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29 Officers Hurt in Northern Ireland Clashes

Posted January 12th, 2013 at 8:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Twenty-nine police officers have been injured in the latest bout of rioting in Northern Ireland’s capital, Belfast, over limits to the flying of the British flag. Riot police used water cannon and fired six plastic bullet rounds at protesters who threw rocks and other objects at officers during the clashes in east Belfast Saturday. The […]

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Clinton Travels to Belfast Amid Tensions

Posted December 7th, 2012 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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Hillary Clinton travels to Northern Ireland Friday, one of her last trips as U.S. Secretary of State. She visits Belfast amid renewed tensions in the city between the Protestant and Catholic communities after city lawmakers voted earlier this week not to fly the British flag all year long on government buildings. Violence broke out in […]

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India Summons Irish Envoy Over Abortion Controversy

Posted November 16th, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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India has summoned Ireland’s ambassador to New Delhi to discuss the death last month of an Indian woman who was denied an abortion on religious grounds in an Irish hospital. M. Ganapathi of India’s External Affairs Ministry met Friday with Irish envoy Feilim McLaughlin and voiced concern about the death of Savita Halappanavar. Ganapathi said […]

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Indian Parents Blame Irish Abortion Laws for Daughter’s Death

Posted November 15th, 2012 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The parents of an Indian woman who died last month in an Irish hospital after being denied an abortion are criticizing Ireland’s abortion laws. Savita Halappanavar, who lived in Galway in western Ireland, was 17 weeks pregnant when she suffered severe pain as a result of a miscarriage. Doctors allegedly refused her demand for an […]

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India Regrets Death of Indian Woman in Ireland

Posted November 15th, 2012 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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India says it regrets the death of an Indian woman who passed away in an Irish hospital last month after being denied a termination of her pregnancy. A Foreign Ministry spokesman said Thursday the death of an Indian national in such circumstances is a matter of concern. He said Indian officials are awaiting the results […]

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Ireland Probes Death of Woman Denied Abortion

Posted November 14th, 2012 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The Irish government is investigating the death of an Indian woman who died in an Irish hospital after being denied a termination of her pregnancy. Prime Minister Enda Kenny told lawmakers Wednesday that he is awaiting the results of two investigations into the death of Savita Halappanavar, an Indian national living in Galway, in western […]

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Northern Ireland’s First Abortion Clinic Opens, Draws Protests

Posted October 18th, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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The first abortion clinic on the predominantly Catholic island of Ireland has opened in the British-controlled northern city of Belfast. The clinic operated by London-based family planning group Marie Stopes received its first clients on Thursday. Hours ahead of the opening, about 200 conservative Catholics and Protestants held a protest outside the clinic, holding signs […]

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Irish Voters Approve EU’s Treaty to Control Spending

Posted June 1st, 2012 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Irish voters have approved the European Union’s new treaty to control government spending in the continent’s only referendum on the issue. The government said Friday more than 60 percent of those voting a day earlier supported the pact that eventually is likely to impose new government deficit limits throughout the 17-nation bloc that uses the […]

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Early Count Shows Ireland Approves EU Fiscal Treaty

Posted June 1st, 2012 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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Unofficial results show voters in Ireland have approved the European Union’s debt-reduction treaty. Election workers are counting votes from Thursday’s referendum on the measure that would impose strict limits on debt and budget deficits in the 17-nation euro currency bloc. Ireland signed the treaty in March, joining most other EU countries, but is the only […]

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Ireland Awaits Results of Referendum on EU Fiscal Treaty

Posted June 1st, 2012 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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Ireland will learn Friday whether voters have agreed to accept the terms of the European Union’s debt-reduction treaty. Voters went to the polls on Thursday to cast their ballots on a German-backed measure that would impose strict limits on debt and budget deficits among the 17-nation euro currency bloc. Ireland signed the treaty in March […]

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