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

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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.

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Apple's U.S. tax payment does not change EU's Irish tax ruling 18 Jan 2018

BRUSSELS Apple's announcement that it will pay $38 billion (27.39 billion pounds) 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.

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Apple's U.S. tax payment does not change EU's Irish tax ruling 18 Jan 2018

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.

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Northern Ireland has weeks to restore executive in last ditch talks 18 Jan 2018

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.

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No bad blood with boss Lambert, says Stoke's Ireland 18 Jan 2018

Stoke City midfielder Stephen Ireland has no grudges as he reunites with new manager Paul Lambert, desperate to play a part in the club's Premier League survival bid.

SHOWCASE-Soccer-No bad blood with boss Lambert, says Stoke's Ireland 18 Jan 2018

Jan 18 Stoke City midfielder Stephen Ireland has no grudges as he reunites with new manager Paul Lambert, desperate to play a part in the club's Premier League survival bid.

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Northern Ireland to launch new bid to restore devolved government 18 Jan 2018

BELFAST The British and Irish governments are to launch a new round of talks between Northern Ireland's main parties next week in a bid to re-establish devolved government and avoid a return to direct rule of the region from London for the first time in a decade.

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Irish negotiator says 'challenging' to bring effect to Brexit border agreement 17 Jan 2018

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.

Ireland's Larmour caps meteoric rise with Six Nations spot 17 Jan 2018

DUBLIN Leinster's Jordan Larmour was the only new name included in a strong Ireland squad for the opening games of next month's Six Nations, capping a meteoric rise for the 20-year-old fullback, who only made his debut for the province four months ago.

Rugby-Ireland's Larmour caps meteoric rise with Six Nations spot 17 Jan 2018

DUBLIN, Jan 17 Leinster's Jordan Larmour was the only new name included in a strong Ireland squad for the opening games of next month's Six Nations, capping a meteoric rise for the 20-year-old fullback, who only made his debut for the province four months ago.

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Clock running out as U.S. Senate tries to avert U.S. government shutdown

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate raced to avert a government shutdown on Friday ahead of a midnight deadline with no agreement on funding in sight and both parties squabbling over who is to blame for the impasse. | Video