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article 17 June 2015 Ireland
Flags are flying at half mast on government buildings in Ireland as a mark of respect for six students killed after a balcony collapsed
Balcony collapse: Irish flags at half mast

Flags are flying at half mast on government buildings in Ireland as a mark of respect for six students who were killed after a balcony they were on collapsed in Berkeley, California.

article 10 June 2015 Ireland
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Ireland criticised for abortion laws

The Irish government is being urged to update its abortion laws and stop exporting the procedure to England.

post 08 June 2015
Read more from Paul Mason on his blog Greece is not Ireland - and it's not just about the economics

Why did Greece collapse and Ireland survive? First, because the Irish crisis was a banking crisis. And in Greece you can't impose austerity and hope modernise at the same time.

article 07 June 2015 World, Ireland
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British warship helps rescue 500 more migrants near Italy

HMS Bulwark carries out another rescue mission in the Mediterranean, rescuing at least 500 migrants found in the sea off Libya.

post 29 May 2015
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog Denis O'Brien injunction: what damage to Irish democracy?

It is fundamental. It is the bedrock of any society claiming to be democratic. And in the Republic of Ireland it has been wiped away at a stroke.

article 26 May 2015 UK, Greece
Pablo Iglesias (Getty)
Europe's anti-austerity movements: from Podemos to the SNP

The surge in support for the radical left Podemos party in Spain's regional elections is the latest manifestation of a spectre haunting Europe: the rise of the anti-austerity movement.

article 24 May 2015 World, Ireland
Yes voters party in Dublin (Getty)
Ireland hailed as beacon for human rights after yes vote

The historic gay marriage referendum should be held up as an example for the rest of the world, a campaigner has said.

article 23 May 2015 World, Ireland
Voters celebrate Irish gay marriage referendum result (Reuters)
Ireland votes overwhelmingly for gay marriage

The country becomes the first in the world to introduce same-sex marriage after a national referendum, with 62 per cent voting yes.

article 20 May 2015 World, Ireland
Colm Toibin
Colm Toibin: Catholic church 'neutered' on gay marriage

The writer Colm Toibin says the Catholic church "has no moral authority to speak on civil matters" ahead of Ireland's gay marriage referendum.