Facebook loses bid to block landmark ECJ data security hearing
Ireland's supreme court on Friday dismissed a bid by Facebook to block a landmark data security case from progressing to the European Court of Justice.
Ireland declares climate emergency
Ireland's parliament has become the second after Britain's to declare a climate emergency, a decision hailed by Swedish teenage environmental campaigner Greta Thunberg as "great news".
Micheal Obafemi snubs Super Eagles, debut for Ireland
Southampton striker Michael Obafemi has made his international debut for Ireland, snubbing both Nigeria and England. Dublin-born Obafemi was raised in London and has Nigerian parents, thus, making the Super Eagles and England national team options for the 18-year old striker. Although he had represented Ireland’s U19 side four times with a goal to his…
Classmates Save 14-Year-Old Nigerian And Family From Being Deported From Ireland
In what can only be described as a commendable act, the classmates of a 14-year-old Nigerian boy identified as Nonso Muojeke have saved the teenager and his family from being deported from Ireland. It is learnt that he alongside his mother and older brother have lived in Ireland since he was two after his father died…
Ireland recovers 14bn euros in Apple 'back taxes'
Apple has completed payment of 14.3 billion euros ($16.7 billion) in back taxes to the Irish government, Dublin said Tuesday, following a European Commission ruling that the tech giant had benefitted from illegal tax breaks in the country.
Irish Senate backs law banning trade with Israeli settlements
The Irish Senate gave its support Wednesday to a draft law prohibiting the import of goods produced in occupied territories around the world, including Israeli settlements considered illegal under international law. Israel reacted angrily to the proposal calling it "populist, dangerous and extremist", while a spokesman for the PLO expressed "sincere appreciation" for the initiative.…
Abortion stigma is gone, says Irish PM after vote
Ireland on Saturday voted to erase the stigma and burden of shame from hundreds of thousands of women who secretly had abortions, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said.
First Irish referendum results show 66% voted to end abortion ban
The first official results declared Saturday in Ireland's historic referendum on its strict abortion laws showed 66 percent backed repealing a constitutional ban on terminations.
Ireland set to repeal abortion ban by a landslide
Ireland looks set to "make history" by liberalising some of the strictest abortion laws in Europe, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said as votes in the hard-fought referendum were counted Saturday. The proposal to repeal the constitutional ban on terminations was predicted to win by a more than two-thirds majority, according to both exit polls. A…
Irish campaigners in abortion referendum vie for online impact
Leading Irish actors have urged voters in a video posted online Sunday to legalise abortion in the country, as campaigning intensifies ahead of a referendum later this month on the issue.
Barnier warns Brexit talks at 'risk' over Ireland issue
The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier warned Monday that the talks were at "risk" due to disagreements over the future of the Irish border after Britain leaves the EU.