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'We must question our views': Irish opposition leader backs abortion reform


DUBLIN The leader of Ireland's main opposition party said on Thursday that he had changed his views on Ireland's strict abortion laws and would support their removal, in a potentially significant intervention ahead of a referendum in the coming months.

Apple's U.S. tax payment does not change EU's Irish tax ruling

BRUSSELS Apple's announcement that it will pay $38 billion in U.S. tax on its overseas cash will not reduce the $16 billion tax bill the company owes Ireland following a European Union ruling, the EU's executive said on Thursday.

Tech, Jan 18 2018

Northern Ireland has weeks to restore executive in last ditch talks

BELFAST Northern Ireland's main parties have one last opportunity in the coming weeks to restore devolved government and avoid a return to direct rule of the region from London for the first time in a decade, the British and Irish governments said on Thursday.

World, Jan 18 2018

Northern Irish parties have weeks to restore devolved government, Dublin says

BELFAST The British and Irish governments will give parties in Northern Ireland weeks rather than months to complete a new round of talks aimed at re-establishing the province's devolved government, Ireland's foreign minister said on Thursday.

World, Jan 18 2018

Irish negotiator says 'challenging' to bring effect to Brexit border agreement

DUBLIN It will be extremely challenging to give effect to the commitments made by the British government on the future of Northern Ireland's border, one of Ireland's lead Brexit negotiators said on Wednesday.

World, Jan 17 2018

Jaguar Land Rover to open R&D center for automated tech in Ireland

LONDON Britain's biggest carmaker Jaguar Land Rover said on Monday it would open a software engineering center in Ireland, creating 150 jobs to work on advanced automated driving and electrification technologies.

Tech, Jan 14 2018

UK PM May names new Northern Ireland minister after Brokenshire resigns

BELFAST Prime Minister Theresa May appointed a new Northern Ireland minister on Monday after James Brokenshire resigned due to ill health, posing a new challenge in efforts to resolve a political crisis in the British province.

World, Jan 08 2018

Karen Bradley appointed as Northern Ireland minister: PM May's office

LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May appointed Karen Bradley as the government's Northern Ireland minister on Monday, moving her from her position as culture minister.

World, Jan 08 2018

Storm Eleanor causes flood damage on Ireland's west coast

GALWAY Homes and business on Ireland's west coast suffered flood damage and 27,000 were still without electricity on Wednesday after Storm Eleanor brought heavy rain and winds of up to 155 kilometers per hour. | Video

World, Environment, Jan 03 2018

Britain First leader whom Trump re-tweeted arrested again in Belfast

BELFAST A leader of a British far-right group, whose anti-Islamic posts were retweeted by U.S. President Donald Trump causing outrage in Britain, was arrested in Northern Ireland on Thursday minutes after being bailed over a separate incident.

World, Dec 14 2017

Egypt's Sisi to run for second term in March election

CAIRO Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Friday he will run for a second term in office in an election in March, which the former military commander is widely expected to win.