will become the worlds first country to sell off its investments in fossil fuel companies, after a bill was passed with all-party support in the lower house of parliament. […]

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Exit polls point to landslide vote to relax Irish abortion laws

Two surveys for Irish Times and RT indicate clear victory for yes campaign Ireland has voted by a landslide to lift the ban on abortion that had been enshrined in its constitution for three decades, the first exit polls from a historic referendum suggest. If confirmed at Saturdays count, the shock result three years after […]

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Ireland has changed utterly: the cruel eighth amendment is history | Ivana Bacik

An end to our 35-year struggle for safe, legal abortion is at last in sight, writes senator and campaigner Ivana Bacik Ireland has spoken and we have made history. The clause inserted into our constitution in 1983 that bestowed on the unborn a right to life equal to that of a pregnant woman can at […]

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Two heterosexual Irish men marry to avoid inheritance tax on property

Matt Murphy, 83, intends to leave his house to his carer Michael OSullivan, 58, but it would have left him with a 50,000 tax bill Two Irish men have married in Dublin to avoid paying 50,000 in inheritance tax on a house. Best friends Matt Murphy and Michael OSullivan are both heterosexual, but decided to […]

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Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of the Cranberries, dies aged 46

Death of Irish singer, whose band sold more than 40m records, is being treated as unexplained Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of the Cranberries, dies aged 46 Death of Irish singer, whose band sold more than 40m records, is being treated as unexplained Comment: An anguished 90s icon whose voice lingers on Ben Beaumont-Thomas @ben_bt First […]

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Irish taoiseach: Brexit is ‘challenge of our generation’

Leo Varadkar to use keynote speech in Belfast to say Britains exit from EU will affect all aspects of life in Northern Ireland The Irish taoiseach is to warn that every aspect of life in Northern Ireland could be affected by Brexit. In his first visit to Northern Ireland since taking over as Irelands prime […]

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Orange Order: Protestants told not to use RIP as it is Catholic superstition

Five hundred years after reformation, Northern Irelands Orange Order says RIP is un-Protestant and un-biblical The Orange Order has advised its members and all those who consider themselves Protestant to stop using the phrase RIP to offer sympathy after a person has died because it is un-Protestant, un-biblical and a superstition connected to Catholicism. An […]

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Victorian-era ivory vibrator generates excitement at Irish auction

Very loving gift from a husband to wife comes in scarlet lined leather upholstered carry box with inset bevelled glass panel When you think of vibrators, you may not automatically think of the Victorian era. Or Ireland. But you would be wrong. Over the weekend, told the Irish Times. A family member found it in […]

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