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Ireland to end abortion ban in historic vote

As the vote count began on Saturday morning, a spokesman for an anti-abortion umbrella group Save The 8th John McGuirk conceded there was "no prospect" the country's abortion ban, imposed in a 1983 referendum, would be retained.

Ireland set to end abortion ban in landslide vote, according to...

There was no sharp urban/rural divide as in previous referendums on the subject, as there was previously.

Ireland votes in “once-in-a-generation” abortion referendum

Analysts said a high turnout, particularly in urban areas, would likely favour the "Yes" side.

Irish PM urges voters to see through last-minute abortion ‘tactics’

Leo Varadkar accused campaigners opposing a referendum on liberalising Ireland’s abortion regime of trying to dupe voters.

Irish Health Service director resigns amid cancer screening scandal

Tony O'Brien, the director general of the Health Service Executive, resigned due to his implication in a scandal regarding screenings for cervical cancer.

Chinese TV cuts tattoos, gay-themed dance from Eurovision

Mango TV censored Eurovision performances involving tattooed and non-heterosexual performers.

Irish women open up about abortion ahead of referendum

Many Irish women have faced problems in their attempt to have an abortion due to the country's strict abortion laws.

Irish campaigners in abortion referendum vie for online impact

Several Irish celebrities have appeared in an Internet video calling upon Ireland to legalise abortion.

Azhar Mahmood adamant Pakistan ‘want more’ from Amir

Pakistan's Mohammad Amir has so far failed to live up to expectations since his return from a lengthy suspension.

Northern Irish DUP says EU’s Barnier needs to understand unionists’ views

Arlene Foster of the Democratic Unionist Party reiterated that she did not want Northern Ireland's ties to the rest of the UK to be severed in any way.

EU’s Barnier warns Brexit deal at risk over Irish border

The ongoing dispute regarding the status of the border between the UK and Ireland after Brexit continues to rage on.

Stolen heart of Dublin’s patron saint returned intact

The heart of Laurence O'Toole had been stolen in 2012.

Ireland wins EU approval to tax sugary drinks on health grounds

The tax has been said to be able to help with Ireland's health and obesity issues.

Amazon.com secures US Open tennis rights in UK and Ireland

Amazon's five-year deal will begin with the 2018 US Open.

Northern Ireland peacemakers warn of new dangers 20 years on

The leaders behind a 1998 Northern Ireland peace deal warned that a hardening political divide and the UK’s exit from the EU were creating new dangers for the region.

Main points of Northern Ireland’s Good Friday Agreement

It has now been 20 years since the Good Friday Agreement brought peace to Northern Ireland.

Irish bars open on Good Friday for first time in 91...

Pubs and bars in Ireland will be open between 10.30am and 12.30am local time.

Irish deputy PM drops resistance to easing of abortion law

Simon Coveney is now in favour of discussing reforms to Ireland's strict abortion laws.

May says transition deal creates ‘new dynamic’ for Brexit talks

British Prime Minister Theresa May said that the Brexit transition deal would lead to more productive talks regarding trade and the Irish border.

Schmidt for All Blacks: Conrad Smith backs Ireland coach

Former New Zealand rugby player Conrad Smith wants Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt to take over as head coach of his country's national team.

Ireland demands border assurance before Brexit transition deal

The Irish government called upon the European Union to ensure that the UK fulfils its part of an interim accord with regard to the Ireland-UK border.

Grand Slam in the bag – now for World Cup, says...

Having won the Grand Slam, Ireland's Jonathan Sexton now has his sights set on winning the World Cup.

Ireland halts Poland extradition over judicial reforms

Judge Aileen Donnelly said that reforms of the judiciary in Poland had compromised the rule of law there.

Time to turn Brexit speeches into treaties, Juncker tells May

The EU is most concerned about the UK's post-Brexit economic ties with it, as well as the status of the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland.