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Bomber injured in Ireland after he forgets to set his watch ahead for the time change

Police said a mix-up with daylight saving time might have caused a car bomb to blow up in Ireland before it was intended, injuring the bomber but no one else. The unidentified bomber fled shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday from a Volvo SUV that exploded in Dublin when the device…

European Court of Human Right finds Ireland liable for sexual abuse in Catholic school

The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday found Ireland liable for sexual abuse suffered by a girl at a Catholic-run state primary school in the 1970s. "The Court found that it was an inherent obligation of a Government to protect children from……

‘Ghost’ ship laden with diseased, cannibal rats could crash into British coast

A Russian ship that has been adrift for nearly a year in the North Atlantic is on a trajectory that could cause it to run aground in Ireland, Scotland or the Devon coast. British newspaper The Independent reported that decommissioned Russian cruise ship Lyubov Orlova could be infested with diseased,…

Austerity 2014: Is Europe on the verge of a popular uprising?

Is Europe on the verge of a popular uprising? The question was asked by one of Greece’s most respected newspapers as another year of painful austerity drew to a close. If public anger does explode on the streets, wrote Kathimerini, it will not be provoked by politicians or labour unions,…

Ireland will put marriage equality on the ballot in 2015

Ireland will stage a referendum on same-sex marriage in 2015, officials said Tuesday, in a move already proving divisive in the historically Catholic nation. Justice Minister Alan Shatter announced that proposals which would amend Ireland’s constitution would be voted on in early 2015. “I am very pleased that in response…

Iraq War veteran and his service dog kicked out of restaurant by defiant owner

A 21-year Air Force and Iraq War veteran has gone public with his complaint against a Massachusetts restaurant owner after both he and his service dog were barred from the eatery because of the owner’s allegations the dog is not legitimate. WFXT-TV reported on Sunday that James Glaser and his…

Ireland passes law allowing extremely limited rights to abortion

Bill passes which will allow for abortions only when woman’s life is under threat or if she is suicidal Irish parliamentarians passed a groundbreaking law allowing limited abortion rights in the Republic. Enda Kenny and his coalition government pushed through the Protection of Life in Pregnancy Bill, which will allow…

Ireland moves step closer to legalizing abortions when mother’s life at risk

Irish lawmakers voted early Friday in favour of controversial new legislation that will allow abortion in limited cases where the mother’s life is at risk. Weary lawmakers voted through the bill, by 127 to 31 against after marathon discussions on 165 amendments ran until 05:00am Thursday and 00:30 am Friday…

Irish lawmakers to resume debate on controversial abortion legislation

Irish lawmakers will resume discussion on controversial new abortion legislation later Thursday after failing to go to a final vote despite debating into the early hours. The new bill will allow for abortion in limited cases where the mother’s life is at risk, and is expected to pass as the…

Irish lawmakers to pass bill expanding access to abortion

Irish lawmakers are set to introduce abortion in limited cases where the mother’s life is at risk, when controversial new laws go to a final vote Wednesday night. The predominantly Catholic nation’s abortion laws faced global scrutiny after the death of 31-year-old Indian woman Savita Halappanavar in a Galway hospital…

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