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Will Ireland’s corporation tax rise see tech companies leave Dublin?

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Ten years ago Dublin was nicknamed Silicon Valley’s “home from home” with tech superstars including Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk queueing up to snap up office space, avail of local Irish hospitality and low tax.But w...

Record-breaker Cristiano Ronaldo’s late goals for Portugal break Ireland’s hearts

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Cristiano Ronaldo would not be denied. He had a penalty saved by Gavin Bazunu and then saw John Egan give the Republic of Ireland a deserved lead. But Manchester United’s newest signing struck twice in the dying minut...

Ireland’s population passes 5m for first time since C19th famine

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Ireland’s population has surpassed 5 million for the first time since the aftermath of its 19th-century famine. The republic reached the milestone in April, reflecting a combination of net migration and natural increa...

Talking Horses: extra meeting won’t stop Ireland’s Cheltenham dominance

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It is still two months before the clocks go back and the National Hunt campaign begins in earnest, but the memory of British jumping’s 23-5 humiliation by the Irish at Cheltenham in March is still painfully raw. As a ...

Wild card Leona Maguire becomes Ireland’s first ever Solheim Cup player

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Leona Maguire will become the first Irish player to compete in the Solheim Cup after being handed a wild card by European captain Catriona Matthew. Matthew also selected Women’s Open contenders Madelene Sagstrom and ...

Northern Ireland’s deputy leader urges calm before loyalist parades

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Northern Ireland’s deputy first minister has urged people to celebrate peacefully before the start of the loyalist parade season, as tensions increase over post-Brexit trading arrangements. Sinn Féin’s Michelle O’Neil...

The new Brexit crisis for Northern Ireland’s unionists – podcast

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From a leadership fiasco to the ‘sausage wars’, the Democratic Unionist party’s stance on Brexit has forced it to contend with a new – perhaps even existential – set of problems. What will they mean for the region’s f...

The DUP has a new leader, but language is still Northern Ireland’s sticking point

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And so it was that on the centenary of the day on which George V came to Belfast to open the first parliament in Northern Ireland, Sir Jeffrey Donaldson became the leader of the DUP, pledging to return from Westminste...

End-of-season ratings emphasise Ireland’s dominance of jumps season

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Ireland’s recent dominance of National Hunt racing was underlined once again on Tuesday when the official ratings for 2020-21 revealed that six of the top eight chasers last season, and nine of the top 12 hurdlers, we...

The 8th review – the stirring story behind Ireland’s pro-choice triumph

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Two years after the UK’s remainer liberals lost the EU referendum, Irish campaigners fighting to repeal the constitution’s eighth amendment forbidding abortion showed them how you win this kind of vote: with real pass...

Rachael Blackmore’s Grand National win underlines Ireland’s dominance

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For the outside world looking in, to follow their once-a-year flutter on the horses, there was only one aspect of Rachael Blackmore’s historic success on Minella Times in Saturday’s Grand National that really mattered...

‘No justification’: Northern Ireland’s justice minister speaks out on violence – video

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Northern Ireland's justice minister, Naomi Long, of the Alliance party, said 'dishonesty' over Brexit had fuelled resentment but condemned the violence and rioting that has hit the region over the past week. Long said...

Northern Ireland’s first minister joins calls for calm after Belfast riots

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Stormont’s first minister has joined calls for calm after riots in Belfast, urging young people “not to get drawn into disorder” and parents to protect their children. Eight police officers were injured after being pe...

Ireland’s Stephen Kenny raises human rights concern before Qatar game

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Stephen Kenny has highlighted the issue of human rights in Qatar before the Republic of Ireland’s friendly against the World Cup hosts. His comments come after players from Germany, Norway and the Netherlands wore T-s...

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