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From Irish air force to the orthodox church

Father Thomas Carroll is a 70-year-old priest in Dublin, Ireland. He grew up rural county Tipperary, in a family with strong military ties. His

Father Thomas Carroll is a 70-year-old priest in Dublin, Ireland. He grew up rural county Tipperary, in a family with strong military ties. His

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Ex-IRA leader turned peacemaker Martin McGuinness dies

Sinn Fein confirms the death of Martin McGuinness, who went from IRA commander to Northern Ireland peacemaker and leading figure in the province's power-sharing government.

Sinn Fein confirms the death of Martin McGuinness, who went from IRA commander to Northern Ireland peacemaker and leading figure in the province's power-sharing government.

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Irish PM set to widen probe into Church-run homes

Ireland is expected to widen an inquiry into former Church-run homes for unmarried mothers on the orders of the country’s prime minister.

Ireland is expected to widen an inquiry into former Church-run homes for unmarried mothers on the orders of the country’s prime minister.

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Brexit and the divided kingdom?

Political shake-up as a Northern Ireland snap election sees nationalists come within one seat of their rivals

Political shake-up as a Northern Ireland snap election sees nationalists come within one seat of their rivals

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"They were babies" - remains found in Irish church home's sewers confirmed as human

The remains of hundreds of babies, ranging from new-borns to three-year-old toddlers, have been confirmed as lying in the sewers of a former church-run home for unmarried mothers in Ireland.

The remains of hundreds of babies, ranging from new-borns to three-year-old toddlers, have been confirmed as lying in the sewers of a former church-run home for unmarried mothers in Ireland.

Europe

EU's Juncker warns of Brexit risk to Good Friday Agreement

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker has warned how Brexit could threaten peace in Northern Ireland after a meeting with Irish PM Enda Kenny.

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker has warned how Brexit could threaten peace in Northern Ireland after a meeting with Irish PM Enda Kenny.

Sport

Six Nations: Late try keeps England on track

England needed a late try from Elliot Daly to claim a 21-16 victory over Wales in the Six Nations in Cardiff and keep their title defence on track.

England needed a late try from Elliot Daly to claim a 21-16 victory over Wales in the Six Nations in Cardiff and keep their title defence on track.

Business

UK and Irish services sectors see fast growth

Britain's economy finished 2016 strongly according to industry surveys, but companies are forecasting price rises from higher raw materials costs.

Britain's economy finished 2016 strongly according to industry surveys, but companies are forecasting price rises from higher raw materials costs.

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Apple and Dublin detail challenges to EU's Irish tax deal ruling

Apple launches legal challenge to a 13 billion euro tax bill from the European Union as Ireland accuses European Commission of exceeding its powers.

Apple launches legal challenge to a 13 billion euro tax bill from the European Union as Ireland accuses European Commission of exceeding its powers.

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Unbeaten Republic of Ireland inch closer to 2018 World Cup with win over Austria

The Republic of Ireland boosted their chances of reaching the 2018 World Cup in Russia after they beat Austria for the first time since 1963 to move top of qualifying Group…

The Republic of Ireland boosted their chances of reaching the 2018 World Cup in Russia after they beat Austria for the first time since 1963 to move top of qualifying Group…

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Ireland celebrate historic win over world champs New Zealand

Ireland beat New Zealand for the first time in 111 years on Saturday and at the same time snapped the All Blacks’ record 18 match winning streak.

Ireland beat New Zealand for the first time in 111 years on Saturday and at the same time snapped the All Blacks’ record 18 match winning streak.

Business

Ryanair blames weaker pound for profit forecast cut

The weaker pound has led Ryanair to cut its annual profit forecast but it expects to boost market share by selling more tickets at cheaper prices.

The weaker pound has led Ryanair to cut its annual profit forecast but it expects to boost market share by selling more tickets at cheaper prices.

Science_technology

Spider venom could save lives

A team of Irish researchers is conducting an unusual kind of experiment – they are examining the venom of some of the hundreds of species of spiders found in Ireland in the hope it may have medicinal…

A team of Irish researchers is conducting an unusual kind of experiment – they are examining the venom of some of the hundreds of species of spiders found in Ireland in the hope it may have medicinal…

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Ireland to appeal Apple EU tax ruling

Ireland’s cabinet has approved an appeal against an EU ruling that it should receive 13 billion euros in unpaid taxes from technology giant Apple.

Ireland’s cabinet has approved an appeal against an EU ruling that it should receive 13 billion euros in unpaid taxes from technology giant Apple.