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Irish Foreign Minister Rebukes Papal Ambassador Over Sexual Abuse Cases

Posted July 14th, 2011 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Ireland Foreign Minister Eamon Gilmore met with Vatican ambassador Giuseppe Leanza Thursday, a day after a government-sponsored report condemned the country’s Roman Catholic Church for its inadequate response to allegations of the sexual abuse of children. Gilmore rebuked the papal ambassador for the Vatican’s behavior in the case and Leanza said he was “very distressed” […]

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Irish Report Condemns Catholic Church for Concealing Abuse

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A government-sponsored report condemns the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland for what it describes as the church’s “inadequate” response to allegations of sexual abuse of children, and says high-ranking clergy helped conceal the abuse. The report by an independent commission Wednesday says the rural diocese of Cloyne in southern Ireland and its bishop, John Magee, […]

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Moody’s Cuts Ireland’s Credit Rating to Junk

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Moody’s credit rating service has cut Ireland’s rating to junk status, adding that the outlook for the Irish economy is negative. This means that, according to Moody’s, Irish government bonds are a high-risk investment. Moody’s says Ireland likely will need another international bailout. The rating service says Ireland is meeting the conditions of the loan […]

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Lithuania Seeks 16-Year Jail Term for Alleged Real IRA Smuggler

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A Lithuanian prosecutor has asked a court to jail an Irish citizen for 16 years on charges of trying to smuggle weapons to an Irish paramilitary group opposed to British rule in Northern Ireland. Speaking Friday, prosecutor Gedgaudas Norkunas told the Vilnius court it should convict and sentence the Irishman, Michael Campbell, for attempting to […]

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Photographer Shot in Northern Ireland Riots

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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Two nights of clashes between Protestants and Catholics in Northern Ireland have left three people injured, in violence that is among the most intense in the province in years. A photographer working for Britain’s Press Association news agency was shot in the leg during the unrest Tuesday night in a small Catholic community near a […]

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Second Night of Violence in N. Ireland

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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Violence has erupted for a second straight night in Northern Ireland between Protestants and Catholics. Police say approximately 500 people were involved in Tuesday fighting that saw both sides throw rocks and gasoline bombs. Police officers in east Belfast struggled to keep the two sides apart. Riots Monday night left two people shot in the […]

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Second Night of Violence in N. Ireland

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 8:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Violence has erupted for a second straight night in Northern Ireland between Protestants and Catholics. Police say both sides threw rocks and gasoline bombs in east Belfast while officers struggled to keep them apart. Riots Monday night left two people shot in the leg. Northern Ireland officials call the two nights of violence the worst […]

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Sectarian Violence Erupts in Northern Ireland, Two Shot

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Violence has erupted in Northern Ireland between pro-Britain Protestants and pro-Ireland Catholics, leaving two people with gunshot wounds. Police said Tuesday hundreds of people were involved in the disturbances, the largest breakout of violence after a long period of peace between the two factions. Rioters Monday night pelted homes with fire bombs, bricks and stones […]

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Belfast Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Launch of Doomed Ship Titanic

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 1:45 am (UTC-5)
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The Northern Ireland capital Belfast has marked the 100th anniversary of the launch of the doomed ship Titanic with a celebration. A flare was set off Tuesday at the exact moment the ship was launched from a Belfast dock 100 years ago, as the city ended a century of downplaying its role in the construction […]

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