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Ireland: Minority government deal breaks political deadlock

Nine weeks of political paralysis in Ireland have been broken with a landmark deal between its two big rival parties. Fine Gael is now set to form a

Nine weeks of political paralysis in Ireland have been broken with a landmark deal between its two big rival parties. Fine Gael is now set to form a

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Ireland's elections: what you need to know

Ireland is going to the polls in its first general election since exiting a bailout programme put together by international lenders following the

Ireland is going to the polls in its first general election since exiting a bailout programme put together by international lenders following the

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No clear winner expected as Ireland votes in general election

Ireland is voting in a general election today. Polls predicted a political stalemate where no clear winner will emerge and that could jeopardise the

Ireland is voting in a general election today. Polls predicted a political stalemate where no clear winner will emerge and that could jeopardise the

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Seamus Coffey: "Net migration will be around zero"

Euronews met economics lecturer Seamus Coffey on the campus of University College Cork, in Ireland. To listen to this analysis of Irish migration

Euronews met economics lecturer Seamus Coffey on the campus of University College Cork, in Ireland. To listen to this analysis of Irish migration

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Thousands protest in Dublin over controversial water charges

Tens of thousands of protesters have marched through Dublin as anger boils over new water charges. Households in the Republic of Ireland are set to

Tens of thousands of protesters have marched through Dublin as anger boils over new water charges. Households in the Republic of Ireland are set to

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Northern Ireland leaders strike deal to save power-sharing government

Northern Ireland’s Catholic-Protestant power-sharing government lives to fight another day, after a deal was reached on a range of disputes. The

Northern Ireland’s Catholic-Protestant power-sharing government lives to fight another day, after a deal was reached on a range of disputes. The

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Ireland: Thousands protest in Dublin against new water charges

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Dublin on Wednesday crying foul over planned new water charges. It was the latest in a series of

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Dublin on Wednesday crying foul over planned new water charges. It was the latest in a series of

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Irish President Michael D Higgins makes historic UK state visit

Irish President Michael D Higgins has been welcomed to the UK by the Royal Family on the first state visit by an Irish head of state. It is another

Irish President Michael D Higgins has been welcomed to the UK by the Royal Family on the first state visit by an Irish head of state. It is another

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Ireland votes to keep Senate

On the referendum to abolish the Senate, Ireland has voted ‘No’. The result will be an embarrassment to Taoiseach Enda Kenny who called for the

On the referendum to abolish the Senate, Ireland has voted ‘No’. The result will be an embarrassment to Taoiseach Enda Kenny who called for the

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Ireland votes to keep its upper house of parliament

The Republic of Ireland has decided to keep its upper house of parliament, the Seanad. In a referendum, voters narrowly rejected a government call

The Republic of Ireland has decided to keep its upper house of parliament, the Seanad. In a referendum, voters narrowly rejected a government call

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Ireland votes in referendum to scrap the Senate

Denmark, Sweden and New Zealand all did it. Today, Ireland decides whether to abolish the Irish upper chamber, known as the Seanad, or Senate. The

Denmark, Sweden and New Zealand all did it. Today, Ireland decides whether to abolish the Irish upper chamber, known as the Seanad, or Senate. The

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Ireland, heading for bailout exit, wants credit line

The Irish government has said it will seek a 10 billion euro credit line when its EU-IMF bailout expires later this year. Finance Minister Michael

The Irish government has said it will seek a 10 billion euro credit line when its EU-IMF bailout expires later this year. Finance Minister Michael

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N.Ireland police foil mortar attack on station

Police in Northern Ireland say they have foiled an attempt to attack a police station with mortar bombs, after recovering the weapons from a van in a

Police in Northern Ireland say they have foiled an attempt to attack a police station with mortar bombs, after recovering the weapons from a van in a

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Official Irish report damns Magdalene Laundries

For decades the Irish Catholic church took in abandoned and illegitimate girls in what seemed an act of mercy. Now a six-month government inquiry

For decades the Irish Catholic church took in abandoned and illegitimate girls in what seemed an act of mercy. Now a six-month government inquiry

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Irish Prime Minister focuses on bailout programme exit

Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny took to the stage of the European Parliament in Strasbourg to outline his priorities at the helm of the EU Presidency

Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny took to the stage of the European Parliament in Strasbourg to outline his priorities at the helm of the EU Presidency

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Ireland: we need to talk about abortion

It’s one of Ireland’s most emotional and sensitive debates – abortion. In Ireland, it is a criminal act which could send both patient and doctor

It’s one of Ireland’s most emotional and sensitive debates – abortion. In Ireland, it is a criminal act which could send both patient and doctor

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Is EU-president Ireland still a euro-enthusiast?

It’s the turn of the Irish to run the EU for six months. What are they going to do and has recession changed their legendary euro-enthusiasm

It’s the turn of the Irish to run the EU for six months. What are they going to do and has recession changed their legendary euro-enthusiasm

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Irish PM Kenny urges UK to stay inside the EU

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny has used the official curtain raiser for his country’s EU presidency to urge the UK not to loosen its ties with

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny has used the official curtain raiser for his country’s EU presidency to urge the UK not to loosen its ties with

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Irish presidency eyes EU-US trade deal

Ireland takes over the EU presidency for six months on January 1st. Dublin says its main priority is “getting the European economy back on track”

Ireland takes over the EU presidency for six months on January 1st. Dublin says its main priority is “getting the European economy back on track”

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More austerity for Ireland

The Irish government says it is on the road to recovery, but still hit the country’s long-suffering people with a new 3.5 billion euro dose of

The Irish government says it is on the road to recovery, but still hit the country’s long-suffering people with a new 3.5 billion euro dose of

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Ex-Irish PM Ahern quits Fianna Fáil

Former Irish prime minister Bertie Ahern has resigned from the Fianna Fail party. He was set to be expelled within days after an inquiry found he

Former Irish prime minister Bertie Ahern has resigned from the Fianna Fail party. He was set to be expelled within days after an inquiry found he